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Meat, Cheese and Greens Stuffed Shells

I made these stuffed shells differently from regular stuffed shells. Usually, ricotta cheese or cottage cheese, breadcrumbs and an egg are the base for the filling. Instead, I used cream cheese as the the binder. Ultimately, the filling has a delicious creamy texture and still holds everything together. I also made the sauce, so this […]

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Mini Mascarpone Chocolate Cakes

These cakes definitely have an interesting texture and taste due to the mascarpone cheese. Mascarpone cheese is often used in baking, and adds a hint of sweetness and a soft and airy bite. I find these cakes rich on it’s own, that’s why I didn’t make frosting. But feel free to add a bit of […]

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Cappelletti with Bacon and Peas

I made this dish using ready-made sausage cappelletti and a few other simple ingredients. You can use any stuffed pasta too, such as ravioli. This can also make a great holiday side dish. Buon appetito! Serves 4 Ingredients 1 package of ready-made stuffed pasta (I used this one.) 8 strips of bacon, cooked and cut […]

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Apricot Macadamia Nut Biscotti

‘Tis the season for some holiday baking… 🙂 Biscotti is a delicious breakfast and tea time treat, and it is often made with a combination of dried fruits and nuts. Macadamia nuts aren’t usually found in biscotti, but I tried it out in this recipe to see how it will turn out. And of course…it […]

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The One of a Kind Show

Just in time for the holidays, the One of a Kind Show is the ultimate gift-finding destination, with a bit of entertainment too. There are about about 800 vendors that are comprised of artisans and makers, mostly from Ontario and Quebec. It is more than just a sale, as there are also contests, and special […]

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Brown Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

One of my favourite baked combinations are bananas and chocolate chips. Whether it is the classic banana chocolate chip loaf, or the banana chocolate chip pancakes, or even banana chocolate chip muffins…this combination goes well with a lot of baked goods. So what makes this one so special? The brown butter adds a a hint of […]

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Rigatoni Alfredo with Spinach & Bacon

You can get really creative with this recipe. The Alfredo sauce is the base, and it goes well with rigatoni, or another thick pasta. Spinach and bacon also go very well with this recipe, but you can change it up by using pancetta and peas instead, or even chicken and bell pepper. Ingredients For the […]

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