Tag Archives: cayenne

Festive maple snack mix

A sweet-salty-spicy treat! My mom’s savoury nuts ‘n bolts were a highlight of the holiday snacks menu when I was growing up. I loved every component – the Cheerios, pretzels, peanuts and Shreddies, not to mention the tangy sauce that … Continue reading

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Make-ahead Scallops au Gratin

I’ve always loved this dish, also known as Coquilles St. Jacques. For years, it was my ‘have to impress these people’ meal. These days, I prefer this version which can be made the day before a party. I also like that … Continue reading

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Cheesy Mushroom Toast Cups

As a young child, toast cups seemed the height of culinary creativity to me. To use a humble slice of buttered bread to create a vessel for delicious fillings was brilliant, I thought, and I have fond memories of making … Continue reading

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Old Fashioned Macaroni and Cheese

I consider myself to have been a pretty fortunate kid as I grew up eating almost exclusively delicious, homemade food cooked from scratch. I didn’t really discover Kraft Dinner – that ‘love it or hate it’ packaged pasta and sauce … Continue reading

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Gougères (savoury cheese puffs)

There’s something quite magical about choux pastry, don’t you think? Also known as pâte à choux , this light pastry dough is used for sweet treats including cream puffs (click here for my recipe), profiteroles, croquembouches, éclairs, beignets and more; it’s also the foundation for … Continue reading

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Savoury Chili-Cheese Biscuits

These savoury delights are the perfect thing for people who don’t have a sweet tooth. Not as crisp as crackers, cheddar cookies have a nice texture and delicious flavour thanks to both the cheese and cayenne; they make lovely cocktail … Continue reading

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Cedar Planked Spicy Shrimp

These tasty little morsels were a smash hit when I served them recently. They can be prepared a few hours ahead and left to marinate in the fridge, then put on the grill for just a few moments of cooking … Continue reading

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