That’s My Jam: Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

Some flavour combinations are so deeply embedded in our collective psyches that it’s almost impossible to think of one without the other. Milk and cookies, bacon and eggs, banana and chocolate, ham and cheese.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

The grandaddy of them all, though, is so universal that it’s been condensed down to a simple TLA (that’s a three-letter acronym, if you’re not up on your tongue-in-cheek corporate jargon).

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Hot Buns: Savoury Hot Cross Buns with Bacon and Green Onion

In our house, we don’t usually make a big deal out of Easter. Mostly, it’s just an opportunity to spend a Friday morning sleeping in and an excuse to eat too much chocolate.

Savoury Hot Cross Buns

There are a few holiday traditions I absolutely refuse to live without, though, the most important of which is my annual hot cross bun binge-fest. As far as I’m concerned, it’s not Easter until I’ve gobbled up at least a half-dozen of those fruit-studded sweetly spiced buns.

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Hop to It: Ham and Artichoke Quiche with Mustard-Rye Crust

In my mind, Easter and brunch go hand-in-hand. Must be because both of them involve eggs and ham, or maybe it’s because I’m so obsessed with brunch that I’ll jump on any excuse to have Eggs Benny.

Ham and Artichoke Quiche

I guess that’s why quiche was the first thing to come to mind when the folks at French’s mustard asked me to create memorable Easter recipes featuring the zippy taste of French’s Dijon mustard.

When it comes to condiments, I’m most definitely a Team Mustard kind of gal. Forget ketchup or mayo… mustard is where it’s at when I want to add a little something extra to my dishes.

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