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Spinach and Goat Cheese Tart with a Quinoa Crust *gluten-free 

I love this tart! It’s easy, simple and delicious.  And did I mention it’s vegetarian? I’ll be honest, I was skeptical of my 6 year old son liking this tart due to the ‘green spinach’ layer under all that goat cheese but he devoured it for dinner alongside a vegetable soup. Yay! It’s relatively easy if you follow my steps below and the pastry is … Continue reading Spinach and Goat Cheese Tart with a Quinoa Crust *gluten-free 

Warm Eggplant Dip Recipe ~ Vegan and Dairy free 

​As the holiday season is fast approaching, I’ve been trying out various new recipes. One of my favourites on rotation right now is this Warm and Smoky Eggplant Dip.  It takes mere minutes to make and is truly satisfying. It’s always a hit at my dinner parties because it’s so tasty and satisfying and its the perfect appetizer to feed your hungry guests as soon … Continue reading Warm Eggplant Dip Recipe ~ Vegan and Dairy free 

Apple & Castello® Blue Cheese Fritters

Friends! My recipe for these delicious Apple and Castello Blue Cheese Fritters is apart of the Melt Recipe Blogger Challenge!  Please help me WIN by clicking the link below and please share this link with your friends and family! Thank You!!! http://meltrecipechallenge.com/vote.php?rcp=1 http://meltrecipechallenge.com/recipe.php?rcp=1#.VcNYU8tZTqA Apple & Castello® Blue Cheese Fritters 1/3 cup 75 mL all-purpose flour 1 tsp 5 mL baking powder 1 large russet potato, … Continue reading Apple & Castello® Blue Cheese Fritters

Tips for Hosting a Successful Dinner Party

I recently held a backyard bbq dinner party to celebrate the changing of the seasons in partnership with Cascade Platinum #sparklingclean. I had the opportunity to put the product to the test and I must say, I’m impressed! Not only did it remove the hard, cooked on food residue, it left all of my dishes sparking clean! In order to host a successful dinner party, … Continue reading Tips for Hosting a Successful Dinner Party

Financiers (Almond Tea Cakes with Fig Jam)

Recently, I was asked to create a recipe on behalf of Bonne Maman using their Fig Jam.  Many of you may know them by their familiar jam jars with the checkered lids.  The first thing that popped into my mind was Financiers. These delicious golden gems pair filled with this delectable jam served with tea. For as long as I can remember, I have enjoyed eating Bonne … Continue reading Financiers (Almond Tea Cakes with Fig Jam)

Sweet Ricotta Fritters with Brie Cheese and Cara Cara Oranges

Fritters! Who doesn’t love a fresh and piping hot donut, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar on a cold day! Yum! If you have tried a version of fritters made with ricotta, then you’re in for a real decadent. I decided to up the ante and play with the flavours by adding Cara Cara oranges which are currently in season and some velvety Castello Brie cheese. It’s … Continue reading Sweet Ricotta Fritters with Brie Cheese and Cara Cara Oranges

Gougères with Gruyère Cheese

Gougères Recipe Choux: 125 ml milk 125 ml water 100g room temp butter, diced 5g salt 15g sugar 150g flour 4 eggs 2 tsp fresh thyme or very finely minced fresh rosemary 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper 1/2 tsp red chili powder (you may omit) Good sea salt (to sprinkle on top) 1 cup grated Gruyère cheese (or any other hard cheese you like … Continue reading Gougères with Gruyère Cheese