Posts By: Karl Low

Chef Corey

My name is Corey, I’m a student in Business Management. Before coming to AU I worked in the food industry. I graduated from NAIT’s Culinary Art’s program in 2007 with a diploma in cooking. I have my journeyman certificate, Red Seal, and Blue Seal. I have worked in restaurants, hotels, golf courses, and coffee shops. These days I’m a stay at home parent to three kids, 10-year-old twins and a 6-year-old. My wife works as an RN and program manager at the Stollery Hospital.

Homemade is Better—Fried Chicken

Fried chicken is one my weaknesses, and it can be difficult to find good fried chicken.  There are many restaurants that serve it, but I almost always feel let down a little.  Between KFC, Popeye’s, Mary Brown’s, and Jolly-Bee, I think Popeye’s is the best.  Having said that though, I much prefer making it at… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Sweet Potato Fries

We were making burgers the other day, and my wife bought sweet potatoes in hopes that we could use them for something.  As it happens, I recalled that one needs to use corn starch to make them crispy.  So, we thought we’d experiment and see what happens.  This recipe is sort of based on Japanese… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Pumpkin Pie Filling

Thanksgiving is upon us, and all the retailers have been shoving pumpkin spice everything down our throats Pumpkin season is here! Even though some were doing it as far back as June.  So is pre-Christmas, but that’s another article!  I have to come clean, I don’t like pumpkin pie, or, at least, I would choose… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Sautéed Mushrooms

Fall activities are in full swing in our house.  Our kids are all into something, and life is busy again.  Our son is in hockey, our youngest is trying out ringette, and all three are in scouting.  Our oldest is still looking for a thing to try, and we are considering martial arts.  Classes are… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Meal Planning

This week I want to discuss the value of meal planning.  Full disclosure, I’m not an expert at it, but I can see the benefits of planning out your meals.  In September of 2019, my family started planning out what we’d eat for dinners so that it was easier when the time came to make… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Peaches and Crepes

I have been looking at doing more desserts as my after-dinner delights are lacking.  With peach season in full swing right now, I was looking at some different ways to utilize fresh peaches while they are available. I have not made crepes in a long time, but it is not difficult.  You need medium heat… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Roast Beef

I was looking to see what articles I’ve done over the last year and realized I have yet to write about cooking roast beef.  How I could forget such a quintessential meal option is beyond me.  Nevertheless, we picked up an inside round at our local grocery store today while considering what to have for… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Meatloaf

This week I was looking for a comfort food to make.  I decided to ask the kids what I should make, my youngest said meat and potatoes and my oldest said meatloaf with mashed potatoes.  There’s little doubt that I’m raising Albertan kids. I quickly whipped out my meatloaf recipe and ran to the store… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Fajita Salad

I was scrolling my twitter feed one day and I saw one of the local butchers in Edmonton showing off some skirt steak.  It inspired me for that night’s dinner.  But when I drove to my favorite butcher and asked them for some skirt steak, they were out.  I persevered and picked up some flank… Read more »