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Tips and Tricks

Easy chicken Parmesan

Layer chicken strips in a pan with tomato sauce and a mix of shredded mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Bake until golden and bubbly.

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Tips and Tricks

Salad in a jar 101

When making a layered salad, start with the dressing – at the bottom of the jar. Then add your heavier ingredients and finish with lighter lettuces and greens at the top. Screw on lid and shake to mix all ingredients when ready to eat, or bring a small bowl and empty contents into it, toss and enjoy.

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10 ways to use your dips

Classic carrot sticks and chips aside, there are so many ways to enjoy dips. Check out our top 10 lineup of other ways to take a dip, whether you're looking to spice up breakfast, snacks, or hot-off-the-grill burgers.

Cauliflower gets recast

Fancy croutons, tasty crostini toppers or added oomph to an iceberg wedge salad: Our Buffalo Style Cauliflower Bites, with their signature sauce, work menu magic.

5 ways with grilled cheese

Amp up your regular grilled cheese recipe with the addition of just one or two ingredients to enjoy a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich, a kid-friendly alternative, or just an unexpected and fun flavour pairing.

3 ways with Compliments Unsalted DeluxeMixed Nuts

Must-try snacks made with Compliments Unsalted Deluxe Mixed Nuts

Deli meat hacks

From classic ham to sliced turkey, our deli-style sliced meats are big on flavour minus any artificial flavours or colours.

How cool are these crustaceans!

Get inspired with our simple seafood hack. Whip up easy shrimp tapas, give steak a surf-and-turf spin and create kebabs with a tortellini twist.

How to cook dry pasta like a pro

How To

How to cook dry pasta like a pro

From spaghetti to penne, fettuccine to fusilli, cooking pasta is as easy as 1,2,3.

Steps to success

  1. Bring a large, deep pot of water to a boil. At least 4 L/qt. water and 1 tsp (5 mL) salt per L/qt.
  2. At boil, add dry pasta. Lightly stir to prevent noodles from sticking together. Bring water to a rapid simmer. Set a timer.
  3. Begin sampling at 8 minutes, then every 30 seconds, until desired doneness. Drain. Serve hot.