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spice blends ~ pumpkin apple pie

After countless times of countless jars and countless spoons –  I’ve finally come to my spicy senses! Open 6 bottles once, make a blend, and enjoy the taste of pie whenever the mood strikes! Spice companies got smart, threw a few spices together, slapped on a label – and sat back thinking they found the…

apple sauce in the slow cooker

apple sauce in the slow cooker

Apple sauce from scratch could not be easier, especially when your method of choice for cooking is in your slow cooker. Once you master the basic method, have fun with different seasoning and fruit combinations to come up with your own signature blends!

french toast with cinnamon

french toast with cinnamon

Get your morning eggs & toast all in one fell swoop – and when you whip a batch of this ridiculously simple dish, you’ll wonder why you ever thought breakfast came in a box!

whole-wheat spiced pumpkin muffins

whole wheat pumpkin muffins

Pumpkin purée should be in every cook’s pantry! When you realize the versatility of this professional baker’s secret you’ll be turning out much more than just pies!

apple pie with a tortilla crust

apple tortilla pie/feature

Tortillas are for so much more than the obvious – so this my attempt to get us all to look beyond the roll and the fold, as in burritos and quesadillas and start to think of tortillas as pre-rolled dough. It is dough-like by nature, so why not use it as such – kinda halfway to pastry.

cookies with coconut, pistachios & chia

cookie feature

There’s no question that I’m a sucker for all things loaded with whole-grain, fruit, nuts & seeds and if I can pack ’em into a cookie, well, all the better! Here oats, chia seeds, pistachios & coconut join whole-grain pastry flour to create a cookie so delicious you’ll swear it couldn’t possibly be good for you, but it is!

apple almond spice cake

Apples, almonds, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg folded into a simple cake batter – fall just doesn’t get any tastier!

biscotti with spices, almonds & oatmeal

Biscotti are one of the easiest cookies to make, and the flavour combos are virtually endless. Understand that biscotti is a method and when it comes to add-ins – anything goes. And by anything I’m talking nuts, dried fruit, herbs & spices – there alone, are 100’s of combinations.

butter chicken

butter chicken feature

Who doesn’t love India’s buttry national dish! When butter rolls with cream (which is how classic butter chicken is made) – the ending is always happy! But with a little creative thinking, a couple of adjustments, the same buttery richness can be achieved without, I daresay, scads of asset-enhancing dairy. So without further ado – let’s make butter chicken.

cinnamon buns

cinnamon buns

Making cinnamon buns at home is easy, and with a simple recipe, you are assured perfect buns every time! Ice them or not and wow your family with these sensational cinnamon buns you made from scratch!