Mushroom and Pumpkin Cheesecake

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I have been searching high and low for a simpler version of the amazing and delicious quiche. Although I love baking day on a winters’ day, extra time for a pie crust, (kneading, resting, rolling, blind baking etc. etc.…) is too hard to find with three boys, a hubby and a lively dog! That’s why I was so excited when Bon Appetit magazine published a recipe for a crab cheesecake. That was my inspiration for this recipe. Continue reading

Brandied Mushroom Paté

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My friends tell me I make a wicked chicken liver pate. In fact, it feels as if I have been making it forever since every Christmas, for the last 20 years, I make chicken liver paté for my family and guests. Since I also care about my vegetarian friends I recently served a very tasty mushroom pate. The most raving reviews I received from the meat-eaters since this paté is so tasty, flavourful, almost addictive. Continue reading