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Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who doesn’t love a good chocolate chip cookie? It really is the cookie that all other cookies are compared to. It makes a lot of sense. Chocolate, butter and sugar, well, it is pretty much perfect.

Everyone has a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe that they stand behind. I have mentioned before that my favourite cookie recipes involve rolled oats, but this recipe isn’t my tried and true chocolate chip cookie recipe. I tried this one after my Mom gave me a pile of cookbooks when she cleaning out her kitchen.

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Posted by on June 1, 2012 in Baking, Chocolate, Cookies, Desserts

 

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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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Pumpkin Maple Muffins

This week I received a birthday gift from my good friend Kim. Kim is a fellow food blogger (Strawberry Ginger) and actually inspired me to stop talking about starting a food blog and to actually start writing!

For my birthday, she bought me the coolest gift ever, an actual stock certificate for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia! Once I received it in the mail, I immediately went out looking for the perfect frame. It is now hanging in the kitchen! Awesome!!

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Posted by on May 4, 2012 in Baking, Breakfast, Desserts

 

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Dirty Martini

Another Friday is here!  Normally I would want to wind down after a long week with a cold pint, especially since it is almost May, but Mother Nature has had a different plan for us, this week we had to pull our winter coats out of storage.  Brrrr (we actually woke up to snow on Monday!)

Since cold pints on a patio are out of the question, I think that the brininess of a dirty Martini is more in order!

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Posted by on April 27, 2012 in Drinks

 

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Basic Pizza Dough

I think that Friday night is the perfect pizza night!  (well, actually I could likely eat pizza every day of the week, but Friday’s just seem a bit more right for pizza 🙂 )

If you have the time making your own pizza dough is pretty easy.  Plus there are two obvious benefits:

  • You know all the ingredients that are going into your pizza
  • It is so much cheaper than having one delivered

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Posted by on April 13, 2012 in Baking, Breads, Entrée, PIzza, Vegetables

 

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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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Cauliflower Broccoli Bacon Cheese Balls

I have mentioned on previous occasions that we eat a lot of vegetables.  Quite often we take raw veggies in our lunch, but by the weekend, the thought of eating another piece of cauliflower or broccoli is not that appealing. (*Note – The exception to this statement is the awesomeness of Cauliflower Pizza) 🙂

Since we are overly familiar with the cauliflower pizza, I wanted to figure out another way to incorporate vegetables into our weekend fare.  As I was sitting on the couch, scouring through cookbooks and cooking magazines, it came to me!  It was like an epiphany struck me through the open blinds of the living room window. Cauliflower Broccoli Balls!  This was going to be amazing.

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Posted by on April 2, 2012 in Appetizer, Bacon, Side Dishes, Vegetables

 

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Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

I was standing at a supermarket check-out when a Canadian Living magazine featuring Slow Cooker recipes caught my eye.  As I picked up the magazine and started flipping through it, a Butter Chicken Recipe peaked my interest.  Then the dilemma set in; do I need to purchase another cooking magazine, or do I try to find a similar recipe on-line?  My pocketbook won the internal debate, and when I arrived home, I started searching for a Slow Cooker Butter Chicken recipe on the internet.

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