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Halloween Mummy Cookie Recipe

Oct 21, 2011
Halloween Mummy Cookie Recipe | cookincanuck.com

Last week, I lamented over my lack of creative ability when it comes to holiday crafts and I reached to you for some help. Well, you came through with flying colors, linking up your wonderful Halloween recipe and craft ideas. If you’re looking for fun ideas to keep the kids busy leading up to Halloween, […]

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How to: Peel a Peach

Sep 17, 2011
How to: Peel a Peach

Yesterday I wrote about the Peach Crumb Bars with Hazelnut Streusel that we have been snacking on over the past few days. In that post, I promised that I would show you how to peel a peach as part of my ongoing “How to” series. Of course, peeled peaches are not just relegated to crumb […]

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How to: Grill Corn

Aug 20, 2011
How to Grill Corn Recipe

Every summer my two sons and I become stalkers. Once a week or so, we drive by our favorite family-run farm stand, desperately watching for the sign announcing the arrival of their sweet summer corn. When that sign finally appears, great cheers erupt, accompanied by enthusiastic bouncing up and down in the seat. “Calm down, […]

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How to: Choose & Cut a Pineapple

Jul 16, 2011
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There are some fruits that are determined not to be eaten. From the oddly shaped pit of the mango (see How to: Cut a Mango) to the thick skin and pointed leaves of the pineapple, these tropical fruits are as inhospitable as Death Valley in the middle of July. I was always baffled by that […]

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How to: Peel Ginger

Jun 25, 2011
How to: Peel Ginger | cookincanuck.com

These easy steps show you how to peel ginger without wasting a lot of the flavorful root. A couple of weeks ago, I posted a tutorial called How to: Turn on a Gas Grill and have been thrilled by how many people have written to tell me that they worked up the nerve to fire […]

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How to: Turn on a Gas Grill…Barbecue 101

Jun 4, 2011
How to: Turn on a Gas Grill | cookincanuck.com

When I told my husband what I was writing about for this week’s How-to tutorial, he chuckled under his breath. “What are you laughing at?” I asked, hands on my hips and tapping my foot impatiently. Of course, I knew very well why he was so amused. Doing a step-by-step tutorial about turning on a […]

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How to: Store (Freeze) Lemon and Lime Juice

May 21, 2011
How to: Store (Freeze) Lemon and Lime Juice | cookincanuck.com

It has been the week of lemons for us. Thanks to my in-laws’ prolific tree, we brought back a bounty of Meyer lemons from our California trip a couple of weeks ago. This led to a batch of Lemon Sugar Puff Pastry Twists, which disappeared faster than Donald Trump’s presidential bid. From there we moved […]

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How to: Make an Omelet

Apr 30, 2011
How to: Make an Omelet Omelette Recipe Tutorial

With Mother’s Day just more than a week away, you might be planning to celebrate the day with a family brunch. There is nothing easier than an omelet bar, where you give your guests a choice of multiple fillings (see suggestions below) while you act as short-order cook. An omelet can be made in less […]

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How to: Decorate Cookies

Apr 16, 2011
How to: Decorate Cookies Tutorial

About three years ago, I took several cake decorating classes at a local craft store. While working to improve my skills covering cakes with fondant and molding little characters out of gum paste, I produced cake after cake for birthdays and holiday celebrations (you can check out a few of them here). During those classes, […]

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