Author Archives: Paula Roy

About Paula Roy

Welcome to my kitchen! I play with words and with food. I love simple dishes prepared with passion and am always seeking to find new methods to make food as fun and flavourful as possible. I'm also an enthusiastic explorer of faraway lands and cuisines.

Chocolate Macaroon Nests

A no-bake, festive treat! This fibre-rich, gluten-free confection almost qualifies as a healthy treat. I loved making macaroons (not to be confused with French macarons) as a little kid, particularly because I could execute this recipe independently, since the oven … Continue reading

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Foolproof cheese biscuits

A superior method for better baking results! I spent years trying to figure out why I couldn’t make cheese biscuits as well as my mother-in-law. After all, she had given me her recipe… or so I thought. Well, it turns … Continue reading

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Easy Italian skillet chicken

Quick recipe yields big flavour! This is one of those deceptive dishes – so fast and simple to prepare yet so flavourful that people might think you spent hours making it. It’s a great meal for using up any leftover … Continue reading

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Potato recipe roundup

Fresh ideas for a favourite vegetable! Potatoes were served often in our house when I was growing up and I still love them today; I’m sure the fact that my dad grew up on a potato farm on Prince Edward … Continue reading

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Fun and festive pizza cake

Fool your family with this sweet treat! The first time I made this cake it was for my son’s birthday and when I brought it to the table, he was really confused. It was fun to pull a little prank … Continue reading

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Edible Science: tiny juice balloons

A tasty molecular gastronomy kitchen experiment! This is a fun project that kids really enjoy. The littlest ones can watch and then play with and eat the results, while older children and teens can probably do it all by themselves. … Continue reading

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Cauliflower recipe roundup

Six delicious ways to cook up this nutritional powerhouse! Much like squash and cabbage, many cauliflowers are grown to a substantial size, making them ideal for several meals and therefore economical (at least at the reasonable prices are seeing in … Continue reading

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