Yes, I Cheat Now And Then…

Beef Stew - Detail - © J. Kenji Lopez-Alt via

This one will definitely be tagged under the category ‘Leftover Rhapsody’… I have a small knot of Roast Beef left over at the end of a leftover odyssey that goes back a week. First there was the dinner, then the sandwiches and, now, there will be Finale Beef Stew – the easiest you’ve ever made!

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Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

Maggie's No-Fail Pumpkin Pie - Detail - © 2013 maggiejs

All is in readiness for our Thanksgiving Dinner here at the James residence. The Turkey will go into the oven at 11:30 this morning and be ready to come out at 4:30 this afternoon. I baked my Pumpkin Pie yesterday. And, with sister Erin’s assistance, the rest of the prep should be a breeze…

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Fast Food Week!

Lots of action on the Fast Food front this past week… And much of it involves menu item reboots. All the big Burger chains are in on the action and there’s one special return to the market that will trigger fond (or horrid) memories for those who were high school or college students in the 80s…

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Turkey Feast Tips

Gravy - © acookandherbooks

I’ve passed along tips and ‘tricks’ one at a time before – small matters of technique or ingredients that make your favourite foods a little more special. Now, in honour of Canadian Thanksgiving (this weekend), I’m going to gather up some that I think truly make a Turkey Feast shine!

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Any Pan Can Be A Non-Stick Pan

Pan Fried Steaks - ©

I’ve mentioned this before, part and parcel of posts on other issues, but I think it’s time to look at it on its own. Too many cooks are labouring under a misconception about how to prepare a pan for frying and that’s a shame, because the solution to their frustrating problem is really very simple…

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