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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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Mini Chocolate Cakes with Salted Ganache

A rich, satisfying gluten-free treat A few months ago, a fan of my blog pointed out what should have been glaringly obvious to me: there are not nearly enough chocolate recipes on here. (Thanks, Erin!) There’s a simple reason – … Continue reading

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Vanilla Pound Cake with Salted Caramel Glaze

An easy yet decadent dessert Remember when some people predicted that salted caramel was just a fad? They were probably the same people who said bacon is overrated and artisan donuts were sure to be a passing fancy. Personally, I … Continue reading

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Eggnog Loaf

Light in texture and full of flavour, this loaf just tastes like Christmas to me. Eggnog, sugar and butter, along with a generous helping of nutmeg…perfection! Ideal for brunches or as a dessert, this recipe makes a cake-like loaf that … Continue reading

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Tuscan Lemon Cake

This moist, delicious cake is the perfect finish to any meal. It’s light – almost like an angel food cake thanks to the whipped egg whites – but with tons more flavour. Because it uses olive oil instead of butter, … Continue reading

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Russian Tea Cakes

More cookie-like than cake, these buttery, melt-in-your-mouth treats are known by many names, including snowball cookies, polvorones and Mexican wedding cakes. I’ve also seen them served up often as popular Christmas cookies in North America. Whatever their name and true origin, … Continue reading

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Crab Cakes with Grilled Mango and Red Pepper Salsa

I have always had a fondness for crab cakes. A favourite Ottawa restaurant that sadly is no more, The Upstairs Bistro, used to make some of the best I’ve ever tasted. I used to beg the owner to let me … Continue reading

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