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Maple-Bacon Cheddar Muffins

BY ALEXIA PTITO

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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Chocolate Stout Chili

BY EMMANUEL HESSLER
Chocolate Stout Chili

When I was 25, I hosted a chili cook-off at which a few university friends competed. My friend David Barmak blew my mind by introducing the idea that you could mix chocolate into a salty dish. Something else that really impressed me was how prevalent the meat was in the dish. Rather than using ground beef, the small cubes of meat really held their own as the central ingredient and were loaded with flavour and texture. This was further enhanced by the absence of the various beans I had been habituated to in my 1/4 century of chili eating. For this chili, I adjusted David’s recipe by adding a chocolate stout beer to give it a dark, rich color.
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A Comfort Food Staple

HOMEMADE CREAM OF TOMATO SOUP AND CHEDDAR GOLDFISH CRACKERS
BY CAMILLE MACNAUGHTON

This is my ultimate comfort food, perfect when I’m feeling especially lazy! Though I would normally heat up a cup of Campbell’s cream of tomato soup and open a bag of fish crackers, for a more posh equivalent, follow this recipe and substitute with your own favorites!
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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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