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Mulled wine poached pears

I hope those of you who celebrate Christmas had the most wonderful weekend with your families.  Neil and I are currently in El Fuerte, Mexico, at the start of our trip into the Copper Canyon.  We spent Christmas eve aboard the California Star travelling from Pichilingue to Topolobampo, eating possibly the worst meal of our […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Spiced butter-glazed carrots

I normally would not write a whole blog post about a side dish but trust me, like all of Dorie’s dishes, this is a winner and deserves a whole post of its own!  This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe is from page 335 and if you haven’t completely decided on your Christmas side dishes, […]

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Kitchen Bootcamp 7: Hors d’oeuvres

For this month’s Kitchen Bootcamp, Jen challenged us to get creative with hors d’oeuvres. It’s a perfect time of the year to experiment with new hors d’oeuvres recipes – there’s always some gathering or other to bring food to! This month, I have chosen to share the recipe I used for one of my Project […]

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Les Petits Chefs bake for the holidays

As a special treat for the last Petits Chefs session for the term, we baked mini-cupcakes.  I found a recipe I really liked the look of on the California Walnut website and adapted it slightly using almonds instead of walnuts due to some allergies.  It’s a pretty easy recipe and didn’t really involve much prep […]

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Mactweets go to an International holiday party

Because I am short on time this holiday season, I decided to invite my Mactweets friends to the International Incident Colour Party.  It got a little messy, as parties at this time often do, so I hope we aren’t kicked out of either For the IIP this month, we were asked to play with colour. […]

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