Chocolate Pecan Butter Tart Squares

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As a Canadian, I am surrounded by a multitude of cultures. This has both inspired and shaped what I eat and what I cook on a daily basis. Canadian cuisine is really difficult to categorize. It’s Ukrainian, Polish, Spanish, Filipino, French, English, Portuguese, Moroccan, Greek, Italian etc. There are very few dishes that are uniquely Canadian. However, one sweet treat that can classically be considered as truly Canadian is the butter tart made with pure maple syrup…and well…lots of butter!!! Butter Tarts are traditionally made during the holiday season in Canada and everyone seems to have a different family recipe.  For…

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Baked Vegan Eggnog Donuts

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Happy Holidays everyone! I can’t believe Christmas is coming up so quickly! Thankfully I finished Christmas shopping yesterday. Now we just need to get a tree and decorate it! This Christmas season is quite special for me, as it’s the my first Christmas as a vegan. To be honest, I was a bit worried that I would not be able to bake as I usually do during the holiday season, as I’m still learning how to bake without dairy and eggs. But, it’s been quite easy! Too easy actually, as I’ve baked more than normal this year. I’m starting to…

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Apple Cinnamon Pecan Blondies

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Is it just me or did October come and go in the blink of an eye? I feel like it was just the end of summer and now I’m curled up on the couch watching Elf on TV. Seriously – Christmas movies are already on TV! I’m not complaining though. I love all of the Christmas movies. In fact, I normally watch a Christmas movie every Sunday in November and December. I love the Christmas season and all of the traditions that come along with this time-of-year. I used to put my Christmas tree up on November first when I lived…

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