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Dorie Greenspan Chocolate Chestnut Tart on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Chocolate Chestnut Tart with Vanilla Chestnut Syrup

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is one that works well with the festive season and is the sort of sweet treat you might expect to find in a beautiful French pâtisserie. Chestnuts always say “Christmas” to me and here, they are nestled in a rich chocolate ganache encased in a sweet, short pastry crust. […]

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Chocolate peanut butter balls from Food Gift Love on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Cookbook Book Club: A Food Gift Love party!

For this month’s instalment of Cookbook Book Club (my once a month most months “cooking from the same cookbook” meal with Jan and Jenn)  we worked with the gorgeous Food Gift Love by food gift expert Maggie Battista of Eat Boutique. This is a book celebrating Maggie’s enthusiasm for small-batch, hand-crafted goods in which she […]

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Dorie Greenspan stained glass cookies from Baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Les Petits Chefs make Dorie Greenspan’s Stained Glass Cookies

Any Petits Chefs session that starts out with candies in Ziploc bags and rolling pins to crush them is bound to be popular! This week the boys helped me out with my Tuesdays with Dorie assignment. Actually when I saw that one of this month’s recipes was stained glass cookies (we’re allowed to choose which […]

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Kids make gnocchi from Per La Famiglia with Emily Richards

It’s always wonderful to have chefs who come back time and time again to work with the Petits Chefs and Emily Richards is one of those.  This week was Emily’s sixth time working with the boys!  She’s taught them how to make gnocchi from scratch,  strawberry and rhubarb pies, sticky date pudding, how to grind […]

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Ricardo best chocolate chip cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Top tips for hosting a holiday cookie exchange

As someone who loves to bake, the upcoming holiday season is one of my favourite times of the year. But while I love baking and tasting the treats I make myself, I have to say that I enjoy sharing the goodness with my friends even more – and what better way to celebrate friendship than […]

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Butter celebrates! (and champagne cupcakes!)

If you’ve been reading this blog for a little while, you might remember I’ve baked from the Butter Baked Goods cookbook a few times.  The first book from Rosie Daykin of Butter Baked Goods in Vancouver features over 100 recipes for classic baked goods.  I made the ‘no fail’ marshmallows, gorgeous pumpkin chocolate chip blondies […]

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