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Chocolate Date Loaf

If you frequent this blog every so often, you may have noticed I’ve been dying to make a dessert that is sweetened with dates. Well, I have not only found a chocolate date dessert, but I actually stole this recipe from my friend Evelyne. Yes, I stole it. Evelyne is a sports nutritionist, and one of Quebec’s top-tiered dietitians.  ...

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breakfast, recipe, sweet, winter

Pink Grapefruit and Rosemary Cornmeal Cake

My friends Priscilla and Patrick are getting married in less than a month, and we had a bachelorette party for Priscilla last Saturday. There were lots of decorations (pink, pink, and more pink), dancing, drinking, and of course food. I made a lemon meringue pie (it was gone in a flash- no pictures to prove its existence unfortunately) and the  ...

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breakfast, recipe, sweet, winter

Clementine Olive Oil Cake

It’s clementine season! When I was a kid, I only ate orange foods. And clementines were at the top of the list. I refused to eat anything that came in another colour. I was a weird kid. You would think after having a diet consisting almost entirely of those small citrus fruits that I would have eventually revolted. But in fact, I love  ...

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autumn, recipe, sweet, winter

Cranberry Spice Upside Down Cake

 As a kid, I absolutely loved cranberry sauce with my turkey during special holiday dinners. I loved the added sweetness, and would often gobble up the red remains on my plate with a spoon. Those memories stuck with me, and later on in life when I went cranberry picking with my family in an Ontario marsh, I cheerfully popped a fresh one into  ...

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recipe, summer, sweet

Peach Grand Marnier Upside Down Bundt

 We’ve all been there: getting a little carried away at the Farmer’s Market and leaving with more than you could possible eat. This happens to me all the time, particularly with fresh fruit. Lately, with peaches! I had managed to eat almost my entire basket of peaches, except for four small ones that I had put in the fridge. They  ...

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recipe, summer, sweet

Blueberry Layer-Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

For some ailments, there is no cure other than cake. Whether the weather is off, your mood is off, or you’re just feeling down, sometimes baking a cake can add the missing sweetness back into your life. Do you ever use baking as a form of therapy? I’m not talking about eating emotionally, I simply mean the act of baking. It is so  ...

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recipe, summer, sweet

Brandy Berry Trifle

I’m sure most of us have a dish that reminds us of a special someone. For me, a trifle reminds me of my Mom. My Mom doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth (unlike me!), so she rarely feels inclined to do anything dessert-y. But every once and a while, normally around a big holiday like Christmas, she will break out her killer trifle  ...

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recipe, sweet

Lemon Upside-Down Cakes

I am thrilled when asked to bring dessert to a dinner party. But, like many of us, sometimes I’m so exhausted from a long day that I don’t have the energy or desire to spend hours making a theatrical dessert. In tough times like this, I turn to recipes that require as little effort as possible, such as this self-icing cake. This  ...

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recipe, sweet, year-round

Special Occasion Chocolate Cake

In my family, we have that one ultra-special cake recipe. You know the one: it’s the one everyone looks forward to eating on birthdays. The one that seems almost too easy to make, and is so good! Perhaps I am committing a big crime by sharing this recipe with you, but I must admit that it isn’t even a secret family recipe. It  ...

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