Lightly Sweet Southern Sweet Tea

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This recipe for Southern sweet tea is cool and refreshing, with just the right amount of sweetness –  perfect for a summer treat on the porch. I’m recently back from a blogging conference in Charleston, South Carolina where the weather was hot, the history enthralling, and the food rich and savoury.  I can finally say […]

Best Burgers Ever – hands-down, without-a-doubt, awesomeness

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This post was originally written in the summer – when burgers are a staple – but that’s not to say you can’t whip up some of these super-juicy, cheesy, meaty, savoury best burgers whenever the mood strikes. Some of the best parts of summer (for me) are the smells…. chlorinated pools, fresh cut grass, barbecues […]

Cake Batter Truffles

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The best part of baking is getting to lick the spoon.  I thought it as a child, and while I do love a warm chocolate chip cookie, I still agree today. There’s just something about the sugary sweet dough melting in your mouth, or perhaps it’s the temptation of sneaking a taste-test… the forbidden fruit so-to-speak. […]

Chocolate-Dipped Gingersnaps

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If you’ve followed the blog you’ll know that I’m all set up with my faux-fur pillows, my birch candles (from my book), I’m over-stocked in chai lattes and I have a new read – The Nest.  All I need to complete this vision of a perfect Sunday afternoon is a roaring fire and a treat…. […]

Strawberry Sangria

Strawberry Sangria

I wrote the other day about our Ladies Night yoga and the post-workout binge-fest which included a new concoction I created. Mainly for lack of ingredients for the “real” version, but since it turned out to be a GIANT hit, I thought I’d share my recipe here: Strawberry Sangria 1 bottle Strawberry Zinfandel (the largest […]

Sour Cream Coffee Cake – Raspberry Cheesecake with Shortbread Streusel

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I had to give this post a long title so that everyone in the universe could find it when they are looking for the BEST EVER sour cream coffee cake recipe. This is beyond your typical moist, delicious, streusel-topped sour cream coffee cake – this is heaven on a plate… Because it has a raspberry […]