Chocolate Rum Balls

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Rum balls are a Christmas treat that I can remember eating from my teen years. I don’t think there’s enough booze in them to do any harm to a semi-grown person, but who knows? I have no proof. I don’t … Continue reading


Brie Bites Three Ways

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Just in case you are having guests over to yours during the holiday season, here is a suite of recipes using Tostitos® Scoops!® (Really? A trademarked exclamation mark? Huh.). I am not being paid for this endorsement AT ALL, but … Continue reading


French Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese and Walnuts

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There were many recipes from My Paris Kitchen posted last month (and at least one this month) because that was the cookbook of the month in my Facebook Food52 Cookbook of the Month club. It’s not like I hadn’t cooked … Continue reading


Grated Carrot Salad

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Is it an old wives tale, or do carrots really improve your eyesight? Apparently they can help. They’re rich in beta-carotene, which is what makes them, as well as pumpkins and sweet potatoes, orange. Beta-carotene indicates the presence of Vitamin … Continue reading


Nanaimo Bars

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Back when I was a teenager, I remember visiting a friend’s home around Christmas time and trying a Nanaimo Bar for the first time. It was so good! I asked my friend’s mum for the recipe and took it home … Continue reading