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Maple Bacon Crème Brulée

OK, you all know how much I love bacon. It is true; in fact, I think I might be addicted. You know you have a problem when your friends and co-workers comment that your recent blog entries have been lacking that element of bacon. Well, hopefully this post will right the wrong that I have been avoiding my bacon quota 🙂

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Posted by on May 14, 2012 in Bacon, Baking, Candy, Desserts

 

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Beef Wellington with Mushroom Pâté

If you have been following along on my blogging journey, you have likely picked up on the fact that one of our favourite restaurants is The Keg. We really enjoy their steaks, they are always perfect, and not having a BBQ is a great excuse to go out for a delicious steak dinner.

One weekend, we decided to try to do steaks in the apartment. Now, we could have used our grill pan, but we wanted to try something different. So, to the internet I went, looking for steak dinner ideas. When I saw Beef Wellington turn up in my search results, I saw this as a real possibility.

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Posted by on May 7, 2012 in Bacon, Beef, Entrée

 

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Lemon Baked Chicken

Chicken.  You can cook it so many ways.  It is delicious and healthy, but it is easy to fall into a routine when cooking this on a very regular basis.  I came across this recipe on the Kraft website and immediately book-marked it and sent the link to my sister.

Jamie and I eat a lot of chicken (as you already know) so another recipe for our weekly repertoire is always good, but what caught my attention with this preparation was lemon.  Yum, I love lemon, so I knew I had to try this one out 🙂

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Posted by on April 23, 2012 in Chicken, Entrée, Lemons

 

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Chocolate Mocha Cookie

I love coffee!  This wasn’t always the case, and I feel that it definitely is a flavour that you start to appreciate as your tastebuds mature.  I tend to lean towards flavoured coffee, which is what makes up my entire Keurig collection.  In fact, my favourite coffee flavour combination is mocha (half coffee/half hot chocolate) Yummy!

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Posted by on April 9, 2012 in Baking, Chocolate, Cookies, Desserts

 

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Squash & Tomato Gratin

You can tell that spring is in the air, as lot of my recent posts seem to be about vegetables.  Spring means that the Farmer’s Market will soon be open – Yeah!

When I think of eating a mix of vegetables at dinner, my mind immediately goes to a stir fry. One afternoon I decided to look for a different way to bring a variety of vegetables to the dinner table, in a non-stir fry format.  I pulled out some of my cookbooks and started looking at side dish recipes.  Nothing was jumping off the page and grabbing my attention.

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Posted by on April 6, 2012 in Appetizer, Baking, Side Dishes, Vegetables

 

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Crème Brulée

Everyone has a favourite dessert that they like to order when they are out for dinner.  For some it is a rich piece of chocolate cake, covered in layer after layer of thick chocolate icing.  For others it is a scrumptious piece of cheesecake, topped with tons of fruit.  Well for me, my all time favourite dessert is a creamy and delicious crème brulée.

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Posted by on March 26, 2012 in Baking, Desserts, Memories

 

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Grilled Radicchio and Belgian Endive

Sometimes we really get into a rut with the vegetables that we eat.  Jamie and I consume a lot of Brussels sprouts, beets, carrots, asparagus, onions, cucumbers and mixed greens.  Last week while I was at the grocery store, I wanted to branch out.  I wanted to try something different and maybe a bit exotic to go along with the salmon I was planning on cooking for dinner.

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Posted by on March 23, 2012 in Appetizer, Entrée, Side Dishes, Vegetables

 

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Chocolate Avocado Cake-Like Brownie

I have been seeing a lot of recipes showing up that call for the use of avocado.  The only way I have ever had avocado is in guacamole or tossing it in a salad.  I was intrigued by the possible versatility of this ingredient.

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Posted by on March 19, 2012 in Baking, Chocolate, Desserts

 

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Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

This weekend, the world celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day.  In honour of this world-wide event, I thought a *pp was in order. (*pp = potato post)

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Roasted Beets with Shallot and Orange Dressing

I have never really thought of eating beets.  I normally pass by them in the grocery store.  However, one night when I was out for dinner at The Keg, my side seasonal vegetable was roasted beets.

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Posted by on March 12, 2012 in Side Dishes, Vegetables

 

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