Tag Archives: Desserts

Apricot and Evans Cherry Crisp

This marriage of apricots and tart Evans cherries is made in summer-fruit heaven. Top it with crispy, oaty, buttery crumbs for a fantastic dessert. (Or a delicious breakfast – I won’t tell.) Skip to recipe. The Evans cherries are almost … Continue reading

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A Regional Canadian Food: Saskatoon Roll or Saskatoon Cobbler, and How to Freeze Saskatoon Berries

The Canadian Food Experience Project (July) The Canadian Food Experience Project began June 7, 2013. As we, the participants, share our collective stories across the vastness of our Canadian landscape through our regional food experiences, we hope to bring global clarity to … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Rice Krispie Squares (with a Decadent Cinnamon Ganache Option)

Nothing is more quintessentially North American to me than a plate of Rice Krispie squares and a glass of milk – a simple and beloved treat that, in my childhood, appeared at every potluck, or birthday party or gathering involving … Continue reading

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Cherry Ice Cream – A Cool Solution to a Hot Summer

Easy, 4-ingredient homemade cherry ice cream is just the thing to cool you down on a sweltering summer day. It’s fresh, cool, and intensely cherry-flavoured – the flavour of summer on a spoon. The lazy hot days of August are … Continue reading

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Happy Summer to Me, Happy summer to You! Homemade Ice Cream Cake!

Birthdays.  Anniversaries.  Graduations.  New babies.  Promotions.  Engagements.  Picnics. Barbecues.  New boat.  New car.  New dog.  New haircut.  Friends over to visit.  Fridays . . . Any reason to celebrate. All reasons to have ice-cream cake, your own homemade ice cream … Continue reading

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Easy as Pie – and if it’s Strawberry Meringue Pie – Easier Yet!

There’s no traditional crust to fiddle with: no pre-chilling of ingredients, no cutting-in of butter, no watch-out-not-to-overmix handling of the dough, or careful lifting of the ornery rolled-out sheet as it falls to pieces just before hitting the pan. No. … Continue reading

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Cooling Watermelon-Lime Ice (with a tequila option)

Watermelon speaks to me of long hot summer days . . . a stillness in the air . . . the drone of a tractor in the far distance . . . sweet juice dribbling down my chin. Well, we’re … Continue reading

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The Un-Cheesecake, with Coconut Crust and Berry Sauce

Voila – the birthday cake. They don’t always have to be three-tiered marvels of icing and swirls (though who can resist those?). Sometimes a simple cheesecake does the trick. After all, it’s not so much the actual cake that matters, … Continue reading

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Good Ol’ Jellied Fruit Dessert with Orange-Yogurt Sauce

Jellied fruit salad is one of those nostalgic foods of my childhood, not necessarily for any gourmet qualities it possessed, but for the association with fond memories. It’s one of the first dishes my sisters and I were able to make ‘all … Continue reading

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