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Hollywood Bogaerts Homemade Cheese Crackers



Your kiddos will love doing this with you!

Ingredients 2 cups cheddar cheese, grated 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 tablespoon salt-free seasoning (any salt free/herb seasoning will work) 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled Preparation 1. Preheat oven to 400 F. 2. Place the first 3 ingredients in a food processor and pulse to combine. 3. Add the butter and pulse and until a ball forms. 4. Roll out dough 1/4 inch thick on a floured or parchment-covered surface. Slice into crackers or cut out shapes with a cookie cutter. 5. Bake for 15-17 minutes. 6. Serve. Try different shapes and size cutters!



Hollywood Fit Studio – Carleton Place

Cadbury Creme “Deviled” Eggs

For those with ‘Top Chef’-caliber kitchen skills, turning an intact Creme Egg into a halved, “deviled” egg is simple. Just slice a whole, chilled egg lengthwise along its factory-made seam with a super-sharp knife (careful!). Then, expertly wield a pastry bag full of yellow-colored buttercream to create a perfectly swirled peak atop each half. Sounds like the sort of junk-food hors d’oeuvre the newly zaftig Betty from ‘Mad Men’ might serve at her Easter Sunday brunch.

Easter, Cadbury, Creme, Egg, Deviled




Easter Ham Waffles

Easter Ham Waffles

(6 servings)    From- Mr. Breakfast
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs – separated
  • 1 and 1/2 cups milk
  • 5 tablespoons melted shortening
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped ham

Mix and sift dry ingredients. Combine beaten egg yolks, milk and shortening; add to dry ingredients, beating until smooth.

Stir in finely chopped ham. Fold in stiffly-beaten egg whites.

Pour a spoonful of batter into each section of hot waffle iron. Bake until brown.

Ever wonder if the Easter Ham could take the Easter Bunny in a street fight? Ya, me neither.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank Saunny for this recipe.

Centerpieces Out of Fresh Veggies– The Magical Mind of Dave Goodings from Almonte



Dave Goodings from Almonte is not only a master of furniture creation, like the chair he made me for my Steampunk room in the basement—but he has made made centrepieces out of fresh food.

The centrepiece below was made out of green onions and grape tomatoes filled with cream cheese.



Last summer he made this out of a Watermelon

What have you done? If you have made anything out of fresh food post your pictures in comments below.

Remember the Farmer’s Market opens May 14th!!!

Chocolate Salami



  1. Soak cherries in warm water, about 30 minutes.
  2. Drain well.
  3. Place chocolate in bowl with butter, over a pot of simmering water until melted.
  4. Add sugar, almonds, pistachios, biscotti, drained cherries, orange peel and Grand Marnier.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Remove from heat and add the egg yolk and mix well.
  7. Cool completely.
  8. Form salami shape by rolling mixture in a sheet of wax paper.
  9. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  10. Slice and serve.