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Crock Pot French Toast

Crock Pot French Toast A couple of weeks ago, we were asked to bring a breakfast item to our church to share. Everyone had the idea of bringing in bagels and muffins, but I like a good hot breakfast on weekends. I decided to give french toast in the crock pot a try, and everyone […]

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harvest apple cake with penuche icing

Harvest Apple Cake with Penuche Icing

Autumn means cooler temperatures, cozy nights and harvest foods. With the abundance of local pick-your-own apple farms nearby, we took the family to our local orchard to fill up a basket of fresh apples. I can’t think of a better way to spend time with my family and celebrate the foods of fall, than to […]

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Canada Day Strawberry Waffles

We couldn’t let Canada Day go by without careful meal planning or we wouldn’t be Gourmet Ontario. I planned the entire day’s meals to carefully coincide with our hectic schedule. The biggest hit of the day were my Canada Day Strawberry waffles. I have been asked to make them again very soon. I hope your […]

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Corned Beef and Cheddar Panini Recipe

Corned Beef & Cheddar Panini

We were trying to decide on what to make for lunch on St Patrick’s Day.  Being on a Sunday this year, and we usually make Panini’s for lunch, we decided to try an Irish inspired creation.  After a quick trip to the local deli, we picked up some shaved corned beef, a fresh loaf of whole […]

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Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Cinnamon Rolls

On special occasions like Christmas morning or someone’s birthday, we like to bake cinnamon buns. Cinnamon buns can be labour intensive but yet so worth it. I have had the pleasure of staying at The Manse in Cape May, New Jersey. Karsten and Anita are wonderful hosts and feed you so well. This is Anita’s […]

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Venison Tenderloin with roasted vegetables

Venison Tenderloin with Roasted Vegetables

There’s something comforting about a venison meal shared with family and friends. To me, it conjures a nostalgic mood of warm tradition and it transports me back to a time before mega grocery stores, and when people prepared family meals with locally procured food from the fall harvest. Locally produced food and organic farming methods […]

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Winter Pie

Winter Pie

Looking for comfort food to warm up on cold days?  This is a full-flavoured family favourite.  If there are leftovers, it freezes well for later lunches. How does this “Winter Pie” compare to a more familiar Shepherd’s Pie or Cottage Pie?  Both aforementioned meals have history in the UK as a clever way to use […]

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Panini

Peanut Butter & Jelly Panini

Whether its kids, or the kid in us, who doesn’t love a classic PB&J sandwich? One day, my kids felt chilled at lunch time, and they asked me to warm up their peanut butter and jelly sandwich in the microwave. I reluctantly obliged, but to my surprise, it tasted pretty good warmed up. That’s when […]

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Meatball, Spinach & Red Onion Panini

Meatball, Spinach & Red Onion Panini

When I need to make a quick, hearty lunch for the kids, or for a bite to eat in the afternoon when on a break from yardwork, I turn to the Meatball Panini. It’s definitely tasty, filling, and rather comforting. The recipe that I have uses lean turkey meatballs, but you can always use your […]

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Donna at Niagara Falls

An American in Ontario

I am an American, born and raised in small town Pennsylvania. I traded in life in a small northern town for the big city of Atlanta, Georgia for college. I learned about grits, and greens and how to make a good sweet tea, learned how to say ya’ll and sing country music. I thought that […]

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