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autumn, main dish, recipe, sponsored, sweet, vegetable

Apple Butter Tacos with Mango Cilantro Salsa and Cream Puff Pudding Cake

I recently partnered with M and M Meat Shops to create some fun and festive recipes for the upcoming holiday season. And what fun it was! I scouted out their nearest location and, after visiting their website and reserving my items online (which is a great feature!), I went to visit their storefront. The staff was very keen to help me out-  ...

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recipe, snack, sponsored, sweet

Reese’s and Cream Crepe Cake

What was your favourite candy when you were a kid? Mine was Reese’s peanut butter cups- and I was so calculated about enjoying them that I would count how many I had collected on Hallowe’en and carefully dole them out to myself over a couple weeks. In fact, even today when I purchase a bar, I carefully eat each little cup one by  ...

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recipe, snack, sweet, year-round

Almost-Raw Chocolate Torte

I hope you are having a lovely long weekend! I’ve skipped out of town to visit family and have a bit of down time. It’s a much needed bit away from the city. As I write this, the baby birds coo from the nearby apple trees and the smell of lilacs fills the air. I’m quietly drinking a rhubarb fizz and it’s so refreshing.  ...

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recipe, sweet, year-round

Cappuccino Layer Cake

Rich chocolatey ganache with a hint of espresso pours over a sweet and buttery almond icing. All of it surrounds a moist and just-dense-enough coffee layer cake. This cappuccino cake will have your friends and family, even the little ones, clamouring for another piece! I made this cake once for my sister’s birthday. It was so delicious,  ...

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recipe, snack, sweet, year-round

Classic French Madeleines

Fresh, warm little madeleines are such a special treat, and they’re particularly wonderful because there is nothing quite like them. They are both delicate in texture and robust in density, and the buttery scent balances out the subtle lemon zest flavour. The classic scallop-shaped madeleine mould makes them so attractive, I truly  ...

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autumn, recipe, spring, sweet

Carrot Cake with Meringue and Maple Cream

Back in May I made a cake in honour of Priscilla’s Bachelorette party. Well, the wedding day finally arrived! It was a beautiful event. In honour of such an occasion, I felt it only proper to make a tall layer cake. In this case, I made a carrot cake with lots of walnuts and pineapple, topped with a meringue crust and sandwiched between  ...

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recipe, sweet, year-round

The Perfect Pound Cake

Ben and I spent a glorious summertime-like weekend chez Yvonne (the writer for this past post). She welcomed us with open arms, big smiles, and lots.. and lots… of deliciously decadent and flavourful food. It was a weekend of dinner parties, and I volunteered to bring the dessert (of course)! Ben, not surprisingly, selected the wine.  ...

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