Category Archives: Entertaining

Small batch fun and festive lion cupcakes

Perfect for parties, bake sales and more! I have always been a big fan of cupcakes. Not only are they quicker and easier to serve than cake, they can be so fun to decorate too. These cuties are inspired by … Continue reading

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Fast and flavourful enchilada dip

Five minutes to make a party-perfect yet nutritious dish! I love this dip because it takes just minutes to assemble and can even be prepared up to 48 hours ahead of time before baking. More importantly, it’s packed with flavour … Continue reading

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Fast and delicious taco pizza

A party-perfect combination of two favourite foods! If your family is like mine, there is a good chance you have both tacos and pizza on the regular menu rotation. To me, both are fast, fun meal options although I do … Continue reading

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Bacon Cheeseburger Dip

A super make-ahead snack for sports fans! When presented with this dish for taste testing a few days ago, my menfolk were rendered speechless, in a good way. Meaty, cheesy and full of flavour, it’s scrumptious and satisfying and really … Continue reading

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Chicken in white wine and cream sauce (coq au vin blanc)

A lighter twist on a classic French dish! I remember the first time I made coq au vin, the rustic, hearty French dish that became wildly popular in North America thanks to Julia Child. I recreated the recipe found in … Continue reading

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Salted caramel pots de crème

A delicious 3-ingredient pudding that takes just 5 minutes to make! I’ve long been a fan of exotically-named desserts like budino and pots de crème, the Italian and French versions of the ever-so-boring-sounding pudding. Not to be confused with the … Continue reading

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Hearty seafood and chickpea stew

A Mediterranean-inspired winter warmer! I adore this dish because it’s so easy to prepare and absolutely packed with flavour. The tomatoes and herbs are what predominate, rather than the mild-tasting haddock and shrimp. Leftovers reheat beautifully so you might even … Continue reading

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