Special Occasions

SRIRACHA DEVILED EGGS WITH CRISPY SERRANO HAM

SRIRACHA DEVILED EGGS WITH CRISPY SERRANO HAM

  Deviled eggs are a classic appetizer that never gets old. Especially when there are so many variations to try. I wanted these eggs to be spicy, mixing sriracha with the yolks gives it a nice bite. And with an extra hit of heat from […]

EASTER PIE

EASTER PIE

  For Easter, I was responsible for bringing dessert. I wanted to make something that felt like an Easter dessert without it being overly sweet. The result was phyllo pastry layered with orange scented ricotta, honey, rum soaked raisins, almonds, and soaked in a honey […]

MANGO BASIL MIMOSA

MANGO BASIL MIMOSA

  I will never be the girl sitting at a bar sipping bourbon while scoping out the scene. I’m the girl day drinking on the patio with the fruitiest cocktail on the menu. Now that I have had so many cocktails, I have taken my […]

FIGS WRAPPED IN PROSCIUTTO

FIGS WRAPPED IN PROSCIUTTO

  These little jewels of flavour were absolutely delicious. The figs are soft and sweet, wrapped in crispy, salty, prosciutto. When you bite into them, it’s almost like candy. The figs get caramelized in the oven and the prosciutto crisps up. The honey and the […]

PORK WELLINGTON

PORK WELLINGTON

  I’ve had beef wellington before and love it. A layer of mushrooms cover the beef and it was rolled in puff pastry. I will definitely be making this myself one day, but for this special dinner, I wanted to use pork. Pork goes great […]

STRAWBERRY ROSEMARY COCKTAIL

STRAWBERRY ROSEMARY COCKTAIL

  I love making summertime cocktails. This year I am obsessed with using sparkling wine and herbs. Strawberries are in season and can be used, but I tend to buy the frozen ones and use them as ice cubes in the drink. Makes 4 drinks […]

ORANGE CARDAMOM ALMOND CAKE

ORANGE CARDAMOM ALMOND CAKE

  I am so happy with this cake. It is sugar-free and low carb. Instead of sugar and flour, I used xylitol and almond flour. The cardamom, rosewater, and saffron give it a beautiful aroma with floral notes. It also tastes wonderful. It’s so light […]

CHERRY AMARETTO BROWNIES

CHERRY AMARETTO BROWNIES

  Not everything has to be made from scratch. Especially if you are not someone who enjoys baking. There are a lot of great products on the market that you can doctor-up and create something unique and delicious. My favourite is the Ghirardelli brownie mix. […]

S’MORES ICE CREAM BAR

S’MORES ICE CREAM BAR

  This is one of those OMG! desserts. You can’t believe how good it is. A graham cracker crust, with chocolate fudge which is basically the fudgey part of the dairy queen cakes (double score on figuring that out), toasted marshmallow ice cream, and then […]