Weeknight Meal Recipe: Pasta Arrabiata

By: Matt allison Jan 31, 2014

Pasta Arrabiata

This simple Italian dish packs a punch. "Arrabiata" literally translates to "Angry" because of the fiery chili's used to make up the tomato and garlic base of this dish. It's simple to prepare and easy on the… Continue Reading

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How to Make Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

By: Diy maven Jan 31, 2014

Much like Sriracha, Nutella has a cult-following. Now, there is no way that I would ever try to replicate the delectable Rooster Sauce. (You don't mess with an already heavenly creation. That's… Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meal Recipe: Beef Stroganoff & Lemon Rice

By: Matt allison Jan 24, 2014

Beef Stroganoff & Lemon Rice

A real comfort food winner. This hearty dish is great for entertaining guests, packed with flavour and a slight sharpness brought together with the pickles… Continue Reading

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3 Weird Ways to Cook Eggs

By: Diy maven Jan 24, 2014

Most people who don't know how to cook, know how to cook eggs. Poached, hard-boiled, sunny side up, scrambled. You know the drill, things haven't changed much over the years, which brings us to these… Continue Reading

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5-Spice Beef Stir-fry With Eggy Rice

By: Matt allison Jan 17, 2014

5-Spice Beef Stir-fry With Eggy Rice

This week I did a round-up of healthy habits to start in 2014, one of which was to try tackling some home… Continue Reading

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How to Sew A Microwave Potato Bag

By: Diy maven Jan 17, 2014

This Christmas, the in-laws gave me a microwaveable 'potato bag,' which looked like a sleeping bag for a potato. It came with instructions that said to simply wash and dry one or two potatoes, foregoing pricking, and then throw them in the 'wave at 4 minutes per potato. I was super skeptical. How could the bag NOT melt or catch on fire in the 'wave?? How could the potatoes NOT blow up if I didn't prick them?? (Although, I figured if they did the bag would catch the potato shrapnel.) The first attempt at using the bagContinue Reading

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5 Healthy Home Habits To Start In 2014

By: Matt allison Jan 15, 2014

5 Healthy Home Habits To Start In 2014

It’s hard to believe we are half way through the first month of the year. Resolutions are tough and they require effort in order to maintain them...you know, working out more, eating healthier, cleaning your home. All of these are only achieved through hard work… Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meal Recipe: Cheesy Courgette & Mint Risotto

By: Matt allison Jan 10, 2014

Cheesy Courgette & Mint Risotto

Risotto is pure comfort food, as the winter chills take hold it's the perfect dish to enjoy with a glass of wine with loved ones. This one is a lighter take using summer vegetables, mixing the two seasons together in a delicious blend of flavors and… Continue Reading

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Easy And HEALTHY Spicy Tuna Bites

By: Lexy.b.ward Jan 10, 2014

One of my resolutions for the new year is to learn to like sushi. I've always preferred donuts to raw fish, but no longer! I'm starting small with things like tuna, and this dish is tasty enough for any picky eater!

I'm determined to become a classy sushi eater and think that these spicy tuna bites are the perfect introduction! Taylor of Food Faith Fitness shares her super healthy recipe for this spicy dish! Check out the… Continue Reading

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Warm and Inviting Condo Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Jan 10, 2014

The kitchen in this lofty downtown Minneapolis condo had a lot going for it, including a spectacular view. However, it was a bit sterile, and the kitchen was laid out in such a way that all seated guests hadContinue Reading

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Play Guess the Kitchen Gadget!

By: Diy maven Jan 03, 2014

What better way to celebrate the first Foodie Friday of 2014 than by playing Guess the Gadget?? Again, hints will be provided, as will the answers at the end of the post. Winners will be… Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meal Recipe: Potato & Leek Soup with Poached Egg Crostini

By: Matt allison Dec 20, 2013

Potato & Leek Soup with Poached Egg CrostiniI love hearty one pot winter warmers and a potato and leek soup is ubiquitous with seasonal festivities. It's a straight forward, no frill or fuss dish, though the addition of a poached egg crostini elevates it, adding a silky smooth and crunchy texture to this robust dish.

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Make It: 5 Ingredient Eggnog French Toast

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 20, 2013

This eggnog french toast recipe looks so delicious. It's the perfect weekend breakfast to get into the holiday spirit, and it's actually easy to make, since it's only five… Continue Reading

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How to Test Spices for Freshness in 3 Easy Steps

By: Diy maven Dec 20, 2013

I have a significant spice collection. Most I don't remember buying, which leads me to believe that they have probably 'expired.' Spice Advice gives us a more thoughtful approach to estimating spice freshness than my supposin'. Their firstContinue Reading

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Grilled Salmon & Lemon Zested Cottage Cheese on Baked Potatoes

By: Matt allison Dec 13, 2013

Grilled Salmon & Lemon Zested Cottage Cheese Baked Potatoes

This simple dish is a real winner that can be made from fresh, left over or even smoked salmon.

To speed things up you can par-cook the potatoes in the microwave, just make sure you pierce them a few times before you do for 8-10 minutes. Fire up for oven, set it to grill and brown up the skins and you'll have a delicious, healthy meal… Continue Reading

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