Whole Wheat Double Chocolate Spiced-Pear Muffins

Whole Wheat Double Chocolate Spiced-Pear Muffins

Poor, poor pears. They are such an underrated fruit. They get passed over for all the crisp apples and creamy pumpkin that abound this time of year. I think the only time I have ever really been tempted by pears was when we were living in Norway. We were camping in the Fjords and came across… 

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Maple Spiced Candied Nuts

maple spiced candied nuts

One of my favourite things to snack on this time of year is spiced candied nuts. The sweet, salty, spicy combination just can’t be beat in my books. And, the fact that it’s a slightly healthier Christmas treat is just an added bonus! This year, in my ongoing attempt to cut out processed sugar, when… 

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Spiced Plum Jam

spiced plum jam

Sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what Spiced Plum Jam is made of (cheesy but true :). I made this recipe for the first time last year and had to leave it, along with my Vanilla Peach Jam, when we moved. Ever since then I’ve been dreaming of making them again because they’re both so delicious and… 

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Pumpkin-Spiced Hot Chocolate

Pumpkin-Spiced Hot Chocolate

I’m not much for Halloween. I love the idea of little kids dressing up and the sense  of community when going door to door for candy. But, I just can’t handle the creepy stuff. I find it too… creepy. I always dreaded having to listen to all the scary stories that the teachers told at… 

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