Diner Style Meatloaf FTW!

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There are some dinners that seem out of place if you have them at home, dinners with a “blue-plate special” appeal to them. Hot turkey or hot roast beef sandwiches, Shepherd’s pie, and liver and onions are just a few of the daily specials we might expect to see when stopping at a favourite truck stop or diner. And perhaps at the top of that list is meatloaf, a much loved comfort food that is almost impossible for most meat-eaters to resist. Continue »



A Toronto Thanksgiving Roundup

 

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It’s Thanksgiving weekend! Whether or not you are planning a traditional family feast featuring turkey and all the trimmings, or are opting for a vegetarian or vegan repast, or just looking for something to do by yourself, a lot of planning goes into this autumnal celebration, and today we thought we’d so a little round-up of ideas to help you get the most out of the holiday. Continue »



The Best Biscuits for Strawberry Shortcake

 

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One of the most fun things about being a home cook is tinkering with favourite recipes, trying to achieve perfection. And when the main ingredient is Ontario strawberries, which are perfect this year, you want to leave no stone unturned in your search for the perfect shortcake recipe. Continue »



Poppyseeds Are Large And In Charge!

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Poppyseeds  (or poppy seeds) may be less than a millimeter in length, about the size of the head of a straight pin, but they play a large role when it comes to cuisines from all over the world; from ancient Sumeria to the streets of chic Montreal, poppyseeds are livin’ large. Continue »



How To Make The Perfect Yorkshire Pudding

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Yorkshire pudding, that delightful egg and flour quick bread so closely associated with roast beef dinner, has been around since the mid eighteenth century and is in no danger of going out of style. Whether you call them “Yorkshire Pudding” or “popovers”, these light and irresistible quick breads, golden brown and piping hot out of the oven and covered with butter or gravy are just about the best things you can pop out of the oven and into your mouth. Continue »