Pasta Primer: The Italian Way

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We’ve all boiled up a pot of Spaghetti at least once in our culinary lives. But did you know there’s a lot more to it than just Water and Pasta? I learned some invaluable secrets for making perfect Pasta from a real Italian Mama when I was little. Now, I’m going to share them with you!

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Learn To Cook, Learn To Eat

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I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve mentioned Home Economics class in high school to young people and they’ve given me back a blank stare. Life skills in general, and food preparation in particular, are not being taught in school, anymore, and that’s contributing to a generation of badly fed teens…

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Essential Herbs And Spices

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On Friday, I shared my list of essential foods that every Kitchen should stock. Today, I’m following up with my list of essential Herbs and Spices that every serious cook should have on hand. And I’ll also offer some tips on buying and storing them to help preserve their freshness and flavours…

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Fish Tips For Good Friday

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For those of the Christian Faith, this is Good Friday, which commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ with worship services, prayer and traditional dietary observances – not the least of which is the serving of Fish for the main meal. I humbly offer my tips for making your fish come out perfect every time!

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Baking Powder Or Baking Soda?

I still get this question, in spite of having answered it at least a hundred times. A hundred times? Why the heck haven’t I just written a blog post so I can simply point people to it? Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about Baking Powder and Baking Soda and where the twain do meet…

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