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The Best of Bridge Ladies are back with a new book on slow cooking

The Best of Bridge Ladies are back with a new book on slow cooking

TORONTO - Food spooned out of a slow cooker that is crunchy, colourful and flavourful may seem like an impossibility, but Sally Vaughan-Johnston says she has some tricks to achieve just that.
THE HEALTHY PLATE: Recipe for Buffalo chicken tenders

THE HEALTHY PLATE: Recipe for Buffalo chicken tenders

First, a confession. I don't watch the Super Bowl. As a matter of fact, I rarely even know who is playing.
COOKING ON DEADLINE: Recipe for rotisserie chicken with waffles and gravy

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Recipe for rotisserie chicken with waffles and gravy

This is my weeknight-friendly take on fried chicken served on waffles, a total comfort food perfect for a cold winter night.
A fresh take on "pasta" that that sports no carbs, no fat and almost no calories

A fresh take on "pasta" that that sports no carbs, no fat and almost no calories

The conventional wisdom of cutting carbs and calories generally has meant that pasta is a no-go.
You've come a long way, baby food: organic food in squeezable pouches popular with parents

You've come a long way, baby food: organic food in squeezable pouches popular with parents

ALBANY, N.Y. - Baby food used to have an image as stable — and bland — as a jar of strained peas. And its target market was limited to, well... babies. No more.
When counting calories, you need to think before you drink

When counting calories, you need to think before you drink

The first rule of drinking on a diet is: Don't. Surely you've heard that Americans get way too many calories — and nutritionally empty calories at that — from alcohol.
Cross-country patchwork of happy hour laws bars cut-price cocktails in some states

Cross-country patchwork of happy hour laws bars cut-price cocktails in some states

During "happy hour" at the Summer Winter bar in Burlington, Mass., the bargain is on the bivalves, not the brews. That's because Massachusetts legislators passed a law in 1984 banning bars from offering cut-price drinks.
Eat healthily and save money by brown-bagging lunch

Eat healthily and save money by brown-bagging lunch

TORONTO - Tightening purse strings and eating healthily are on the minds of many now that the holidays are over. Toting your lunch to work or school is a way to achieve both of those goals.
THE HEALTHY PLATE: Recipe for smoked salmon Reuben panini

THE HEALTHY PLATE: Recipe for smoked salmon Reuben panini

Allow me to confess right at the start — this is not your grandfather's Reuben sandwich. The legendary Reuben of yore was built on corned beef, but I swap that out in favour of smoked salmon.
COOKING ON DEADLINE: Recipe for creamy brown rice risotto two ways

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Recipe for creamy brown rice risotto two ways

I'm always searching for ways to make a healthier version of risotto, one of my favourite winter Italian dishes. Risotto traditionally is made with starchy white rice. That starch is essential to producing a creamy, thick risotto.