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Apple-Maple Glazed Ham

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Glazed Ham

Ingredients: 1 9-to-10-pound bone-in fully cooked smoked ham (butt or shank half) 2 tablespoons whole cloves (optional) For the glaze: 2 cups apple cider 1/4 cup whole-grain mustard 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg Method: Glaze: Boil 2 cups apple cider in a saucepan over medium-high heat until reduced to 1/2 cup, 8 to 10 minutes. Reduce the heat […]

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Asparagus,Poached Eggs and Hollandaise

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asparagus

Asparagus season is upon us!Now is the time to enjoy one of nature’s power houses. And if that wasn’t enough,eaten regularly, asparagus packs an almighty punch to diseases such as cancer and heart disease as well as boosting your immune system. Ingredients: 2 whole organic Eggs, 1 Egg Yolk 2 tsbp Vinegar juice from ½ […]

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Carrot Cake Recipe

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Carrot Cake

The hardest part of any friendship is when it’s time to say goodbye. Didn’t know how to say goodbye to my leaving colleague and every day coffee mate Mr Wen so I set my sights on a carrot cake in his honour. So in a way I should call this recipe Mr Wen’s Carrot Cake ( Mr  文   萝卜糕). […]

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Valentines Banana Caramel Cream Dessert

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A few weeks ago I was laying in bed late at night, dreaming up the creation I have for you today.  Mind you, it’s nothing all that ground breaking… but it sure is delicious!  A layer of rich pastry cream, fresh bananas, whipped cream, caramel sauce, and a graham cracker crust.  Each element is pretty tasty on it’s own, […]

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Valentines Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse

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Today’s recipe is pretty, pink, and delicious!  If you like cheesecake (even a little), you are likely going to love this!  This Valentines Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse is light and fluffy, sweet (but not overwhelming), and has a deliciously light cream cheese flavor. Contrary to other recipes I am adding fresh fruit puree to the mixture, (instead of […]

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Christmas Chocolate Roll with Fresh Cherries

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Christmas Chocolate Roll

“Silent night! Holy night! All is calm, all is bright round yon Virgin Mother and Child, Holy infant so tender and mild, sleep in Heavenly peace! sleep in Heavenly peace!”   This is a chocolate roll that you will get many raves about. Keep this recipe handy because I am afraid you will be asked […]

Breakfast

Maple Cinnamon Pancakes

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Pancakes are one of my favorite comfort breakfast foods and what two flavors represent the holiday season better than maple and cinnamon (and pumpkin, of course)?  This recipe is high in protein and kept me full for hours.  When you have a little extra time one morning (ha ha), treat yourself and your family to this healthful version of […]

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Mini Veggie Frittata

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I have had several requests for breakfast ideas lately, so I will do my best to fulfill those requests.  For those of you who like eggs, this is a simple protein-packed breakfast.  You can change the veggies to anything you wish, I used what I happened to have in my fridge.  Because of the high protein and […]

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EDIBLE GIFTS

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This recipe is so easy it almost can’t be called a recipe, but your lucky recipients don’t have to know that. It’s also completely customizable: use whichever peppers you prefer (or whichever are easiest to get your hands on). Last year, I used a combination of green jalapeños and habaneros; the result was tangy, herbaceous, […]