Category: Celebration

“A Dream Come True” Cheese Board with cheese, charcutrie, gherkins & Spanish almonds and savoury something baked

This cheese board is a dream come true…he’ll know that the minute he graces your doorstep and smells your Parmesan Thyme Shortbread!

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By Jackie DeKnock

Love Potion No. 2016

What a love potion it is, it works like magic!

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By Jackie DeKnock

“Priceless” Grilled Sirloin Steak with Bernaise Butter & Sautéed Mushrooms

There is nothing quite like a nice Burgundy to sip with a medium rare steak with sautéed mushrooms. Get him involved in the cooking for a little bonding and let him man the grill or frying pan!

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By Jackie DeKnock

“Perfect Match” Roasted Asparagus Bundles Wrapped in Proscuitto

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By Jackie DeKnock

“You Cast a Spell on Me” Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes

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“Magic Potion” Crème Brulèe

This is the best crème brulee that I’ve ever tasted…and no, not because its my recipe! It truly is creamy, smooth and silky. I love the vanilla bean essence and cinnamony spice that adds so much flavour and depth to this perfect dessert.

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By Jackie DeKnock

“Bridge of Spies” Cumin Scented Moroccan Kebobs with Minted Yogurt

A star-studded appetizer that will transport your taste buds across the bridge to exotic Morocco in one tiny, little bite!

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By Jackie DeKnock

“Spotlight” Phyllo Baked Brie with Maple Syrup

The spotlight is on this elegant creamy sweet Brie cheese, all nicely wrapped in phyllo pastry. It’s a wrap for sure!

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By Jackie DeKnock

“Creed” Simply The Best Crab Dip with Warm Crostini

My creed to you is that you’re gonna’ LOVE this dip, it’s the ‘bomb’!

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By Jackie DeKnock

“The Hateful Eight” Italian-inspired Roasted Asparagus Bundles Wrapped in Prosciutto

You won’t hate this taste of Italy, quite the opposite!

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By Jackie DeKnock

“Inside Out” Spanish Patatas Bravas Crisp Spiced Potatoes

You’ll be filled with ‘Joy’ as you savour these crispy potatoes, they ARE that good!

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By Jackie DeKnock

“Sleigh Bells Ring” Baked Mushroom Topped Brie

Delicious mushrooms make this Brie sing! I shared this recipe on a local radio program called ‘Quick ‘n Delicious’ that I hosted every week for 3 years. I always had so much fun with the host and I LOVED sharing my recipes, listen to the radio ‘bit’ on my Blog if you want to hear the recipe…oh and the hosts and I carrying on!

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By Jackie DeKnock

“Sleigh Bells Ring” Creamy Corn, Squash & Sweet Potato Soup

This orange-golden soup is a great way to begin your conversation with nourishment for strength in every spoonful!

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By Jackie DeKnock

“Feliz Navidad” Turkey with Onion Sage Stuffing, Homemade Pan Gravy & Cranberry Sauce

We’ve got to sit down and ’talk turkey’ (over this delicious turkey) —get this thing wrapped up and quit messing around.

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By Jackie DeKnock

“Silver Bells” Herb Roasted Chateau Potatoes

Crispy around the edges and buttery rich, one of my favourite potato dishes.

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“Deck the Halls” Maple Glazed Root Vegetable Medley

Slightly caramelized, root vegetables with a beautiful medley of colour and flavour.

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“Winter Wonderland” – My Grandmother’s Delicious English Trifle

I thought I'd share my favourite Christmas dessert recipe with you – my grandmother's English Trifle. As part of our holiday season tradition, we always had many traditional desserts at our festive home. The Christmas Cake that my mother would painstakingly bake and cover in brown paper bags months in advance, the Mincemeat Tarts and then of course the Plum Pudding with Custard. But...my all time favourite was always...and still is, my mom's delicious English Trifle following my grandmother’s family recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do, this is a taste of Christmas comfort & joy to me.

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By Jackie DeKnock