Strawberry Marscapone Chocolate Cupcakes

Ahh Valentine’s Day! The one time of the year where chocolate and roses are triple in price! I never really cared so much about this holiday until I became a mom. I know, I know, everything changes when you become a parent, but for some reason your attitude towards holidays completely change once you have […]

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Avocado Dressing

We all know how good avocados are for us. These green powerhouses are full of potassium, fibre, healthy fats, antioxidants, and much more. Avocados are so creamy and rich in texture that it is a great choice in adding to a variety of recipes. In the mornings I like to add it onto my eggs […]

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Roasted Chickpeas

I was first introduced to roasted chickpeas about 12 years ago. I was working with a lovely Indian woman who had shared her food with me and from then on I was hooked! Growing up, the only way we ate chick peas was “pasta e ceci”, which translates to chick peas with homemade pasta in […]

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Chicken Broth

There’s nothing more gratifying than a hot bowl of chicken noodle soup. It is such a delight to have on a day like today when it feels like -10. It really isn’t difficult to make your own broth, it’s just one of those things that you need to make on Sundays while the rest of […]

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Cipollata with Fresh Cod

Last night’s dinner was an ode to my childhood. Growing up, I hated cod. I always thought of it as the fishy fish, you know the fish that really smells like fish? As an adult, I love cooking with it, so many possibilities! For dinner, I decided to go with a very traditional dish, la […]

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Classic Shortbread Cookies

There is nothing like a buttery shortbread during the holidays or even with your afternoon tea. This cookie is so versatile that it’s no wonder so many people enjoy making them. You can make them sweet or savoury. Add herbs, fruit, chocolate, the possibilities are endless! I personally like them plain and simple. I have […]

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Pear and Feta Wreath Appetizer

During the holidays, we always want to prepare something special, but realize we can’t do it all at once. We need to find ways to create dishes that we can prepare ahead of time and then just defrost or warm up before serving. Let’s face it people, we aren’t a restaurant, although sometimes that’s what […]

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

I have been on a non-stop holiday baking ride these days! We are less than one week from Christmas! Ahhh!!! Have you got all your shopping done? If you’re hosting are you ready for your menu? Being home this year for the holidays I thought I would be way more prepared, but instead I am […]

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Holiday Avocado Dip

If you’re anything like me, your diet lately consists of pretty much Ferrero Rocher chocolates all day. This is the issue around the holidays. Friends and family are showing up for holiday visits, which is great, but that means we always have little snacks and treats ready for them. My cellar is full of chocolate […]

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Festive Cheddar Crackers

Crackers have always been that quick snack to keep the kids quiet and hold them off until the next meal. I wasn’t always a huge cracker fan, unless there was a wheel of melted brie next to it, then I would indulge. Now with Emilia, I’m always looking for homemade healthier alternatives to keep her […]

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