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Mars Bar Hamentaschen…(and Bonus Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Cup Recipe!)

Last year, my Mars-bar-obsessed daughter decided to be a Mars bar for the Jewish festival of Purim…and I indulged her by working together to make a Mars bar costume out of felt.  She drew & cut out the letters and I put it all together.  It was fabulous! Well, all the Mars bar talk got […]

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Latkes 3 ways: Simple, Special & Spectacular… on Breakfast Television

The folks over at BT Montreal asked me to prepare latkes 3 ways: SIMPLE: The traditional potato latke SPECIAL: The sweet potato latke and…SPECTACULAR. My brother’s idea of LATKE POUTINE immediately came to mind.  Initially it was to be a stack of latkes layered with cheese & topped with sauce/gravy, but as I played in […]

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Mama Teresa’s Baked Panzarotti

“Panzarotti” are usually fried and “calzone” are usually baked, but I seem to recall the Mama who taught me how to make this recipe many years ago referring to it as”panzarotti” and so I will continue her tradition, but to be more accurate, we’ll call it a baked panzerotti You can make a large one […]

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Packing Lunch on Breakfast Television Montreal :)

For those of you who missed my spot on Breakfast Television with the fabulous Alex Despatie,  I am including the link so you can have a chance to see it Just click here to view:   Interested in some of the ideas & products shown?   See the corresponding blog post Lunchtime Packing & After-School […]

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Lunchtime Packing & After-School Snacking

With all the excitement that Back To School brings, as parents we also face the dreaded thought of packing lunch & snacks.  In today’s post I hope to offer you some tips on planning & packing lunches & snacks for your kids to take to school as well as what to serve when they get […]

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Ben & Florentine – at Le Marché de l’Ouest!

You may have popped in a few times or even be a regular at a location in the city.  You may simply have driven by & wondered…but in all likelihood, if you’re a Montrealer, then you’ve heard of Ben & Florentine. Well, the good news is that Ben & Florentine is now open in the West […]

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Share Your Crazy Morning Story & You Can WIN the Basics of a Relaxing One!

It’s -30 with the wind chill, and somehow the kids have lost all the right-handed gloves so mix & match is not even an option. It’s not a hot lunch day & there’s no sandwich bread left in the house (thank goodness for the burger buns in the freezer)! You have an appointment with your […]

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#TastetheGoodness Twitter Party!

As many of you know, I am super-excited about finding a nutritious on-the-go Drive-Thru option: Fruit & Maple Oatmeal from McDonald’s. You can read why I’m a believer right here. Being that getting nutritious fare on-the-go is something of concern to busy moms, it’s worthy of a chat, and if we’re going to have a […]

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Delicious, Nutritious and Available TO GO! Best of all you can try it FREE!

You’ve dropped off the kids, and as the door to the minivan closes, you begin calculating how long it will take you to get to your downtown appointment. Your stomach grumbles. You suddenly realize that in all the hoopla of finding mittens & packing lunches, you forgot to eat. AGAIN. I’ll just grab a muffin […]

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When a Pulled Shoulder is a GOOD thing :)

When it’s a pulled BEEF shoulder, that’s when! And SO easy to prepare   I actually used a recipe for “Beery Roast” by the FABULOUS Norene Gilletz of Gourmania from her Classic Second Helpings Please cookbook. I switched it up a touch by preparing it in the crockpot and shredding it for these incredible Pulled Beef […]

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