Pumpkin & Chocolate Layer Cake with Whipped Brown Sugar Frosting

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Two different cakes come together to make a beautiful autumn treat

It was my wedding anniversary last week… congrats to us! I wanted to make a special cake that brought together my favourite – chocolate, and one of my hubbie’s favourites – pumpkin. Are they too different? Will they taste weird together? Not at all. Just like us, it’s a perfect union!

O.K. I must say that when this cake arrived at the table it was a bit of a ‘plain jane’. But don’t be fooled my friends by its humble covering, just one slice revealed the glorious beauty that lay inside…

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20 Minute Bean, Tomato and Spinach Soup

Sometimes things just have to be simple. When life gets really busy, sometimes you need a simple and nutritious meal that is hearty, tasty and most of all uses ingredients you already have in the pantry. That’s where this 20 Minute Bean, Tomato and Spinach Soup comes in. It’s 7:00 p.m., I need dinner fast. We’ve all been there. You…

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Homemade Gluten-free Beef-a-roni

A healthy take on a favourite weeknight comfort food that the kids (and mom) will gobble up! Well it’s the second day of Fall and there’s a bit of a chill in the evening air. It’s time to start thinking about casseroles, hearty stews, and simple comfort foods that warm you up from the inside out. As…

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Pumpkin Zucchini Loaf with Streusel Topping

Crazy about pumpkins? Then let’s kick off this season with a deliciously moist loaf! October is usually “crazy” for pumpkins. But this year, is it just me, or have we started our pumpkin obsession early? I must admit I really love anything pumpkin. This year I’m going to try it in lots of recipes to add moisture,…

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Sweet and Salty Granola Bars (Nature Valley copycat)

This recipe is a perfect mix of salty nuts with a sweet twist of honey and chocolate. Yum! WARNING YOU NOW – these are really addictive. I’ve been making batches of these for months… they are so good, I just can’t stop! When I started working on this recipe I used the Sweet & Salty granola bars…

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Eat In Eat Out Magazine – Autumn 2015

THE AUTUMN ISSUE IS ONLINE AND IT’S ALL ABOUT FAMILY! Welcome back! Did you have a good summer? Have you started to settle back into school, work or just the routines of a busy life yet? You’re probably looking for ways to serve the family a home-cooked meal, but you need it fast. How about 30 minutes?…

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Roasted Plum Spinach Salad with Candied Pecans

Hold on to the last bits of summer, by enjoying local plums while you still can. O.K. this salad is to die for, so delicious and the best kind of nutritious… the kind that feels more like a decadent indulgence. I know what you’re thinking… “It’s too many steps”, “It’s too complicated” and “I’m way to busy”….

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Pecan Pie Bars

Imagine a pecan pie you can hold in your hand… gooey raisins, pecans and a flaky shortbread crust…. pure yum! Well they’re going back soon. Most kids (not me) love going back to school. Meeting the new teacher, wearing new school clothes, seeing old friends you missed over the summer. As things start to get really busy…

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Mom’s Awesome Meat Sauce

Everyone needs a killer pasta sauce in their recipe chest, right? Look no further it’s Mom’s Awesome Meat Sauce! Each month this year I’ve been introducing you to some of the recipes that my mom was famous for – at least in our family. She made a killer lasagna, just a fact. At the heart of the recipe…

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