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Poppy Seed Muffins

Poppy Seed Muffins

It’s been a while, but I’m working on some new and exciting things that I can’t wait to share with everyone. With some rare spring weather on the East Coast I thought it would be fitting to make poppy seed muffins. They are light and fluffy and perfect for breakfast or a quick snack. My … Continue reading

Cook for the Cure Recipe: Raspberry Jam

Cook for the Cure Recipe: Raspberry Jam

In honour of KitchenAid’s Raspberry Ice Stand Mixer, which donates $75 of each unit sold to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, I’ve made raspberry jam. I’ve always been a little weary of making jam, I have these memories of my mother crouched over a pot of boiling fruit and sugar for the most part of … Continue reading

Happy Halloween: Ghost Meringues

Happy Halloween: Ghost Meringues

Halloween is this week, so I saw it fitting to make some cute ghosts out of meringue. They’re super cute and a breeze to make. I used a French meringue, which is when fine sugar is beaten into room temperature egg whites until it forms stiff peaks. You’ll know you reached stiff peaks when all … Continue reading

Beef Tenderloin with Awake Chocolate au jus

Beef Tenderloin with Awake Chocolate au jus

I received such a positive response from my AWAKE Chocolate Breakfast Pastries that I decided to use the caffeinated chocolate again. This time I used it in an entrée, adding some to the au jus. Jus is the French word for juice, and refers to the natural juices from the meat. These natural juices are … Continue reading

Jen’s Pizzaburger

Jen’s Pizzaburger

I recently reviewed Boston Pizza’s latest menu item, the Pizzaburger (you can find the review here), and I wasn’t too impressed. I thought I could give the hybrid dish a try, by making my own Pizzaburger. Instead of wrapping up a burger patty in pizza dough, I decided to make a pizza with the toppings … Continue reading

Awake Chocolate Breakfast Pastry

Awake Chocolate Breakfast Pastry

When I received the press release about AWAKE Chocolate, a caffeinated chocolate bar, in my inbox about a year ago I was intrigued. I’m not a huge fan of coffee (I know, it is crazy talk coming from someone in the journalism field). It’s the bitterness that gets me, I’ve always been sensitive to it. … Continue reading