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Dorie Greenspan hamantaschen for Tuesdays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Hamantaschen

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies was hamantaschen. Dorie says: These fruit-filled cookies are named for Haman, the villain of the Book of Esther. To make a long and evil story short, Mordecai, kin to Esther, considered the Queen of the Jews in biblical times, refused to bow down to Haman, the […]

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Le Creuset Non Stick shallow frying pan with frittata on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Frittata with spring greens and potatoes

This post is produced in partnership with Le Creuset Canada A good nonstick pan is a must in every kitchen but given recent concerns about the long term effects of using them, it’s made it a bit of a challenge. I’ve been on the lookout to upgrade the nonstick pieces here in our Canadian kitchen […]

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Cherry chocolate and hazelnut fougasse on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Chocolate and dried cherry fougasse from My Paris Kitchen

This week’s  Cook the Book Fridays recipe from David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen was a super simple fougasse, studded with dried cherries, chocolate and toasted hazelnuts. A fougasse is a type of bread traditionally associated with the south of France and is generally a savoury item (with olives, for example) Fougasse is meant to be […]

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The finished dish Earls Restaurant tortilla soup on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Les Petits Chefs make Earl’s Restaurant Tortilla Soup from The Soup Sisters Family Cookbook

For this week’s edition of Cook the Books, Les Petits Chefs worked from The Soup Sisters Family Cookbook. I wrote about The Soup Sisters Family Cookbook late last year: This is the third cookbook in the bestselling Soup Sisters cookbook series, and contains  over 100 family-friendly recipes to make and share with kids of all […]

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Dorie Greenspan Alsace style cheesecake for Tuesdays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Cheesecake Alsace Style

The Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi this week was a cheesecake. But not just any cheesecake – an “Alsace-style” cheesecake. With a dough crust and a filling made from fromage blanc or thick Greek yoghurt, this is “more ethereal than American cheesecake but somewhat heartier than most French pastries” and sometimes called […]

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Gluten free double chocolate cupcakes with chocolate ganache and sprinkles recipe on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Double chocolate cupcakes with chocolate ganache (gluten free)

Remember earlier this month when I announced that today, February 26th, is Canada’s sixth 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. This is my sixth year participating and […]

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