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    Doing a casual appetizer supper. Nacho/taco bar...

    Doing a casual appetizer supper. Nacho/taco bar with homemade guac. Samosas. Some store bought puff pastry apps. Stuffed mushrooms. Maybe potato skins. Should be yummy
  2. So - dip or no dip? And any regrets?

    So - dip or no dip? And any regrets?
  3. Dissenter here, I would get a dipping sauce. I...

    Dissenter here, I would get a dipping sauce. I didn't even need to see a photo. I learned the hard way a long time ago that there is a breed of "dip people" whom are only happy when there is a dip...
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    No. Seems to be a personal thing. We have my...

    No. Seems to be a personal thing. We have my father in law over weekly now and he insists on his plate being warmed up. One of those things that kind of drives us bananas. I could care less about...
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    For base shortbread my go to recipe is from the...

    For base shortbread my go to recipe is from the Canada Cornstarch box
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    Can you share how you braised the thigh?

    Can you share how you braised the thigh?
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    Beef and Broccoli

    Anyone have a great go-to recipe for this?

    I've tried a few and always found them lacking in flavor. I've now had most success with Korean based stir fries but I'd love to give this one another go
  8. Thread: Salsa!

    by DCook
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    Salsa!

    Simple request - looking for an amazing, tomato based salsa recipe.
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    Thanks, sound delicious - added to my to try pile.

    Thanks, sound delicious - added to my to try pile.
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    I would do at least one crockpot night - french...

    I would do at least one crockpot night - french dip sandwiches are a favorite of mine, quick and easy

    http://crockpot365.blogspot.ca/2008/07/crockpot-french-dip-sandwiches.html


    BBQ'd meats...
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    I made the zucchini butter for the first time...

    I made the zucchini butter for the first time yesterday and its AWESOME. Google the recipe and check it out (sorry my formatting is off in the above post, there is some flaw on this site with my...
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    Just found this one, Zucchini...

    Just found this one, Zucchini Butterhttp://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-jennie-cooks-zucchini-b-121770
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    A family member has a large summer party (20+...

    A family member has a large summer party (20+ people) and she does a bbq prime rib but then all the sides are salads and cold. Totally appropriate in the summer.Side suggestions for such an event...
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    Canadian here so we just had Canada Day. Did...

    Canadian here so we just had Canada Day. Did burgers and dogs and won't be doing that again - we never have that turn out well for a large group (hubby's bbqing for large groups just isn't on...
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    My issue with the veggie and fruit tray is just...

    My issue with the veggie and fruit tray is just that it just seems like such an afterthought, its usually something directly purchased from the grocery store in the same packaging.

    My kids usually...
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    My brother has the peanut allergy and also avoids...

    My brother has the peanut allergy and also avoids all nuts. Honestly everyone I know with a peanut allergy is totally nut free. I
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    For apps - it could be as easy as crudite or...

    For apps - it could be as easy as crudite or cheese and crackers. Crackers with some sort of dip would probably be a hit, especially hot dips that people really enjoy
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    Looks great!If you were looking for any...

    Looks great!If you were looking for any critiques, I would say adding another appetizer would be good. Another side I've seen for a similar menu is mac and cheese which I may do in the future - I...
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    Crock pot is a year round thing to me. #1...

    Crock pot is a year round thing to me. #1 benefit in the summer is that things can be prepared easily while you are out having fun and that it doesn't warm up your kitchen

    Plenty of recipes...
  20. You are not slacking at all! If I was a...

    You are not slacking at all! If I was a houseguest there is no way I'd expect three lavish meals in a day, and I'd be volunteering to do some of the meals myself

    There are ways around it though -...
  21. Soups? Even just broth based soups with a little...

    Soups? Even just broth based soups with a little noodles in them, that would hit the spot for me after major surgery

    Pasta with olive oil and herbs

    Mashed veggies - potatoes, squash,...
  22. Thread: What's cooking?

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    Currently I am roasting some carmelized onion...

    Currently I am roasting some carmelized onion potatoes as I'm hosting mothers day dinner tomorrowAlready made dressing for the coleslaw and the two marinades for the chickenIf all goes to plan I...
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    Canadian here - limes are small and are selling...

    Canadian here - limes are small and are selling for $1.49 per
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    Thanks! I am now contemplating though just...

    Thanks!

    I am now contemplating though just making omletes with the same kind of filling. I can save the quiche idea to a morning when I have a lot of time to test it out. Keeping my hungry kids...
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    Can I prebake a pie crust?

    Found a recipe to make a quiche with a puffy pastry crust. I LOVE puff pastry so I put this on the menu for this week.

    Trouble is I work full time and looking at the recipe this will be at least...
  26. Thread: Turkey Low-Down

    by DCook
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    Turkey Low-Down

    Give me the low-down on cooking a turkey.

    I am roasting my first one, ever, for an Easter dinner on Saturday. I was given a frozen turkey a few months ago as a grocery store promotion so this...
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    mmm, now I want a burger I eat pretty healthy...

    mmm, now I want a burger

    I eat pretty healthy but you cannot kill the junk food goddess that lives inside my heart. While I prefer a nice, juicy, properly prepared burger, I'm still down with...
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    Can't you get a slow cooker for like $40? You...

    Can't you get a slow cooker for like $40? You can easily cut your food bill in half at least if you are cooking your own meals, so I would think for a family the cost would be absorbed within a day...
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    No problem, thats what this thread was for! My...

    No problem, thats what this thread was for! My husband cannot stand eating at restaurants every meal so I am going to pull this trick myself in the future.
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    You NEED a slow cooker. If you can't bring one,...

    You NEED a slow cooker. If you can't bring one, just buy one when you are there - it will pay for itself in the meals you don't buy.

    And if I had a slow cooker, this is what I'd make on vacation...
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