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10 Easy Ways to Mentally Stimulate Your Dog

Dogs need physical along with mental stimulation. Regrettably, numerous pet owners often tend to focus on offering their dog exercise and disregard providing their pet with much-needed mental stimulation. Dogs lacking mental stimulation will certainly get bored and find ways to “amuse” themselves with bad habits such as a lot of barking, whining, tail-chasing, chewing …

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Cracked Rice Fritto Misto

Crowd-pleasing gluten-free fritto misto Company coming? Fritto Misto, or “fried mix” in Italian, is always a popular appetizer, and you can make it gluten free using rice. Made with seafood and vegetables, it’s perfect for a group gathering when you want something easy, classy and delicious for everyone. Cracked Rice Fritto Misto Prep time: 20 …

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Mushroom Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl

Quick weeknight teriyaki for a delicious and nutritious dinner Few meals beat a stir fry for speedy cooking and mouth-watering taste. This family-friendly dish combines a sweet teriyaki chicken with fresh bok choy, and hearty portabella mushrooms for an added nutritional punch. Serve alongside rice. Mushroom Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl Prep time: 15 minutesCook time: 10 minutesServes: …

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The Perfect Tender Roast of the Season

Looking for a tender and juicy roast recipe to serve? Look no further than this milk-braised pork shoulder recipe. It includes dry vermouth which is also referred to as “white” or “French” vermouth. If you can’t find it, opt for a dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio. Milk-Braised Pork Shoulder Prep …

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A Seasonal Gnocchi Recipe to Spruce Up Your Holidays

This gnocchi recipe makes for the perfect side dish, as it uses many on-hand ingredients. You can substitute or add in a variety of greens like baby kale or baby spinach for extra colour. “Serve these tender potato and squash dumplings as part of your holiday spread instead of mashed potatoes,” suggests Michelle Pennock, executive …

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Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza

A guilt-free pizza with a fiery kick Don’t settle for everyday marinara when saucing your next pizza. Here, we’ve topped a gluten-free cauliflower crust with a fiery curry sauce and tandoori-spiced chicken for an Indian-inspired pie. “Cut into three bite-size portions to serve as a finger food,” suggests Michelle Pennock, executive chef for the PC …

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Perfect Pair Pear Puffs

While holiday entertaining has its rewards, it can also be a hectic job. This year, host with ease by relying on versatile and simple-to-make recipes. These Perfect Pair Pear Puffs work splendidly as a crispy, creamy and completely delicious appetizer or brunch treat. More seasonal recipes are available online at www.tenderflake.ca. Perfect Pair Pear Puffs …

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Sausage, Tomato & Goat Cheese Tarts

Tips and tricks for fuss-free holiday entertaining The holidays are a time of celebration, not for stressing about how you’re going to feed a room full of hungry guests. Serving fanciful fare in a beautiful setting shouldn’t be difficult — just use the tricks of entertaining experts. Here are five low-fuss ways to impress guests …

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Favorite Pecan Pie Recipe

This season, stay on track by serving delicious, calorie-reduced versions of traditional festive desserts. Lightly sweetened with naturally-sourced stevia, this pecan pie will make a tempting addition to any holiday table and appease guests young and old. Favorite Pecan Pie Makes 8 servings Ingredients: 1 refrigerated pie crust from a 15 ounce (425 g) package …

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Recipe: Grape Frangipane Tart

Here’s a recipe for a holiday table triumph: a dessert that’s refreshing, elegant and rich, yet not heavy or overly sweet. The Grape Frangipane Tart looks like a jewel and tastes like a dream with juicy grapes and the complementary flavour of almonds. Begin with your favourite tart dough recipe or purchase the best tart …

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