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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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Chocolate dipping spoons

An edible holiday gift the kids can make! These spoons – perfect for stirring extra deliciousness into a mug of hot chocolate, steamed milk or coffee – were one of our favourite teachers’ gifts for years. Easy enough for the … Continue reading

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Farmers’ Feast – the Holiday 2015 Edition

Every month or three, I get a chance to step into culinary overdrive for a week or so. The Ottawa Farmers’ Market has designed a great program to help showcase the abundance of delicious local products on offer year ‘round … Continue reading

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15 Minute Shortbread Cookies

I love this recipe because I live in a house full of cookie thieves. Not the kind of people who drain the cookie jar on the kitchen counter at an alarming rate; the kind who sneak into the basement freezer … 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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Mini eggnog cheesecakes

These tiny, one-bite treats are sure to be a hit at any holiday gathering. Topped with whipped cream and dusted with nutmeg, they are as pretty as they are delicious. The eggnog in them is subtle but unmistakable and the … 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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