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Waffles

Waffles

Believe it or not, this recipe does not contain quinoa!

I have been making waffles for years.  Although they take a bit more time and prep than making pancakes, I can’t resist the crisp exterior and delicious, fluffy interior of a waffle.  Since they take a bit more work to prepare, I find that we only make them a few times a year, but once I have my mind set on waffles, there is no stopping me!

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Salted Caramel Butter Cookies

Salted Caramel Butter Cookie

I felt the urge to bake this weekend.  I guess it is my version of cabin fever.  Now that spring is right around the corner I have a burning desire to whip up sweet treats.  Or maybe it is because Christmas is so far in my rear-view mirror that I can justify baking again?

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Posted by on March 9, 2015 in Baking, Candy, Cookies, Desserts

 

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Strawberry Cupcakes

Pink Cupcakes with Vanilla Icing and coloured sugar sprinkles

After making the triple lemon cake for Laurel’s birthday, I have become intrigued with the idea of using jelly powder to flavour cakes. In fact, Kerri flavoured a cake with grape Jell-O and grape Kool-Aid. I was fortunate enough to taste the result of her experiment, and it was delicious. It was a perfect birthday cake for a child’s birthday party.

When I was approached a few weeks ago to make a dessert for a birthday celebration in the office, I knew that I wanted to play around with different flavour combinations. I have done a chocolate, vanilla and lemon cake now I wanted to play around with strawberry. You may think this is an odd choice to celebrate a milestone birthday for a male co-worker, but I can explain…

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Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Baking, Desserts

 

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Coconut Crusted Salmon

Salmon Filet buried in a heap of coconut

Salmon is one of those things that I really enjoy, but when we are in the grocery store I don’t find myself drawn to it. Sometimes I have to be reminded how much I like salmon. Well, coming across this recipe for Coconut Crusted Salmon was one of those reminders.

I was looking to plan a dinner party, but because Jamie and I are trying to stick (more or less) to our low carbohydrate lifestyle, I wanted to host dinner, but have it be low carb-ish. I have never tried to cook an entire meal like this for other people and I wasn’t quite sure what the reaction would be.

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Posted by on May 6, 2013 in Entrée, Fish, Paleo, Salmon

 

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Triple Lemon Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Icing

Happy Birthday Laurel

This past weekend we hosted an Easter Brunch for all of our Ottawa friends. But, not only was our brunch to celebrate Easter, it was also to celebrate our friend Laurel’s birthday.

I wasn’t quite sure what type of birthday dessert to prepare for her, so I enlisted Jeff’s help in determining the perfect dessert to serve. I gave many options, cake, *pie even an ice cream cake, but Jeff came back with cake and told me that her favourite flavours were lemon and vanilla. How incredible is that! A lemon and vanilla birthday cake, I knew that could be arranged!

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Posted by on April 5, 2013 in Baking, Desserts, In a Pinch, Lemons, Memories

 

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Chili Chocolate Brownies

Chili Chocolate Brownies

With Valentines Day happening this week, I thought I would share with you a spicy brownie recipe. Nothing says Happy Valentines Day like chocolate, especially when it is complimented with a hint of heat.

The pairing of chocolate and spice isn’t new. In fact, one of my favourite desserts that I have experienced here in Ottawa is Chili Chocolate Ice Cream from the Smoque Shack in the Byward Market. It is so confusing for your taste buds to have to cooling sensation of chocolate ice cream, but then the heat from the cayenne pepper hits you and your instinct is to eat more of that cooling ice cream, but that is where the heat is. It is such a delicious and vicious cycle 🙂

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Posted by on February 11, 2013 in Baking, Chocolate, Desserts

 

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Tilapia Provençale

Jamie and I had the pleasure this summer of stumbling upon a few used book sales. This is a fabulous way to spend a Saturday morning, with your coffee in hand and browsing through well loved books to discover a hidden gem.

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Posted by on October 19, 2012 in Entrée, Fish, Lemons, Paleo, Vegetables

 

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