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How To Make Perfect Lemon Meringue Pie

Homemade Lemon Meringue Pie can’t be beat, but it can be a little tricky to make. It doesn’t like too much humidity, it doesn’t like to be over mixed, under mixed or overcooked.  So it’s any wonder many people would just rather purchase one already done.  But given a little patience and a few basic techniques, you can create a perfect lemon meringue pie for your Easter (or any occasion) dessert table. THE PASTRY: The crust should be butter, tender and flaky. We like to use the recipe from Fine Cooking magazine which recommends using baking powder in the pastry.  While it’s unusual to put baking powder in the pastry, it does guarantee a perfectly flaky result. Secret Pastry Tips: Don’t...

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Potato Skins Make A Perfect St. Paddy’s Day Pi

March signals two fun dates on the calendar – Pi (14th) and St. Patrick’s Day (17th). Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant Pi (3.14) and the “techie”crowd in this city enjoy poking a little fun mid-month. But of course the revelry gets a little crazy on St. Patrick’s Day, especially in Uptown Waterloo as we watch a sea of green parading past our store starting early in the day.So to honour these two occasions, we give you a combination recipe for Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie Potato Skins. While it isn’t a traditional “pie”, it still has a shell with a filling, which in our mind, makes it a pie. These potato skins are a veg head’s dream...

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Getting Game Day Ready

Donna-Marie couldn’t tell you the difference between a first down or a touchdown (Maria’s a far better football fan) but she earns her keep at the party for the game day food she brings along. 

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