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Cranberry-Cinnamon Cocktail/Mocktail Syrup

Cranberry and cinnamon are both favourite holiday flavours. This ruby red syrup is as pretty as it is delicious and it makes a wonderful hostess gift. You can find nice small jars or bottles at many dollar stores. While I … Continue reading

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Festive Pretzel Bites

There are so many sweet treats associated with the holiday season that I occasionally like to come up with some less-sugary options. These pretzel bites might not win a beauty contest but they are so easy – they’re the perfect … 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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White Chocolate Dipped Shortbread

Let’s face it, not all of us can decorate cookies to make them look like tempting works of art. It’s definitely not my strong suit, which is what prompted me to come up with a method to jazz up classic … Continue reading

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Roasted Nuts with Maple, Chili and Rosemary

Every year I make several batches of roasted nuts for holiday snacking and gifting. I like to vary the seasonings from year to year and this year I decided a sweet-spicy combination was in order. Maple syrup is great for … Continue reading

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Pickled Apple Slices

It’s no wonder so many good restaurants are making and serving pickles, preserves and chutneys these days – they brighten up the flavour of just about any dish and often add a nice pop of colour and texture on the … Continue reading

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Caramel-Apple Jelly

While I adore chocolate, I think caramel trumps all. Sweet and thick, sometimes chewy, caramel has a unique, almost-earthy flavour thanks to bringing the sugar almost to the point of scorching. I frequently make Caramel Sauce, Salted Caramel Ice Cream … Continue reading

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