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Decadent Chocolate and Toffee Christmas Squares

These easy to make Christmas squares are going to become a family favourite.  Squares are quicker and easier to bake than cookies. And they are way easier to eat, so better hide these really well if you want any left for company! And you don’t even want to know how many grams of fat they have….remember […]

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Cocoa Season

Looks like winter is finally hitting us here in the Great North! Oh, joy, oh bliss, let’s shovel snow! Always an optimist – on a positive note – the snow signals COCOA SEASON! Love my cup of heart healthy hot cocoa. Yes, depending on the ingredients, cocoa can be the perfect winter drink for your […]

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Triple Chocolate Brownie Cookies

brownie cookies sitting on a plate

These triple chocolate brownie cookies are heart healthy and decadent  – somebody pinch me. Makes 32 cookies I’ve been trying to make a two-bite brownie ever since they appeared on the shelves several years ago. My regular brownie recipe just didn’t hold up in those teeny tiny muffin tins. After three creative attempts, I threw […]

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Shortbread Cookies with a twist

These easy to make shortbread cookies are rolled into a shortbread dough log, wrapped up in parchment or waxed paper and then placed in the fridge to firm up. Slice and bake and voila shortbread heaven. Makes about 36 My mom always made shortbread during the holidays, sometimes it worked, sometimes, not so much. I […]

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Christmas gifts made in the kitchen – Truffles

I found this recipe for decadent Truffles in a magazine about 24 years ago and I’ve made them every year since. It was developed by Rose Levy Beranbaum of the Cordon Rose Cooking School in NYC – and all I can say is “Rose, you created a genius recipe!” 7 oz (200 g) dark chocolate, […]

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 Rich Chocolate Pudding Cake for Halloween – gluten free

A spin on a 1930’s dessert recipe this rich and chocolatey comfort food is one of the easiest desserts to make any night of the week. Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt. 3/4 cup (175 mL) quinoa flour 1/3 cup (75 mL) granulated sugar 2 tbsp (30 mL) unsweetened natural cocoa […]

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Frozen Cocoa

In the heat of the summer we all need to stay hydrated. This is especially true for kids and seniors. Before you reach for a fast food frappe drink, which is loaded with sugar, try making your own frozen drink. Add equal parts 100% juice, coconut water and ice cubes to a blender and let […]

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Chocolate Monkey Smoothie

With peanuts being banned from most schools the best time to serve heart healthy peanut butter is afterschool. Here’s a great after school snack for you and your kids, this smoothie is loaded with good for you ingredients like skim milk, natural cocoa powder, bananas, and good old reliable PB.   Get your kids to […]

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