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National Cupcake Day 2015 on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Little orange-almond cupcakes for National Cupcake Day 2015!

Remember earlier this month when I announced that today, February 23rd, is Canada’s Third National Cupcake Day – raising money for SPCAs and Humane Societies across the country? That’s right -  today is all about cupcakes – and raising money to help animals in need all around Canada. I’m excited to announce that I am […]

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Blueberry cheesecake macarons on eatlivetravelwrite.com

A virtual shower for #BabyFamilyBites: Blueberry cheesecake macarons

It’s Family Day here in Ontario today and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to throw a virtual baby shower for my dear friend Jan from Family Bites. I’ve known Jan for a number of years now – I think she’s my oldest “in real life” blog friend – and she’s […]

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Marquise au Chocolat from baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Marquise au Chocolat

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe brought back sweet memories for me. When I was little, my mum used to make a dessert called “Chocolate Catastrophe”. It was a very rich frozen chocolate mousse and I think the catastrophe part was to do with what happens to your waist-line if you eat too much because […]

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Around my French Table croquants on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Croquants

Sniff, sniff – it’s one of our last sweet recipes for French Fridays with Dorie. This week’s croquants (p 410) reminded me of some of my earlier attempts at macarons With just a few ingredients – nuts, egg whites, sugar and a little bit of flour, these were a cinch to make and the mixture […]

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Dorie Greenspan Brown Butter and Vanilla Bean Weekend Cake from baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Brown Butter and Vanilla Bean Weekend Cake

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is all about simplicity.  This Brown Butter and Vanilla Bean Weekend Cake (p6)  is a great advertisement for simple ingredients shining. Butter, flour, vanilla bean, heavy cream, eggs and sugar. You pretty much can’t go wrong, can you? The smell of this cake was enough to permeate my what-seem-to-be […]

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