Category: Love & Romance

“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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“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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“Perfect Match” Roasted Asparagus Bundles Wrapped in Proscuitto

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“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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“You Do What for a Living?” Heart-shaped Cheese Crostini

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“You the Man” Classic Crème Brulee

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, it adds so much flavour and depth to this perfect dessert.

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“Some People Do Spend Their Whole Lives Together” Roasted Salmon with Lemon Coriander Rub

Here’s the rub! Make the rub once - double or triple the recipe and enjoy two or three or however many more times you like! It’s the recipe that keeps on giving. Keep the rub in the fridge and you’re ready to rub for the next romantic interlude!

By Jackie DeKnock

“How Much Do You Make?” Bacon Wrapped Smoked Oysters

A quick, simple and ‘effective’ appetizer…to get everyone in the ‘mood!

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“Have You Figured Out Your Calling in Life?” Chicken Breasts in a White Wine Sherry Cream Sauce

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“What’s Your Favourite Place in the Entire World?” Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Bundles

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“What’s in Your Fridge?” Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes

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“What Should I Know About You That I’d Never Think To Ask About?” Chocolate Torte with Raspberry Coulis

Chocolate and raspberries, a match made in heaven! This is one of my absolute favourite desserts. It’s so quick and simple to make, it’s sure to impress your significant other! I’d put money on it!

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“Gonna Find My Baby” Feta and Herb Phyllo Pastry Purses

A Taste of Greece. Crispy phyllo triangles stuffed full with feta cheese and herbs.

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By Jackie DeKnock

“Gonna Hold Her Tight” Creole Crab Cakes with Remoulade Mayonnaise Dipping Sauce

A Taste of New Orleans. A southern classic spicy seafood treat with a blend of spices and aromatic vegetables.

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“Thinkin’ of You’s Workin’ Up My Appetite” Roasted Chicken, Monterrey Jack Cheese, Jalapeno Pepper Tortilla Spirals

A Taste of Mexico.Bite-sized baked tortilla pinwheel-style appetizers with roast chicken that are quick and oh so flavourful. These zesty appetizers are delicious and fairly simple to make with few ingredients.

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“Please Be Waiting For Me Baby When I Come Around” Spicy Smoked Salmon Corn Cakes with Crème Fraiche

A Taste of Canada’s West Coast. Warm savoury smoked salmon ‘pancakes’ and cream sauce. These are deliciously simple to make. They take a little time to prepare, but are well worth it, especially this afternoon!

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“Sky Rockets in Flight” Chocolate Pâté

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