Snow Day Baking: 3 Christmas Treats

Mary/ December 13, 2016

The unusually heavy snow here in Vancouver created a good opportunity to stay home in my PJ’s and bake. The sweet smells coming from the oven, the warmth and coziness, doing something I

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Sweet Tarts

Mary/ June 22, 2015

Fresh Fruit tarts are so lovely, happy and bright. My mouth waters when I see them, but I’m usually a little disappointed as the crust seems too “manufactured” or they are already soggy. 

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Mary/ April 10, 2015

When I told a friend of mine I wanted to get an ice-cream maker to try making my own treats, she gave me hers. She said: “I’ve just never used it – it’s

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Our House “Special”

Mary/ March 30, 2015

We have a “go-to” dessert. The one my son always requests for his birthday. The no-brainer, delectable dessert that makes everyone happy.  It’s simple to make. The recipe is on the box of

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Refrigerator Soup

Mary/ February 22, 2015

There’s always stuff in the fridge that needs to be….managed.  I do like to keep a full fridge so I can make anything I want at any time, but that comes with a

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Slow Cooker Revival

Mary/ February 12, 2015

I’ve started using the old slow cooker again. First this summer, when it was too hot in the house I put it out on the patio and made curried chicken with coconut milk…yum…

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New Life for Old Apples

Mary/ February 1, 2015

Yeah, you know…in the bottom of the produce drawer, in the fridge, or in the bottom of the fruit bowl…those apples…the ones that are getting a little long in the tooth? I hate

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Spicy Salty Sweet

Mary/ November 29, 2014

I’ve been experimenting with this combo of seasonings for spiced glazed nuts. This one is working quite well…You can alter to taste: a bit more sugar, less salt, more spice, change the nuts..but

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