Posts tagged "cooking"

Wrapping 101

Hello, I love to collect my wrapping all year long. The places I haunt are Homesense, Chapters, Marshalls Winners and sometimes I stumble upon it in my travels in some pretty random places. I like to be prepared and don't love traditional Christmas wrapping. Paper Ya in Granville Island has some amazing silk ribbon and paper as well but I try to do it way before the season has arrived. I also...

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FIRESIDE HOLIDAY COCKTAIL

I am all about the holiday baking during this festive season but you gotta have fun fireside cocktail to snuggle up with. This one can be served hot or cold and is especially good when you use your frother for the milk. I have done it over ice here and let me tell you, so tasty. This would also be a nice greeting cocktail at your holiday party or even to be...

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Lemon Lavender Shortbread

Hello, Do you like to bake? I am much better at cooking savory dishes but love the creative touches you can add to baking like gold leaf, piping and molding fondant.I always make Christmas cookies, some work and some don't but this recipe is a keeper.  If you love lavender than this shortbread cookie is for you, and it is so easy to make! It completely melts in your mouth so fast...

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Warm Black Bean Soup and Cornbread

Who is craving soup with all these cold days we have been getting? I know I have and one of my favorites is homemade Black Bean Soup. Get your Vitamix out and you will have a tasty soup in just 40 minutes. If you don't have a Vitamix, get one, because you can make the best soups, dips, dressings and shakes in no time at all, and not much mess....

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BAKED ZUCCHINI LASAGNA

I have been getting a ton of requests to post this recipe, and if you watch my Instastories, you got to see the step by step. This is another easy recipe, but you will need to invest in a mandolin. I used mine all the time for scallop potatoes, roasted beet salads and potato wrapped fish. So if you love to cook, this is a great tool to have in the Kitch!...

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BUTTERNUT SQUASH TWO WAYS

Hello, I put together two recipes for you using butternut squash. They are so yummy and they are both vegans.  Very simple to make, the soup will last a few days in the fridge but can also be frozen and the croutons will last bagged and in the pantry.The hasselback squash will be eaten up, cause it is soo good. I am seeing butternut squash everywhere, so it is definitely in...

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Deep Dish Apple Pear Pie

  Good Morning, Over here at the Betts home, the apples and pears are abundant. We have one big tree and a few dwarfs that have produced some beautiful fruit this year. Although I usually make pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving, this year I thought I would make good use of the fruit we grew. I had never combined the two in the past, but the result of pairing the two...

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Thanksgiving In Style

Hello, Thanksgiving is one of our most cherished traditions here at the Betts home, and I just love to make it an exceptional experience for all my loved ones, family and friends included. We love to sit around the table enjoying good food and sharing what we are most grateful for in our lives. The outpour of love is so special and creates bonds that are unbreakable. So let's make...

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Wild Mushroom Risotto

      Mushroom Risotto is one of my husband Steve's favorite dishes and before I created my version at home he would consistently order it when we went out for lunch or dinner. He is a creature of habit and had this dish on repeat. So I figured out what was in it, how to perfect it, and I have been serving it up evvvah since. He loves it and...

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In my Kitchen Part 1

Hello, Well, we all know I love to cook but in order for me to get creative, I need good tools + good looking tools. I always say, "If you don't love it, don't buy it"!I am always on the hunt for good quality products that also reflect my style.Not only are they a blast to decorate with, they just make me feel so good. Some of my favorite stores to...

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