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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Reuben Buns – Recipe

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Creamy Creole Soup with Gluten-Free Cornmeal Dumplings Recipe

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BIG NEWS for International Book Sales!

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Ravings of a Canadian Expat: Christmas Oranges

I was going to start this entry out with something like “This time of year, the topics of discussion in groups of Canadians living away tends to turn to food…”… but let’s be real, at least 80% of what we talk about in Canadian groups is food. Foods we miss, foods we’re now cooking because […]

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