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Absolutely Amazing Homemade Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is the iconic fall dessert. There are so many reasons I adore this family recipe but perhaps the fondest is that my husband’s dziadzio (Polish for grandfather) polished his first-ever slice off in no time. Why is this…

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Classically Crisp Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread cookies have been a staple every holiday season for as long as I can remember. My mom has tried out various recipes (to my dad’s delight) and finally settled on this one, published in a newspaper many years ago.…

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10 Festive Holiday Events for Families

‘Tis the season to be jolly, so I’ve made a list (and checked it twice) of Toronto-area activities that are sure to put a smile on your family’s face. It’s a mixed bag like Santa’s sack and there’s something for…

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Rich and Chewy Chocolate Brownies

Brownies are my all-time favourite dessert. You can fancy them up with ice cream or frosting or eat them as is. I prefer mine with no accoutrements and this family recipe is stand-alone perfection. It’s quick and easy-to-make, and will…

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Free Halloween Events in Toronto for Kids

Looking for free Halloween activities to do with your boils and ghouls? I’ve concocted a list of family-friendly events at Toronto’s public libraries. From crafts to costume swaps and puppet shows to pyjama parties, everyone’s sure to have a spooktacular time! Thursday…

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Simply Perfect Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Have leftover pumpkin from Thanksgiving? Don’t let it go to waste: Try making this easy-to-bake pumpkin bread recipe, which has been a staple in my family for decades. Mildly spicy, lightly sweet and very moist, it’s great with a cup…

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