Category Archives: Holidays

No Bake Easter Cream Egg IceBox Cake-an easy Easter Dessert

I had a babysitter that lived next door to me when I was around 9 years old. She had long dark hair, loved the Bay City Rollers and was maybe 4 or 5 years older; all of which made her … Continue reading

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SAUTÉED HOISIN ORANGE CHICKEN: A Healthy 20 minute Dinner

Valentine’s Day is  just around the corner and you may be thinking about what to do for your valentine(s). Why not make dinner at home? Restaurants are over crowded and you really can’t beat home cooking. Plus,  it falls on a … Continue reading

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Raspberry Tiramisu Cutie Pies in 20 minutes

I don’t know what it is about tiramisu flavoured things that makes me weak at the knees. Maybe it’s the Kahlua, or the whipped cream, or perhaps it’s the mascarpone cheese. Oh and the coffee – I can’t forget the … Continue reading

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Triple Berry Crumble

This is one of my favourite, quick and healthy dessert recipes. It’s a simple recipe that can be thrown together last minute for a potluck or holiday gathering.  And it’s the perfect easy recipe if you are charged with bringing … Continue reading

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Healthy Yogurt Hummus- in 10 minutes!

This is one of my favourite dips to serve on New Year’s eve or at any holiday party. In fact, this is the best hummus I have ever had and it’s actually adapted from a Weight Watchers cookbook recipe. It only … Continue reading

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Festive Red Velvet Brownie Balls: Keeping it real

Sometimes mistakes are just meant to be. That is exactly how these festive Red Velvet Brownie Balls were born… But here’s what I was actually trying to make:

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Scottish Cabbage Rolls

With Christmas around the corner, I wanted to share one of my ultimate favourite Ukrainian  Christmas comfort food recipes – the best cabbage rolls! Although I am Ukrainian and adore Ukrainian food, these are not your typical traditional Ukrainian cabbage … Continue reading

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4 ingredient Whipped Shortbread

What I remember most about Christmas as a kid is the party food. The setting was always somebody’s 1970’s- style, wood panel rec room, kids running everywhere, that incredible spread of forbidden food that we had unrestricted access to (for one glorious … Continue reading

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Best Ever Butter Tarts- Quintessentially Canadian

In my world, it’s just not Christmas without butter tarts. Butter tarts are quintessentially Canadian, the perfect addition to your Christmas baking tray and the ultimate Canadian comfort food. This recipe is my family’s favourite and we have always had them … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Lime Bars

I created this holiday Gingerbread Lime Bar recipe a couple of years ago because I wanted something a little more festive than plain old lemon squares. This was an experiment in combining gingerbread and lime flavours that ended with amazing … Continue reading

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