Homemade Crunchie Bars!

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve posted – sorry about that! Things have been utterly insane around here. We’re still working on tornado repairs. We got our walnut back ...

How to Carve a Watermelon Bowl… CANADIAN Style!

Inspiration really can come from the weirdest of places. Remember the story of how my French Martini Upside Down Cake was conceived? Jann Arden, an auto-correct Fail, French Canadian culture, ...

Mocha Nanaimo Bars

Picture it. Vancouver, Canada… 1986. I was a little girl on the trip of a lifetime – experiencing Expo ‘86. I was young enough that most of the memories from ...


Canada Day is Coming… Are You Ready?

As I race to get things ready to attend a convention next ...

Honey Garlic Cooking Sauce Recipe

While I can usually reproduce a dish off taste alone – intuitively ...

Clodhoppers Recipe: Cheap, Quick, Easy, ADDICTIVE Candy!

Here’s another one of those recipes that is so minimalist in both ...

Wherein our Heroine Waxes Poetic on Canadian Living

Back in December, my husband and I took an 8 hour drive ...

Butter Tarts

As I’d mentioned back in my Poutine recipe post, my coming out ...

Poutine Recipe – The way *I* Do it!

Hey guys! So, can I just say how great it feels to ...

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Brie en Croûte with Prosciutto, Honey Pear Sauce, and Figs

As we were doing our grocery shopping the other day, we happened to notice that fresh figs were in season. I’ve been waiting for this for a while – I’ve been planning for a decadent gluten-free brie en croûte recipe for Beyond Flour, which requires fresh figs. It’s kind of maddening when you dream something […]

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Sweet Corn Bruschetta Recipe, from Sweet Corn Spectacular

Hey, remember how I wrote “Sweet Corn Spectacular” – a cookbook all about fresh sweet corn – for the Minnesota Historical Society last year? Well, guess what? Not only is it sweet corn season once again (*Cough* you should totally buy my book *Cough*), but the book is featured in the August edition of Midwest […]

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Best Coleslaw Recipe EVER!

A couple of months back, I accidentally developed the best coleslaw recipe I’ve EVER tasted. I was right in the middle of developing recipes for “Beyond Flour“, my upcoming gluten-free cookbook. I’d just perfected a recipe for fried chicken… but fried chicken is just so brown and blah when it comes to photos. In considering […]

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“Con” Brownies

Today is day 4 of the week-long feature on convention food that I’m doing over on Facebook. So far, we’ve had “Convention” Sloppy Joes, Hotel Room Smoothies, and Roasted “Convention” Chili”. So, with breakfast and entrees pretty much covered, here’s a look at a favourite con dessert / snack recipe I’ve been making the past […]

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Con Food – Hotel Room Smoothies!

Today is day two of a week long feature I’m running on my Facebook Page – Convention Food. Yep, with Convergence just over a week away… it’s about time to start planning for our hotel room cuisine: Food that’s easy to make (possibly make ahead), uses very little in the way of equipment to make/serve […]

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