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My holiday greatest hits


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I’ve already got my elasticized waist pants ready.

Surely you’ll find yourself incredibly busy this time of year, no matter what holidays are around the bend. Luckily, I have a few recipes in my arsenal to give you some inspiration.

Triple chocolate chip cookies

Triple chocolate chip cookies

Triple chocolate chip cookies — I actually made six dozen of these rich, chewy cookies last night. Yep. SIX. Always a showstopper, and a foolproof recipe to convert even the most finicky dessert-eaters. Let me put it this way: people who claim to not like chocolate, or cookies, now request these on a yearly basis.

Chewy molasses spice cookies

Chewy molasses spice cookies

Chewy molasses spice cookies — Grownup and kid approved. Plus, like the triple chocolate chip cookies, one batch makes a ton—perfect for parties and gift-giving. Need I say more?

Bourbon pumpkin cheesecake

Bourbon pumpkin cheesecake

Bourbon pumpkin cheesecake — Seriously, I just can’t. This cake is too much amazing! Just make it.

Honey cake

Honey cake

Honey cake — Celebrating Hanukkah, or just prefer a soft, spiced loaf cake for dessert? Look no further than this incredibly easy gem. It’s my go-to for quick dinner party desserts. I usually serve it with some vanilla whipped cream, because why not?

Apple pie muffins

Apple pie muffins

Apple pie muffins — Perfect for chilly winter mornings. I am making these for Christmas Day, to go along with Eggs Benedict and a terrifying amount of coffee with eggnog! If there is one day for me to indulge above all other days, it’s Christmas Day.

 

Happy holidays!

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Strawberry dream cupcakes


Best cupcakes ever? The answer is YES.

September has already been the busiest month I have had this year. And the poorest. Luckily these cupcakes were big on taste and didn’t come close to breaking the bank.

Today’s post is one installment from the constant stream of birthday treats that I’ve been cranking out since autumn’s chill crept in two short weeks ago. Delicate, sweet, fresh (it’s possible!), and naturally flavoured. What’s not to like?

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Peach blueberry tart


Blueberries and peaches are exploding ’round here, y’all.

So is the amount of work I have to do, though I still find time to take respite in baking summer treats. But where to start? The problem with being on a budget and short on time is finding that your ambitions can dwindle when you realize many recipes ask for far more groceries than your wallet will allow.

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Cobb salad with grains


Man, oh, MAN, do I love this salad. Right here is another one of those crowd pleasers that disappears within minutes.

Now, I know it doesn’t look super great to some of you, but trust me when I say that the flavour is off the charts. Sweet shallots combine with spicy Dijon, honey, olive oil, and red wine vinegar to create a zesty, rich dressing that’s light enough not to dominate this (relatively) healthy salad. Continue reading

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Apple pie muffins


Summer is almost here, and the comforts of fall and winter are nearly behind us. That doesn’t mean that all familiar flavours and ingredients have to fall by the wayside too, right? Continue reading

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Home fries


Wish this was scratch 'n' sniff.

Have you ever been so overwhelmed with the amount of stuff you have accumulated throughout your home? I’m not talking about hoarder-type activity. That’s for another time.

I’m talking about pantry shelves that are about to tip, freezers that cough out food every time you open the door and refrigerator tiers that are packed so deep, you can’t even remember what’s in there. Today is the day that I started the Great Kitchen Cleanse of 2012. Continue reading

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Asparagus gruyere tart


Savoury and deceptively simple.

I can’t even handle how delicious this is! A great, super quick appetizer or side dish, any occasion is perfect for this savoury snack.

Martha Stewart (or her team) has knocked it out of the park again. There are few things in this life that taste so good, nor are they as simple as this: line after line of crisp, roasted asparagus imbedded into gooey gruyere, all atop buttery, flakey puff pastry. Try this immediately! Continue reading

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