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oh so pretty: chocolate mint slice & bake cookies

After seeing these beauties on the baker’s rack, I had to give them a go. They just looked so pretty and festive and the colourful nonpareils looked like twinkly Christmas lights. I had all the ingredients, so last night at…

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minty fresh: candy cane chocolate bark

What’s the easiest thing to make for the holidays? Candy cane chocolate bark! Two ingredients, chocolate and candy canes. What could be simpler? Not much. * I also make this very successfully with mixed nuts. I just add a similar…

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off the cuff: my african-inspired chicken stew

I wanted to make an African-style meal that had a bit of spice, a bit of sweetness and a bit of sour. I looked through my cookbooks and I spent a few runs through Google typing in various ingredients, but my search was fruitless. So I decided to tackle dinner on my own. The end results were fantastic and it was a perfect meal for a chilly evening.

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gâteau au yogourt à la bluets

It’s going to be a much more productive week on the homefront, I can feel it. I’ve got a cake in the oven made with things I had already in the pantry and fridge. All morning, I had planned to…

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warm up a little: chicken & bean chili

It’s dark and gloomy and the weather is always threatening rain, but this simple meal really hits the spot. This recipe originally comes from Martha Stewart’s little magazine, Everday Food. I’ve made it several times and have played with the…

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let’s have a pumpkin carving party: peel ‘em & eat ‘em prawns + roasted pumpkin seeds

Since my pumpkin cupcakes were not scary in the least, I decided that I had to have some creep-out factor to my pumpkin carving party (our library dvd copy of jeepers creepers didn’t do the trick after all). A couple…

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whole lotta love: pumpkin cupcakes

Funny how most boys can play Led Zeppelin on demand. I took an afternoon nap today because I’m feeling a bit under the weather and when I woke up, I had a strange need to hear some Zep. I told…

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curious orange: butternut squash & apple soup

This soup is still simmering away on the stove, so I have no idea how exactly it will taste, but if I can go by smell alone, “Damn! This is fine soup!”

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