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Blueberry-cardamom coffee cake

A rich and flavourful not-too-sweet treat As a kid I was really confused by coffee cake, because it never tasted like coffee. Little did I know the term simply meant a sweet cake – often flavoured with fruit and/or cinnamon … Continue reading

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Butter tart-inspired biscuits

A tasty twist on a favourite Canadian dessert! I was asked by a friend to come up with a sweet treat similar to butter tarts but without eggs due to a family allergy. Rather than trying to reinvent the characteristic … Continue reading

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Strawberries and cream drop scones

Easy, delicious biscuits for breakfast, brunch or teatime! I adore making scones and biscuits but sometimes find I am not in the mood to roll out and cut the dough. Drop scones are a great solution as they are fast … Continue reading

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Rhubarb upside down cake

A not-too-sweet treat that’s bursting with colour and flavour! My mom has always had a rhubarb patch and even at age 90 she continues to tend it with great success. I didn’t much care for rhubarb’s tart flavour as a … Continue reading

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Maple syrup pie with pretzel crust

Regular or gluten-free, it’s a delicious and easy dessert! I’m a sucker for anything that combines sweet and salty so this pie is right up my alley, earning bonus points for also offering a delightful contrast of crunchy and smooth … Continue reading

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Carrot cake cookie sandwiches with maple cream cheese frosting

A not-too-sweet treat the whole family will love! I’ve always been a fan of carrot cake although for many years I deluded myself into believing that it’s actually healthy because it has vegetables in it. Of course, I was wilfully … Continue reading

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Maple shortbread cookies

A melt-in-your-mouth treat that’s not too sweet! My family consumes many litres of maple syrup each year. We are really fortunate to live not far from Lanark County, the maple syrup capital of Ontario, so we have easy access to … Continue reading

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