Category Archives: Party

A Tex-Mex roundup for Cinco de Mayo!

Feliz Cinco de Mayo, amigos! May 5 is a holiday celebrated  in parts of Mexico and the United States in honour of a military victory in 1862 over the French forces of Napoleon III. Here’s a roundup of tasty treats perfect for your Cinco de Mayo … Continue reading

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Bacon Cheeseburger Dip

A super make-ahead snack for sports fans! When presented with this dish for taste testing a few days ago, my menfolk were rendered speechless, in a good way. Meaty, cheesy and full of flavour, it’s scrumptious and satisfying and really … Continue reading

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Paula Roy’s Favourite Foods – Episode 4 recipes

I have to say that one of the most gratifying aspects of making my TV show has been the feedback from viewers who have taken the time to try making one or more of the dishes they saw me prepare. … Continue reading

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Caramel Crunch S’mores Dip

No campfire is needed to make this delicious treat whenever a s’mores craving strikes! Use either your oven’s broiler or a kitchen torch and the microwave to whip this up in just moments. Ingredients Mini marshmallows Mini chocolate chips Skor … Continue reading

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Spiced Lamb Meatballs

Meatballs are a great party food. Bite sized yet full of flavour, they’re also a great vehicle for many different kinds of dips. When I saw a package of minced lamb from Milkhouse Farm and Dairy in my Holiday Farmers’ … Continue reading

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Sweet and Spicy Pickled Pears

I love topping a bowl of greens with fruit all year round. Having jars of pickled fruit in the fridge makes it even easier – add some chopped nuts and you’ve got a salad packed with colour, flavour and texture. … Continue reading

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Smoked Salmon Candy

Sweet, salty, chewy and slightly peppery, you’ve probably never tasted smoked salmon like this before. I first discovered salmon candy on a visit to the iconic Granville Island Market in Vancouver, BC years ago and I haven’t been able to … Continue reading

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