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Cipâte or Cipaille – Layered Meat Pie

Cipâte or Cipaille Pie Quebec, Canada Cipâte or Cipaille, a layered meat pie, is a Québécoise classic, much beloved throughout the province of Quebec. Cipâte is a traditional Christmas holiday meal, with a deep and rich flavor. What the term fundamentally means is that you don’t care what you put into the pie, it’ll be…

Beer Battered Baby: Fish & Chips

Beer Battered Baby: Fish & Chips Nova Scotia, Canada Who doesn’t like an incredibly cooked plate of good ole’ fashioned “Fish & Chips” or like back in my day wrapped in old newspaper and served to you? Topped with a spritz of  lemon and a side of  homemade tarter sauce. Always works for me! I…

Deep Fryer: Not Required

Nova Scotia, Canada You’d never know they didn’t come out of the deep fryer. Crispy on the outside, soft and creamy on the inside. I find russet potatoes are the best for fries. Pan sautéd or grilled my friends. Easy! Directions: Peel potatoes or leave skin on Cut to your desired size or shape Add…

Blueberry Grunt… Yes Grunt!

Nova Scotia, Canada That’s right, Grunt! What the heck is Blueberry Grunt? Well it’s an East Coast tradition and one of the easiest recipes you’ll ever make. Traditionally done stove top but finishing in the oven gives you golden biscuits on top. Without a doubt, this is such a soothing warming dessert, enjoyed year round…

Super Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

Jalisco, Mexico Who doesn’t love a perfectly crisp and spicy chicken wing? The secret believe it or not is in the cornstarch. Trust me it will bring the juicy and crispy to another next level. Smothered in a great wing sauce (Hot, Medium, Mild, Honey Garlic, BBQ) accompanied with a side of your favorite dipping…