Strips of Bacon-y goodness

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Brown sugar, dijon and cumin bacon strips. Of course, recipe to follow!

They may not be pretty, but…

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Who cares when they taste this good? The quest to learn how to make decent butter tarts continues! I made minis this time. The pastry was lovely and flaky, but I overfilled the little suckers which caused them to be somewhat stuck in the pan. In fact, a couple were fused solid in there! That’s […]

Butter Tart attempt #1 = FAIL

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Batch #2 of pastry led to my first attempt at the all Canadian butter tart. Well, sort of a modded butter tart, as there were no raisins because we have a kid who hates them. I used the recipe I found at JoyofBaking.com and while the filling went together easily, I was not at all […]

Red Pepper Corn Muffins

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As I mentioned in an earlier post, our last dinner party was themed “Touched by Fire”.  G spent the entire night (and I mean entire night) smoking a pork shoulder for pulled pork.  He woke up every couple of hours throughout the night to tend to the smoker.  I was afraid that the neighbours would […]

Killer Skor Dip

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I always love attending Pot Luck functions as it often leads us to find fun new recipes.  Before I started working from home, I worked in a rehab hospital and once a month a group of us “psycho-social” type professionals would take the opportunity to have a pot luck lunch, trade recipes and stories.  I […]