Category Archives: food

Best-ever lemon cupcake, the perfect Spring dessert

A petite sweet treat with a huge “awesome!” factor, cupcakes have been having their moment for a few years now. On-trend since Magnolia Bakery in NYC’s West Village turned them into an eye-catching confection – not to mention their star-turn on … Continue reading

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My rock-solid(ish) commitment to going gluten and dairy-free

Crap (sorry – no pun intended). I saw a gastroenterologist the other day and received devastating news. OK, maybe not devastating but it’s a huge bummer (sorry again). This brownie-loving, latte-dependent (adult bubbas in my mind), pizza-pasta-cheese enthusiast needs to … Continue reading

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Favourite home-made meals and baking, like this yummy banana chocolate chip loaf, provide more than just sustenance

  I just finished baking, for the fourth week in a row, my kids’ favourite banana chocolate chip loaf and as I pulled it out of the oven, I was reminded of a study released last week. It said moms … Continue reading

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A chocoholic’s dream, this velvety layer cake is an awesome way to celebrate a birthday or end a meal

Earlier this week I tweeted about my son’s favourite birthday cake, Canadian Living’s Chocolate layer cake.  A chocoholic’s dream this cake is distinguished by its multiple layers of rich velvety icing.  To ratchet up the flavour, I use Ghiradelli chocolate … Continue reading

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Make summer entertaining easier with this fresh-tasting cake

Looking for an easy-to-make, fresh-tasting cake recipe perfect for summer entertaining? One that incorporates two cups of blueberries – or any seasonal fruit, – is served with whipping cream and is reminiscent of a strawberry short cake. If you are, … Continue reading

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Making jam is as easy as pie – actually it’s waaaay easier than pie!

You may want to keep it on the down-low but you don’t have to be a culinary doyenne a la Martha Stewart to make jam. In fact, it’s so easy even the most novice of cooks can whip up a … Continue reading

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