Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce

Every year without fail, lots of students want to make cheesecake in class. With students being at home, I wanted to make more videos and recipes that they can use as a reference. With the kids working at home, my classroom now typically has me running around, logged in to multiple devices, trying to do live cooking demos with my students. I also have a camera set up with a tripod and try to film the whole process for those students that weren’t able to make it, (and as a resource for students in the future).

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Butter Sauce

This year marks my tenth year teaching high school, and it has been a little different than most years for obvious reasons. I’m still doing in-school lessons, but now I’m also teaching some students completely online, which requires some adjustments. Prior to this new teaching model, I have always wanted to create more videos of our class recipes so that students can continue to refer to them, and create them at home with their families. I have finally started to make some progress on this. Every now and then I say to myself, why didn’t I do this sooner?? Perhaps I’m lazy, maybe because there always seems to be something else to do…But now, with the pandemic (and currently, lock-down), I figure I have no more excuses. I’m going to try to post more recipes, more frequently. At least for now, until we can go out and do things.

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White Chocolate Brownie

This recipe is based on a popular dessert from my days working at Moxie’s a lifetime ago. Still a crowd favourite!

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Chinese Bakery Buns

Backstory time: as we’ve mentioned in a few other posts lately, Megan and I have been making care packages for both sets of parents during the current pandemic. It has been a nice way for us to keep connected with family over the past few months. With Hong Kong-style cafes being closed right now my parents are unable to go out and enjoy their regular afternoon tea, so making Chinese bakery buns for our care packages was a no-brainer! We started to test recipes as early as March, and after a few iterations we can finally share this recipe with everyone.

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Oatmeal Cookies

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Megan and I have been making quarantine care packages for both our parents and have started accepting requests. My sister asked for oatmeal cookies, so Megan and I referenced a few recipes and came up with a version of our own. This recipe involves a few extra steps and a little extra (hands-off) time, but in my opinion it does result in a tastier cookie.

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