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Apple Crisp with Candied Ginger Inside and Out

One of my favourite any-time fruit desserts is a crisp or crumble. Sure enough, right when we got back from apple picking on the weekend, I whipped up a crisp for the family. This recipe for our Apple Crisp with Candied Ginger Inside and Out is a variation on a favourite plum crumble recipe my friend […]

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Butter Tarts Three Ways : Plain, Pecan, and Cherry Ginger

This is what I imagine I look like when I’m standing around dreaming about Butter Tarts… Plain! Mmm, with Pecans, sweetheart! Oh! With Cherries and Candied Ginger! The other day, when the kids wanted to host a Tea Party for themselves and their stuffed animals [i.e. when, sick of overprocessed Halloween junk, they wanted an excuse to […]

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The Best All Butter Pastry Crust for Pies and Butter Tarts

   If you’re spending your day making Thanksgiving pies and All-Canadian Butter Tarts, you’re probably looking for an amazing pastry crust recipe. Since we have felt so good eating clean this fall, we thought, well, if we’re going to let white flour and sugar into our holiday regime, we don’t want any shortening in there mucking up […]

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Apple Bourbon Pecan Pie with Bourbon Pecan Crust

It’s been a bourbon year at the Lunchbox Season. To go with our Drunk Cherry Jam and our Bourbon Old Fashioned Cranberry Sauce, we just had to get a pie in there….How about an apple pie, with a bourbon soak and a good whallop of pecan pieces and halves?What a pie it is, my friends! What a […]

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A baklava snake even the kids could make! easy awesome baklava recipe

March breACK! 2014: A Baklava Snake Even the Kids Could Make

Instead of having the kids cook their own Mediterranean lunch today, I decided to make them a Mediterranean treat: Baklava… And, since there are so many “snakes” in the story we’ve been reading and illustrating all week, I thought I’d make their baklava in a snake shape! Here’s the recipe I came up with.  It’s […]

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Apple Picking with a New Camera and Sharing the Pie Love

We’re lucky enough to have our “California Grandparents” here with us for the Thanksgiving weekend!  So, on Friday, we rented a mini-van and sped out to our favourite Apple Picking spot, Applewood Farm Winery in Stouffeville, Ontario.  Little did we know, they didn’t open until noon on Fridays, so we had an adventure in the […]

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The Lunchbox Season’s 10 Best …Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming! Here are 9 of our best Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving-Friendly Posts and a bonus 10th contribution from our Sister Site! Just click on the image and be transported!!!           Whisky Fig Cranberry Sauce: Break out the Whisky & Cider. Here’ s our original recipe for a cinnamon, whisky, and fig filled Cranberry Sauce […]

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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.]  

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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 […]

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Apple Picking, Finally!

I can’t tell you how many times we’ve thought about going apple picking. This year, we finally did it. We made the effort to reserve a car a month in advance, and we spent a bit of time asking our friends about their favourite places (thanks everyone!) and tooling around the web to investigate orchards […]

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