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Maple-Bacon Cheddar Muffins



Spring has sprung (sort of) and whether or not snow is still upon the ground, the maples have yielded their bounty and the Easter bunny will soon deliver its chocolates and treats to happy children everywhere. And most of us will be having a more or less functional Sunday brunch this week, to celebrate the equinox.
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The Foodie Collective Thanks You!


All of us at The Foodie Collective would like to thank everyone of you who has donated to our Christmas fundraiser. We managed to raise $485! That is $185 more than our original goal. All the money has already been donated to the Mission Bon Accueil here in Montreal. When I called up today to tell them the amount that we had managed to raised, they were pleasantly surprised and were very grateful to see that so many people cared and that we managed to raise so much money. The amount raised will allow to serve nearly 160 warm meals on Christmas day.
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Harvest Throwdown Winner: Hooray for the Pumpkin!

This past Sunday, the Foodie Collective Throwdowners gathered once more to present their take on harvest inspired treats. This challenge was a tough one. How does one put a twist on butternut squash soup or pumpkin pie? Well, there’s one particular dish that stood out as the clear winner: guest chef Camille’s Bourbon Pumpkin Chiffon Pie topped with candied ginger. Pie oh my!!! No doubt, this dessert is  a classic. However, the delicate way in which the flavors were brought together, like the colorful touches of Bourbon and candied ginger, set this dish apart! Congratulations sistah!!! Now here’s how she did it…
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Sandwich Throwdown: Runners Up

Set in beautiful Vermont, with the rolling green mountains (Green Mountain State) as our backdrop, we dove into another evening of cooking madness. The challenge wasn’t easy, but all throwdowners and guest chef Duc Nguyen did a brilliant job. I don’t think I’ll eat another sandwich for a while, but it was wild fun while it lasted. Good reading…

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