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Chocolate Sugar Cookies with The Smart Cookie

These  delicious Chocolate Sugar Cookies were made using my new nifty kitchen gadget “The Smart Cookie“. I had the pleasure of connecting with Maya Liberman, Founder and CEO of Smart Cookie Home Essentials and trying out a marvelous product, The Smart Cookie. Maya pitched her product, The Smart Cookie on the hit TV show Dragon’s Den! And guess…

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New York Cheesecake - Art and the Kitchen

Tall and Creamy New York Cheesecake

My all-time favourite dessert is cheesecake, just plain and simple cheesecake! I won’t turn down a multi-flavoured, multi-loaded up cheesecake, but I think a plain, tall and creamy cheesecake is the best. I am celebrating my new and updated blog. After being on blogger since the start of my blogging days I decided to make…

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Fettuccine Alfredo with Pan Seared Shrimp

 Pan seared jumbo shrimp taste terrific served with the easy to make Fettuccine Alfredo. Happy New Year to everyone! May 2015 be a wonderful year for everyone full of love and laughter with family and friends. I like to make something special for New Year’s Day dinner and this is a terrific recipe that is…

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Diet Boost Flavored Water Recipes

Yes it is that time of year again; New Year’s resolutions and time for fresh starts. Did you over indulge during the Holidays? I certainly am guilty and now have a few extra pounds causing my jeans to be feeling a little too snug. The overload of sweet, high carb treats and high fat food…

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Tostitos Appetizer Sliders

 Here’s a new twist on sliders, Tostitos Appetizer Sliders. Great little bites using Tostitos Scoops with the sensational flavours of cheeseburger sliders. Crispy scoops filled with guacamole, then topped with burger, cheese, tomato, pickle and bacon!   Tostitos Appetizer Sliders   Print Tostitos Appetizer Sliders by Laureen King from ArtandtheKitchen makes: 2 dozen Author: Laureen…

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Leftover Turkey Dinner Pie

Do you make an extra large turkey just to make sure you have leftovers? Sometimes I think my family looks forward to having leftovers more than the actual festive Turkey Dinner. I’m not sure I can even call my Leftover Turkey Dinner Pie a recipe because its simply taking all those delicious leftovers and making…

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Honey Crust Pepperoni Pizza

Homemade Pizza is so easy to make, add your favourite pizza toppings and you’ve got a meal the whole family will love! You can make this delicious pizza crust ahead of time so the pizza is easy to throw together when the family comes home. I recently had the pleasure of connecting with Dahna Sanderson,…

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Eggnog Cheesecake Squares

These Eggnog Cheesecake Squares are made with a holiday inspired brownie crust The brownie crust is created with Holiday flavours of nutmeg, ginger, cloves and cinnamon.   You may want to double this recipe as it will fly off the dessert plate. A creamy layer of eggnog flavoured cheesecake on top of a chewy spice cake…

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Potato and Ham Ragu

This Potato and Ham Ragu works great as a main dish serve with some garlic bread, but also makes a terrific side dish.  I used fresh baby potatoes in my recipe, you can’t beat that fresh from the garden taste, but if those aren’t available any type of potatoes will work cut into bite size pieces.  Here…

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Honey Baked Crispy Phyllo Squares

I recently received  a book from Raincoast Books to review. “Sweet Alchemy: Dessert Magic” by Yigit Pura is a delightful book full striking desserts, beautifully written. Pura, the winner of Top Chef Just Desserts is also the owner of San Francisco’s Tout Sweet Patisserie. In his book Pura shares his secrets from perfect pastries to…

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