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Hello Kitty Cake Pops

  Moist and decadent bites of chocolate cake are covered with a candy coating shell and decorated to look like Hello Kitty. These treats-on-sticks make great party favors and add an extra dose of cuteness to any dessert table. 1 8-inch Chocolate Cake layer, baked and chilled 1 cup Cream Cheese Frosting 1⁄2 cup Royal [...]

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All Lobster “No Crab” Cakes with Old Bay Aioli

  They say Maryland does two things well: play football and make crab cakes! Maryland classic crab cakes have been a part of my diet for a number of years, and when I opened Rock Lobster I knew I had to have a lobster version. Of course, you can use crab instead of lobster for [...]

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How To Stock A Pantry

  A meal begins with your ingredients. What’s in your pantry right now? Canned beans? Spices? A jar of tomato sauce? Congratulations— you have everything you need to make dinner right now (we’re thinking a saucy stew of chickpeas and tomato over pasta or sautéed kale). A helpful pantry is one that helps you cook [...]

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Turkey Meatball Soup

  From Naheed Nenshi, Broth Brother and Mayor of Calgary Makes about 4 servings Meatballs 3⁄4 cup (185 mL) freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1⁄4 cup (60 mL) grated onion 1 egg 2 Tbsp (30 mL) dried parsley leaves Pinch of salt and pepper 1 lb (500 g) ground turkey Soup 3 cups (750 mL) chicken [...]

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Skillet Macaroni and Cheese

  It’s hard to improve on mac and cheese—but we think we’ve done it, by cooking the pasta right in the sauce. With a classic and three variations, there’s something for every craving. SERVES 8 ACTIVE TIME 40 MINUTES • TOTAL TIME 40 MINUTES 6 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs ¼ cup grated [...]

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The Great Lobster Cookbook by Matt Dean Pettit

  When I think of making lobster at home, I think of a large pot and boiling water, but thanks to Matt Dean Pettit my world was flipped upside down. Matt Dean Pettit, chef and owner of Rock Lobster Food Co., has created The Great Lobster Cookbook, a collection of more than 100 simple and [...]

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Italian Kits Make Perfect Gifts

  Everyone loves Italian food, and this simple dinner kit will go down a treat. Just add some good-quality pasta and a generous lump of Parmesan to finish off the gift. For the Basil pesto: Preparation : 15 minutes Makes: about 12oz 1 small clove garlic 1 cup pine nuts toasted 2 cups basil leaves [...]

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Hokey Pokey Candy

  This recipe brings out the child in me: I still love watching the mixture fizz and bubble—volcano-like—as the baking soda reacts with the hot sugar syrup to make this wonderful honeycomb. PREPARATION: 25 minutes, plus setting COOKING: 10 minutes MAKES: 12oz 4 tbsp corn syrup Scant 1 cup granulated sugar 3 tbsp unsalted butter, [...]

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PB&J Chocolate Bars

  These bars are inspired by a favorite childhood snack: peanut butter and jelly on saltine crackers. Print PB&J Chocolate Bars Prep Time: 25 minutesTotal Time: 55 minutes Yield: Makes 36 Bars IngredientsFOR THE CRUMB BASE 1 stick unsalted butter ¹/³ cup granulated sugar ¹/³ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 large egg, beaten 1 sleeve [...]

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Julia, Child by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Julie Morstad

Julia Child and Julia, Child Giveaway!

  Julia Child has inspired so many professional chefs and amateur home cooks alike. It’s no wonder that she’s the inspiration behind a delightful new picture book called Julia, Child written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated beautifully by Julie Morstad. To celebrate the release of Julia, Child we wanted to giveaway a great Julia Child [...]

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