June 2011

Top Chef Canada: Episode 12 Recap

June 29, 2011 Top Chef Canada

And here we are at the penultimate episode my friends! I’m the first to admit, I have a little bit of Top Chef Canada fatigue. I think it was pretty obvious who the final 5 were going to be (see my early prediction from Episode 4; I had them all right except for Andrea), and at […]

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Raspberry Yogurt Popsicles + Summer Reading

June 23, 2011 Frozen

These two topics aren’t really related, except I thought my summer reading stack might make a cute background for these great popsicles. Last summer I made Mocha Fudgesicles at the very end of August, and so I wanted to be right on top of my popsicle making at the beginning of the warm weather this […]

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Top Chef Canada: Episode 11 Recap

June 21, 2011 Top Chef Canada

It’s crunch time, friends! Down to the final 5! This episode starts with Dale talking about how much he misses his son, how much he wants to win, and how much he wants the money. Francois says he didn’t have any fun on the bottom last week. Connie misses Andrea, and feels pressure as the only […]

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Goodbye Dollies + Barry’s Farewell Treat Week

June 15, 2011 Bars & Squares

The human garbage disposal has left the building! Yes, it’s true, my co-worker Barry – the bottomless pit/treat monster – has moved on to another company. Luckily he’s only going to be about two blocks away, but still, it’s sad to see him go. In honour of his last week, I thought it would be fitting […]

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Top Chef Canada: Episode 10 Recap

June 14, 2011 Top Chef Canada

Chef Lynn Crawford’s in the house this week, and she’s got her hair did – it’s usually pretty wild on Pitchin’ In. The Quickfire this week is to design both a morning and afternoon snack size meal for Porter Airlines. The food has to fit into the little boxes, and everything needs to be served chilled or […]

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Maple Bacon Cornmeal Waffles

June 11, 2011 Breakfast

Every once in a while I like to bust out my waffle iron for a lazy Sunday morning treat. I wanted a waffle maker for the longest time, and then my Mom’s best friend gave me one for Christmas! Amazing! It’s been a bit of trial and error to find a good recipe, and this […]

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Baked Buffalo Chicken Pasta

June 9, 2011 Pasta & Noodles

In my ongoing obsession with all things buffalo, I saw this recipe on How Sweet It Is, and made it right away (well a couple of weeks ago, but I’m working through my backlog here). It’s seasonally inappropriate with its lack of vegetables and use of two spots on the stove, plus the oven (hot kitchen!), but […]

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Top Chef Canada: Episode 9 Recap

June 7, 2011 Top Chef Canada

***If you’re here looking for Dale’s pulled pork recipe, it has yet to be posted on the President’s Choice website. I’ll add the link when it’s posted. Thanks for visiting!***   Update: Here it is! (on Food Network’s website)   Only seven cheftestants are left! We’re definitely narrowing down the field. This week’s episode starts […]

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Pink Princess Cupcakes + Magic Wand Cookies

June 4, 2011 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing

  My niece Amy turned three at the end of May, and of course as soon as Matthew’s school bus cake was done, I started thinking about which treats I wanted to make for her princess party. Every pretty princess needs some pretty pink princess cupcakes, and this recipe from Smitten Kitchen was perfect. I’m […]

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Rhubarb Cobbler, Muffins + Jam

June 3, 2011 Pies, Tarts & Pudding

  I’m in a rhubarb frenzy! Or I was two weeks ago, since I’m a little bit behind over here. Like all spring/summer fruit, there’s such a short window of time when rhubarb is in season, so you really have to take advantage of it, and I think that makes it okay to go a […]

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