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Thanksgiving Help Is Here: Turkey, Gravy & Carving

Nov 27, 2013
Thanksgiving Help Is Here: Turkey, Gravy & Carving | cookincanuck.com

Never fret…Thanksgiving help is here! From roasting a turkey and carving it to making the perfect gravy, all of your turkey day questions are answered here. Last year at this time, I published a Thanksgiving hotline post. You know, all of those things that send you into a tailspin. Those things that make you throw [...]

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Best “How to” Tips for Summer Cooking

Jul 19, 2013
Best "How to" Posts for Summer Cooking | cookincanuck.com

From turning on the grill to peeling peaches and grilling corn, this post is filled with my favorite “how to” posts for easy summer cooking. Summer is in full swing and the farmer’s market stands are overflowing with corn, peaches and zucchini. Whether you’re firing up the grill, preparing to make a peach pie or [...]

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How to: Freeze Quinoa {And Quinoa Recipe Link-Up}

Mar 4, 2013
How to: Freeze Quinoa | cookincanuck.com

Quinoa. It’s everywhere – in salads, in stews, even in meatballs. But did you know that you can freeze quinoa? The next time you whip up a pot of the healthy grain, go a little overboard and make a triple, or even a quadruple, batch. Defrost it in the microwave and use it however you [...]

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How to: Organize Your Pantry {OXO Giveaway}

Jan 23, 2013
How to: Organize Your Pantry | cookincanuck.com

Is it time to organize your pantry? Here are plenty of tips and links to helpful products to make your pantry beautiful and functional. When you are trying to put dinner on the table quickly, or you’re putting together your kids’ lunch boxes on a busy morning, the last thing you should have to do [...]

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How to: Seed a Pomegranate

Jan 19, 2013
How to: Seed a Pomegranate | cookincanuck.com

This is the height of pomegranate season and those beautiful baffling fruit seemed to demand a return of my “How to” series. I steered clear of pomegranates for a long time because I heard stories of blood red-spattered kitchens and stained countertops acting as innocent bystanders to the seeding of pomegranate seeds (called arils). But [...]

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Thanksgiving Hotline: Turkey, Gravy & Carving

Nov 21, 2012
Thanksgiving Hotline: Turkey, Gravy & Carving by CookinCanuck

The table is set, the wine is uncorked and the guests are arriving imminently for the Thanksgiving feast. However, now you’re panicking about the last-minute details, such as figuring out when the turkey is cooked to perfection, making the gravy and carving the bird. This post is for you! You likely know what side dishes [...]

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How to: Grill Like a Girl…My Best Tips

Jun 8, 2012
How to: Grill Like a Girl…My Best Tips | cookincanuck.com

Yeah, yeah…the title may be a little tongue in cheek. Of course, I’m not suggesting that girls are the only ones who can grill. In fact, I know there are a ton of women out there who deem the grill as the “man’s territory”. Heck, no! I want to inspire you to don your most [...]

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How to: Peel and Mince Garlic & TV Cooking Segment

Apr 27, 2012
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Looking back on my first attempts at cooking, I am surprised that I was able to put something even remotely edible on the table, considering how little I actually knew. Peeling and mincing garlic was definitely one of those things that tripped me up. I’d resort to my old, clunky metal garlic press. It would [...]

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How to Make Breadcrumbs: Plain, Whole Wheat & Seasoned

Feb 19, 2012
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Last week I re-introduced my How-To series with a post on How to: Roast Garlic. Having staples, such as roasted garlic and homemade breadcrumbs, on hand makes meal preparation that much easier and more efficient. That roasted garlic, besides being eaten smeared on some crackers with roasted red peppers, was put to good use in [...]

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