Archives: Recipes

Fall Pasta

Mary’s Spaghetti Sauce

I’m pretty sure this was my very first experience of Italian cooking and I have to say it was love at first bite. I simply had to have the recipe so I could make it at my house.  Now…my family

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Baking and Sweet Endings

Cranberry White Chocolate Cake

This cake just screams Christmas season; chocolate, cranberries and orange. Perfect with a cup of coffee! And…you can make it ahead and tuck into the freezer. Makes a 9” Tube or Bundt Cake 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 1 cup

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Fall Appetizers

Scallops Wrapped With Bacon

A New Years Eve favourite that may be a “blast from the past” but everytime I make them I am always reminded that some things never lose their appeal! I recommend that you use top quality fresh scallops; Finest at

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Fall Egg Dishes and Brunch

Brunch Baked Eggs

Here’s another do ahead brunch dish for a stress free host, you can be enjoying your  Blood Orange Mimosa while brunch is baking!  I don’t know about you, but around the holidays when entertaining can get crazy, we need all

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Baking and Sweet Endings

Dates Stuffed With Mascarpone And Walnuts

Makes 8 Servings I am so fortunate to have neighbours who like to try things I make. I made these dates a couple of years ago when we got together for dinner over the Christmas holidays. WE LOVED THEM! I

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Winter Mains

My Tourtiere

Just because we’re not from Quebec doesn’t mean we don’t love this fragrant savoury pie with its herbs & spices that’s become an absolute must at our house over Christmas!  I have revised, changed and added over the years and

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Fall Pasta

Fettuccine Alfredo As It Was Meant To Be

Some time ago I read how Fettuccine Alfredo was first created, using only butter and cheese.  So you can imagine my delight when one day I saw Italian butter at our favourite cheese shop, Les Amis du Fromage!  Wow, I could hardly

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Fall Soups & Sandwiches

Bourbon Spiked Pumpkin Soup

Fall is definitely here!  Think pumpkins, squash and best of all Halloween! What better way to begin a fall dinner than with a bowl of creamy pumpkin soup? I tend to use milk for a lightened up version, but you

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Baking and Sweet Endings

Spiced Red Wine Poached Pears

Saturday mornings in late October and November means a trip to Nat Bailey Farmer’s Market in search of seasonal fruits and vegetables. The colours are awesome! With the backdrop of the Coast Mountains on occasion receiving a snowfall, it’s simply

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Baking and Sweet Endings

Halloween Nanaimo Bars

Ok, who doesn’t like Nanaimo Bars??? I store them in the fridge or freezer so they are nice and cold.  They just seem better that way, at least as far as I’m concerned!  Here’s a discovery I made:  they don’t

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