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Valentine’s Chic Chocolate Cake

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! What are your plans- fancy big dinner or staying in with a home cooked meal? We’re staying in this year and celebrating with this simple chocolate cake. It’s a quick 1 bowl dessert, no mess, no fuss and sugar free as it’s sweetened with maple syrup. I hope you enjoy it and let me know how it turns … Continue reading Valentine’s Chic Chocolate Cake

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White Truffle Pizza (Pizza Bianca)

We’re back with another exciting month of delicious President’s Choice PC Black Label Collection products. Let’s take a closer look at this month’s box. PC Black Label White Truffle Oil:  Deep, complex, earthy, and with tantalizing aromas, the prized and renowned flavour of white truffles is blended with sunflower and extra virgin olive oils to create an enticing gourmet infusion. Drizzle a few drops to enhance … Continue reading White Truffle Pizza (Pizza Bianca)

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Roasted Cherry Tomato Tart with Asparagus and Greek Feta

Summertime cuisine always reminds me of easy and quick dinners and eating alfresco on the patio, enjoying the outdoors.  How about you?  Do you enjoy cooking in the summer or grilling every meal outdoors?  I must admit that I still look to cook no matter the heat but my focus shifts to meals that can be easily eaten outdoors and are more portable.  Foods that complement … Continue reading Roasted Cherry Tomato Tart with Asparagus and Greek Feta

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Spicy Shrimp Scampi with Hot Cherry Peppers

(This post is sponsored by President’s Choice.  I used their PC Black Label Hot Cherry Peppers to make this Spicy Shrimp Scampi.) After a nice long summer break, I’m back in the kitchen experimenting with my new October PC Black Label black box where I received two jars of condiments that can be eaten tapas style or included in a recipe. PC Black Label Hot Cherry Peppers marinated in … Continue reading Spicy Shrimp Scampi with Hot Cherry Peppers

Healthy Coconut Cream Dark Chocolate Cups 

Healthy Coconut Cream Dark Chocolate Cups Recipe: Ingredients: 2 cups Lindt dark chocolate couveture, melted + tempered, 70% + 56%) 1 cup coconut cream (thick) 1 tblsp maple syrup 1/2 tsp ground vanilla bean  Fleur de sel  Coconut chips Directions: Melt chocolate and set aside. Mix coconut cream, maple syrup + vanilla- refrigerate. Line 12 cupcake tins with liners and scoop 1 tblsp of melted … Continue reading Healthy Coconut Cream Dark Chocolate Cups 

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Brown Butter Chocolate Krispie Squares 

Guys! I thought I’d share this quick recipe, it only takes 5 minutes!  I literally made these just before heading out the door for school pick up this afternoon and they made the best after school snacks.😋 I’ll be the first to admit I have a pet peeve – leftover cereal boxes piled up drive me crazy! My son loves buying cereal but after one … Continue reading Brown Butter Chocolate Krispie Squares 

Hazelnut Mylk Recipe (vegan, gluten free)

Hazelnut Mylk Recipe Continue reading Hazelnut Mylk Recipe (vegan, gluten free)

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Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes

Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes (Makes 12) Ingredients: Wet Ingredients: 1 zucchini, shredded Pinch of fleur de sel (sea salt) 1 cup sugar 1 large egg 1/2 cup olive oil 1/3 cup plain 2% yogurt Dry Ingredients: 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour 1 cup cocoa 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder 1/2 tsp ground vanilla bean (or extract) 1 tsp baking powder Pinch of fleur de sel (sea … Continue reading Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes

Roasted Rhubarb with Nuts + Oats

Roasted Rhubarb with Nuts + Oats Ingredients:: 7 stalks of rhubarb, cleaned and chopped 1/2 cup raw sugar 1/8 tsp fleur de del 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground vanilla bean 1/4 cup water Topping : 1 granny smith apple, sliced or chopped 1/2 cup oats 1/4 cup Hazelnuts 1/4 cup Pistachios 1/4 cup raw sugar 1/4 cup unsalted cold butter, chopped Recipe: Preheat … Continue reading Roasted Rhubarb with Nuts + Oats

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Blueberry and Lemon Muffins

  Lemon + Blueberry Muffins Recipe: Wet Ingredients: 1 large egg 3/4 cup sugar 1/3 cup olive oil 1/3 cup Greek yogurt Zest of 1 lemon or 1 clementine 1 tsp lemon extract Pinch of ground vanilla bean or 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract Dry Ingredients: 1 1/4 cup flour 1 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp fleur-de-sel (or kosher salt) Pinch of baking soda … Continue reading Blueberry and Lemon Muffins

Sweet Honeycrisp Apple Cake

Sweet Honeycrisp Apple Cake Recipe: Ingredients: 1 honeycrisp apple, shredded 1.5 cups sugar 1/2 cup olive oil 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla bean paste 3/4 cup full fat sour cream 1 2/3 cup all purpose flour 1 1/4 tsp baking powder 1 tsp fleur de sel 1 honeycrisp apple, thinly sliced with a mandolin Raw sugar for the top Method: Preheat oven to 350°F 1. … Continue reading Sweet Honeycrisp Apple Cake

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

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

Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Bûche de Noël

Are you looking for the perfect holiday dessert?  Look no more!  I created this exquisite Chocolate Bûche de Noël just in time for the Holiday season! A very simple and elegant cake to put together and you can make some of the components ahead of time.  From start to finish, if you have all the ingredients on hand; it shouldn’t take more than a few … Continue reading Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Bûche de Noël

Garlic Scapes and Eggs

Garlic Scapes and Eggs Serves 2 1 tblsp olive oil 1 large shallot, thinly sliced 2 Garlic Scapes, chopped 2 small green chilies, thinly sliced 2-4 eggs Aged Gouda (sharp, aged 100 days preferably) Habanero tortillas (or plain) Fresh thyme Salt, pepper to taste In a small frying pan, heat the oil and add the shallots.  Sautée until softened, then add the chilies and the … Continue reading Garlic Scapes and Eggs