Vanilla Meringue Bites

I’m hosting a cookie tasting party this weekend and these meringues are part of our contribution. I like to make meringue for several reasons: I find them easy to make and they store in an air-tight container up to two weeks, so you can make them ahead. They are naturally gluten free and they are …

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Chocolate Mousse

People are often intimidated by chocolate mousse, but I find it one of the easiest desserts to make. Mine has four ingredients, can be made ahead and is a hit every time. I’ve made this recipe for years and the key to it’s success is the best dark chocolate you can afford. If you buy …

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Aunt Elisa’s Olive Oil Cake

As you know I like to make layered cakes with loads of frosting and other decadent sweets to celebrate special occasions (or just for the fun of it). However, I also like simple cakes that can stand on their own, that aren’t too sweet, versatile enough to be served for dessert, afternoon tea or even …

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Miami

Those of you that follow me on Instagram saw that we escaped Ottawa a few weeks ago for some Miami sun. It was a wonderful week filled with lots of swimming at the pool and beach, celebrating my birthday, the zoo, some local exploring, meeting up with an old friend from high-school and eating more …

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