Tuxedo Cake

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The little-black-dress of desserts

The coming of July means another birthday for me. That calls for chocolate cake!

This time I thought I would go simple, yet elegant, with moist chocolate layers, whipped cream and a finish of dark chocolate ganache. My inspiration was a classic whoopie pie only sans marshmallow cream. This decadent beauty uses stabilized whipped cream to firmly hold up to the chocolate layers. Black and white, classic, always a perfect choice…

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Tex-Mex Tacos with Sriracha Mayo

Let’s spend the weekend poolside with cool cocktails, great friends and lots of tacos! Summer means long weekends relaxing at the pool or lakeside at the cottage. And what’s the key to that easy-going lifestyle you ask… simple-to-prepare meals. Sometimes that means doing a little work in advance with the help of your BFF, the freezer!…

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Mom’s Patio Salad

A perfect summer salad to celebrate the holiday weekend with family and friends. Once again I’m tackling an update to one of my Mom’s best recipes. I’ve decided to post one of her recipes each month, with a bit of a twist from me, to let all of you know what a fantastic cook she was. The upcoming holiday long weekend seemed…

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Double Almond Breakfast Smoothie_2

Double Almond Breakfast Smoothie

Here’s a creamy protein rich shake that you’re going to love! A shake for breakfast? Not for me, I’m a muffin girl all the way. This Double Almond Breakfast Smoothie needs just 5 simple ingredients you already have on hand in your pantry… whaaaat? Count me in

BBQ Asian Pork Tenderloin

BBQ Asian Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Mango Salad

Time for some pork on the grill! Summer barbecue doesn’t always mean steaks and burgers. This simple, tender and delicious BBQ Asian Pork Tenderloin grills up in just 20 minutes. Marinate the tenderloins during the day and when you come home it’s a weeknight meal that’s ready in a snap! Serve with a side of Fresh Mango Salad and…

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10 Desserts you must-try this summer!

Great Dads, need great desserts! Here’s a few to try for Father’s Day. Hey everyone, I’m still on a break this week so I thought I’d end it off with a great roundup of desserts that are not only summer favourites, but ‘Best Dad‘ worthy. From ice cream to pie to delicious cakes here’s a roundup…

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10 Burgers you must-try this summer!

Here’s 10 awesome burger suggestions just in time for Father’s Day. I’m taking a break this week and thought it would be a great opportunity to do a roundup of some of my favourite burger recipes. Are you stuck in a burger rut? Well look no further, I’ve gathered a few of my own as well as some of…

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Asparagus, Watermelon and Feta Salad

Let’s take advantage of local asparagus as long as possible! Here in Ontario, the local asparagus came into markets last week… yah! It’s a versatile veg that’s great alone, grilled, steamed or roasted. Equally great in stews, soups and salads. This Asparagus, Watermelon and Feta Salad is a must-try this summer. It’s easy, light, refreshing and utterly yummy

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The Summer Issue is online and it’s all about eating OUTSIDE! It’s finally here! Time for the local bounty of fruits and veggie to start arriving at the market. Time to fire up the barbecue and have our friends and family over to enjoy the great outdoors. Time to take a vacation and dangle our toes off…

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Toasted Oatmeal

How can something so simple be so totally awesome? Get ready to have your mind blown… Oatmeal can be toasted. That’s right, toasted. Mind blown. Let’s back up, better start from the beginning. Did I mention that over the last year I have  developed a huge problem with acid-reflux? It’s called GERD… too much information? For a foodie like…

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Fully-Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

A favourite cookie perfectly made for sharing! Over the next few weeks you’re going to see lots of recipes for steaks, burgers, ribs and all the smokey things that Dads love to grill. That’s all well and good, but Dad need a bit of something sweet on Father’s Day as well. How about something that a daughter…

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