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Scooping gougeres with spoons on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Les Petits Chefs make gougères

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while now, you’ll know how much I love choux pastry! It’s a French classic – great for sweet and savoury applications and one of my favourite adult classes to teach. People love how easy this pastry is to make but even more, they love how impressive it […]

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Blend and extend mini beef and mushroom bites on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Mini beef and mushroom bites

The holiday season is in full swing by now and you’ve probably got most of your special menus planned out. If you’re looking for a quick, tasty appetizer to serve with your holiday drinks, though I have just the thing for you. And, bonus, a few of these with a salad make an excellent quick […]

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Puff pastry appetizers for the holidays on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Hors d’oeuvres for the holidays

Hello December!  How has this snuck up on us? I guess here in Toronto, the weather has been unseasonably warm so it doesn’t *feel* like Christmas is just three weeks away!  In any case, as party season descends upon us, I’m here with some easy French-themed holiday appetizers that are not only easy to prepare […]

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Spinach and ricotta puff pastry rolls on eatlivetravelwrite.com

What’s cooking? Spinach and ricotta puff pastry rolls

Can you feel it? It’s that time of year again, when holiday party invites start arriving and you’re perhaps planning parties of your own… My favourite holiday parties are cocktail parties because, aside from the holiday cocktails that are served (mulled wine!), I love a party where you get to taste a lot of little […]

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Chorizo, saffron and goat cheese devilled eggs on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Chorizo, saffron and goat’s cheese devilled eggs for Easter

Easter. Eggs. But not the kind you are thinking of – how about a variation on devilled eggs as an hors d’eouvre for your Easter celebrations? I developed this recipe for McCormick Gourmet as part their Easter Flavour Hunt contest, running now until April 12th. A twist on a classic, these devilled eggs are a […]

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Mini frittatas, cheese-filled bread cases and devilled eggs on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Vegetarian hors d’oeuvres for holiday entertaining

Well there’s no denying it – the holidays are upon us whether we are ready or not! I’m in France right now and have more or less wrapped up my holiday entertaining although no doubt I will be trying my hand at a few festive treats over the next couple of weeks but I’m very […]

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