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Author: Natasha Raey

Brownies without chocolate = Blondies!

So…I’m not going to name names, but someone’s boyfriend forgot to get dessert for tonight.  And I had a craving for something sweet….so I whipped up this Blondies recipe right after dinner.  It took 7  minutes to get together and 25 minutes to bake.  And it was SO yummy!  So yummy in fact that I don’t actually have any good pictures of the finished product….because it’s mostly gone Ingredients: 1 egg 1/2 cup melted butter 1 cup dark brown sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tbs vanilla 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 1 cup flour *Preheat the...

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#StyleFoodLove Slow Cooked Sausage and Beef Ragout

This slow cooked meal is a french favourite, not to be confused with the Italian Ragu sauce.  Although I did serve this over rigatoni for dinner.  Ragout contains enough heartiness to be a main dish stew, or can be eaten over your favourite pasta, or with crusty baguette slices. Ingredients: Organic stewing beef – cut in pieces 2 chorizo sausages – removed from casings and broken into pieces 1 yellow onion – diced 3 cloves garlic – diced 1.5 cups carrot – grated 1 cup potato – grated 1 celery stick – chopped 1/2 pint grape tomatoes 1 can chopped...

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#StyleFoodLove Sunday Meatballs and Capellini

Most of my meatball recipes involve baking the meatballs.  Not this one!  The little balls of goodness are browned and simmered in the same skillet as the sauce.  And…these meatballs have ground meat, sausage and…crackers (yup! That’s a real thing!) Ingredients: Meatballs Organic ground beef Two hot Italian sausages (casings removed) 1/2 grated onion 1/4 diced onion 2 tbs grated parmesan cheese 1 cup crumbled multigrain crackers (use your hands to crumble) 1 egg 1 tsp oregano 1 tsp basil 1 garlic clove – minced 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper 1 tsp paprika 1/4 cup olive oil Sauce: ...

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#StyleFoodLove Lemon Brownies!

You will never want to eat chocolate brownies again after trying my recipe.  I made these tonight for dessert and they are such an indulgent dessert.  I had to stop myself from eating the entire dish!   Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) – softened 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg 1 tbs milk 1 tbs lemon juice (freshly squeezed from a lemon!) 1 tsp grated lemon peel 3/4 cup flour Glaze: 1/2 cup icing sugar 2 – 3 tbs lemon juice (freshly squeezed!) 1 tsp milk (roughly) 1 tsp grated lemon peel *Preheat your oven to 350 degrees* *Cream...

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#StyleFoodLove Funfetti Sugar Cookies

Legit, there is nothing funner than this cookie.  It’s fun to make…and super fun to eat! What is funfetti?  Well, essentially it’s any cake or cookie that has loads of sprinkles in the batter, so it’s colourful, and well…fun! And these cookies are a perfect Easter treat.  There is 2 hours of chill time included in this recipe, so make sure to account for that in your prep time. Ingredients: 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg 1 tbs vanilla extract 1 and 1/2 cups flour 2 tsp cornstarch 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 cup...

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Published 11/18/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

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