Father's Day is almost here! And we're excited to treat dad to a special day in honour of all he does for us. But if you're tired of the usual "Best dad in the world" cards, BBQ sets and mixologist gadgets, we have just what you need to make the day extra special! This year you can make him a meal he will remember forever!
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We're throwing ourselves into another season of corruption and suspense with a party even the Underwoods would approve of: one with class and panache. Wine, cheese and lip-smacking appetizers that are easy to prepare in advance.
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We're all too familiar with the urge to leave the city at noon on a Friday to avoid rush hour traffic, which is why we put together a list of the top 10 eats to get the perfect cottage experience without slaving away in the kitchen. From dishes you can make ahead of time to classic BBQ meals, you will find everything you need right here. We've even got you covered for the drinks and modern twist on the traditional s'mores!
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Chocolate chips hold a special place in our heart. They truly are that one ingredient that can make any dessert better! We like to add them to pretty much anything: smoothie bowls, pancakes, ice cream, cookie dough; the list goes on and on.
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The ultimate goal for culinary creators would be to come up something deliciously sweet without the calories or guilt. Imagining inhaling a Paula Dean's dessert (she came up with a Krispy Kreme pudding) that came with one third of the calories and was made from nothing but superfoods? For now, that idea is as real as the fairy tales we tell children under four.
Even though we'll be battling against last year's NBA Champions, we have high hopes for the home team and we'll be celebrating every game day. As much as we love cheering in the stands, there's nothing like watching the game at home in sweats with our family. But our favourite part about watching at home is being surrounded by snacks galore!
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Warmer weather is almost here and we couldn't be more ecstatic! This means grilling season, weekends at the cottage and poolside tanning. While we're excited for tasty fresh salads, smokey barbecue and ice cream, we can't help but reminisce on all the comfort foods that the colder months had to offer.
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Move over Kim Kardashian...because we've just broken the Internet with these ultra drool-worthy recipes. You heard that right! We're too busy gawking at these awesome recipes that are the total package filled with so much yum factor. After you feast your eyes on these delicious beauties, you'll want to cook or bake one up too!
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What's the deal with vanilla? Why is vanilla so important in baking? What are vanilla substitutions? To answer these questions, I reached out to a few people that know a thing or two about baking.
From scrumptious, crunchy white chocolate cookies mounded high with berry jam, to fudgy brownie-stuffed chocolate chip cookies that are super easy to make, we've got a festive assortment that will knock the socks off your fireplace!
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We dig dessert, and satisfying our sweet teeth isn't hard to do with this collection of simply scrumptious brownie and blondie bar recipes.
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Opt for a few aces up your sleeves this Valentine's Day. To add some context to this statement, I reference a timeless adage: "The way to someone's heart is through their stomach." There's no denying the truth in those words. Attaining culinary success in spades can guarantee you affection in return.
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If you're an avid baker like me and doing a LOT of swirling and mixing this time of year, I understand that it can be stressful. Supermarkets can run out of the necessities you need. But, I assure you that my gingerbread cake is easy to make and assemble. It's also stupendously forgiving.
With cacao nibs, you are looking at the most natural form of chocolate and something that has received minimal processing. These little beauties are packed full of nutrition and have many proven health benefits.