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Celebrate Mardi Gras with Amazing Gumbo

Make incredible gumbo: start with a roux, add holy trinity — onions, celery and peppers — top with cajun seasoning, chicken, andouille sausage and shrimp. A roux is made by cooking cooking flour in oil until it is toasty and caramel-ly. It’s so similar to making caramel with sugar. Once your base is set, you’ll top it with the holy …

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On Your Mark, Set, Go! Hearty Tomato Bean Soup in 20 Flat!

The key to whiping up a fast soup is having dry good on hand and stocked. If you have these items, dinner will always be 15-20 minutes away for you:

-stock (chicken, beef or vegetable) in liquid form or bouillon
-canned tomatoes or homemade or jarred tomato sauce
-canned chickpeas, white kidney beans or lentils
-garlic – fresh, minced in oil or dried
-greens: spinach, kale or collard greens (fresh or frozen)
-olive oil

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Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce

Forget the stock pot. You don’t need to be stuck in the kitchen while your sauce bubbles and simmers for hours. Make a rich, delicious, oven-roasted tomato sauce with just a loaf pan, your oven and about 10 minutes labour.

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Your New Favourite Mid Week Meal

This is your perfect weekday meal. Hearty, easy, fast. and really healthy. Lots of flexibility in terms of ingredients and absolutely something your kids can make! Pair it with Tea Biscuits and you have a wonderful mid week meal.

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Get’em While They’re HOT!

Delicious, warm hot cross buns. You’ll notice mine doesn’t have the tell tale cross (it’s just flour and water and strictly for decoration. So I passed. Have them for breakfast tomorrow.

Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes

What makes buttermilk so perfect in muffins, cake and pancakes? Not only does it add a subtle tangy flavour, but it interacts with baking soda and baking powder to make it a wonderful leavening agents. So if you have a hankering for fluffy, buttermilk pancakes, fire up the griddle and plan your perfect weekend brunch. If you don’t have buttermilk, …

Grab Your Cookie Cutter!

Celebrate Valentine’s or just the sun coming up with these delicious, buttery, fast sugar cookies. The dough uses LOTS of butter (natch) and doesn’t have a rest time, so if you have a hankering for delightful cookies covered in Royal Icing and sprinkles, look no further.