Tag Archives: pecans

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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Overnight Sticky Cinnamon Buns

Your family would quite likely fall in love with you all over again should you decide to get up at the crack of dawn to craft some home-baked love, fragrant and just-from-the-oven warm as soon as they awaken. However, in … Continue reading

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Zucchini Salad with Lemon-Thyme Vinaigrette, Sweet Onions and Pecans

The first zucchinis of the season are always so sweet and tender. Too often these tasty vegetables are served cooked – or even overcooked. My mom often slices them into garden salads, which got me thinking about making a raw … Continue reading

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