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Chocoholic: Malted Hazelnut Meringue Torte

Yeah the link wasn't there earlier - so glad it is now! I think I'm going to make this for Christmas dinner dessert!

Apple Tart Question

I do a danish style apple pie in which you lay the crust on the bottom of the pan, then put the apples mixed with sugar and spices on top. To prevent the sog of which you speak you layer special K or rice krispies (yes) on top of the crust before putting in the fruit. Works really well - esp with very juicy apples.

Calgary, AB - SE People!

I live in Canmore, AB and work in Calgary.... I just love food and cooking of all kinds.

Pantry Essentials: All About Vinegar

I like cutelittlebirdie immediately picked up the Canadian aspect - I live in Canada, but not near a store that sells President's Choice and I miss that brand desperately. Right now the main use of vinegar in my home is to kill the fruit flies that got hold when I was camping.....I do keep about five kinds in my cupboard for this and many other uses.

Reality Check: Pepperoni and Bacon Pizzaburger from Boston Pizza

Boston Pizza is such a hit and miss joint. It is fam friendly, so I have taken my now 14 year old there on and off over the years. I thought the pizza was ok and a few of their sandwiches were palatable and well priced. But the last two times I've been there, its been a joke. Overcooked EVERYTHING.... pitiful portion sizes ....... there's just something going amok there. The salad is always a safe bet - but it's so overpriced its jaw dropping.

This burger is well, atrocious. That meat looks poached for god's sake...

Vegan Game Day Snacks: The Best Buffalo And Korean Fried Cauliflower

Wahhhh the link doesn't work for the buffalo fried ones - and I must have this product!

Foolproof Pan Pizza

We tried this yesterday and loved it. I had one batch of dough fail miserably because I followed the recipe instead of my brain (grin) and didn't factor in the incredible dryness in the Rockies as well as our altitude. A second batch with slightly more yeast, and a fair bit more water turned out perfectly. My husband raved - we'll be making this again ASAP!

This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

My colleague Steph just did a trip to work with elephants in Thailand - looks fabulous!

Best brand of soft tortilla?

I can't add to the conversation - but where are you from getsomeeats? Because I am from Brockville, now living in the west - and I used to shop at that Chopper all the time!

Little to no sauce lasagne recipe

This is a small (400 kids K to 12) Catholic school in Canmore AB - just at the gateway to the Rockies. They don't have a full on caf - they have a dude who comes Tuesday and Wednesday with home cooking. This guy got her to eat cheese, so I'm in love with him (and I've never met him)!

Homemade Pumpkin Pie

I use fresh interchangably with canned all the time - it always works and you will love the taste. I put the unpureed pumpkin, sugar, salt, spices, two eggs in a food processor and whiz it. Then slowly add a can of evaporated milk. Done. Enjoy!

Canadian foodies - Anthony Sedlak is dead?!

Yeah I just checked and saw that - major bummer. I was never keen on The Main but I liked him in some of the food network specials - his personality seemed to come through more there.

R. Kelly themed party - need to make punch that looks like pee.

Anyone remember the movie that came out in the early 1980s a hospital spoof? "Due to a mixup in urology, no apple juice will be served today." How about apple juice and vodka - have no idea what it would taste like but it could pack a punch...

Road Trip: Eating Pies a la Quebecois

@dm.... if you are heading to Brockville for Don's Fish and Chips, head up to King Street and a bit west, and try 1000 Islands Pizza. Pretty darn good stuff, IMHO.....

Overworked and undernourished

May I recommend a crock pot - great for putting stews, curries, meatballs, pot roasts together in first thing (or last thing at night) - then leave it all day or night and come home to a hot meal - throw some rice on when you walk in the door and by the time you've changed into your comfies, you're done! You could also do this on your Sunday and then eat leftovers during the week with a minimum of effort. Braising dishes would do the same. Crockpots are great for beans for making beans and rice, couscous salads with beans, burittos etc too. I'm a big fan of fish - cooks in no time - and you can do couscous or rice or pasta and a salad in while it cooks (and a nice fresh taste to counteract your make ahead meals). Brown up some ground beef with taco seasonings - you have a bunch of different things you can do with that - including soft tacos to eat while on the run.

6 Girl Scout Cookie Inspired Milkshakes for Grownups

I'm a Girl Guide (Canadian equivalent of Girl Scouts) leader in Canmore AB (Three Sister's District - woo hoo) and we are about to get our spring cookies (tomorrow in fact). We have only two kinds in Canada - mint which we sell in the fall, and chocolate and white sandwich cookies which we sell in the spring. Not sure what the equivalent of these would be in the American selection. I don't drink but loved this posting and sent it along to all my fellow leaders. Trust me after some meetings, the temptation to create such a cocktail is HUGE.... (grin) but I love Guiding and keep at it despite the tough days.... Enjoy your Girl Guide cookies anyway you like them but just make sure you buy some to support a fantastic movement for girls!

Tuna Cashew Casserole: Is This Really a Thing?

@misplacedtexan - I am a born and bred Canadian (and my mom has lived here since she was 4) so maybe it is a more northern concoction? I am pretty sure it came from a Campbell's soup pamphlet or mom is not the most adventurous cook so my guess is it came from a friend or a magazine or some such thing.

Tuna Cashew Casserole: Is This Really a Thing?

I grew up eating a varation of this that included cream of celery soup, celery, onions, a can of mandarin oranges, a can of tuna, chow mein noodles and cashews. In fact, it was my mom's go to meal to bring to a potluck since so few "fish" dishes ended up at such things (at least, back in the 70s anyway). Desperate for a pot luck offering myself for my husband's work one time (I was late to the notice that it needed to be made) I sent this and it was REQUESTED every year until he left that job. It is tasty, quick, reasonably healthy (the soup aside - I would make it now with a roux with mushrooms), and pretty much pantry-stockable.

The Pizza Lab: Homemade Philadelphia Tomato Pie

I have a friend from Hamilton Ontario and she'd bring this stuff back to our neck of the woods when she went home to visit. Totally addictive! I think my husband would love this (he never made the parties where my friend had it) so I'll add this one to the list....

5 quarts of shrimp stock....what to do?

gumbo? Anothe traditional recipe I know but awfully yummy!


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