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TV-PG (30 MIN)

On this episode of At Home With Didiayer, our host engages with all things bizarre from food to fashion... and even dabbles a bit with fire ART!


TV-PG (30 MIN)

On this episode of At Home With Didiayer, we cover the gamut- from unveiling the secret art of Dr. Seuss to learning how to make apple crumble, accent walls, and organic homemade soaps!


TV-PG+L (60 MIN)

With Kevin and Suzanne's employer relocating to another city, the couple is following suit. However, before selling their home, they must complete two years' worth of unfinished projects in just two weeks. Due to Suzanne's constant focus on their fundraising efforts, the couple is able to cover all of their reno expenses, giving them an edge over the competition. But when Penny shows up for her final check-in to find multiple unfinished projects, she questions if they'll be able to finish on time. Meanwhile, Dan and Sheri have already purchased a bigger, more expensive home and are under huge pressure to maximize the list price of their current house. Sheri pulls together a high stakes fundraising party that requires a lot of cash up front and relies on a large turn out to be successful while Dan risks alienating his skilled helpers when he refuses to compromise on the basement rec room design. Just as Sheri revels in finally completing one room on their project list, Penny returns with a lengthy list


TV-PG+L (60 MIN)

With the help of a skilled bunch of friends, Jeff and Joanne tackle the demo work in no time and make serious headway on their construction projects. However, their extensive list of "must do improvements sees them gambling with funds they don't have. At the mid-way mark, Penny and Paul are impressed with the work completed but fear costs could be a killer. Despite their lack of reno know-how, Jill and Joel also get off to a good start when they receive donated materials from a local contractor, but it soon becomes evident that the two-week timeline will be a major challenge for this slow moving duo. Despite Penny and Paul's attempt to light a fire under these young parents, they squander valuable time on an office update that Paul feels will add little value to their home. Every dollar and minute counts, as one team struggles to avoid falling deeper in debt while the other does all they can to finish before the strict two week deadline!


TV-PG+L (60 MIN)

With an out of province work transfer looming on the horizon, Bonnie and Trevor must get their home ready to list now. This handy couple suffers a string of unlucky incidents that result in setbacks; however, a wealth of community support makes their project list manageable. After prodding from Penny and Paul at the halfway mark, Bonnie makes a much needed shift into fundraising mode to offset the mounting reno costs. Meanwhile, their competition, Natalie and son, Ray, have been living in a perpetual reno zone for five years after a house flipping project with her ex went sour. Now, Natalie's desperate to finish the renos and sell, but she'll need more than luck to successfully complete her workload. When broken promises from helpers put her behind on the two week timeline, she attempts to focus her energy on the renos and abandons fundraising efforts all together. Penny and Paul believe Natalie's home has immense potential, but with time running out, it may be too late. In order to stay competitive, Na


TV-PG+L (120 MIN)

There's no room in heaven for Sarah unless by Christmas she rights one wrong from her past. Sarah thinks her unfinished business has to do with her ex-­boyfriend she jilted, Jordan, who has since moved on to love another woman .


TV-14 (120 MIN)

When Livvy's boyfriend dumps her for another girl he's already seeing, she's heartbroken. But when she finds two more exes he pulled the same stunt on, the unlikely trio works together to get revenge. Along the way, Livvy meets Carter, and sparks fly. Can she forget about revenge long enough to let a Christmas romance blossom?


TV-PG (120 MIN)

A woman leaves New York for LA after a break-up and falls in love while renting the guest house of a young father.


TV-14 (120 MIN)

Jessica has a big presentation in Palm Springs. There are a couple of problems though: her two kids who will do anything to get mom and dad back together again - even if they have to hack mom's phone or pose as a secretary to make sure dad's in Palm Springs too. And father Joe who'll do anything to charm his way back into Jessica's life.


TV-PG+L (120 MIN)

Canine therapist, Erin, is getting a fresh start “ she's recently single and starting a new job in a different city! But just when Erin thought her new life would be the reset she needed, she meets her intense and self-centered boss, Martin. Struggling to keep his dog GPS locator company afloat, Martin expects Erin to help him save the company and find homes for 12 puppies that were left behind after a photoshoot “ all before Christmas Day. As they work together, Erin realizes Martin isn't so bad after all, and Erin's take-charge attitude not only helps Martin save his company but also helps him get back in touch with his calmer, better self and open himself up to love with Erin just in time for the holidays.


TV-PG (120 MIN)

Haley Foster escaped her small-town childhood in Truxton and built a big city life in Los Angeles as a top wedding planner at an elite and powerful company run by Ms. Reynolds. When her sister insists on getting married in Truxton at the old Christmas Farm on Christmas Day, Haley is resigned to make her sister's dreams come true and her parents happy. Returning to her childhood town not only brings back fond memories but also reunites Haley with Angela's childhood pal, Carter and sparks fly.


TV-PG (120 MIN)

No man is perfect enough for Sarah Groves, except perhaps the impressive snowmen she sculpts annually with her childhood pal, Nick. In mid-December, her snowman disappears, and in his place, materializes Cole, who seems too perfect for Sarah to be true.


TV-PG+D (120 MIN)

When her best friend invites her along for a holiday themed sail, an aspiring novelist, Pam, unexpectedly finds the love of her life on board. But what will happen when the ship returns to port for Christmas?


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Cakes made without using flour are actually quite common, and have long been appreciated before the days of gluten-free living. This episode showcases some classic and contemporary cakes made using ingredients other than flour (commonly found ingredients) and with that comes the lesson in how to achieve delicate and moist cakes made without wheat flour. i. Italian Blood Orange Syrup Cake “ Ground almonds lend structure to this Cake that highlights a fragrant orange flavour and shine from the syrup poured over the warm cake. ii. French Flourless Chocolate Torte “ This is a traditional, rich and moist chocolate cake that relies on whipped eggs and chocolate to give it a moist interior and crunchy exterior. iii. Flourless Vanilla Cupcakes “ Those baking without flour often need a classic flourless cake recipe that suits a birthday party, and this fits the bill.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

A staple cookie in most coffee shops, biscotti (which translates from Italian to mean twice baked) share a common technique, but that results in a variety of end results. From the classic crunchy biscotti to a more tender version, along with a cross application, everything you need to know about biscotti is explained. i. Classic Almond Cranberry Biscotti - these are the traditional, super-crunchy biscotti, perfect for dunking into coffee. They are large and look just like the ones you see at a coffee shop counter, in a big jar. ii. Tender Chocolate Cantucci - Cantucci (also cantuccini} are a variation of biscotti, but differentiated by their tender, more delicate texture. These suit more of a cookie tin and take a little more refined technique in order to achieve the softer texture. iii. Biscotti Ricotta Cheesecake - appreciating biscotti as a pastry chef includes using it as a component in a fancier dessert. In this recipe, biscotti is crushed to make the crust and also adds flavour to an Italian st


TV-PG (30 MIN)

In terms of technique, bars don't have technical qualifications that distinguish them from squares (other than the shape) but as a widely popular baked treat, there are many options to showcase, from healthy granola bars to decadent Nanaimo Bars and Caramel Chocolate Candy Bars. The lessons within making the bars are worthwhile and bars are second only to cookies in popularity in the home baker's kitchen. A relative of the favourite "square·, bars are typically cut into rectangle portions to earn their name. This episode showcases a number of traditional favourites, from a simple, one-bowl granola bar recipe to a distinctly Canadian Nanaimo Bar. i. Traditional Granola Bars - this recipe is a good place to start the lesson, since a granola bar is a single-layer bar (no crust or topping). Full of nutritious grains, nuts, seeds and fruits, these are a healthy treat. ii. Nanaimo Bars - A more elaborate, dessert-like bar, Nanaimo bars have a chocolate crust with a signature custard filling and are topped


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Who doesn't love caramel? Learning to make a basic caramel opens the patisserie door to just so many desserts and delights, from classic to creative. i. Classic Caramel/Caramel Apples - The principles behind making a traditional caramel is shown here, and then is used to dip apples. ii. French Apple Tarte Tatin -Another more advanced application for caramel is seen in this classic French version of apple pie. Sugar is caramelized in a heavy skillet and then apples are added. Topped with puff pastry, the tart bakes upside down, and then is served with the apples and now built-in caramel sauce on top. iii. French Creme Caramel - This classic showcases caramel at its most elegant. Caramelized sugar is poured into dishes to set, then topped with a silky custard base that is baked. Once inverted, it is revealed that the caramel softens and makes a sauce that keeps this dessert consistently on bistro menus.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Sugar pastry differs in texture and taste from a Sablee pastry and is equally valued in a pastry kitchen sugar. Sugar pastry (known as pate sucree) is a little more delicate and fragile due to its higher sugar and butter content, so suits fillings of an according texture. This episode defines this, shows how to achieve and use this delicate pastry, and of course includes tips and tricks to make it even more versatile. i. Basic Sugar Dough and Snickerdoodle Cookies - the basic sugar dough formula can also be baked into snickerdoodle cookies: drop cookies rolled in cinnamon sugar before baking. ii. Frangipan Tart - a sweet almond filling is a traditional choice to bake into a tender sugar dough shell. Here we get a sense of rolling and baking the now-chilled dough and making and baking the traditional filling. iii. Blackberry Meringue Tarts - Sugar dough gets dressed up - the pastry can hold a filling, but brushing the inside of the tart shell with white chocolate prevents it from absorbing the blackbe


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Marzipan is made simply from ground almonds mixed with sugar to achieve a paste, but it has so many uses in the dessert world. This episode showcases marzipan from its fundamental creation to its many uses. i. Homemade Marzipan - master the formula for a tasty and easy-to-handle marzipan. This can be shaped into little candies, topped with a toasted almond. ii. Easy Marzipan Fruitcakes - Individual fruitcakes are made using marzipan within the batter and rolled to top the fruitcakes. Can include dried mango in the fruit mix (have just tested the recipe and would be a lovely addition) iii. Classic Battenberg Cake - Ever have high tea at the Empress Hotel in Victoria? Then you know that this checkerboard cake batter is made using marzipan, and then covered with a coloured marzipan for this English classic served at afternoon tea.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Meringue comes in 3 forms - we covered French meringue in season 1, but Italian meringue deserves its own episode (Swiss meringue is the third). Italian meringue is made from whipping egg whites and pouring in boiled sugar, giving the meringue strength and structure to be used in many ways. This episode shows the many applications of this fundamental baking principle. i. Italian Nougat (Torrone) - this is the perfect recipe to showcase the essentials behind Italian meringue, turning it then into a traditional Italian candy filled with toasted almonds & hazelnuts. ii. Coconut Marshmallows - Italian meringue can also be the base for marshmallows, and flavouring and tinting them is fun - you can also make different shapes or coat the marshmallows to personalize them further. iii. Key Lime Meringue Tart - Many pastry chefs rely on Italian meringue to top their meringue pies, since it is stable, shiny and easy to pipe and shape. A classic creamy key lime filling makes a perfect base to put this chef secre


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Icebox Cookies came into fashion in the early 1900's (when we used to use iceboxes to keep our food chilled) and are still as popular as ever. An icebox cookie must spend time chilling before it is sliced and baked, and this episode shows a number of traditional (and even international) styles. i. Vanilla Icebox Cookies - a traditional cookie is made, chilled and rolled in decorator's sugar before being sliced & baked. ii. Checkerboard Icebox Cookies - this shows how to make a chocolate version of the vanilla dough and use both doughs to make a checkerboard pattern. Great visual on the technique! iii. Coconut Caramel Sandwich Cookies - Truly something special, this recipe showcases a classic and favourite Asian sweet filling, a coconut caramel called "Kaya", which is very much like a coconut version of Dulce de Leche. The Icebox cookie is delicate to match this coconut caramel.