Sweets & Treats

Somehow apple pie has become a symbol of appreciation. The simple act of being grateful for what you DO have brings forward more to be grateful for, thus the attitude of gratitude Apple Gogi Berry...

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Peach Basil Goat Cheese Galette - Food Gypsy

Peach Basil Goat Cheese Galette

September 22, 2011 | 4 Comments

One last kick at summer, a simple, elegant execution for the last of the season’s peaches with this Peach Basil Goat Cheese Galette. The beauty of a gallette is it's rustic, rough appeal. ...

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Our resident French Girl and Food Gypsy Editor, Astrid Deslandes, takes one for the team, testing a recipe from David Lebovitz – Gluten-Free Brownies. It’s a tough assignment, bound to add inches to the thighs....

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Double Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cake - Food Gypsy

Double Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cake

August 5, 2011 | 6 Comments

This is a cake that takes time, patience and effort. Therefore I only make my Double Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cake for those who will not just appreciate, but worship it. It is only...

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White Chocolate Strawberry Kiwi Soup - Food Gypsy

White Chocolate Strawberry Kiwi Soup

June 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Strawberry season. Ripe for Canada Day festivities, warm evenings and summer barbecues. This cool, seasonal White Chocolate Strawberry Kiwi Soup is a make ahead dessert that is at once, simple, elegant and sure...

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Chocolate Whiskey Cake - Food Gypsy

Chocolate Irish Whiskey Cake – Recipe

March 15, 2011 | 2 Comments

This could very well entice a leprechaun into exchanging his pot of gold for a slice of chocolate sin. Chocolate Irish Whiskey Cake; rich, dark chocolate cake - moist, not too sweet, with a...

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Beignets de Carnival - Food Gypsy

Beignets de Carnival Recipe

March 3, 2011 | 4 Comments

A lesson in French Cuisine, my introduction to beignets. “So... it’s like a doughnut?” “MAIS NON” says Chef B “it’s like a FRENCH doughnut." Beignets de Carnival, his Grandmother's recipe....

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Ginger-Sparkle-Cookies - Food Gyspy

Ginger Sparkle Cookies – Hello Holidays!

December 6, 2010 | 5 Comments

There is something decidedly seasonal about ginger cookies. The temperature drops and the snow flies and suddenly I want to bake something sweet and spicy. Cue Ginger Sparkle Cookies......

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Sweet Potato Pone - Food Gypsy

Belizean Sweet Potato Pudding (“Pone”)

July 16, 2010 | 2 Comments

On the back steps of the kitchen, in the tropical paradise of an idyllic atoll off Dangriga, Belize; Phillip Matinez shares a family favorite, Sweet Potato Pudding Recipe (known in Belize as “Pone”). ...

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In my first year as an Innkeeper I began a tradition that became a trademark in my bed & breakfast rooms – bedside cookies. While guests were out enjoying the evening, I would slip...

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