Banana Chocolate Chip Biscotti {Gastropost Mission #83}

December 28, 2013 Cookies
Banana Chocolate Chip Biscotti - DS

It’s Gastropost Saturday, and our mission this week was “The Gift of Food”. Let’s be honest, I don’t just give the gift of treats at Christmastime; it’s pretty much a year round mandate here on Planet Byn. But I did give a very special gift this year, and it was something I’ve never made before. […]

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Maple Pecan Granola {Gastropost Mission #79}

November 30, 2013 Breakfast
Maple Pecan Granola

  Our Gastropost Mission this week was NUTS (literally)! And if I’m forced to pick a favourite, I have to go with pecans. They’re my favourite nut, hands down. My preferred application would be pecan pie, but to get an everyday fix, they’re my nut of choice to include in a homemade, crunchy granola. This recipe […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash & Mushroom Pie with Cheddar Pastry {Gastropost Mission #78}

November 23, 2013 Dinner
Roasted Butternut Squash & Mushroom Pie

Mushroom BOOM! That was our challenge for this week, and I knew right away what I wanted to make. Smitten Kitchen’s Mushroom Bourguignon, which is both on her site and in her cookbook. It was warm, cozy, and filling, but just not really a looker. Since I had the day off on Remembrance Day, I […]

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Pumpkin Ale Bread {Gastropost Mission #74}

October 26, 2013 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Pumpkin Ale Loaf

Gastropost asked us a tough question this week: Beer vs Wine? This is a tough call, because cooking with wine means Boeuf Bourguignon, one of my favourite cold-weather dishes. But the recipe for this Pumpkin Ale Loaf  was calling my name. Have you tried this Pumpkin Beer from St. Ambroise? You can get it at the […]

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Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Brown Sugar Bourbon Barbecue Sauce {Gastropost Mission #72}

October 12, 2013 Chicken & Turkey
Pulled Chicken Sammie

  It’s Gastropost Saturday guys! Can we make this a thing? I’m going to start posting the recipes for whatever I’ve Gastroposted for the week on the Saturday that the mission is in the paper. Well, I’m going to try anyway. Our mission for this week was Sporting Goodies so we’re supposed to share what we […]

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Taco Dip {Gastropost Mission #71}

October 5, 2013 Gastropost
Nacho Dip

Our Gastropost Mission this week was Mex to the Max, which gave me the perfect excuse to remix my favourite mexican guilty pleasure. There are recipes for mexican layer dips all over the place; you probably have an aunt or cousin or neighbour that brings this to potlucks or other gatherings. The way I always […]

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Coconut Bread {Gastropost Mission #63}

August 5, 2013 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Bajan Coconut Bread

  A Caribana Mission! Jump up! But…not so fast. I had some doubts about my ability to make legit jerk chicken, patties or doubles at home…here’s what I had to say: While my fellow Gastroposters made delicious Caribbean meals this week, I decided to play to my strengths and bake something instead. But what? My […]

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Fresh Strawberry Tart {Gastropost Mission #60}

July 19, 2013 Gastropost
Fresh Strawberry Tart

I was so, so excited to be featured as the Mission Inspiration for this week’s Gastropost Berry Delicious Mission! My passion/obsession for local Ontario fruit just gets stronger every year, and even though it’s hard to pick a favourite, I think strawberries come out on top! Here’s what I had to say: I wait all […]

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Watermelon Mojitos {Gastropost Mission #59}

July 17, 2013 Cocktails
Watermelon Mojito

Do you need a palate cleanser after all that Strawberry Rhubarb goodness? I don’t, because I can’t get enough, but let’s pause for the cause and have a delicious Watermelon Mojito. Here’s what I had to say, as I “Hit Refreshment” for this latest Gastropost Mission: My usual go-to summer refreshment is homemade watermelon lemonade, […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Pie {Gastropost Mission #58}

July 12, 2013 Gastropost
Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Pie

Our Gastropost Mission a couple of weeks ago was to “Raise a Red Flag” and eat something red for Canada Day. This coincided with an invitation to a barbecue at fellow Gastroposter Libby’s house, and well, wouldn’t you be happy if I showed up at your door with this? Here’s what I had to say: […]

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