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Daring Cooks January: Cassoulet

I have to admit, seeing the Daring Cooks’ challenge this month was a bit of a shock. Cassoulet? Who wants to eat that after the holidays? Thankfully I don’t live in the southern hemisphere where I can imagine the last thing you want to eat in the height of summer is cassoulet…  In any case, […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Gnocchi à la parisienne

I must admit that when I saw the Gnocchis à la parisienne making an appearance on the French Fridays with Dorie calendar, I was both thrilled and a little concerned at the same time. I mean, cheese. Right? Cheese. Always good. But after December’s food fest and Mexico… Ummm… Not sure we needed a big […]

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Mactweets: “Vacarons”

This month’s Mactweets theme is “Macinspirational” and Jamie and Deeba challenged us to “combine or integrate macarons into any dessert, making it a new part of an old favorite, or turn our macarons into our favorite dessert, inspired in flavor, texture, color.” Well right now, pretty much the only thing on my mind is: “Where […]

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Frosting for the Cause: Faux-vo biscuits

I am thrilled to be participating in Paula of Vanilla Bean Bake’s Frosting for the Cause project.  “What is that?” you ask: Beginning January 1, 2011 a total of 365 sugar cookie & cupcake bakers/decorators and bloggers from across Canada and the United States will take turns doing a guest post at Frosting for the […]

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Drinking in Mexico: It’s not all margaritas…

Before our vacation, every time I told anyone I was going to Mexico, it was immediately assumed that we would be kicking back enjoying a few cocktails at some resort or other.  Well, apart from our close friends who know that that is Neil’s idea of hell!  Not the cocktail part, the sitting around doing […]

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