Gluten-Free Chicken Mushroom Tourtière

Thanksgiving was a couple days ago… for Canadians like me! My husband is always happy to celebrate both – twice the turkey! Twice the pumpkin pie! – but this year, ...

Maple Bourbon Glazed Carrots Recipe

This weekend, we celebrated Thanksgiving. I may live in the USA, but I’m Canadian, and Thanksgiving happens in early October! We’d decided early on that we’d be having a ham ...

Brandied Apple Upside Down Cake recipe

Hey everyone! Still recovering from this weekend’s trip to Chicago, so I’m posting today’s entry without a ton of commentary 🙂 This Brandied Apple Upside Down Cake is one of ...


Candied Orange Slices… and Orange-Ginger “Honey”!

I’m really not one for using other people’s recipes at all – ...

Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Dijon Vinaigrette

The Minneapolis Farmers Market opened this past weekend, and we’d been looking ...

Homemade Wine Slush Mix!

If you’ve ever been to a large trade show, home show, or ...

Our “Tornado Smashed” Gingerbread House!

———————————- My tornado memoir – “Twisted” was released on 05/22/12! click here ...

An Aspie view of Thanksgiving Hell

One of the earliest memories I have is one that disturbs me ...

Confetti Bars! (Butterscotch, Peanut Butter & Marshmallow Bars)

Short and sweet post today… .. so I’ve been dealing with a ...

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Gluten Free Schmoo Torte Recipe

Schmoo torte is very much a Winnipeg thing, though locals don’t tend to *know* how exclusively Winnipeg it is, til they move away! Schmoo – or “Shmoo”, depending on who’s writing it – is a soft, pecan-laced angel food cake that is torted and filled with sweetened whipped cream, before being served up with a […]

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Canada Day Playlist – Canadian Dance Music!

As you may have noticed, I’m a HUGE fan of dance music – 90’s-ish dance, in particular. I tend to just label most of it “Eurodance” by default, but a lot of what gets lumped in as Euro is actually Canadian! There were a ton of great Canadian dance music artists back in the day. […]

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Cold Smoked Potato Salad Recipe

Last week, I happened across “smoked potato salad” at a specialty food store. Given that my husband is a sucker for anything smoked, I picked some up. It was ok – good even – but the smoked flavour only came from the mayo. Of course, we discussed how we would have done it – smoking […]

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Cosplay Tutorial – Handmaid’s Tale Bonnet / Cap

So, as I’ve mentioned on my Facebook Page, I’m in a Handmaid’s Tale cosplay group for Convergence 2017. With Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s classic – Canadian, btw! – novel being SO great, we just have to! I was originally going to do it with just my husband (who wants to be “Janine”/”Ofwarren”), then with […]

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Gluten-Free Fried Brie Recipe

Sometimes, inspiration comes from the weirdest places. My husband and I used to play Ingress. One night, we were hanging out in one of the Ingress chat rooms, and the subject of poutine randomly came up. Myself and one other player were adamant about the fact that you *cannot* get legit poutine anywhere in Minneapolis, […]

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