no-churn ice cream

no-churn dulce de leche & whipped coffee ice cream

July 22, 2024

What happens when you freeze dulce de leche with whipped coffee?  The most decadent ice cream with a smooth, velvety texture that melts in the mouth.  Enjoying homemade ice cream is more than just a dessert; it’s an experience. 

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cookies

peanut butter banana oatmeal cookies (flourless)

July 19, 2024

The bowl of bananas on the countertop was on its way to being too ripe to eat and I did not fancy making banana bread.  I’ve seen recipes on social media for flourless banana oatmeal cookies.

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watermelon fruit jelly

watermelon fruit jelly

June 17, 2024

Gelatine desserts have been around for centuries and there are many ways to serve.  One of the first ‘grown-up’ gelatine desserts I made was raspberries in chardonnay jelly. 

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cottage cheese flatbread

cottage cheese flatbread

June 10, 2024

I cannot recall the last time I used cottage cheese. It was all the rage in the 1970s as dieting became popular.  And, it would appear it’s making a comeback.

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orange cake

orange olive oil cake

June 7, 2024

This cake is a cinch to make!  This isn’t your typical cake batter as a blender whips the ingredients together.  Years ago I made my first olive oil cake and loved the flavours and texture.

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whipped coffee

whipped coffee

May 25, 2024

Whipped coffee was invented in Macau in 1997.  I had never heard of it before even though it was an internet sensation during COVID.  How did I miss that?

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gnocchetti

baked asparagus bacon gnocchetti

May 15, 2024

To celebrate Spring, try this baked gnocchetti with asparagus and tomatoes. Toss in bacon and this dish makes me happy. Local asparagus is now in season and I crave it this time of the year.

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puff pastry tacos

puff pastry tacos

May 1, 2024

At the start of 2024, I began following Dominic Franks on Instagram.  His upside-down puff pastry cooking for sweet and savoury dishes got my attention.

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turtles candy

diy turtles candy (a canadian confectionery)

April 23, 2024

I enjoy noshing on select candies, and Turtles is one of them.  Pretty impressive considering I don’t have a sweet tooth but the combination of pecans with caramel and chocolate makes it hard for me to resist.  This candy recipe is foolproof.

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tomato rings with scrambled eggs a breakfast treat

tomato rings filled with scrambled eggs (breakfast treat)

April 19, 2024

Breakfast celebrates each morning as we break the overnight fasting — hence the term.  I enjoy breakfast.  It’s not something I have ever skipped unless I have to fast for medical reasons.  I was always taught the best meal of the day is breakfast. 

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fruit & nut crackers

fruit and nut crackers

April 16, 2024

This copycat version of gourmet fruit and nut crackers is easy to make and budget-friendly.  And, they make a perfect hostess gift (yes, please!).

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stuffed spaghetti squash rings

stuffed spaghetti squash rings

April 2, 2024

Do you enjoy eating spaghetti squash?  I’ve been using it for over 15 years and it’s so versatile. 

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chocolate mini egg bark

chocolate mini egg bark

March 25, 2024

Switch up the Easter egg hunt with pieces of mini egg bark. Chocolate mini egg bark is super easy to make and will be a hit with the kiddos. Wrap up a few chunks of bark in small bags and hide it throughout the house.  While I am not a fan of mini eggs, I…

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