Midsummer Night Party

The end of the school year was busy, one special event after another and summer sports activities starting. Despite our busy schedule, I wanted to gather a group of friends, colleagues and neighbors to ring in the summer and celebrate Midsummer. It turned out to be a beautiful night and with the help of Minted …

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Basil Pesto Beef Sliders

May gave us some warm days around here and we’ve been using our grill a lot. I wasn’t really intending to blog about these sliders, but decided that they were so good I had to share them now at the beginning of the season, rather than make them again later for the blog. It feels …

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Buttermilk Pancakes

When I made the yellow cake for the layered Tiramisu cake I only used a little of my buttermilk. As you know they sell them in large cartons, so I was looking for a way to use it up. I decided on a big stack of fluffy pancakes, after spotting them in Chatelaine magazine. These …

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Pizza Baguette

As a kid, my parents used to buy frozen pizza baguettes – a quick and easy meal you could pop in the oven. I loved those pizzas – crunchy, gooey and easy to hold in your hands. Maybe they have them here in the freezer isle as well? I’m not sure. This past weekend we …

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Elisa’s Potatoes

These potatoes are scrumptious. Not usually a word I’d use, but that’s what came to mind. Every time we make them they are gobbled up, my son in particular asking for more. My aunt Elisa is a chef in New York City and made these potatoes for us. She told me how simple they are, …

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