One of life’s greatest pleasures is dessert and for those of you who love something sweet, but lack baking skills, you’re in luck! Made from mascarpone, eggs, ladyfingers, coffee and chocolate, tiramisu is a no-bake delight.
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The brisk morning air sent a memorable chill through me as I walked the dog on our morning jaunt. The sunshine dappled through the almost changing leaves and there was that sense of seasonal change in the breeze. Nostalgia grabbed a hold of me and my thoughts turned to Paris. I visited once in early October and today reminded me of that trip. My mind flooded with all the things I cherished in that city, but between you and me, I wanted to dislike it, because everyone loves Paris, but once there, how could I object to something so wonderful!?
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Tucked away on the backside of Chinatown lies a tiny enclave of brick residential homes and a smattering of sidewalk cafes and restaurants, with a temperament that extends off the hippie vibe of Kensington market, but in a grown up way. This is Baldwin Village. For Torontonians, it’s where the infamous 2-for-1 Chinese fried lobster special from Wah Sing resides. It’s also home to a sweet gelato shop featuring Asian-flavored gelato.
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Forget PSL’s, these cookies are what pumpkin spice is all about! Cakey, soft, melt-in-your-mouth pumpkin cookies with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Oh and the icing on the cake – these cookies are drizzled with a vanilla and spice icing that makes every single bite, worth it! Keep Reading!
No matter how you say it this dessert has absolutely no class! What it does have is the perfect blend of sweet and salty and a flair of 1950’s Jello! Strawberry Pretzel Salad is common place on the potluck or buffet table, and makes its rounds about once a year for family holiday gatherings.
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The most important ingredient in this dish is the mango. The sticky rice and coconut milk are the backdrop to this “king of fruit”. The best mango for this dessert is a small, sweet yellow type called Ataulfo (Honey Mango or Manila Mango). It is non-fiborous and widely available throughout the United States. Only the ripest (sweetest) mangoes should be used and can be detected by touch and smell. The ataulfo mango will be yellow, supple to the touch with a full-fruity aroma and the skin may have a slight wrinkling to it which means it is at perfection!
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