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Lemon-strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

I found this recipe in the most recent edition of ‘Food & Drink’ magazine (available FREE from the LCBO 4x per year). I made it for Easter dessert… it’s light and very quick to make. My dessert-hating brother even enjoyed … Continue reading

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Pasta Salad with Tomatoes and Edamame

This recipe came to me from a friend who brought it to a potluck at my place. (Don’t you just love potlucks??) Everyone has eaten pasta salad in their life but this one is not your boring 1990 family picnic … Continue reading

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Ginger-Peanut Chicken & Pasta Toss

I made this recipe last Friday for a friend and it took no time at all to put together. It’s really simple and a great meal for a weekday. This recipe comes to me from my lovely Aunt Donna who … Continue reading

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These puppies are so tasty and versatile you would be silly not to try them. I have added them to marinara sauce and served with spaghetti, or to make into a meatball sub. You could also put them on a … Continue reading

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Shepherd's Pie

In an effort to eat a bit healthier, I turned to my health-conscious friends Janet and Greta Podleski of “Eat Shrink and Be Merry”. These girls are all about taking everyday classics and making them a little friendlier on your … Continue reading

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Red Velvet Cupcakes

To get it out of the way I’ll put the recipe at the top and then leave my (witty?) banter for after. This gem comes to us from “Martha Stewart Cupcakes” which is a delightful little book and I recommend … Continue reading

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Erica's Kitchen – 2

I have not cooked or baked in more than two weeks. What I have done is travel to Rome and back. Pretty fair deal I’d say. While I was in Rome I ate so much tasty food and made a … Continue reading

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Carrot Cake

The other day I had some free time so I turned to my trusty Google Reader to see what my fellow bloggers were baking. I came across My Baking Addiction who had just finished making a fabulous 3-layer carrot cake. … Continue reading

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Homemade French Fries

I could lie to you and say my favourite foods are crème brule, baked goat cheese, and boeuf bourguignon… but that wouldn’t be very nice of me. Instead, I will put my cooking cred on the line and tell you… … Continue reading

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I came across this recipe last fall when I was hosting a Mexican fiesta. It’s very simple and has a classic taste. My favourite part is the fact that not only can you make it the night before but it … Continue reading

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