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hello two oh oh nine: a recap of 2008′s best recipes

Today is my husband’s birthday and while I didn’t go out and make him a cake (we’ve had enough baking and sweets for a while), I do have some very delicious banana bread to share as a birthday treat. The…

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happy new years: glazed chocolate cake with sprinkles

Oh, the holidays…so much going on, lots of parties, and way too many sweets! But c’mon, this rich chocolate cake is way too pretty to ignore. I spied this recipe on the Gourmet website and fell in love with the…

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merry merry!

Wishing everyone the best of the holidays!

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for maman: date & raisin squares

When I was little, my mom had her standard dessert recipes. She made a really fantastic chocolate chip cake (always in a pretty bunt pan) for birthdays and every summer to make use of the pear bounty from our 2…

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let’s call them rustic: brown butter cookies & other holiday goodies

I was super excited when I saw Gourmet’s favorite cookie guide. Cookie recipes from 1941 to 2008…amazing!!! The first cookies that really caught my eye were the brown butter cookies from 1961 and when Cornelius needed to make some cookies…

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for papa: pfeffernusse cookies

When I was little, there was one cookie that signified the start of the holidays: the pfeffernusse. Translated, they mean peppernuts which is because they have ground pepper in them (spicy!) and they look like walnut shells (I’m guessing). My…

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winter warmth: hot spiced tea

It’s finally starting to feel like winter here which is rather lovely. All we need is snow and I’ll be running about throwing snowballs with glee. Snow is pretty rare here and the fact that forecasters are predicting the white…

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crafty extravaganza: the beautiful project around town

I interrupt my normal food themed posts to bring you a crafty notice! There’s a lot going on this weekend in Vancouver, but if you aren’t in this city, don’t worry, you can see what I’m up to on my…

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