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Goat cheese and caramelized onion puff pastry palmiers

The fabulous appetizer that pulls a disappearing act! I could not believe how fast these little treats got devoured when I served them to my book club recently. They’re the perfect thing, really – crisp and light and full of … Continue reading

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Pizza meatball casserole

A delectable mashup dish! This lovely creation is the result of my menfolk being unable to decide what they wanted for dinner. The premise is simple: meatballs cooked up with classic pizza toppings including onions, mushrooms, green pepper, sauce and … Continue reading

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A mostly make-ahead fancy vegetarian feast

Perfect for date night…or any night! Move over, meat and potatoes. When it comes to making a special dinner at home, why not try a new approach to menu planning? Vegetarian meals by their very nature are colourful and appealing; … Continue reading

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Mushroom and walnut ‘caviar’ on herbed crostini

An easy, elegant vegetarian appetizer! So many elegant hors d’oeuvres seem to involve meat or seafood that I decided it was time to come up with a vegetarian treat. I recall my mother eating mushrooms on toast which just looked … Continue reading

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Pear and Cheese Galettes

Super simple party-perfect treats I’m often asked what staples I keep on hand in my fridge, freezer and pantry so I can whip up some treats on short notice. At the top of my list is frozen puff pastry. It’s … Continue reading

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Marinated Goat Cheese with Pickled Blueberries

Heaven help me….I have a new addiction, and it’s this dish. It started out innocently enough. I looked around for something new to pickle, and spied a big basket of fresh blueberries on the kitchen counter. As an aside, in … Continue reading

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Butter-roasted Watermelon Radishes

Chances are you’ve seen a watermelon radish on a restaurant plate and wondered what the heck it was. It was probably sliced paper-thin, and may or may not have been quick pickled. Hopefully you ate it, because watermelon radishes are … Continue reading

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