Happy Thanksgiving - time to share my Pumpkin Spice Nanaimo Bar recipe?!
You know, this is my very first Thanksgiving as an out-of-the-closet immigrant! Feels good to not have to worry if wishing "Happy Thanksgiving" in the beginning of October will "out" me!
Unfortunately, this is also my first Canadian Thanksgiving that I'm actually too busy to celebrate. Normally, we celebrate both Thanksgivings each year. It kind of snuck up on me, too. I was listening to the Z103.5 morning show online, as I always do.. and they were excitedly talking about their long weekend plans. Drat!
So, while I didn't have time or energy to really do much for Thanksgiving this weekend (because today isn't a stat holiday in the USA), I decided I'd do something that was at least Thanksgiving-ish and Canadian - I'd invent a new, Thanksgiving themed Nanaimo Bar! It may not be a full turkey dinner, but as desserts go - you can't get more Canadian than a Nanaimo bar. Done!
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|With 2017 being Canada's 150th birthday, it's about time I wrote the Canadian cookbook I've been planning for YEARS.
"More than Poutine" will be a Canadian cookbook like no other - written by a Canadian living away, it includes both traditional homecooking recipes, as well as homemade versions of many of the snacks, sauces, convenience foods, and other food items that are hard to come by outside of Canada! High quality gluten-free versions of most recipes are included.
"More Than Poutine" is available for purchase, here.