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Childless diners more likely to be irked by misbehaving kids: study

Childless diners more likely to be irked by misbehaving kids: study

TORONTO - Most Canadians expect casual dining restaurants to be welcoming towards children, but disruptive youngsters in those settings can be unappetizing for adults without kids at home, according to a new study.
Thinking outside the bowl: Feeding dogs with toys and puzzles can be good for them

Thinking outside the bowl: Feeding dogs with toys and puzzles can be good for them

Working to get a meal is something dogs were born to do. "If dogs were out in the wild they'd be spending most of their time hunting for food," says trainer Joan Mayer of Santa Barbara, Calif.
MARDI GRAS: Recipe for red beans and rice with andouille sausage

MARDI GRAS: Recipe for red beans and rice with andouille sausage

It seems just about everyone with a Louisiana pedigree has a secret recipe for making the region's signature dish — red beans and rice. Which makes it a bit like chili and barbecue.
Welcome Chinese New Year with special dishes you can easily make at home

Welcome Chinese New Year with special dishes you can easily make at home

TORONTO - The Champagne corks may have been popped for many, but a huge segment of the population in Canada and around the world is still waiting to usher in the new year.
MARDI GRAS: Recipe for banana bourbon bread pudding

MARDI GRAS: Recipe for banana bourbon bread pudding

Bananas Foster and bread pudding are two of the most popular desserts in New Orleans. So in honour of the over-the-top nature of Mardi Gras, we decided to take a more-is-better approach and combine them into one.
THE HEALTHY PLATE: Recipe for Mardi Gras red beans and rice soup with andouille sausage

THE HEALTHY PLATE: Recipe for Mardi Gras red beans and rice soup with andouille sausage

Red beans and rice is one of the signature dishes of New Orleans, which explains why Louis Armstrong, perhaps the city's best known ambassador, used to sign off his letters, "Red beans and ricely yours...
COOKING ON DEADLINE: Recipe for sticky marinated pork chops

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Recipe for sticky marinated pork chops

My goal was simple — a weeknight-friendly pork dish that was all about sticky-sweet-savory deliciousness. Neither take-out nor heavy lifting would be allowed, and versatility was a must.
VALENTINE'S DAY: Six variations of Valentine's Day chocolate bark

VALENTINE'S DAY: Six variations of Valentine's Day chocolate bark

Looking for an easy way to impress this Valentine's Day? Consider a simple — but still sensational — chocolate bark. As treats go, it doesn't get much easier than this. And the best part is that there are infinite ways to personalize the bark.
THE AMERICAN TABLE: Recipe for Valentine's Day breakfast-in-bed egg strata

THE AMERICAN TABLE: Recipe for Valentine's Day breakfast-in-bed egg strata

Casseroles are a funny thing. You aren't likely to see them lauded as the hot new food trend any time soon. Yet make a great one, and suddenly folks clamour for the recipe.
Cookbook author Rose Reisman offers winning tips for healthier Super Bowl fare

Cookbook author Rose Reisman offers winning tips for healthier Super Bowl fare

TORONTO - Super Bowl celebrations don't have to mean an evening of gluttony resulting in a "food hangover" the next day, the result of consuming too much fat, sugar or salt.