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Heavenly Treat:  Angel Food Cake

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Heavenly Treat: Angel Food Cake

A true Angel Food cake is only leavened by eggs whites and requires only five ingredients plus some flavouring.   Homemade Angel Food may not be as tall, but it should still be light and airy and it will also have a superior taste to the boxed versions.  In fact, it tastes so good that my son thinks I should change the serving size on the recipe from eight to one to two servings!

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A Treat for your Valentine:  Chocolate Lava Cakes

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A Treat for your Valentine: Chocolate Lava Cakes

As a trained pastry chef I have to admit I am almost embarrassed to be offering this recipe.  This once king of fine-dining desserts now gets snickers from chefs and foodies when it appears on a menu.  It is now so common place it is seen as showing little creativity or technique from the kitchen.  Despite the Lava Cake’s fall from fine dining grace, it is still hard to beat that first delicious bite of warm, oozing chocolate!

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Oh Snap!  Ginger Snaps!

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Oh Snap! Ginger Snaps!

It is that time of the year when I am deciding what Christmas Cookies I will be baking this year.  I always try two or three new ones from all those cooking magazines that I subscribe to.  However, there are two that always make my list, my Grandma’s Shortbread and Ginger Snap cookies.  As soon as the first batches of these are in the oven I start to feel the Christmas spirit!! 

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Thanksgiving Classic:  Pumpkin Pie

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Thanksgiving Classic: Pumpkin Pie

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is just over a week away (for my American friends, I am not way ahead of myself, we Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving the second Monday of October)!  Where has the fall gone?  While some people think about Turkey first, I am a baker, so the first thing I think about in regard to Thanksgiving is pumpkin pie!   Everyone needs a pumpkin pie recipe in their baking arsenal.  I have been using the recipe for years and getting raves, even a request for a birthday pumpkin pie instead of cake from one family member

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