Tag Archives: summer

Grilled mini strawberry shortcakes

A fun twist on a favourite summertime dessert! I don’t know why I never before thought of using cupcakes for strawberry shortcakes. They’re easy to make and the perfect size and shape. I took things one step farther by grilling … Continue reading

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Small batch hard iced tea cupcakes

A tasty treat for summertime entertaining! A lifelong fan of iced tea, I didn’t know what to expect the first time I tasted a ‘spiked’ version. I was pleasantly surprised to discover the tea and lemon flavours still predominated and … Continue reading

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S’mores brownies with salted caramel and dark chocolate

A favourite campfire treat gets a fabulous makeover! Rich, gooey and deliciously decadent, these brownies are one of the most wonderful things I have ever baked. Putting a graham cracker crust under my favourite chewy brownie recipe, throwing in some … Continue reading

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Caramel Crunch S’mores Dip

No campfire is needed to make this delicious treat whenever a s’mores craving strikes! Use either your oven’s broiler or a kitchen torch and the microwave to whip this up in just moments. Ingredients Mini marshmallows Mini chocolate chips Skor … Continue reading

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Grilled Portobellos stuffed with quinoa, pesto and grilled vegetables

If you’d asked my husband a few years ago what his least-favourite vegetable was, he would probably have said zucchini. Thanks to a lot of experimentation, he’s changed his tune, a fact he expressed when tasting this delightful stuffed mushroom … Continue reading

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Pan-seared scallops and herb sauce on raw zucchini ‘noodles’

Wow. All of a sudden it feels like summer out there and I want to eat all the fresh, healthy things. My garden is overflowing with tender young herbs which are finding their way into all kinds of dishes.  Before … Continue reading

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Quick Pickled Grilled Corn

Sweet farm-fresh corn has to be one of the quintessential tastes of summer. I try to eat as much of it as I can when it’s in season and am always a little sad when I cannot get my hands … Continue reading

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