Cold Brew Fever

Here we are again, back on my favorite subject – my unrepentant addiction to coffee. I’ve jumped on the cold brew bandwagon. Every time I hear or read about it, I’m told how complicated and difficult it is to make cold brew. There are step by step instructions to make cold brew properly all over […]

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Lucky New Year Hoppin’ John (Black-Eyed Peas)

Yes. I’m superstitious! Mostly, I make up my own superstitions, but once in a while, I buy into the traditional stuff. On New Year’s Day, devotedly eat my black-eyed peas to ensure a very good and lucky year ahead. The practice of eating black-eyed peas for good luck on New Year’s Day dates back to […]

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6 Festive Cocktails to Make Your New Year’s Party Ring!

Here we are already! Another year gone, and one more on the horizon suddenly arrived while we were cleaning up the shredded wrapping paper and tossing out the raisin cobbler that odd aunt sent us. Seemingly without warning, it’s time to come up with party favours, snacks, and cocktails for one last fling before this […]

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Chocolate Candy Cane Bark

Chocolate bark is fast and easy candy, it makes a great gift, it’s flexible ingredient-wise, and even I can make it! Candy cane bark is my traditional gift to family and friends. I get requests for it every year, starting at around October. Sometimes I change it up with nuts, fruits, or even popping candy.  […]

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The Attack of the Turkey!

It’s coming! You knew it would come. Thanksgiving is just days away. Whether you’ve never attempted to cook a turkey or you’ve done hundreds of them, the thought of taking on The Bird is already a daunting task. Ultimately, you can ensure that the turkey you serve will be safe to eat, crispy on the […]

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Hot Chocolate to Lift Your Soul

If you’ve never tried adding chili powder to your chocolate, trust me, this will change your life! The tradition of adding chili to chocolate is prehistoric.  People who know about these things estimate the combination extends as far back as 350 B.C. when the Aztecs and Mayans fermented cacao beans, added chilies, and drank it. […]

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Throw A Relaxed “Wine Pot-Luck” Party

Have you ever been at a wine tasting and wished there was more than the usual cheese and small bite canapes to snack on? Usually, if there is meal quality food served, it’s no longer a wine tasting, but a catered dinner. I don’t know about you, but I want to relax when I’m having […]

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