vanilla cupcakes baby shower

Vanilla mini-cupcakes for a #BabyFamilyBites Virtual Baby Shower

I was one on a list of bloggers that was  invited to participate in a virtual baby shower for Jan Scott of the popular blog, Family Bites.  I haven’t met Jan personally, but I did hear her speak at the 2013 Food Bloggers of Canada Conference and was impressed by her enthusiasm and warm personality. We were […]

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Simple French onion soup

Simple French Onion Soup: Gatherings cookbook blog tour

The Gatherings cookbook by Jan Scot and Julie Rosendaal is the perfect  guide to at-home entertaining. It features over 100 delicious, easy to make recipes for  gatherings such Weekend Brunch, Showers,  Pie Party, The Pantry Party, Kid’s Birthday Parties, Big Family Gatherings, Fall Harvest Dinner, Sunday Supper, Date Night for Two, Cocktail Party, Book Club, Beer […]

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Chocolate Espresso Pound Cake

Chocolate Espresso Pound Cake and Butter Baked Goods Giveaway

  Chocolate Espresso Pound Cake is one of over 100 traditional baking recipes featured  in the Butter Baked Goods cookbook by Rosie Daykin.  Rosie is the owner of the Butter Baked Goods bakery in Vancouver which is famously known for its best gourmet marshmallows in North Amercia. The nine chapters feature recipes of baking goodness for muffins, scones, […]

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Burnt Caramel and Seal Salt Sticky Buns

Burnt Caramel and Sea Salt Sticky Buns from The Messy Baker cookbook

The Messy Baker cookbook by Charmian Christie is not the kind of cookbook you look through once and tuck away in your bookshelf.  It makes you want to roll up your sleeves and start baking up a storm. I loved reading the introduction of this cookbook where Charmian refers to her mother as the Kitchen […]

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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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