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Dairy-Free Carrot & Pineapple Cake

Posted by on Aug 31, 2014 in Cakes, Muffins & Other Quick Breads | 0 comments

I always make a carrot cake around this time of the year, only because it’s my sister’s birthday and that’s her favourite cake. (Here are the 2012 and 2013 cakes.)

Carrot & Pineapple Cake

This year, I decided to change things up a bit and add some pineapple to the cake. A big plus about the pineapple is that I can leave out any dairy from the recipe as the pineapple keeps everything moist while adding a nice tropical tang.

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4 Tips for Great Roast Chicken

Posted by on Aug 24, 2014 in Savoury | 0 comments

Roasting a whole chicken is such an easy way to feed a lot of people. And there’s something celebratory about plonking down a juicy, golden-brown bird at the dinner table.

Roast Chicken

I don’t claim to be an expert at roasting chicken, but I do have some tips up my sleeve that get me consistently great results. (Follow at your own risk!)

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Care-Less Bread Rolls

Posted by on Aug 17, 2014 in Yeast Breads | 0 comments

Bread-making can seem like quite an effortful process. And on some days there’s just better things to do than to knead for hours on end.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. As you can see below, these aren’t the prettiest rolls to make, but they’re made with yeast, from scratch, and they still taste just like fresh bread.

Care-less Bread Rolls

Yes, these are the bread rolls to make when you don’t give a flying f**k. (But care enough to make bread from scratch. It’s weird, but let’s just run with that, shall we?)

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Chocolate Cheesecake

Posted by on Aug 10, 2014 in Cakes, Chocolate | 0 comments

Cheesecake is one of those things in life that’s so good, it has to be bad for you. I mean, you might even resort to petty theft. (Ever see that episode of Friends?)

Chocolate Cheesecake

Add chocolate into the mix and you get a decadent dessert that takes absolutely no prisoners.

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Pecan Pie Cake

Posted by on Aug 3, 2014 in Cakes, Pies, Tarts, & Other Pastries | 0 comments

This birthday cake is really more of a cobbling together of several recipes. It started off when one of the birthday persons mentioned he really liked my caramel pecan pie.

Pecan Pie Cake

So I had this idea to put pecan pie in a cake. The main concept was to bake off the filling minus the pie crust and use that as one of the layers in a cake.

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