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1 Tricia March 14, 2011 at 6:45 am

Your new design is wonderful! Everything is so easy to find and easy to read. Do you have contact information for your designer other than Twitter? Perhaps an email address. My blog needs help :) Thanks so much!


2 admin March 14, 2011 at 8:25 am

Hi Tricia,
Thanks so much for your comments. The designer gave me permission to put her email address up here. Her name is Christy Broxton and you can reach her at broxton@comcast.net. She is fabulous to work with.


3 Karen Sutter March 14, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Right on Cookin Canuck! Your new website looks fabulous! It’s fun to watch you “grow”! Love your recipes! See you soon.


4 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) March 14, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Thanks so much, Karen! I’m looking forward to seeing you.


5 Pam Fedoruk March 14, 2011 at 8:32 pm

Hey Dara,
The new blog is beautiful! I love the design, particularly your recipe index.


6 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) March 14, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Thank you, dear aunt. I’m very happy with the features. The designer did a wonderful job!


7 Chef Dennis March 18, 2011 at 11:03 am

Hi Dara

love your new site, it really came out well…I am ready for a change myself, what format did you go to? I wasn’t sure if this is wordpress.
I did see your designers info I will reach out to her.



8 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) March 18, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Yes, this is Wordpress, using the Thesis template. Christy Broxton is fantastic to work with. I highly recommend contacting her.


9 Lauren March 21, 2011 at 11:47 am

It looks great! But I am getting color ads on the ‘printable’ recipes – I hope that is a temporary glitch!


10 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) March 21, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Hi Lauren,

Thanks for letting me know. I am working on moving them back to text ads only.


11 Lane Smith March 30, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Hi Dara, I just got an ice cream maker, the kind for lazy people like me that plugs in and does all the hard work. I’m doing chemotherapy for hepatic bile duct cancer and quite often have no appetite and mouth sores from the chemo. Ice cream is usually the least offensive thing I can eat when this happens.

So far I’ve made a basic vanilla that will get dumped into the machine in a few hours from now when I take the premier plunge. I’m looking for interesting and tasty recipes that won’t take too much prep work (making a custard base would take a tad more stamina than I have at the moment) and you’re the one I trust with the how-to and the know-how! Can you point me in the right direction?

Many thanks,


12 Dara Shelton August 10, 2012 at 7:43 pm

I take the fruit I would like to use,strawberries, peaches, blueberries, bananas, whatever I have on hand, and put about 1 cup of fruit in the freezer and when it is frozen I take 1 cup of the milk from the basic vanilla recipe, and the fruit and put it in the blender, puree it and add it back to the basic recipe. It makes wonderful ice cream and is ready in about 15 minutes. I know the directions with the maker says to mix your milk, cream or half and half and vanilla and let it set in fridge for about an hour, but I don’t. If your milk is already cold and the fruit is frozen when you start, no need to wait to get cold. Also many recipes says to wait till ice cream is soft set to add fruit, I don’t.


13 Abby April 7, 2011 at 8:40 pm

What is the current lens that you use?


14 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) April 7, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Abby, I use a Canon 50mm/1.4. It is a fantastic lens and one recommended to me by many food bloggers.


15 Lynn Broadway-Bennett June 22, 2011 at 10:19 am

So very NICE to finally come across a Canadian cooking site, there are millions out there, and I love to cook, but don’t seem to find many Canandian ones with the ingredients we can find etc. Very happy I found you.


16 Khanh Nguyen August 26, 2011 at 11:43 am


I absolutely love pesto. Your recipe for the Red Pepper-Cilantro Pesto is A-MA-ZING! I’ve found so many uses for it and I don’t think it will ever end. I’ve “invented” or add onto what you’ve done by making mine spicy (Me + Spicy = Love). I add a Serrano pepper to the recipe and I kid you not, Heaven must be like the sauce because I could die in the moment while eating it on my various sandwiches I put it on and be happy.

Keep coming up with these wonderful recipes.

From blazing hot Dallas, Texas,



17 Sid September 8, 2011 at 3:32 pm

I’ve lurked here far too long. Love your site and wanted to send you a Lovely Blog Award. I was sent one by a fellow blogger not too long ago and her comments made me realize others were reading and enjoying my recipes. So here’s to you, a fellow Canuck and keep on going. (ps. I used to live in UT as well, know the heat well.)


18 Denver September 30, 2011 at 10:55 pm

Thanx for the answer to my question, I happen to be a guy that is very leary of propane, yet love to camp etc. I had always turned the gas at least a few if not more turns, because I thought I was suppose to, I tried mine with a full turn, a turn and a half satisfied me flame wise. Thanx for helping the others like us. Wonder if there is a syndrome ? LOL


19 trish November 2, 2011 at 10:34 am

Hi ! am surfing for puff pastry info, and your lemon twists sound and look totally delightful!! thank you. btw what brand of puff pastry did you use?

thank you for your answer.


20 Sandra Ross November 10, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Hi Dara,

I’m sitting in Mexico reading your recipes and listening to the waves and to the sound of a clairinet, no lesss, wafting in the distance. There’s a full moon and a sky full of stars.
To say I am awed by you efforts would be an understatement! Keep up the amazing work, Dara.

Love you. Sam xox


21 mallory orlando January 15, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Your recipe for the nutella & sea salt sugar cookies looks fabulous! Can I have the exact measurements of the ingredients so i can make these! :) Thanks!


22 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) January 15, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Hi Mallory, just head to this post: http://www.cookincanuck.com/2011/12/nutella-sea-salt-stuffed-sugar-cookie-recipe-oxo-baking-giveaway/ The full recipe is at the bottom of the post. I hope you enjoy the cookies!


23 Daves Gram-mom September 5, 2012 at 7:48 am

Does anyone know why my Nutella Seat Salt Fudge didn’t harden? Is it salvageable or do I just need to eat it with ice cream like a fudge sauce, (oh no!).
I planned to send it to my grandson, who is hooked on Nutella but it’s almost like pudding! Can anyone help? Thank you.


24 Gerald Smith January 17, 2012 at 5:21 pm

The Mediterranean Chicken recipe you demo on TV today is not posted here or at Connect to Utah.com. Could you send it to gwsmith66@gmail.com or information on where I can find it. Thanks, Jerry


25 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) January 17, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Hi Gerald, here is the link to the recipe on my blog: http://www.cookincanuck.com/2010/09/mediterranean-chicken-bean-pasta-soup/ I will email it to you directly as well. I hope you enjoy it!


26 Dominique January 17, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Just found your website searching for some healthy recipes…and…oh my goodness!!! I am so EXCITED to get in my kitchen tomorrow to start at least of few of the many I loved. I’ll keep you posted and thank you for sharing!


27 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) January 19, 2012 at 11:30 am

Dominique, thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment! There are plenty of healthy recipes on here, so go have some fun in the kitchen. Let me know how things turn out.


28 Joyce January 19, 2012 at 10:59 am

I saw you on Channel 2 News you showed how to make the Mediterranian Chicken Pasta & Bean Soup but I cannot find the receipe. HELP


29 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) January 19, 2012 at 11:29 am

Hi Joyce, here is the link to the recipe on my blog: http://www.cookincanuck.com/2010/09/mediterranean-chicken-bean-pasta-soup/ I hope you enjoy it!


30 Alan February 27, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I saw your article and when u mentioned myfitnesspal.com I had to send u a note..I’ve been using this website for 8 months now and have lost 60 pounds. I believe keeping a journal is the big secret and of course when they added the feature where u can scan ur food maid it even easier. I’m going for another 10to15 than maintain my Bmi. I do think that using a journal will have to be a forever thing but with these smart phones it’s really no big thing.
Good luck.


31 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) March 23, 2012 at 11:43 am

Way to go, Alan! Losing 60 pounds is such a great accomplishment. I love the ease of MyFitnessPal and, yes, that food scanner makes it even more convenient to use. Good luck with reaching your goal!


32 Chrysta March 4, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Hi Dara!

I have been struggling with artichoke (cleaning them, preparing them, cooking them, etc.) Can you help me? I don’t want a dip or spread, just how to make artichokes as a simple side dish! My mom used to make it with olive oil and capers and it was out of this world, but I can’t seem to get it!


33 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) March 23, 2012 at 11:42 am

Hi Chrysta, I’m sorry it took me so long to respond to this. Here’s a great post by Elise of Simply Recipes that explains how to prepare artichokes. http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/how_to_cook_and_eat_an_artichoke/ I hope that helps!


34 Barb P. March 23, 2012 at 5:43 am

Hi Dara,

I’ve made your low fat granola bars twice now and my husband and I really enjoy them. I have a few questions about them. Are they supposed to be a soft bar or crispy/crunchy? Mine usually turn out pretty soft. I follow your recipe exactly. Please let me know how they are for you. thanks a lot!


35 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) March 23, 2012 at 11:40 am

Hi Barb, I’m so glad that you and your husband are enjoying the granola bars. I did mention in the post that these are meant to be soft and chewy (I think I need to bold that because you’re not the first one who’s asked). The applesauce in them, as well as the banana make them really moist. I hope you continue to enjoy the recipes here!


36 Rob E April 4, 2012 at 8:39 am

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Would you like to do a product review?


37 MommaMary April 9, 2012 at 9:33 am

I would love to receive your blog via email. Couldn’t find anywhere to sign up and don’t want to miss anything. Thanks!


38 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) April 9, 2012 at 9:36 am

Hi Mary, thanks so much for visiting my blog! To sign up for the email subscription, click on the envelope icon underneath my photo at the top (right side) of the blog (beside the Facebook, Twitter, etc icons). Let me know if you have any difficulties.


39 Mimi April 14, 2012 at 9:16 am

Love your blog! Love your how to’s! I made your frittata breakfast this morning! Sooooooooooooo amazing and very easy! I cant wait to try your Father’s scrambled egg technique! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful recipes! I will try/use them all! Xxoo!


40 Jill~a SaucyCook July 3, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Hi Dara,
I tried to leave you a comment on your post today, but I get this response:

Duplicate comment detected; it looks as though you’ve already said that!

Perhaps it was my alter ego, but I know I haven’t posted anything today (;


41 Dara Shelton August 10, 2012 at 7:45 pm

I am Dara also, from Lynchburg,Tn.(the place where Jack Daniels Wiskey is made. Just wanted to say Hi to another Dara


42 Shar August 12, 2012 at 12:08 am

Hi Dara, found your blog whilst surfing the net for some sticky chicken recipes…def got me hooked with your recipes…have saved you to my favourites….Shar (New Zealand)


43 samantha September 19, 2012 at 8:02 am

I was just wondering if I can preserve your applesauce after I make it or if I should just freeze it. Thanks!


44 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) October 3, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Hi Samantha, I have never actually tried preserving the applesauce (I am a wimp about that sort of thing), but it does indeed freeze beautifully.


45 Margaret October 3, 2012 at 11:32 am

trying to subscribe but unable. Do you still have this option


46 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) October 3, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Hi Margaret. Yes indeed, I do have that option. Immediately under and to the right of my picture at the top of the blog, there is a box labeled, “Receive Email Updates”. Just enter your email address in the box and click on Subscribe. Within a few minutes, you should receive a confirmation email. You will have to click on the link in the email to complete your subscription.

Let me know if you have any difficulties and I’d be happy to help.


47 Denise October 15, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Dara, you are amazing! Have been following your journey and am really proud of you. It is tough to take that first step and to stick to it. I am trying to lose 15 – 20 pounds and it is a struggle. Trying to use My Fitness Pal, but have a hard time with the logging in. Need to get motivated. Are you still using it? I just forwarded your site to my sister-in-law. She is also using My Fitness Pal and trying to lose weight. So far she has dropped about 20 pounds – which is really fantastic.


48 Carole November 8, 2012 at 9:29 am

Hi Dara, I lived in England and came across your recipe for Low Fat Granola Bars with bananas, cranberries & pecans when looking for a low fat, sugar free option. The recipe looks great and I can’t wait to try it. Could you tell me though how long the bars will keep for once made and should they be kept chilled?


49 rick December 24, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I really appreciate finding a recipe I greatly needed here. The way in which you write your recipes is infuriating however. I’ve no idea how to decipher it. The order in which you write your recipe is nearly impossible to make sense of. I hope you understand im not downing you im trying to provide constructive criticism. It doesn’t make sense to write a recipe broken into multiple pieces every ingredient should be listed in order of use.


50 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) December 27, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Hi there, Rick. I’m sorry that you are finding the recipes so difficult to decipher. I do indeed list the ingredients in the order that they are used (though there may be some exceptions with some recipes written when I first started my blog, before I knew better). I break the recipe into separate sections only if there are distinct parts (e.g., a salad, plus the dressing). This is a standard format that is used in many cooking magazines and cookbooks. If there is a certain recipe that I can help you with, please let me know.


51 Duke Chen January 10, 2013 at 9:24 am

Hi Dara,I am so glad to know that you make good recipe with broccoli,actually I am
Broccoli supplier from China,we have own farm base,the broccoli is clear and healthy,if you need the first fresh broccoli, you can contact me any time.




52 Judi Calhoun April 20, 2013 at 5:15 am

I can not seem to download the recipe for the fisherman stew. Could I get a copy?


53 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) April 20, 2013 at 9:19 am

Hi Judi, you should be able to click on the “Print” button on the written recipe at the bottom of the post. However, I will email you a copy, just to be certain you get it. I hope you enjoy the stew!


54 Sally@gooddinnermom April 30, 2013 at 10:00 am

Hi Dara,
I have a friend requesting a good tilapia recipe and I have had limited luck with this mild fish. Could I post a picture from one of your tilapia recipes to my reply comment with the link to your recipe? Maybe the tilapia with the pesto? Or if you have a favorite other recipe? I would like to refer her to you because I find most of your recipes are dishes I would also cook.
Thanks and have a great “cooler” day today, fellow Sandy resident. :)


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We can supply you with any product of your choice to review in addition to a gift certificate or product to one of your readers.
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Kind Regards

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58 Sherri June 18, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Do you know if these Phyllo tartlets are in the US only. I’ve never seen them in the Lower Mainland. What’s the brand name?


59 jrachelle July 2, 2013 at 9:39 am

I use Pinterest and am visiting your site for the first time. The information that loads when I pin is fantastic. It has everything a good pin needs. Thank you.


60 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) July 2, 2013 at 9:42 am

I’m so glad to hear that! Thanks for letting me know.


61 Skye August 9, 2013 at 10:57 am

Hi Dara, we’ve been trying to reach you by email but we think it’s not getting through. Can you please drop me a line? Thanks! -Skye


62 Maria white August 9, 2013 at 7:52 pm

I wanted to subscribe on cardsapp but couldn’t find you guys. what’s your CBN number? Your help is appreciated


63 Dena Montgomery November 18, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Hi Dora , your recipe for shredded brussels sprouts with pistachios, cranberries & parmesan is a recipe I would like to try. I thought I might take it to a pot luck and was wondering if it well travel well. Thanks, Dena


64 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) November 19, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Dena, I’d be hesitant to make this too far ahead of time because I worry that the Brussels sprouts would start to wilt. If you only have a short drive to the potluck, I think you’ll be okay.


65 Linda December 12, 2013 at 7:11 pm

Do you have printer-friendly versions of your recipes? I want to print some out, but don’t need all the pictures, etc. Thanks much.


66 Dolores Farrell January 13, 2014 at 8:33 am

Hi Dara,
Love your website, and would so much like to try some of the recipes[well most of them really]
The thing is I cannot find the quantities of the ingredients for the breads or cakes.
How much butter, flour,etc?
Can you help please.


67 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) January 13, 2014 at 9:18 am

Hi Dolores, thank you for your kind comments. You should be able to find the ingredients lists at the bottom of each post. Scroll down to the bottom of a given post, and the recipe should be available in full. Please let me know if you continue to have any problems.


68 cathi January 18, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Dear Dara:

Having trouble finding recipes to use already made Pumpkin Yogurt…..I was given a few cases of the stuff and could really use ideas to use it……thought of bread and muffins and maybe even a pie….i am not good at calculating the ingredients but thought maybe you could help me.



69 Melissa February 15, 2014 at 10:53 pm

Hi, Dara,

Just made your broccoli cheddar soup with great northern beans (I did use a bit more cheddar though). So good!!! Thank you~~


70 Shelley February 17, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Hello! I just read your info on how to prepare an avocado. Thank you! However you mention a couple of times if the avocado is ripe vs unripe. How do I tell if it’s ripe or unripe? I’m new to avocados and trying to eat healthier foods. Thanks!


71 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) February 18, 2014 at 6:45 am

Hi Shelley, it takes a little bit of practice to get it right, but here’s what to do. Place the avocado in the palm of your hand, then gently squeeze it. Try to do so without applying pressure from your fingertips as this can bruise the avocado. Avocados ripen after they are picked from the tree (something I just learned last year), so you’ll often find unripe ones at the market. I usually place them in a drawer for a couple of days to ripen them up. I hope that helps!


72 Lisa@Cluttercafe.com February 24, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Hi Dara,
I am such a fan of your website and as a new runner I am totally digging your Run Like A Girl posts. Thank you for your post on the marathon as well. I live close to the city, and watched in horror and disbelief that day and the terrifying days that followed. I will be cheering your husband on next year. I imagine it will be the largest ever.


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74 Gina April 21, 2014 at 9:30 pm

Your butternut squash stew was absolutely amazing!!! Last week when I was on your blog there was a section for the top 10 dishes last year…..I can’t find the link any longer. I would love to get at those recipes. Any suggestions?


75 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) April 24, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Hi Gina, I’m so glad you enjoyed the butternut squash stew! Here is the link to the top 10 recipes: http://www.cookincanuck.com/2014/04/my-top-10-recipes-from-5-years-of-blogging/ I’m sorry that it took me so long to respond.


76 Jenny Ramsey May 23, 2014 at 8:29 am

Hi, Dara!

My husband and I are in the process of launching a new food blog and I have a question for you. Do you use a certain website to calculate your nutritional information? Thanks in advance for your help!



77 Dara May 23, 2014 at 10:22 am

Hi Jenny. Congratulations on your new food blog. How fun that you and your husband are doing it together!

I use the calculator at Sparks Recipes to calculate the nutritional information. I have compared it with the information from other calculators and have found it to be accurate. I hope that helps!


78 Jeanie B May 26, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Looked at your shrimp ceviche and wondered bout a couple of discrepancies , is there cucumber or not? Directions say yes, ingredients say no, also marinade time is it 20(instructions) recipe says 30 min? Thanks! Jeanie B


79 Dara May 28, 2014 at 9:42 am

Hi Jeanie, I apologize for the confusion. There is no cucumber in this recipe and the marinade time should be 30 minutes. I hope you enjoy it!


80 jamon curado June 28, 2014 at 1:34 pm

I usually do not leave a great deal of comments, but i did
a few searching and wound up here Contact. And I do have 2 questions for you
if it’s allright. Is it simply me or does it look like a few of the responses come across like they are written by brain dead visitors? 😛 And, if you are posting at additional social sites, I would like to follow everything fresh you have to post. Would you make a list of every one of your public sites like your Facebook page, twitter feed, or linkedin profile?


81 Barbara July 7, 2014 at 11:52 pm

I could not find the recipe for: the Grilled Potatoes Recipe with Rosemary & Smoked Paprika.

Would you send it to me please!!!!


82 Dara July 8, 2014 at 8:55 am

Hi Barbara, the recipe for the grilled potatoes is right at the bottom of the post (before the comments). Just be sure to scroll all the way down. I hope you enjoy the potatoes!


83 sarah July 27, 2014 at 12:43 am

hello I seen a recipe on your site yesterday an I lost it was wondering if you can find it for me. the recipe was for a shrimp pasta it had asparagus fire roasted tomatoes dry white wine don’t remember everthing please help


84 Jessie R August 15, 2014 at 1:26 pm

My thoughts are with you saying good-bye to Tiana. I,too, am facing that with my girl. It is a slow process. My heart goes out to you, having dealt with that more than once.

Feel my hugs….


85 Dara August 15, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Thank you for your thoughts, Jessie. I’m so sorry that you are going through this with your girl. You are in my thoughts.


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88 adam November 13, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Hello. I saw your chicken, butternut squash and quinoa stew on a list of crock pot recipes. It looks delicious but it is definitely a legit cooking event and not a crock pot throw-it-all-in affair. Have you ever adapted this for a crock pot?




89 Austin November 23, 2014 at 8:02 pm

I just finished feeding my family your Chicken Butternut Squash Stew with Quinoa for the first time. It was very hearty, very tasty and even my kids (10, and 7), agreed that it was good. I had my reservations, but since we have a surplus of squash from our garden, I dove in anyways. I was very pleasantly surprised by how all the flavors complimented each other so well in the end product. I used boneless skinless chicken breasts instead of thighs. I would give this an 8 because it was so hearty, good and unique, but it took longer to make than I would have liked (it took me over an hour in the kitchen). I might be able to shave a little time off that, but it is definitely not a meal that works if you’re in a hurry.


90 Julie January 25, 2015 at 3:54 pm


I found a farro, cranberry and goat cheese salad on your website. Can you confirm that the 2 cups farro that is called for is the measure prior to cooking the farro?



91 Dara January 25, 2015 at 3:59 pm

Hi Julie, that is correct. I hope you enjoy it!


92 Mary February 13, 2015 at 8:46 pm

This recipe for beef stir fry looks amazing and would like to try it. What could I use in place of the oyster sauce. Cannot have because of allergies Thank you for you time and help.


93 Kathryn February 27, 2015 at 12:10 pm

Wooooot! I just discovered that you’ve shared your recipes with the myfitnesspal app database, so I can just use Cookin Canuck as the brand name and find your meal stats! This is great, and will make meal choices and recording so much easier.


94 Dara March 2, 2015 at 11:21 am

I’m so glad to hear that, Kathryn! I use that feature in MFP, too.


95 Gwyn March 14, 2015 at 4:16 am

Hi Dara
Just stumbled on your website and am so glad I did! I’m a cooking canuck who lives down under in Perth Aus. Hubby wants to lose some weight and follow a program we did before. I love to cook, but find I use up a lot of time looking for recipes, lots of fun of course but not great when I’m in a rush. The thing I liked about the other program is there was a set menu and recipes for every day…I’d often include a salad or something but it was so nice to not have to decide what to make it day. It was easy for him too, when I wasn’t home. Do you have something like this on your website, a daily/weekly menu plan? Thanks, Gwyn


96 nancyabc March 14, 2015 at 5:56 am

I would like to get email updates but I’m blocked from doing it because my school google account interferes with my home account. The tech at school has tried to fix this but he said it has to do with feedburner.
So I just ask the blogs I have trouble with to please sign me up.
If you can help me I would appreciated it.
Thank you for any help you give.


97 Sherry Ann Allen July 3, 2015 at 9:39 pm

Hello Dara! I enjoy reading your post front to back, top to bottom!

Happy Canada Day to you and all Canadians! Happy Independence Day to the USA!


98 Olychick November 28, 2015 at 11:38 pm

I made your Brussels sprouts with cranberries, pistachios and Parmesan for US Thanksgiving this week and they were awesome! Thank you so much for that recipe. I did just as written, except I squeezed 1/2 a lemon over all just before serving. I don’t think I’ll make any other Brussels sprout recipe ever again.


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