Category Archives: main courses

Spiralizer Garden Pasta

Summer is almost here and everyone is ready to put fresh fruits and vegetables on the table. You may have seen recipes for zoodles (zucchini noodles), but we love the idea of spiralizing a couple of vegetables to make vegetable noodles. For our Spiralizer Garden Pasta we added yellow squash to leave you with a…

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Family-Style Dinner: Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken

Being from an Italian family means there’s balsamic vinegar on the kitchen counter and the dining room table at all times. Whether I’m using it to dress a simple caprese salad or making a balsamic reduction to top my protein of the day, it probably gets the most use other than salt and pepper in…

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Pho-nomenal Slow Cooker Chicken Pho

Pho is one of my favourite cold-weather foods. In my mind, the broth has unexplainable healing powers. Some people have their go-to chicken noodle soup for chilly days or when they are feeling under the weather – I have pho. While I usually order in from one of the various pho restaurants in town (there…

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Sheet Pan Supper: Dijon Salmon with Green Beans

Meal planning for the the week ahead can be difficult (almost impossible some weeks). I think we all know the familiar feeling of coming home, hitting the couch, and not wanting to cook. But with a hungry family waiting for dinner, plopping on couch with a cup of instant soup is not a reality. But…

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Introduction to Sous Vide Cooking

Sous what? Sous vide (pronounced sue veed) is a method of cooking often used by restaurant chefs. But now sous vide cooking is available to the home cook, thanks to appliances like the Hamilton Beach Professional Sous Vide and 6 QT Slow Cooker. This multifunctional kitchen companion allows you to cook with either the sous…

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