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Better than a New Year's resolution: a holiday recipe for wholeness

You can’t make gingerbread with only ginger. A New Year’s resolution based on willpower alone is a like a single ingredient cake recipe — not very tasty. To create lasting change that transforms your...

Recipe to Riches celebrates the best of Canadian home chefs

Recipe to Riches finalist Jennifer Innis tells us how she wowed the judges at her Vancouver audition.
Mairlyn Smith displays her new cookbook.

Quinoa Queen Mairlyn Smith on her new vegetarian cookbook

Discussing quinoa, known as the the chameleon of superfood with bubbly TV personality and Personal Home Economist Mairlyn Smith.

Whitewater Cooks with Friends: Interview with Shelley Adams

Whitewater Cooks with Friends is about sharing good food and recipes with those you love. This interview with Shelley Adams also includes a delicious and healthy salad recipe from her cook book.

Flaky apple turnovers for fall

Apple season is here and these flaky apple turnovers are perfect for a blustery day.

Halloween recipe and a ghoulish story

Take a trip back in time to 840AD with this Halloween candy recipe and a ghoulish story about how this scary day came to be.

Soup to warm the soul

'Tis the season, the time of year where the leaves change colour and the air becomes a little more crisp. It’s soup season. Betty Crocker has the perfect way to chase the chill out of fall and...

Super simple chocolate cake recipe

Make this simple, extremely moist and delicious chocolate cake with just a few basic ingredients at home.

Ballpark pretzels: the perfect snack

I've always wanted to try making bread at home, so what's better than starting off with ballpark pretzels? They're simple and tasty, definitely making them comfort food in my books. You can make...

Cooking with Ocean Wise: prosciutto-wrapped prawns and the benefits of an ocean-friendly meal

We hear from Ocean Wise's Mike McDermid about why sustainable seafood just makes sense, and share Cory Parson's delicious recipe for sustainable prawns.