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Holiday Food Gift Guide…DIY Style {Harry & David Giveaway}

Dec 6, 2013
Holiday Food Gift Guide...DIY Style | cookincanuck.com

Special DIY food gifts are always welcome during the holidays. Here is a list of DIY ideas from around the web. Plus, enter for a chance to win some beautiful Harry and David pears. When it comes to DIY holiday gifts, I typically fall on my face in an embarrassing way, unless we’re talking about [...]

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Holiday Gift Guide for Food Lovers

Dec 1, 2013
Holiday Gift Guide for Food Lovers | cookincanuck.com

Here is a fantastic list of holiday gift ideas…food, cookware and kitchen gadget ideas for your favorite food lover. It’s that time of year. The season of all things bright and beautiful…and the season to avoid the mall AT ALL COSTS! I am not the Black Friday type. Crowds, fender benders in the parking lot, [...]

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Dried Cherry & Orange Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Nov 11, 2013
Dried Cherry & Orange Cranberry Sauce Recipe | cookincanuck.com

Fresh cranberry sauce is a must-have at any Thanksgiving feast. This one is made with plump dried cherries and orange juice in less than 20 minutes. Every year at Thanksgiving, my kids eat the cranberry sauce by the spoonful. Actually, it’s a battle between the cranberries and the Family Crockpot Applesauce…which will be consumed the [...]

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Shredded Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Pistachios, Cranberries & Parmesan

Nov 4, 2013
Shredded Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Pistachios, Cranberries & Parmesan | cookincanuck.com

Shredded Brussels sprouts are an easy and colorful side dish for Thanksgiving. Pistachios, dried cranberries and salty Parmesan cheese add a burst of flavor and texture. I had an epiphany about Brussels sprouts a couple of years ago. The Brussels sprouts of my childhood did not give me warm and fuzzy feelings towards the little [...]

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What’s Cookin’…Best Sweet Potato Recipes

Nov 3, 2013
What's Cookin'...Best Sweet Potato Recipes | cookincanuck.com

With Thanksgiving just around the corner and a craving for healthy eating, I’m diving into my recipe box for my best sweet potato recipes. The list includes side dishes and vegetarian entrees. Thanksgiving in the United States is only a few weeks away (ack!) and I’m pulling out my best sweet potato recipes from the [...]

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Mashed Potatoes Recipe with Bacon & Caramelized Onions

Nov 12, 2012
Mashed Potatoes with Bacon & Caramelized Onions by Cookin

This addictive Thanksgiving side dish is filled with creamy (but low-fat) mashed potatoes, salty and crispy bacon and sweet caramelized onions. I’m a traditionalist, from the top of my head to the tip of my toes. That means that I typically don’t want anyone to mess with my holiday side dishes. Just give me a [...]

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Boozy Cranberry Sauce Recipe with Port Wine & Cloves

Nov 8, 2012
Boozy Cranberry Sauce Recipe with Port Wine & Cloves by Cookin

This fresh cranberry sauce, with port wine and cloves, adds a grown-up touch to your Thanksgiving feast. Let the Thanksgiving planning begin! Last week I kicked off the holiday cooking with Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Blue Cheese Breadcrumbs. But as we all know, the sweet potatoes are just the tip of the iceberg. There’s the [...]

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Hot Cross Buns Recipe with Dark Chocolate & Dried Cherries

Apr 2, 2012
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“Mum, we’re going to have Hot Cross Buns for Easter, right?” My boys are guardians of all our family traditions, making sure I don’t miss a single detail as each holiday rolls around. Two years ago, I posted my traditional recipe for traditional hot cross buns – soft, yeasty bread studded with currants. While those [...]

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Last-Minute Holiday Baking Recipes: Cookies, Fudge and Bars

Dec 22, 2011
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Left to right: Nutella & Sea Salt Stuffed Sugar Cookies and Challah Bread for Hanukkah The excitement level at our house is off the charts. Most of it has to do with the arrival of my parents last night, the imminent arrival of my in-laws and…oh yeah…the Christmas Eve visit by the big man in [...]

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