Baked Sweet Potatoes with Pecans & Cheese

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Baked sweet potatoes, with chopped pecans, crumbled cheese and spiced herbs   Sweet Potatoes are one of my favorite veggies. I love their sweet flavor, and how versatile they are in terms of pairing them with other ingredients to make sweet or savory recipes. However, they are great to enjoy all by themselves too. When I was growing up, my mum used to fry small chunks of sweet potatoes, then … [Read more...]

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes With Orange Maple Syrup

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Banana Oatmeal Pancakes with Orange-Flavored Maple Syrup & Powdered SugarPancakes are a traditional way to kick off your weekend mornings with the whole family hovering over the breakfast table. They are also a favorite American tradition, and that's why you'll see that most of your cities and counties will be serving free Pancake breakfast on July 4th, to celebrate the freedom of America and … [Read more...]

Ultimate Holiday Cocktails

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Ultimate Holiday Cocktail Recipes  Thanksgiving is literally just around the corner, and pretty soon we'll be setting up our house for Santa as Christmas draws closer. Holiday season gives all of us a chance to spend some good quality time with our families, laughing away at kids' jokes, and swapping high-school stories with friends and family. This is also a time to celebrate good food, and so … [Read more...]

5 New Side Dishes For Thanksgiving Menu

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  Delicious Side Dishes for Easy Entertaining As much as you plan and prepare for your Turkey, or any other Vegetarian main course, do not forget the side dishes. They are as important as the main course or the dessert, as they add an interesting texture and variety to the menu, in their own endearing way. This Thanksgiving, you don't have to go for the staples like Green beans or Mashed … [Read more...]

Apple Bread With Toasted Pecans

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Moist Apple Bread topped with Toasted Pecans Apples are making the rounds all around the blogosphere, especially as Fall is the season to indulge in fresh, sweet apples of every kind. Apple Picking is a fun way to fill your bags with some fresh fall produce that you can then use to make delicious treats like Caramel Apples, Apple & Blackberry Skillet Pie, or this Apple Bread with Toasted … [Read more...]

Simple Cheesecake Recipe

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  Simple Vanilla Cheesecake with Berry Topping When it comes to rich and creamy desserts, one name instantly comes to mind - Cheesecake, not just because it has Cheese in ts name, but because it truly is the king of all velvetty smooth desserts! With a crisp graham cracker crust, followed by a layer of fresh and smooth flavored cream cheese, then topped with your favorite fruit topping, a … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pie Dessert Bars

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  Pumpkin Dessert Bars   A long time ago, I had seen a picture of Pumpkin Bars in a magazine edition of Nuggets markets, but it did not come with a recipe. Apparently, it was one of their highest-selling products; had to be, if I couldn't take my eyes off them! As you can see in the picture [photo courtesy of FreshToMarket] this was a very decadent dessert, perfect for Fall, with … [Read more...]

Cheese Pumpkin Appetizers

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 Cheese Pumpkin Appetizers This year, we are inviting a few friends over for Trick-or-Treat, and I was getting anxious about finalizing some simple Halloween Recipes that are easy to make yet dazzling enough to impress our guests. I already knew what I would serve for dessert, but it was the appetizer that needed some thought. I do not like to serve, nor eat seriously spooky or gory-looking stuff … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Mousse

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Pumpkin MousseI am not a big fan of Pumpkin, but when my 2 year old forced me to buy one at the grocery store just because she thought it looked 'cute', I knew I will have some pumpkin recipe hunting to do! I decided to start with something very light and simple, something I could afford to give away if it did not appeal to our family's taste-buds, and that's when I came across this really easy … [Read more...]

Open-Faced Cherry Pie

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Open-Faced Cherry PieThe fresh fruit section in bubbling with bags and bags of cherries, strawberries, peaches and plums as all the stone fruits celebrate their opulence! Summer is the best time to enjoy a vivid variety of fruits, and baking a Pie or Cobbler is the easiest way to use up a substantial amount of produce in one time, and of course, you end up with a beautiful and delicious dessert … [Read more...]