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Showing posts from December, 2011

Roasted Garlic & Red Pepper Cheese Ball

1) In a bowl soften 1 BLOCK CREAM CHEESE, grate small 1 CUP MARBLE CHEESE.

2) Half one RED BELL PEPPER and unwrap 4-5 cloves of GARLIC, drizzle with OLIVE OIL and roast in the oven on high until they are browned/softened.

3) Remove pepper and garlic from the oven, allow to cool. Smear garlic with knife along chopping board to create a paste, it should smell nutty and be brown in color. When dicing the 1/2 pepper it will be very juicy. Avoid adding the juice to the cheese mixture or else your cheese ball will be runny. 

Combine all ingredients together and mix well, create a ball or a log of cheese (using kitchen gloves or plastic wrap) and let it firm in the fridge until serving time. Spread RED PEPPER JELLY on the cheese ball prior to serving and enjoy with crackers of any kind.

*See post, "GALLOPING COWS JELLY" or visit for the BEST Red Pepper Jelly*

I Said YES To The Dress! - A Winchester's Bridal Review

Despite reading some negative reviews, I went to Winchester's Bridal (Halifax, NS) with an open mind, hoping to find my Wedding dress. I had an absolutely amazing experience. The service was outstanding and the selection was amazing!

For the first time in a long time, I was in Halifax with my own agenda. I had only myself to worry about, but I was looking forward to spending some time with my parents who were also visiting the city. I had no intentions of buying my dress without my sister present, but didn't think a little browsing would hurt, so we decided to sneak into my very first Bridal Boutique. Little did I know, I would find my dress at the first place I visited...

I was greeted by a lovely gal who immediately showed excitement for me knowing this experience would be treasured forever. I actually became emotional right away, walking in and seeing all the beautiful gowns, knowing that I was actually looking for my very own Wedding dress. The lady was very pleasant, asked …