Indian Hand Pies

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I am usually so focused on the main dishes when I make an “Indian Feast” that I never really think about appetizers.  For our last dinner, I had every intention of making these Curry Beef Pies (or Indian Hand Pies as G likes to call them) but because I couldn’t find any of the pre-made […]

Moar My Drunk Kitchen

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“If it tastes like shit…add some cheese” Truer words have rarely been spoken.

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 […]

Pasta Carbonara

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One of my favourite foods is pasta.  Another, is bacon.  When you put the two together, what could be better?   I was searching recipes that combined the two and Pasta Carbonara kept coming up.  I must admit, I have always been a little wary about trying this recipe because pouring raw eggs over hot pasta […]

Protein lovers rejoice: meat filled omelette for lunch

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Once again I have to comment on the joys of working from home. When a craving hits as lunch time approaches, it is easy to just root around in the fridge and find the ingredients for what you want. What you really, really want. Sorry, lame girl band reference from the Nineties. Anyway, today it […]