Fruit and Cheese Platter



I don't think my two sons are ready to go back to school yet. College and University start next Tuesday for them. They go to bed very late, it will be hard for them to wake up for those 8 am classes. We will enjoy the last long weekend before we go back to our hectic schedules.

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Praline Caramel Mousse Cake

praline caramel mousse cake

When my family gets together they ask me to bring dessert. Since baking is my passion I like to bake new recipes that they will enjoy. This Praline Caramel Mousse Cake looks stunning and, is the perfect cake to make on a special occasion. It is so good that I caught my husband licking his plate.

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Croque Hélène






I like everything in this sandwich and the fact that dinner is ready in less than 15 minutes makes it even better. From the first bite to the last the flavours compliment each other well. This will definitely become a go-to recipe this fall when we are crunched for time on busy evenings. My two sons start college and university next Tuesday and between work and school they will not have much time to eat. But I still want them to eat a meal that will give them energy for the rest of the evening. One of my sons is a hockey referee and he needs something that will keep him going for two hours on the ice.

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Apple Crumble Pie

apple pie




In the fall, as I would enter my home after a long day at school, I would find my mom at the kitchen table with a big bowl of apples in front of her. She was carefully peeling the apples, then diced them and would place them in a bowl. She would start with one layer and then add sugar, she would repeat with 4-5 layers of apples. I remember just sitting with her and eating the apples from the bowl and I loved the taste with the sugar. We knew that she was making either a pie, a crisp, or applesauce. Every year, at this time of year, when days are getting shorter and crisper, I can still smell the apple pies baking in the oven and the images keep replaying in my head.

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Chicken Sandwich with Arugula Pesto

Chicken Sandwich with Arugula Pesto




All we hear about right now is students getting ready to go back to school. We walk into any store and they have nice, bright displays with school supplies and ready-to-eat snacks. I don't think my two sons are ready to go back just yet. They have been enjoying a nice summer, they go to bed after midnight and they get up late. It will be hard for them to go back to a normal schedule. We have been enjoying not having a set time for lunch or dinner. Most weeks there was no meal planning, I would decide at the last minute what we would eat that night. It's a good thing that the grocery store is only three minutes away from my home.

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