Rio Mare tuna pasta salad

Quick and easy tuna pasta salad

This quick and easy tuna salad is one of my go-to salads to make to during the summer months. It’s also been a crowd pleaser at potluck dinners and barbeques. Canned tuna is a staple ingredient in my pantry so I was delighted when Rio Mare offered the members of the Food Bloggers of Canada the opportunity to […]

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Bake it like you mean it cake with tea

The Daring Bakers’ July 2014 Challenge: Surprise Cake

    For the July Daring Bakers’ Challenge, Ruth from The Crafts of Mommyhood challenged us to bake a cake. But not just any cake; she asked us to add in a special surprise for our eyes as well as our taste buds. This was a great opportunity to share the experience my goddaughter Tanya,and […]

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Ritz Carleton Lemon Pound Cake – Remembering Mom on Mother’s Day

  For the past three years, Mother’s Day has been bittersweet for me. As a mom I am blessed to celebrate with my two daughters, Camelia and Michaela, but as a daughter I miss celebrating with my mom. My mom was a strong and amazing woman who taught us by example. She taught my sisters and […]

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Round-up of 10 favourite cookbooks and cookbook give-away

There’s a stack of wonderful cookbooks in my bookshelf that I will be reviewing in the New Year. Some of them are included in a round-up of some of my favourite 2013 cookbooks.  I am in the midst of happily trying out a recipe or two from these cookbooks and will soon be posting cookbook reviews and cookbook give-aways. In the meantime, […]

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Cucidati - Sicilian fig cookies

Seventh Canadian Food Experience Project challenge – Honey Spiced Biscotti and Sicilian Fig Cookies

For the seventh Canadian Food Experience Project challenge (Canadian Christmas tradition), I am going to share two traditional Christmas cookie recipes that are part of our Christmas sweet table:  Honey Spiced Biscotti (Susamielli) and Sicilian Fig Cookies (Cucidati). Honey Spiced Biscotti I first ate Honey Spiced Biscotti the first year I was married.  My husband’s family all gathered at his […]

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pear tree

Canadian Food Experience Project Challenge Six – The Pear Harvest

The topic for the sixth Canadian Food Experience Project challenge is ‘The Harvest’.   This year, our more than 30 year old pear tree, produced an abundance of Bartlett pears. It was one of the best harvests yet.  There were enough pears to share with family and friends, make some amazing desserts, and for the first time […]

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Individual Turkey Pot Pie

Turkey Pot Pies – Daring Bakers’ October Challenge – Savory Pot Pies

Hannah of Rise and Shine was our October 2013 Daring Bakers’ hostess and she challenged us to bake our own double crusted savory pot pies.  Using any from-scratch crust and filling we choose, we were allowed to get completely creative with our recipe, showing off the savory flavors and fillings from our own home or […]

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tomato preserves

Canadian Food Experience Project Challenge: Preserving

Valerie from A Canadian Foodie founded the Canadian Food Experience Project which began June 7 2013. The participants share their collective stories across the vastness of our Canadian landscape through our regional food experiences. We hope to bring global clarity to our Canadian culinary identity through the cadence of our concerted Canadian voice. Our topic […]

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