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All the cooking related stuff we do.

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Tater Tot Poutine

I saw a tweet about someone making tater tot poutine and so I says to myself I says, “Stacey, there’s no reason you can’t make that!” So I did. I stopped at No-Frills, my local grocery store and picked up a package of gravy mix and a bag of cheese curds. A quick stop at […]

Brisket
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Smoking a Brisket on the Traeger

As I may have mentioned, earlier this summer I bought a Traeger pellet grill. I did this to benefit my family. Yeah, that’s my story! The reality is, the Traeger is a great addition to our home because while most people think of it as a smoker, it is actually really useful as a convection […]

Brisket
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Trimming the Brisket

A couple weekends ago I smoked a beauty of a brisket in my ugly drum smoker. Well the truth is before you can smoke a brisket, there’s a lot of prep to do with the brisket. I had my camera crew (that’s my kids) film me trimming the brisket. It’s basically just me cutting off […]

Ugly Drum Smoker
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Victoria Day Weekend; Smoking a Brisket

As my Facebook memories have been reminding me, in a typical year I would have spent the May long weekend at the cabin. With the current travel restrictions in place, I chose not to travel. Instead, I stayed home and cleaned up my Ugly Drum Smoker and smoked a beauty of a brisket. However, as […]

Cooked Black Cod
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Air Fryer Black Cod

I didn’t want to let the total failure of my air fryer Blooming Onion stop me from air frying other delicacies. So I decided to go all-in and air fry some Black Cod. And spoiler alert – it was sensational! I carefully dried off the pieces of black cod and then gently applied a dry […]

Crisp Pork Belly
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A Crisp Pork Belly Sandwich

I spent time in the Test Kitchen prepping and cooking a beautiful slab of pork belly this Easter weekend just gone. I followed the Jamie Oliver recipe/method and honestly, it turned out exquisitely! I started out by doing like Jamie Oliver suggests, I used a shop/utility knife to score the skin side of the pork. […]

Cuisinart Air Fryer
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Win A Cuisinart Air Fryer

As I have previously stated, I love my air fryer. It cooks super-fast and is more economical to use seeing as you do not need to heat up a huge oven to cook relatively small things to perfection. To give you an opportunity to win aCuisinart air fryer, I have teamed up with my fellow […]

Air Fryer Blooming Onion
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Air Fryer Blooming Onion

Under the heading “Learn to stay in your own lane” I bring you my second attempt at an air fryer blooming onion. And spoiler alert, it is still not pretty – nor very tasty. I started out with the onion – cut into segments and yes, I probably cut too close to the base of […]

Sourdough Bread
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My Favourite Sourdough Bread Recipe

Long before the pandemic hit and everybody started baking sourdough bread, I was already making my own sourdough bread. I had my own starter who we affectionately call Floyd. Over the last couple of years I have tried many different bread recipes, techniques, and tricks. Some with success, others not so much. However I have […]

Prime Rib Eye Steak
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Air Fryer Prime Rib Eye Steak

As I said a month ago, I now have an air fryer in the kitchen and I have really grown to love it. I love it so much that I used it to “air fryer” a prime rib eye steak! Admittedly, the air fryer does not do everything well. I tried making homemade onion rings […]