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Issue: 2019-05-22, PHOTO: Pixabay

Chili con carne Now we are going back in time to the 1940s, before the days of questionable, pre-cooked contents in a box. The meal of the day was chili con carne. We had a big family, so cut this one down accordingly. Try it once and you’ll be... Read more

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Issue: 2019-05-22, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

Chicken feet may be a lot for some, but this recipe is for those few people I know who just love gnawing on these gooey talons at dim sum restaurants down south. This is a simplified version you can make at home in a day. (The traditional route is... Read more

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Issue: 2019-05-15, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

Kind of a stew, kind of hearty side dish - this simple one pot dinner can easily be made into a hearty meal by serving with a big scoop of boiled white rice. Some people find okra challenging because of its texture, but if it’s a vegetable you’re... Read more

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Issue: 2019-05-08, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

Steak salads are almost perfect as a healthy weeknight supper. Making sure there’s enough steak to make this salad eat like a meal is important, so generally have at least a half a pound of meat per adult. If you have the time, try letting this... Read more

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Issue: 2019-05-01, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

As a light meal or a hearty side, simple blanched beans with a vinaigrette are delicate and satisfying. Topping this clean salad with a slightly runny egg adds more depth and a bit of luscious fat for a straightforward dish that really shines... Read more

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Issue: 2019-05-01, PHOTO: Pixabay

Here are some old and mostly forgotten meals that still linger on my taste buds and I, once again, long to dig into the good ol’ days with some of these home-cooked meals... Read more

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Issue: 2019-04-24, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

Spatchcocking is removing the spine of a bird, then pressing it to make it flat. The benefits of spatchcocking are a faster, more even cooking time, and more surface area, which really maximizes the crisp skin... Read more

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Issue: 2019-04-17, PHOTO: Pixabay

First of all, let’s return to the 1930s and make our pancakes in a real heavy iron pan. The pan is ready for the mixture when you can drip a couple water droplets into the pan and they retain their shape for a few seconds... Read more

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Issue: 2019-04-10, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

The snow is disappearing and it’s time for spring recipes! This fresh and delicious salad is definitely a staple in our house. As the egg breaks over the salad, it makes the most decadent dressing you’ve ever had. This salad is perfect for a light... Read more

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Issue: 2019-04-03, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

Produce in the North is expensive, which means you’ve really got to get the most for your money by making those forgotten bits from your last grocery trip into something special. Simple roasted cherry tomatoes are a fast way to take tomatoes that... Read more

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Issue: 2019-03-27, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

4 ounces cream cheese 1 cup grated cheddar Salt and pepper, to taste 5 large jalapenos, halved (seeds removed if you like it a bit milder) 10 strips bacon Read more

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Issue: 2019-03-27, PHOTO: Pixabay

Now that we’ve caught the fish, what do we do? Throw away the fish chain, remove the fish to a waterbox to keep the fish alive and replace it with an ice box. Keeping fish alive on a chain will cause deterioration and stress to the fish... Read more

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Issue: 2019-03-20, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

When you’re craving a bit of summer, sometimes it’s best to improvise. These easy toasted salad rolls are crisp and fresh, and fast to put together. Grabbing a bag of larger shrimp whenever they’re on sale, makes this recipe a good way to at least... Read more

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Issue: 2019-03-13, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

Snacks are one of the best parts of any long day, especially when they are well-thought-out and executed. Dressing the shrimp on a bit of a Cuban-style shrimp cocktail dressing before you add them to the cheesy quesadilla adds an extra layer of... Read more

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Issue: 2019-03-06, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

Meatballs are the perfect weeknight food, especially when they only use one pan and you roast them on top of some vegetables to make a whole meal in one go. This version has some vaguely middle-eastern spices... Read more

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Issue: 2019-02-27

Shrimp toast are a great simple snack that seem like they’re going to more work than they are. If you’ve got a food processor, by all means, use it to chop the shrimp. If not, hand-chopping will only take you a few minutes... Read more

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Issue: 2019-02-20, PHOTO: Pixabay

Guaranteed, there is no better dessert than a homemade dessert—especially if it’s from my mother's or grandmother's kitchen. No wonder my wife Lisa is a great cook, as she has access to these recipes from the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s... Read more

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Issue: 2019-02-20, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

Some people think that omelettes are light. With the addition of some toast and a light salad though, this hearty omelette could make for a filling supper. It’s a great fix for those empty-fridge-still-need-to-do-the-grocery-shopping nights... Read more

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Issue: 2019-02-13, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

Almost like a fritter, these pancakes can really be a mix of any gently sautéed vegetables brought together in a batter. They make a great light lunch or a side for grilled meat or fish. It’s also a great way to get people who usually shy away... Read more

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Issue: 2019-02-06, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

If you’re looking to make this simple soup vegan, simply swap the tin of evaporated milk for a tin of coconut milk, and the butter for coconut (or olive) oil. You can also beef up this soup by adding all sorts of hearty vegetables—think carrots... Read more

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