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Pillowy soft rolls with chocolate and almond filling. They are absolutely irresistible!

Chocolate Almond Rolls with Almond and Vanilla Bean Glaze

I have zero business baking today. None whatsoever. I have a big test coming up on Friday and I still have loads of work to do. But…look at those rolls…they are everything that is simple, uncontrived and true. In other words, opposite to what my life is right now. I needed them to feel like […]

Delicious Pasta Recipes to last you a whole month!

20+ Pasta Recipes for Every Day!

Things have been a little hectic around here. I am continuing with my course although everything in me is screaming, “QUIT NOW”! Yeah, it’s that bad. I feel like a big and ugly cry is slowing coming to a rolling boil and waiting to spill over. Family, watch out or better run, save yourselves, unfortunately […]

This simplified version of  chicken paprikash is made leaner by using chicken breasts and chickpeas so you can enjoy the creamy goodness without the guilt!

Better Chicken and Chickpea Paprikash

My favourite person to cook for after Brad is my father-in-law. He is a kindred spirit when it comes to food. A skilled cook himself, Chris has a great appreciation for various flavours and a healthy appetite to enjoy them. So when he brought up that he hadn’t had Chicken Paprikash for ages and really […]

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A Chord of Three Strands or Valentine’s Day Musings

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and I’ve got  neither chocolate nor pink recipes ready. Please, forgive me. I’ve been absolutely insanely, off the scale busy with the course I am taking. In fact I just got back from my first exam. Eeek. Fingers crossed I passed it. However, Valentine’s Day is a BIG DEAL in our […]

These soft buns with chewy crust are wonderful on their own or a with a schmear of  cream cheese!

Savoury Onion and Poppyseed Buns {Bialy}

Out of all things I miss from home bagels are in the top 5.  It will come as no surprise that the first thing I ate as soon as my feet touched the ground in Canada this past Christmas was an everything bagel with herb and garlic cream cheese. Bagels have a special place in […]

Homemade Almond Nutella is easy as 1, 2, 3!

Homemade Almond Nutella

Happy World Nutella day!! What, you didn’t know it existed? Apparently, February 5th has been declared to be World’s Nutella Day since 2006 and since it also happens to be my mom’s birthday we have all the more reasons to celebrate! They say imitation is the highest form of flattery so it’s safe to assume Ferrero […]

Warm and comforting chicken braised in red wine-the best of French country cooking!

Classic Coq Au Vin

  I woke up to the most beautiful sight of snow gently covering the ground. “Have you looked outside?”I asked my kids and immediately the hilarity ensued. Truth is there was barely enough snow to last us a short snow ball fight but still I was feeling just as giddy as my little ones. After all, […]

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