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Chicken and Tangerine Crostini

Disclaimer: Thank you to Importation Navino Inc. for sponsoring this blog post. All recipes, wording and opinions are entirely my own. December is probably one of the most party-packed months of the year. With work events, friend celebrations, family dinners and even neighbourhood get-together’s, the social calendar can fill up pretty  ...

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Chocolate Truffle Hedgehogs

A group of Canadian food bloggers and I got together this year to share some of the most memorable holiday treats in our family. What a fun experience it has been! Some wonderful classic treats and interesting alternatives revealed themselves as a favourite, and I certainly encourage you to check them out (see bottom of post for the links).  ...

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Sesame Orange Brittle

Sweet, chewy, crispy, nutty, and with just a touch of salt. I think we all have memories of those Sesame Snap candies that can always be found in small corner or grocery stores, stacked so neatly by the cash register. As a kid they were never really that tempting (I always went for the Hubba Bubba original), but as I got older I learned to  ...

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Traditional Dark Fruitcake

Fruitcake is one of those treats that is both traditional and yet constantly renewing itself, thanks to the freedom the recipe offers. Don’t like nuts? Forget ’em. Not a fan of cherries? Forget them too. A big fan of candied orange peel? Add more! My dear friend Rebecca will guide us through a dark fruitcake recipe, describing the  ...

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Holiday Spice Pecans

I am on the VIA train, rolling past farms and small cities as I travel from Montreal to small town Belleville, Ontario. Home for the holiday season at last! After a technical delay in uploading these pictures (the internet available in a moving vehicle never seems stable), I am so very pleased to be presenting you this very flavourful treat:  ...

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