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Easy Beef and Cheese Empanadas

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beef and cheese empanadas

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and I plan on celebrating at home with my easy beef and cheese empanadas recipe. I have always loved empanadas, but I was always too intimidated to make them at home.

Well, I finally made them and I’ll tell you my little secret – I used refrigerated pie dough for my pastry instead of making it from scratch. It cuts down on so much of the prep time! That’s why this recipe is so easy to make, you could whip it up on a weeknight. (more…)

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Cherry Preserves

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A sponsored post.

Mother’s Day is just under a month away!

Instead of dealing with the chaos of brunch out, why not give Mom a little bit of serenity at home with a super fancy breakfast in bed? Say it with homemade with my super easy Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Cherry Preserves. (more…)

7 Delicious Recipes for Weekend Brunch at Home

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Brunch is serious business.

You can opt to fight through the crowds and line-up with the tourists for a killer weekend brunch OR you can opt-out and create your own stellar brunch menu at home.

Don’t get me wrong, I still love going out for brunch, but more often then not – I’ve been craving lazy Sundays at home where I’m cooking, cleaning, blogging and meal prepping.

Here are a few easy brunch recipes and ideas for your weekend menu:  (more…)

The BEST Afternoon Tea in Toronto

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Since Mother’s Day is once again fast-approaching, I thought I would re-share my round-up of the best places for afternoon tea in Toronto. If you’re looking to get a reservation for Mother’s Day – STOP whatever you’re doing and call now! Places book up extra fast and if you can’t get the Sunday, consider meeting on the Saturday instead. Enjoy!

One of my favourite traditions for Mother’s Day is going for afternoon tea in Toronto with my sister and Mom along with Paul and his Mom. It’s a nice way for our parents to get caught up and a fun way to spend the afternoon together. We usually spoil our Moms with a small gift as well – see our 2014 + 2015 + 2016 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas & Guide. But the point is – our presence together is the present and it’s the small, yet precious moments that we will look back on and cherish.

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Having toured and tasted my way through the tea rooms of Toronto, I proclaim these to be the best places for afternoon tea in the city: (more…)

Bang Sue Bar by Khao San Road – Toronto

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By: Natalia Dziubaniwsky 

Toronto’s Khao San Road has recently moved into a new home in the city. With this change of address, a new venture and addition to the Khao Sand Road family has been born: Bang Sue Bar.

Khao San Road is one of my top picks and go-to places for delicious Thai cuisine in Toronto. When the invitation came to sample some of their classic menu items and try their new offerings at Bang Sue, I knew I had to be there. (more…)

Afternoon Tea at the Omni King Edward Hotel – Toronto

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By: Natalia Dziubaniwsky

Everyone has to experience Afternoon Tea at least once and the Omni King Edward Hotel is certainly a classy place to do it.

A time-honoured tradition, the King Edward Hotel has been serving afternoon tea since the 1920’s. Guests can enjoy tea inside the Victoria room or in the lobby, which is truly fit for royalty with its plush purple velvet couches and oversized chess pieces. (more…)