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Butter tart-inspired biscuits

A tasty twist on a favourite Canadian dessert! I was asked by a friend to come up with a sweet treat similar to butter tarts but without eggs due to a family allergy. Rather than trying to reinvent the characteristic … Continue reading

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Maple gelato with salted pecan brittle

A not-too-sweet dessert everyone will love! I was fortunate to enjoy homemade ice cream on a semi-regular basis when was growing up. We had one of those wooden bucket style ice cream makers, to which you added ice cubes and … Continue reading

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Big batch butterscotch pecan cookies

Chewy cookies that hit all the right flavour notes! A few of you kind people have been asking why I haven’t posted in a little while. I’m excited to tell you that it’s because I’ve been super busy filming new … Continue reading

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Crisp and colourful Waldorf pasta salad

A hearty and nutritious meal that’s simple to prepare! I love Waldorf salad. Crunchy, creamy and delicious, it offers such a pleasing combination of contrasting flavours and textures. It’s long been one of my go-to lunches because it’s super packable. … Continue reading

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Baked sweet potatoes with Brussels sprouts, cranberries and pecans

My mother often makes a dish featuring cubed sweet potatoes, cranberries, pecans, cinnamon and orange juice. While I enjoy her recipe, sometimes I yearn for something a bit less sweet. As part of this month’s Farmers’ Feast cooking fest on … Continue reading

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Butter Tart Squares

Butter tarts rank right up there as one of the foods considered to be quintessentially Canadian. Their origin is hotly debated – as is the inclusion of raisins – but they are nearly universally loved. If you’re pressed for time, … Continue reading

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Celebration Squares

I wasn’t sure what to name this new recipe until I thought about the occasion for which I created it – an upcoming weekend of celebrations at my alma mater, Queen’s University in Kingston. Homecomings are always special, and this … Continue reading

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