Samoa Layer Cake

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Let’s kick off Valentine’s Week with a decadent Samoa Layer Cake that will satisfy any sweet tooth.

Coconut lovers listen up! You guys need to want to make this showstopper cake that is off-the-charts yummy.

l called it Samoa Cake, but it’s really two parts German Chocolate Cake and one part Samoa Cake. I’ve joined two delicious desserts into, well… total cake awesomeness. That’s right, I said it, cake awesomeness.

Me and my hubby have been together for over 31 years, so it’s hard to believe there are any cakes left that I’ve never made for him. Believe it or not, although l love coconut, guess what – I’ve never made German Chocolate or Samoa before. Well it’s time to give it a try…

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5 Game-Day Eats

Tackle the munchies this Super Bowl Sunday with these go-to finger foods This Sunday is Super Bowl 50 – Denver Broncos verses the Carolina Panthers. I will dramatically age myself, but I was at Super Bowl 29 (49ers vs Bengals) to see Joe Montana throw the game-winning toss with just 34 seconds left. Unfortunately, you will have…

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Banana Bran Muffins with Pecans and Honey

Occasionally, once in a blue moon, a muffin comes along that changes your life. This is one of those times. You guys… these muffins! Bran muffin recipes are a staple for any good muffin baker. I have a delicious traditional recipe with raisins that I’ll share later this year, in the meantime, how about a new…

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Turkey Meatball Italian Wedding Soup

Super-simple soup from scratch that’s super-charged with flavour. Guys…these meatballs!!! Wedding Soup or Italian Wedding Soup is an Italian-American staple. The word ‘wedding‘ relates to the perfect partnership between the meat and the vegetables in this timeless soup. The traditional version is made with beef or veal and escarole, but you can use kale, spinach, chard,…

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16 Comfort Foods for 2016

Winter’s here, so bring on some warm-you-inside-out comfort foods! It’s the season for warm socks, crackling fires in the fireplace, and stick-to-your-ribs comfort foods. When it gets cold outside, I really love to hunker down in my coziest fuzzy pajamas over a big bowl of soup, stew, or best of all a hearty casserole. Around here, we’re busy working on…

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Slow Cooker S’more Cake

With a few helpful shortcuts, this Slow Cooker S’more Cake almost brings summer back. A new year begins with a new crop of Sweet of the Month recipes. Usually when I make a cake to share with you guys, it’s made from scratch. This time I’m taking a shortcut by using a cake mix, and the slow cooker to…

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Winter Salad with Spicy Roasted Sweet Potato

A healthy and hearty salad, during the winter, that’s also delicious and addictive. I’ve been eating this salad all week, not only to feel good about its nutritional value, but because it actually tastes really good. An addictive mix of salty, sweet and spicy flavours that I can’t get enough of. This winter salad is a mashup of kasha,…

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Morning BUZZ Expresso Smoothie

Close to the end of the week and need a little extra boost? Come and get your Morning BUZZ Expresso Smoothie… Some days you just need a brain-clearing, coffee-filled caffeine boost… or is that every day? I’m not serving up just any plain cup of coffee here, it’s a protein-packed, good-for you way to get things…

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Slow Cooker Sweet & Sour Chicken

Don’t call for take-out, make this Sweet & Sour Chicken at home in your slow cooker! It’s January and here in Toronto the cold weather has finally kicked in. That means it’s time to snuggle up and enjoy some warm, hearty comfort food. You may want to give in to that little voice in your…

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