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Top 10: Bursting Berry Recipes

Summer is almost here and we`re oh SO excited about it! We`ve compiled 10 of our berry best recipes for you to get in a summer state of mind.  More

Top 10: Bursting Berry Recipes

Apple, Cranberry and Walnut Salad Recipe

Want some serious salad success? Combine crunchy, tart and sweet elements in this Apple, Cranberry & Walnut Salad. Bite after bite of sugared cranberries, crunchy apples, toasted walnuts, tangy Feta and mixed greens, all tossed in a zesty lemon dressing, make this scrumptious salad a winner!

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Apple, Cranberry and Walnut Salad Recipe

Apple, Mango & Cranberry Coleslaw

Want to bring summer to the table? Whip up this easy, colourful and tasty coleslaw, a crunchy combo of apples, mango, cranberries and spiced pecans. Tossed up in a tangy vinaigrette, this sweet and tart salad is guaranteed to make the sun shine with every bite. More

Apple, Mango & Cranberry Coleslaw

Banana and Cranberry Bread Pudding Recipe

Sorry pigeons. You’re outta luck. We’ve found a new and improved way to use our crusty loaves. This dessert is the breadwinner...stale slices are soaked in a custardy mixture of eggs, milk and mashed sweet bananas then baked until golden and puffy. More

Banana and Cranberry Bread Pudding Recipe

Blintz Souffle with Sweet Strawberry Sauce Recipe

The Eastern European cousin of the crepe, a blintz is a thin pastry wrapped around a filling. As much as we love them, we also love not spending all our time rolling, folding and frying each individual blintz. Instead, we’re doing blintzes freeform. We’ve transformed a 13x9-inch baking dish into one giant, creamy, sweet-cheese-filled blintz. All of the flavor and none of the labor, this puffy and golden soufflé is served topped with sweet strawberry sauce. More

Blintz Souffle with Sweet Strawberry Sauce Recipe

Broccoli, Grape and Cranberry Salad Recipe

When we say “raw broccoli salad,” we’re often met with looks of skepticism. But, one bite of this juicy grape, tart cranberry and fresh broccoli salad – creamy, crispy, sweet, sour and salty – is all it takes to make believers even out of the biggest salad cynic!  More

Broccoli, Grape and Cranberry Salad Recipe

CHOCOLATE, RASPBERRY & MINT CHIA PUDDING

If your idea of romance is chocolate covered fruit then we have just the chia pudding for you to fall in love with. For a decadent and unique twist on the classic chia pudding, add chocolate, fresh mashed raspberries and mint leaves.  More

CHOCOLATE, RASPBERRY & MINT CHIA PUDDING

Chunky White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies Recipe

“Bite Me” began with this recipe after I bought a cranberry and white chocolate cookie from a local bakery years ago. I ate it, bought a dozen more, drove directly to Lisa’s house and thrust the package at her. “Make these,” I insisted. She sniffed them, did her little rabbit nibbles, closed her eyes, inhaled and said, “No prob.” She made them. And then she created an irresistible cookie that far surpassed any we have ever eaten. More

Chunky White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies Recipe

Cranberry Orange Bread Recipe

What could be better than "breakfast bread?" Really, this is a bread-shaped cake. Yes, cake. Yes, you can eat delicious cake for breakfast, especially when you bake up this Cranberry Orange Bread, a citrus-flavored, cranberry-studded loaf that is guaranteed to start your day off the right way.
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Cranberry Orange Bread Recipe

Creamy Blueberry Pie Recipe with Sweet Streusel Topping

Fats domino isn’t the only one who found a little magic in a berry patch. Richie Cunningham, Little Richard and even Led Zeppelin also discovered ecstasy among the juicy purple orbs – and you can too. Hum along as you prepare this foolproof, sweet crisp-topped pie, so luscious it’ll make the moon stand still. More

Creamy Blueberry Pie Recipe with Sweet Streusel Topping

Easy Apple Strawberry Crisp Recipe

This Apple and Strawberry Crisp recipe is the best - not only does it serve up a delicious dessert of cinnamon apples and sweet strawberries tucked under a thick and extra-crunchy oat topping, but it is also the easiest, most foolproof dessert recipe around. More

Easy Apple Strawberry Crisp Recipe

Easy Turkey with Stuffing and Cranberry Sauce

People often groan at the thought of eating leftover turkey for a week...we look forward to it. Our turkey, roasted in an oven bag, not only cooks in half the time of traditional recipes but also has twice the moistness and flavor. The gravy is smooth and rich, the stuffing is sweet and savory and the cranberry sauce is perfection – finally a feast we can be thankful for year-round. More

Easy Turkey with Stuffing and Cranberry Sauce

Homemade Cranberry Almond Granola Bars

If you`re not a "breakfast person," if you need something to eat every few hours or if you detest preservative-laden packaged granola bars, this is the perfect recipe for you - these easy, homemade granola bars are packed with oats, almonds and cranberries. Not only are these chewy bars a sweet portable snack, but they also lend themselves to endless flavor options - feel free to sub in other nuts and dried fruits for a different bar. More

Homemade Cranberry Almond Granola Bars

JELL-O Worm Meringue Brains with Berry Sauce

Want to know what`s wiggly, jiggly and delicious this Halloween? Why, JELL-O worms in a crunchy meringue atop a scary berry sauce, of course. A homemade crisp meringue is made super spooky with the addition of raspberry JELL-O worms and a frighteningly yummy berry sauce - how`s that for tricks and treats?

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JELL-O Worm Meringue Brains with Berry Sauce

Mango, Cranberry and Candied Pecan Salad Recipe

This is the most versatile salad around - perfect for brunch, nice for lunch (add chicken and goat cheese and make a meal of it) and elegant at dinner. The combination of homemade sugared pecans (lethally delicious), chunks of sweet mango and tart cranberries are tossed in a delicious honey mustard dressing. More

Mango, Cranberry and Candied Pecan Salad Recipe

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert Jars

Who says desserts have to be baked to be delicious? Well we`re here to tell you they don`t. This Hanukkah, we’ve partnered with Save On Energy to make these easy No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert Jars that are quick to prepare and don`t require the oven.

When it comes to holiday entertaining, we`re always looking for tips to save time and energy in the kitchen. Let`s face it, the holidays are all about being with friends and family, not being stuck in the kitchen and missing out on all the fun. So we came up with this scrumptious, time AND energy saving, no-bake dessert that you can whip up quickly so you can get out there and enjoy the party too.

This creamy cheesecake mixture uses fresh strawberries and is topped with a sweet and crunchy graham cracker crust that will leave everyone asking for seconds (and thirds, and fourths!)

Save on Energy is Ontario’s go-to source for energy efficient advice so be sure to visit SaveOnEnergy.ca for more tips, resources and rebates to save on your monthly energy bills!

This post was sponsored by Save On Energy. The opinions are completely our own and based on our experience.  More

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert Jars

Overnight Strawberry French Toast Recipe

Strawberry Fields are Forever so why not whip up a brunch recipe that`ll have everyone raving...forever? This easy and foolproof streusel-topped French Toast Souffle, finished with a homemade strawberry sauce is a guaranteed success, not a one-hit-wonder! More

Overnight Strawberry French Toast Recipe

PEANUT BUTTER & STRAWBERRY JAM CHIA PUDDING

Who doesn’t love the combo of peanut butter and jelly? A classic PB & J can hardly be topped, but we argue that we’ve done it with this special pudding recipe that’s sure to knock your socks off! More

PEANUT BUTTER & STRAWBERRY JAM CHIA PUDDING

Perfect Homemade Cranberry Sauce

When you think of cranberry sauce, do you envision a ridged jelly cylinder straight from a tin can? Yuck. Think again and take 15 minutes to whip up this perfect cranberry sauce, a combo of tart, juicy cranberries and dried cherries in a sweet citrus sauce. Turkey will never be the same! More

Perfect Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Raspberry Meringue Nest Recipe

It`s always a challenge to improve on a classic, but, as always, Chef Lisa is up to it. Here, she takes the classic Pavlova and transforms it from ho-hum to oh-yum. Meringue nests, with crisp exteriors and soft, light interiors, are packed with a homemade, sweet raspberry filling and finished with an airy pillowy topping.  More

Raspberry Meringue Nest Recipe

Strawberry Coconut Cake Recipe

We all know the importance of adding fruit to our diets, so it`s with great excitement that we give you this delicious dessert.
Fresh strawberries (yes, there`s your fruit for the day) are nestled between layers of moist, lemony (fruit!) vanilla cake, creamy vanilla frosting and coated in shredded coconut (aha...another fruit!). Don`t thank us...we do what we can to help you maintain a balanced diet. More

Strawberry Coconut Cake Recipe

Strawberry Meringue Parfaits

These sweet, fruity and crunchy no-bake Strawberry Meringue Parfaits are so addictive and super easy to make.

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Strawberry Meringue Parfaits

Strawberry Salad with Sugared Almonds

Some people believe strawberries are an aphrodisiac, others, that almonds bring good fortune. So get lucky with our “perfect bite” – a fork crammed with crisp lettuce, scarlet strawberries and sugared almonds, all coated in a sweet-and-sour poppy seed dressing. More

Strawberry Salad with Sugared Almonds

Strawberry Shortcakes Recipe

Lisa gets super-annoyed when I try to take on the expressions and slang of the region she`s cooking from. If it irks you too, cheerio chap, but I`ve got to tell you that these mile-high strawberry shortcakes are bloody brilliant...scone-like, flaky and buttery biscuits hug layers of vanilla whipped cream and Grand Marnier-infused strawberries.
Perfect with a cuppa, aye?
Ta muchly, Sis.  More

Strawberry Shortcakes Recipe

Strawberry Stuffed French Toast Souffle Recipe

Don’t be put off by the word “soufflé.” There’s nothing complicated or intimidating about this amazingly delicious and impressive brunch dish – all you have to do is sleep on it. Yes, sleep on it. This easy overnight French toast does all the work for you, as the sweet egg bread, mounded with cream cheese and strawberry jam, is left to soak up a buttery mixture. When you wake, you bake this soufflé and ta-dah, a sweeter dream was never had! More

Strawberry Stuffed French Toast Souffle Recipe

The Best Blueberry Cheesecake Recipe

Looking for a smooth, creamy and delicious dessert? You`ve found it with this amazing Blueberry Cheesecake recipe, a buttery and golden graham cracker crust that`s topped with a silky, scrumptious cheesecake filling and a sweet blueberry sauce.

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The Best Blueberry Cheesecake Recipe

The Best Blueberry Muffins

What makes these blueberry muffins the best? Is it that they`re easy to make? Yes. Or that they have a golden crust with a warm, plump blueberry interior? Yes. Or, is it the delectable, lick-your-fingers crumble that tops the muffins? Yes. Yes. Yes.

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The Best Blueberry Muffins

Turkey, Stuffing and Cranberry Sandwiches Recipe

Take a big bite this holiday season with this jaw-droppingly delicious Turkey, Stuffing & Cranberry Sandwich. Slices of juicy roast turkey breast are layered with homemade bread stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy. Finally, a sandwich you can be thankful for! More

Turkey, Stuffing and Cranberry Sandwiches Recipe

Wheat Berry & Wild Rice Salad

Think a salad can`t be satisfying? Think again. This Wheat Berry and Wild Rice Salad recipe will satisfy any appetite. Healthy, slightly nutty and chewy wheat berries are combined with wild rice, crunchy apples, tart cranberries, creamy feta cheese and toasted walnuts, all tossed in a citrus vinaigrette.  More

Wheat Berry & Wild Rice Salad

Wheat Berry Salad with Feta, Mint and Maple Walnuts

This Wheat Berry Salad serves up the perfect balance of refreshing, healthy and hearty protein, herbs and veggies. A perfect blend of sweet (maple-roasted walnuts, dried cranberries) and tart (feta cheese), protein-packed wheat berries are tossed in a tangy vinaigrette with fresh mint and parsley. Now that`s a super salad! More

Wheat Berry Salad with Feta, Mint and Maple Walnuts

Berry Rosé Sangria

Say Ole to rosé with this fantastically fruity Berry Rose Sangria, a perfect party in a pitcher. More

Berry Rosé Sangria

Berry Slush Recipe

Look out 7-Eleven. After sipping this super quick, easy and delicious Berry Blue Slush, we`re considering opening our very own chain (8-Twelve?), where we can sell our scrumptious, thirst-quenching slushies.

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Berry Slush Recipe

Blueberry Mojito Recipe

Taste warm summer days and perfect sunsets with this fruity combo of refreshing mint, sweet blueberries and tart lime.


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Blueberry Mojito Recipe

Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri

Break out the blender because this frozen Strawberry Daiquiri is the perfect cold combination of fresh strawberries, rum and Triple Sec, a slushy cocktail guaranteed to cool you down. More

Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri

Lychee Berry Martini Recipe

The lychee fruit may not be the prettiest, but boy, does it ever taste great, especially when transformed into the liqueur that amps up this luscious Lychee Berry Martini. Fresh raspberries are muddled and mixed up with lychee liqueur, berry vodka and lemon juice, resulting in a creative and quenching cocktail. More

Lychee Berry Martini Recipe

PURE LEAF Raspberry Mojito Recipe

Want to go to Havana without leaving the house? You can, with this Pure Leaf Raspberry Mojito. A marvellous mashup of fresh raspberries, raspberry iced tea, mint, rum and triple sec, this refreshingly fruity mojito will have you saying "Aplausos!" (cheers in Spanish) in no time.  More

PURE LEAF Raspberry Mojito Recipe

Raspberry Martini Recipe

Looking to shake things up a bit? Try this fruity martini, a popping combination of raspberry vodka, soda and Blue Curacao. More

Raspberry Martini Recipe

Raspberry Rosé Mojito

Say `Cheers` with this phenomenal Raspberry Rosé Mojito, a fruity mash up of fresh mint, raspberries, rosé wine and rum.  More

Raspberry Rosé Mojito

Strawberry Basil Milkshake Recipe

This easy, creamy and smooth Strawberry Basil Milkshake recipe combines the sweetness of strawberries with aromatic basil, creating a unique, cool and refreshing shake. Yes, spring has sprung and this milkshake is the berry and basil patch in one glass. More

Strawberry Basil Milkshake Recipe

Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshake Recipe

Forget your fork and grab for your straw because you`re going to want to suck up this creamy, decadent Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshake. A homemade strawberry syrup, blended with vanilla ice cream, cream cheese and graham crackers will quash cheesecake cravings and satisfy your sweet tooth! More

Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshake Recipe

Strawberry Margarita

How do we get in our daily serving of fruit? We drink it, of course. This easy Strawberry Margarita recipe is the best, a combination of sweet strawberries, tart lime, tequila and triple sec.  More

Strawberry Margarita

Strawberry Marshmallow Milkshake

We`ve discovered what`s destined to become the next classic combo - fruit and fluff. This delicious Strawberry Marshmallow Milkshake blends up creamy vanilla ice cream with fresh strawberries and marvellous marshmallow fluff to deliver the sweetest, most scrumptious sips! More

Strawberry Marshmallow Milkshake

Strawberry Pudding Milkshake

Fresh strawberries are blended with strawberry ice cream and vanilla pudding to create this scrumptious Strawberry Pudding Milkshake! More

Strawberry Pudding Milkshake

The Best Cranberry Martini Recipe

Looking for some holiday cheer? Shake up a batch of these delicious Cranberry Martinis (aka Crantinis), an easy cocktail recipe guaranteed to brighten up any celebration.


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The Best Cranberry Martini Recipe

EASY BREAKFAST RECIPE - Breakfast Sandwiches 3 Ways


For all the early birds and the not-so early birds, we have a breakfast that`s worth waking up for – our 3 Ultimate Breakfast Sandwiches! They`ll give you the energy you need to start your day, cure any hangover and they`re just plain delicious. So save that granola bar and yogurt for another day!

SPINACH, BACON & EGG CROISSANT SANDWICH

Ingredients:

Eggs
1 tbsp butter
4 eggs, lightly whisked
¼ cup milk
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

4 croissants, sliced open
Large handful baby spinach
4 slices cooked bacon
4 slices cheddar cheese

Directions:

1) To prepare eggs, melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Add to the skillet and cook by lifting and folding the eggs until just cooked through.
2) To assemble sandwiches, place spinach on the bottom half of the croissant, top with cooked bacon, scrambled eggs and sliced cheese. Can be prepared ahead and wrapped in aluminum foil. When ready to serve heat in a 350ºF oven until cheese melts and is heated through.

Serves 4

OPEN-FACED STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE WAFFLE SANDWICH

Ingredients:

(Waffles)
2 cups flour
2 tbsp sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp kosher salt
2 eggs, lightly whisked
1½ cups warm milk
1/3 cup melted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract

(Cheesecake Spread)
1 (8oz) container whipped cream cheese
¼ cup sugar
¼ tsp vanilla extract

Sliced fresh strawberries, for garnish
Graham cracker crumbs, for garnish
Whipped topping, for garnish

Directions:

1) For the waffle, preheat waffle iron. In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add eggs, milk, butter and vanilla. Stir just until moistened. Cook in waffle iron until golden brown and cooked through.
2) For the cheesecake spread, in a small bowl, whisk cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract.
3) To assemble, spread cheesecake mixture on one side of a warm waffle. Sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs and top with fresh sliced strawberries. Spoon whipped topping over strawberries and finish with a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs.

Serves 6

HUEVOS RANCHERO BREAKFAST SANDWICH

Ingredients:

1 tsp olive oil
1 egg
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 bagel, sliced and toasted
2 tbsp refried beans
2 tbsp mashed avocado
Squeeze of fresh lime juice
Pinch kosher salt
Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
2 tbsp shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese
1 tbsp salsa

Directions:

1) In a small skillet, heat olive oil over low heat. Crack egg in pan and cook slowly until white is firm and yellow is beginning to firm but is still soft.
2) To assemble, spread refried beans on the bottom half of the toasted bagel, spread mashed avocado and top with a squeeze of lime juice, pinch of salt and pinch of crushed red pepper flakes. Place fried egg on top, sprinkle with shredded cheese and finish with a spoon of salsa.

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EASY BREAKFAST RECIPE - Breakfast Sandwiches 3 Ways