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Marché Brookfield Place Street has a new Kids World!

OMG.  One of Toronto’s best family restaurants just got 10x better.  Imagine the hustle and bustle of downtown and Christmas shopping at the Eaton Centre.  You’re warm, hangry, the kids are impatient and hungry too.  You want to go somewhere so you can just relax and let kids be kids and not get the stink eye when you walk up to the…

Chicken Broth in the pressure cooker

One of the best ways to heal your stomach, your kids and nourish your body is with bone/broth.  I used to cook it for good 24-48 hours, always simmering on the stove.  Now with my Breville Fast Slow Pro pressure cooker, I can have it ready in 40-60 minutes on the stock setting.  I get a rich tasting broth and when settled in the…

Be everyone’s favourite holiday guest with these fun gifts from the Home Collection at The Real Canadian Superstore

Tis’ the season for holiday parties galore! This season, after seeing the new holiday Home collection from the Real Canadian Superstore, I was inspired to go beyond the expected bottle of wine for a host(ess) gift. We all know the holiday season can get expensive, but I was able to stock up on a tonne of reasonably priced gifts for each party I’ll attend this season – with all…

‘Tis the season for the slow cooker- Hamilton Beach Programmable Flex Slow Cooker

New from the folks at Hamilton Beach is the ultimate in slow cooking.  The Programmable FlexCook Slow Cooker.  Set it and forget it.  I love slow cooking.  It’s an economic way to eat.  Get a cheap cut of meat if you wish, go through the fridge and find what needs to be used before you toss it, add some broth or wine, your…

RICARDO Holiday Issue- this is his biggest Holiday issue ever!

The RICARDO Holiday issue is out and on newsstands until Dec.18/16.  Make sure you pick up a copy as it’s packed with great articles such as Fresh to Freezer, 3 Ways to Get Together, Weekday recipes to feed a crowd and of course everything you need for a delicious holiday. The magazine will feature delectable cookies ideas for office parties (page 91), veggie-friendly dishes…

Build your own Chocolate House this Yule!

Sure, sure, you can build a premade gingerbread house and to be honest I found they didn’t turn out to be as good as I thought it’d be and I’d rather make it from scratch. Especially the icing.  BUT, what about chocolate? The possibilities are endless and delicious.  I just think of the chocolates I love.  Like Milka and Purdy&#8217…

Lick Your Plate by Julie Albert & Lisa Gnat

“With attention given to using seasonal ingredients, serving up hearty-yet-healthy fare, balancing time restraints, and feeding a crowd, Lick Your Plate is guaranteed to become your go-to cookbook.” Have you heard about the sister’s and writers of Bite Me and Bite Me Too?  Well, these fabulous ladies have come out with a great new cookbook jut in time for the Holidays…