Archive | October, 2012

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Five Ways

I tend to post all of our family  recipes on this site so as to have an easy way to access them and to send them to others for reference. Pumpkin seeds are no exception. I can’t tell you how many times we “forget the way we did it last year” when it comes to holiday-specific snacks like these. […]

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Quick & Easy Mummy Cookies

It’s been a crazy few weeks, with little time for baking. Luckily, I had sugar cookie dough in the freezer , so I was able to whip up a little Halloween-week magic for the kids while they were carving their pumpkins. Here’s the how-to, with a gallery of cookie pics and this year’s pumpkin handiwork […]

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Recreating a Deli Classic: Creamy Cucumber & Dill Pickle Soup

On the other end of the city, near my family doctor’s office, I have a favourite cafe. It’s called Bread & Roses. I tend to book my check-ups before the lunch hour so that I can stop there to eat [the turkey & cranberry-sauce sandwich is fabola!], and to take home dinner for the family: a […]

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This Year, Everyone’s Sitting at the Kiddie Table!

When we go back to our big family get togethers in the States, I still feel as if I’m sitting at the kiddie table, no matter how old I get. I think it has to do with the fact that my parents’ extended families are large in number whereas I’m “only” one of two children, […]

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Pumpkin Courvoisier Pie with Cream Cheese Crust

Ain’t nothin like a little pie with the baked-in taste of “Core-vwah-zee,” as we once heard it pronounced. Here’s the pumpkin pie we’ve been making for years, but with a new-fangled, almost tart-like crust. [See our Apple Pickin’ Pie Recipe for a more basic crust – or use your own.] Pumpkin Courvoisier Pie with Cream Cheese […]

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Apple Pickin’ Pie with Disappearing Vodka Crust

Since we had such a great time picking apples last year, we went back to Applewood Farm Winery in Stouffeville, Ontario last weekend. This time, we brought the dog!! It was a totally different vibe this year, too. First and foremost, there were different apples available at the farm. Last year, we went on the first […]

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Whisky Fig Cranberry Sauce

If you’re going to make your own cranberry sauce, you might as well make it worth the effort.  We’re always trying something different for our annual Thanksgiving feast.  This time, I was inspired by one of my favourite fall cocktails:  Apple Cider & Fireball Canadian Whisky [Cinnamon Whisky].  We just went apple picking, so there’s plenty of cider on hand. And […]

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Eat This(,) Chicken!

My kids don’t have adventurous tastes when it comes to the dinner menu. I’ve been trying to cook more weeknight meals at home.  Lately, I’ve transformed one of the kids’ favourite Sunday Suppers into a fuss-free weeknight meal. My Eat This(,) Chicken! is a streamlined version of Ina Garten’s Engagement Roast Chicken.  While it takes at least 40 minutes to roast, […]

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