Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Paula Roy’s Favourite Foods – Episode 9 recipes

Effortless Entertaining with delicious make-ahead dishes While the holidays may be winding down, entertaining season is never over, as far as I’m concerned. I love hosting dinner parties in the winter as people seem especially eager to gather together indoors. … Continue reading

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Paula Roy’s Favourite Foods – Episode 1 recipes

Today’s the big day! At 7:30 pm, the first episode of my new TV show, Paula Roy’s Favourite Foods, is airing in Ottawa on Rogers TV, channel 22. I’m super excited, but also just a little bit nervous. While I … Continue reading

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Spicy Marinated Olives

I’m a big fan of gifting edible treats on just about any occasion. Show up at a party with a nice bottle of wine and something yummy the host can either put on the table or tuck away to savour … Continue reading

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Better barbequing all year long

I have heard that there are people who hang up their barbeque tools after Labour Day. I suppose these same folks might put their white pants and shoes away as well, tradition-bound as they seem to be. Not for me … Continue reading

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Fat-free Microwave Potato Chips

I don’t watch much television – I’d rather be cooking, reading or spending time outdoors. Once in a while I do succumb, however. A couple of months ago, I was flipping through the channels looking for something worth watching and … Continue reading

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Smoked Watermelon Salad with feta and mint

While this sweet-salty-sour salad combination has been around for years, smoking the watermelon prior to cubing it takes the dish to a whole new level of deliciousness. It’s a refreshing, light, flavourful treat that will add a wow factor to … Continue reading

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A Romantic Dinner for Two Menu

It’s surprising how many things one should consider when planning to cook a romantic dinner for two. Obviously, if you’re trying to impress someone, you want to deliver a meal that is both delicious and attractive, but what are the … Continue reading

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