Strawberry & Fresh Cream Custard Crostata

Nancy Anne HarbordRachael from pizzarossa was our lovely June 2013 Daring Bakers’ host and she had us whipping up delicious pies in our kitchens! Cream pies, fruit pies, chocolate pies, even crack pies! There’s nothing like pie!...more

Dark Chocolate Pots de Creme

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Spend Less Save More: Getting your home ready for the Holidays

Countdown to Christmas -Day 52 Getting your home ready for the HolidaysToday is the start of my annual Countdown to Christmas. Yes, I’m excited I love this time of year and celebrating with my family and friends. Can you believe it’s actually only 52 days until Christmas Eve?...more

How to Survive a Night Out

With Halloween and other mid-season holidays being celebrated this week, I am finding my social calendar filling up more than usual. Add some friends visiting, and trying to find an apartment and you can imagine how busy my days have been getting....more

These are a few of my favourite things

Is it possible to have too much of a good thing?  Well quite possibly.  However when your very favourite things to eat are expensive and seasonal, they tend to be treats you save for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, or pay-day the month after you did a crazy amount of overtime....more

Indian 'Fish' (Halloumi) & Chips

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A Thanksgiving to Be Grateful For

You love your extended family, you really do, and the thought of all those aunts and uncles, in-laws and parents, cousins and various spouses and children warms your heart.Until it’s time for them to descend on your home for Thanksgiving.Even if it’s just a parent or solitary in-law or wayward cousin, having to deal with relatives you see but once or twice a year can be a trial. It seems so much easier to love them at a distance!...more

Pumpkin risotto with parmesan sauce recipe

Real fruit snacks

Here are a couple healthy halloween treats to give your little ones or yourself before the trick or treating begins! The first snack is a candy corn fruit cocktail: layers of pineapple, mandarin oranges, and whipped topping. The second snack is banana ghosts. A fresh banana is cut in half and decorated with chocolate chip eyes and mouth put on with peanut butter. Both have been taste tested and approved by kids and mom alike!...more