April 2011

Butterscotch Cream Pie 2.0

April 30, 2011 Pies, Tarts & Pudding

I didn’t make anything new for Easter dessert, but I thought it was worth a quick post to recap my little changes to this Butterscotch Cream Pie. Instead of the pastry crust I used on the first version, this time I used a graham cracker crust, which held up nicely, and didn’t get soggy like my first […]

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Top Chef Canada: Episode 3 Recap

April 26, 2011 Top Chef Canada

Welcome back for Episode 3 friends! Let’s see what the cheftestants are up to this week!   We start this episode with Connie and Andrea commenting on Rebekah’s departure, and how they’re repping all the women in the industry as the only girls left in the competition. Darryl’s aware he needs to bring his A game, […]

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Easter Candy Bark + Homemade Cream Eggs

April 25, 2011 Candy

Hope everyone had a great Easter weekend! I didn’t really have any holiday candy-making plans until I saw this linked on PW last Tuesday morning, and I knew I had to make it. It’s the same thing I had going on at Halloween, except with some coloured candy melts swirled in that makes it extra cute. […]

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Lemon Meringue Cookies

April 21, 2011 Cookies

  As soon as I saw these cookies on Joy the Baker, I knew I would make them for the gluten-free ladies in my life.  I’m not a huge fan of lemon in desserts (I’m a chocolate / butterscotch /peanut butter girl through and through), but something about citrus just makes it perfect for Spring. It […]

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Top Chef Canada: Episode 2 Recap

April 19, 2011 Top Chef Canada

Welcome back for Episode 2 of Top Chef Canada!   We get right to this week’s Quickfire Challenge, which Thea tells us is all about Canadian Cheese from the Dairy Farmers of Canada. Dale is worried because he doesn’t cook with cheese. Excuse you Dale, have you never made yourself a grilled cheese sandwich in your whole entire […]

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School Bus Birthday Cake

April 17, 2011 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing

Here’s a look at my cute little nephew’s 2nd birthday cake. He loves trucks and his favourite colour is yellow, so my brother asked for a school bus cake. He also suggested a 3D cake, but I don’t think I’m there yet! I did a quick google images search for ideas, and there are LOTS […]

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Top Chef Canada: Episode 1 Recap

April 12, 2011 Top Chef Canada

  As I explained back in August when I went to Tom Colicchio’s ‘wichcraft, I have a bit of a pop culture blind spot when it comes to Top Chef. I watched a bit of Season 7 in the Fall, although I missed more episodes than I watched. So when the All-Star edition started in January, I […]

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Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuits

April 6, 2011 Bread

Here are the biscuits that I brought to Alexis and Nick to go along with their Carrot Ginger Soup. Biscuits are the kind of thing that once you get a knack for it, are easy to make, and also completely adaptable. For this recipe, you could add chives or green onions, maybe some crumbled bacon, or […]

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Carrot Ginger Soup

April 3, 2011 Gluten-Free

I feel like I spend just as much time talking about foods I don’t like on this blog, as I doabout what I love.  What can I say, I have issues with a bunch of things, and soup is one of them. About five years ago, I went through a prolonged soup bender. The problem […]

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