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Tiramisu

While I absolutely love coffee, I’m not a huge fan of cold coffee, unless of course it’s in a Tiramisu. I love the fact that Tiramisu literally means: “pick me up”, “cheer me up”, “wake me up”. What a perfect name for a perfect dessert. This is the first time I’ve made Tiramisu, and I have… Continue reading Tiramisu

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Homemade Passata (Tomato purée)

  I don’t know about you, but sometimes I can’t believe how much tomato sauce my family goes through. So a couple of years ago I thought it would be nice to make tomato purée (passata) from scratch. I read a lot of recipes that required you to boil water to remove the skins, and then… Continue reading Homemade Passata (Tomato purée)

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Pumpkin Pie Muffins

I know that fall is not quite here, but the kids are going back to school and I just can’t help getting into the “fall feeling”. We stopped by our local farm stand and the pumpkins had made an entrance. So I decided to buy 1/2 a dozen and cook, puree and freeze them, so… Continue reading Pumpkin Pie Muffins

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Coconut Meringues

So I figured I’d continue the coconut theme from my last post. As I mentioned, when I made the coconut cream pie I ended up with extra egg whites and extra coconut. I hate wasting, so I searched around for ideas for other things to make with the egg whites. I have never made meringues… Continue reading Coconut Meringues

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The best coconut cream pie!

I’m not sure what happened, but over the last couple of weeks the boys have started to go nuts for coconut. I guess it’s probably my fault for buying fresh coconut for a snack in the car. After that, there was no going back. I have always loved coconut, I love using coconut oil for… Continue reading The best coconut cream pie!

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Sweet Potato and Maple Syrup Muffins

I love using natural sweeteners like honey and maple syrup vs. traditional white sugar when I’m baking. Not only do they add sweetness, but they add wonderful flavours to the baked goods. For this muffin recipe I combined sweet potatoes and maple syrup. I have to say that once you add in the cinnamon, they… Continue reading Sweet Potato and Maple Syrup Muffins

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10 Birthday Cake Ideas for Boys

I love making birthday cakes from scratch. It’s fun to get the boys involved in coming up with ideas, making the designs and helping with the creation. As I get ready for my next one, I thought I would take a stroll down memory lane and look at some of the cakes from previous years. They were all a… Continue reading 10 Birthday Cake Ideas for Boys