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Caramel Salmon

Try this Caramel Salmon recipe from the cookbook Dinner For Everyone. Few techniques are as magical as cooking in a sweet and savory caramel sauce, a technique I first learned while traveling in Vietnam. Melting sugar stresses people out, but the directions in all the recipes are detailed so as to…

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Grandma Julie’s Date & Walnut Maamouls

“I remember my grandma Julie at her kitchen table filling the hand-carved maamoul molds from Lebanon. A lot of maamoul recipes call for orange blossom water or rose water but I don’t like either of those flavors, so I leave them out. Dates and walnuts are two…

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Glazed Pumpkin Cookies

Sweet and spicy pumpkin cookies are perfect for enjoying with a coffee on a chilly, winter afternoon.

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Cinnamon Rugelach

This traditional Jewish pastry can be served at any time of day, from a brunch, to an afternoon coffee break, to dessert.

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Jamaican Christmas Pudding

This recipe requires advanced planning for a few steps and stages but the result is a rich, boozy dessert that is the perfect finish to a holiday meal.

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Cherry Snowflake Pie

Intimidated by all the gorgeous pies you see on Instagram? Here’s a little secret: they aren’t hard to master. All you need is a fantastic, fruit-packed recipe (like this one), some cookie cutters and, before you know it, this dessert will be Insta-worthy, too. The secret to this pastry dough…

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Peppermint Brownie Cookies

These cookies are like eating a cookie and brownie all at once! A touch of peppermint extract and crushed candy cane make these chocolate treats extra festive for the holidays. You’ll know these cookies are properly baked when they have shiny tops and slight cracking. You want them soft, chewy…

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Coconut Snowballs

The flavor combination of orange and coconut is the winter version of a piña colada — in other words, perfect for the holidays. Beware: these snowballs are deliciously addictive. This dough tends to be a little crumbly when you roll it into balls. Don’t worry — just squeeze it together…

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Tahini Shortbread

An intoxicating, nutty aroma will fill your kitchen when you bake this recipe. Dried rose petals (edible, of course) add a touch of elegance, making this shortbread ideal for a hostess gift or cookie exchange. Tahini separates naturally as it sits in a container, so be sure to give it…

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PB Thumbprints With Mocha Ganache

Peanut butter and chocolate — need I say more? Think of these thumbprints as peanut butter cookies for adults (like we need an excuse). A rich, sophisticated ganache complements the peanut butter flavor in these melt-in-your-mouth bites. You’ll want to put this ganache on just about everything. If it hardens…

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Pearl’s Scottish Shortbread

This recipe is originally from food writer and columnist Lucy Waverman’s grandmother, Pearl. For cookies with the best texture, knead the dough into a ball by hand instead of allowing the ball to form in the food processor. No food processor? Don’t worry — just cut the butter into the…

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Carol’s Cocoa Caramel Brownies

These old-fashioned cocoa brownies are fudgy and decadent. The batter comes together easily in one pot — much appreciated when home cooks are at the height of holiday baking.

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Granny Thelma’s Christmas Fruitcake

Wooden fruitcake boxes can be purchased online but are also easy to build at home. Or, you can bake in a 9-inch x 5-inch x 3-inch loaf pan. Though there are varying opinions on how long a fruitcake needs to mature, this cake does well made anywhere from 2 to…

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The Forks’ Ricotta Gnocchi With Black Boar Bacon & Parmesan

Try this recipe from the restaurant Passero at Winnipeg, Manitoba’s most popular tourist destination, The Forks. Your favorite comfort food is taken to a new level with this recipe for soft and pillowy ricotta gnocchi, topped with Manitoban black boar bacon and shaved Parmesan.

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Meet The Innovative Chefs Behind The Best New Restaurant In Canada

If a tiny town called Jordan Station has been popping up on your radar lately, The Restaurant at Pearl Morissette probably has something to do with it. Nestled in Ontario’s lush Niagara region, the buzzy destination just won Air Canada’s Best New Restaurant title. And it’s easy…