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—Pumpkin and Butternut Squash soup

I was gifted two butternut squash from a good friend.  We used one for Thanksgiving, and the other one was sitting on my counter, starting to look like it was sad.  I came across a great article by our very own Xine Wang.  To not copy her terrific recipe, I thought I should add some… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Shredded Hashbrowns

There are many ways to make hashbrowns.  I wrote about one way in April of 2021.  That article was about making cubed hashbrowns.  I mentioned there that you wanted to boil the potatoes before frying them.  The key to good hashbrowns is pre-cooking the potatoes; sometimes that means par-cooking them in a deep fryer like… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Creamed Corn

This feels appropriate for this time of year, and because of the YouTube video that seems to be blowing up!  I love that video, and the music video that was done about it.  I honestly can say I made this recipe before the video even aired back in early August.  Tariq isn’t wrong about corn… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Rotisserie Chicken Rub

Swiss Chalet might have some of the best rotisseried chicken.  I’m not sure what they put on it while it’s on the rotisserie, but the skin is crispy and flavourful.  It got me thinking about how I can duplicate that idea—boosting the flavour of the skin on a rotisserie chicken.  I like to use my… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Chili Cheese Dog

Corner Gas was one of my favourite shows when it was on. Brent would walk into the Ruby and ask for a chilli cheese dog, and the producers did a great job of making it look good. I know some of you will feel nauseated at the thought of a chilli cheese dog, but, personally,… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Bread Bowls

If you are of a certain age, you might remember the Tim’s commercials when they released their chilli.  The actor was so excited about the dish and the fact that the bowl and chilli were both edible.  This was my inspiration for this recipe.  When I made chilli, it dawned on me that my kids… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Chilli

I have previously stated, “there are a small handful of meals that are always better the next day.  Lasagna is one of them, followed by coleslaw, pulled pork, and pizza”.  I also admitted that this isn’t a list that cannot have edits, and I submit for you such an edit, an addition.  I present to… Read more »

Homemade is Better—The Empress Gin and Tonic

Gin and tonic is undoubtedly an easy enough drink to make, and I doubt we need a recipe to make one.  This simple recipe requires only three ingredients: One ounce of gin, one slice of lime, and five ounces of soda.  But this article is more to be a review of a particular type of… Read more »