Easy Caramel Walnut Sticky Buns (made with store-bought dinner rolls)


What does one do with 5 day old store-bought dinner rolls?

Make sticky buns! Yes. Here’s a new method that enables you to make sticky buns in less than 15 minutes.


6 dinner rolls
3/4 cups melted butter
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup chopped walnuts
pinch of salt


Preheat oven to 350ºF

Poke holes in the dinner rolls with a chopstick

Place rolls in a loaf pan

Mix butter, sugar, honey walnuts and spices

Pour mixture over the dinner rolls

Press down so that the mixture penetrates the holes in the rolls

Bake for 10 minutes

Serve the sticky buns warm.

Try this simple recipe hack to turn your dinner rolls into delicious sticky buns anytime!


Pumpkin Pie Hack


Making pumpkin pie from scratch might be a challenge sometimes, especially if you are focusing all your energy into preparing a turkey and multiple side dishes. So here’s a fullproof way to upgrade a plain store-bought pie into your own creation in less than 5 minutes!


Here’s what you’ll need…


♦ 1/4 melted butter

♦ 1/4 brown sugar

♦ 1/4 maple syrup

♦ 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts

Side note: You can substitute the maple syrup with honey and the walnuts with pecans.


♦ Stir all ingredients together.

♦ Pour mixture on top of pie.

♦ Decorate the pie rim with whip cream florets.


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Simple. Quick. Delicious.

Happy Thanksgiving!


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Creamy Butternut Squash Soup (no roasting or baking required)

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I’ve been always intimidated by butternut squashes. Maybe it’s because I didn’t grow up eating them or maybe it’s because whenever someone talked about using them in a recipe it involved long periods of roasting or baking. Either way, deciding to buy one and start a new tradition at our house was a Fall time goal.

So we purchased a butternut squash and thought that the easiest thing to do would be to make a simple squash soup that didn’t require any roasting or baking.

Here’s how:


◊ 1 butternut squash

◊ 2 tbsp salted butter

◊ 1 medium onion, chopped

◊ 2 cups chicken broth

◊ 1/2 cup heavy cream

◊ 1/4 tsp nutmeg

◊ 1/4 tsp cumin

◊ salt & pepper to taste

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♦ Melt butter in a medium sized pot

♦ Add chopped onion

♦ Cook for 2 minutes on medium heat, until translucent


♦ Cut the squash into two

♦ Remove the seeds by scooping them out with a spoon
Side note: Don’t throw away the seeds. Save them for later.

♦ Peel the squash using a vegetable peeler

♦ Cut the squash into 1/2 inch cubes

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♦ Add the squash cubes into the pot

♦ Cover with the chicken broth

♦ Add the spices

♦ Cover and cook for 20 minutes, until the squash is tender

♦ Puree the soup using a hand blender

♦ Blend in the cream


Serve plain or top with croutons.

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You can also freeze the soup! Simply omit the cream, store and freeze in containers. Add the cream before serving, once the soup is re-heated.

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A little snack while waiting for the soup to cook…

Squash seeds are very nutritious (full of vitamin A and C), so instead of throwing them out why not have them as a healthy snack? Simply season and roast.

Spicy Butternut Squash Seeds

Remove the squash flesh from the seeds collected earlier.

In a bowl, add:

◊ squash seeds

◊ 1 tbsp of olive oil

◊ pinch of salt

◊ pinch of cayenne pepper

◊ pinch of paprika

◊ pinch of garlic powder

◊ pinch of onion powder

After seasoning the seeds, scatter them on a non-stick pan.

Roast the seeds under the broiler for 4-6 minutes, flipping them over once after 2-3 minutes.

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Autumn Kale & Sausage Stew

by Regina Cozzi


This nutritious slow cooker recipe is a great source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C and iron.





2 tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup water

6 mild Italian sausages

8 medium potatoes

1 can of diced tomatoes

5 kale leaves

1 package Knorr® homestyle chicken stock

1 tsp caraway seeds

Ground pepper




Cut sausages into 2 inch pieces.

Cut potatoes into quarters.

Cut kale into 4 inch pieces.

Add sausages, potatoes, water and oil in slow cooker.

Add stock, kale and tomatoes.

Top with pepper and caraway seeds.


The caraway seeds give this dish a distinct aroma!


Cook on LOW for 8 hours.
Check out the video below for a quick demonstration.



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Quick and Easy Chickpea Soup



This nutritious soup is a great source of fibre and iron.

Ready in 15 min, prep. included.





1/2 chopped onion

2 tbsp olive oil

1 can of chickpeas drained and rinsed

2 cups water

1 package Knorr® homestyle chicken stock

grated Parmesan cheese (optional)




Heat oil in 3qt pot

Add chopped onions, cook until translucent

Add chickpeas

Add water and chicken stock

Bring to a boil

Let simmer for 10 minutes

Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese

Serve with buttered biscuits





If time is an issue (e.g. getting ready to leave for hockey practice), add a couple of ice cubes in your child’s bowl to cool it down quicker.