Kitchen Tips & Techniques

Gift Buying for a Foodie?
Picture this: you’re in the middle of whipping up your famous biscuits for a special occasion, when you realize you’re fresh out of buttermilk. Or, maybe it’s another recipe, and you can’t find the required pan. What do you do? Shut down your kitchen and run to the store? Or, get by with a... More »
Top 7 Kitchen Tools Beginning with the Letter 'S'
Top 7 Kitchen Tools Beginning with the Letter 'S' (why? because we can...)Plus, these make perfect Christmas gifts!1. SCISSORS: Are two blades better than one? For a lot of chores, scissors are faster and easier than knives. More, much more, on this later. [Guess, you'd better buy the book for more... More »
Tips on Purchasing a Food Processor
Are you one of the many people with a food processor tucked in the back of your cupboard? If so, dig it out. Seriously. I guarantee that your food processor will soon become the most versatile and useful appliance you’ve ever had in your kitchen.If you don’t have one – buy one. Or give it to... More »
Bake Something Great!
 Kid-friendly ingredients - such as cereal, graham wafers, marshmallows, chocolate chips, peanut butter and caramels - dominate, making the recipes favorites for the young as well as the young at heart. These bars are also relatively easy to make, which means that kids can help out in the... More »
Need a Hand Carving the Turkey?
Cooking at home saves me money and allows me to eat healthier (as I always know exactly what is going into the food I’m preparing). The one thing I’m not sure of is how to figure out which knife I’m supposed to use to chop, which to dice, which to julienne, and of course, just how to hold it... More »
How to Stuff and Secure a Turkey
Susan Sampson, author of 12,167 Kitchen and Cooking Secrets, offers some helpful tips on how to stuff and secure your turkey: Stuffing Estimates• Allow about 3⁄4 cup (175 mL) of stuffing per pound (500 g) of bird for the cavity, plus extra for stuffing under the skin of the breast.• Stuffing... More »
Download Your Free Turkey-Carving Guide
It's holiday time! Time for entertaining and hosting dinner parties. And, for carving turkeys.  Whether you’ve done it before or it’s your first time, carving a turkey is something people like myself do so rarely that I never seem to get it right. Lucky for me, Jeffrey Elliot and Jim DeWan... More »
Mummy Trick-or-Treater Halloween Cookies
Be the hit of your Halloween party by passing around these adorable mummy cookies! You might even turn the decorating process into a fun party activity. All you need is white fondant...and a little patience! Click on the below link to see step-by-step photos + instructions on how to make... More »
Witches Hat Cookies
"I think I was a witch for Halloween at least three times when I was growing up. Needless to say, I never won the most original costume award! These cookies turn plain black witches' caps into something special with a touch of sparkly purple magic - no potion required!" ~Julie Anne Hession, author... More »
Shrimp Moilee
'My first trip to India was with Mum and Dad when they were leading one of their Spice Discovery tours. I was enthralled by the amount of fresh seafood available in Cochin, in the southwestern state of Kerala. This recipe from that region is easy to make and tastes amazing. The flavors are fresh,... More »
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