Dessert

COCONUT PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE

COCONUT PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE

I have been making this cake for years. I have taken a retro dessert and turned it up a notch with coconut and extra pineapple. It’s also easy to make as you are not making the cake from scratch. I like to make this in […]

GINGER ICE CREAM

GINGER ICE CREAM

I know this is something you can buy in the store, but it will not be as spectacular as this ice cream. I use fresh ginger that is infused into the cream and pieces of crystallized ginger is folded in. I’m not stingy on the […]

PEACHY PAVLOVAS

PEACHY PAVLOVAS

What is a Pavlova? Named after the Russian Ballerina Anna Pavlova, it’s a dessert that resembled her tutu. Made with a meringue base and topped with whipped cream and fruit. It’s a really nice summer dessert and looks beautiful. My friend celebrated her 40th birthday […]

PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY THUMBS

PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY THUMBS

I had a bake set when I was a child. It included some recipes and my favourite was this peanut butter and jelly thumb print cookie. I lost the recipe, but I remember the cookie, and these taste just like it. They are also quite […]

CHOCOLATE DISCS

CHOCOLATE DISCS

I like to make edible gifts for Christmas. These chocolate discs are always on the list. People love them and you can make them unique with all the different toppings. I use everything from candied ginger to crystallized violet petals. Not only are these beautiful […]

CRANBERRY WHITE CHOCOLATE SHORTBREAD

CRANBERRY WHITE CHOCOLATE SHORTBREAD

I love shortbread. My Mom would make it every Christmas. I’ve taken a basic recipe and jazzed it up a bit by adding almond flour, dried cranberries, and white chocolate. I like to serve this on a plate and let people break off what they […]

MARRON GLACE

MARRON GLACE

The first time I had marron glace (candied chestnuts in french) was as a spread in a crepe in Paris. I was hooked, it was my favourite thing. Whenever I got waffles or crepes, I would get it with marron spread on it. Then I […]

WALNUT FLAX HEARTS

WALNUT FLAX HEARTS

These make for a great snack. With lots of walnuts and sprouted flax they are also super nutritious. I like to make a big batch of them and store them in the freezer, then I can pop them in my mouth whenever I want.

BANANA WALNUT MUFFINS

BANANA WALNUT MUFFINS

I feel like everyone should have a banana muffin recipe. Whether it’s passed down from your grandmother or you saw something on the food network. It’s one of those recipes that you keep with you and can create over and over again. I always have […]

DATE & OATMEAL COOKIES

DATE & OATMEAL COOKIES

These are my favourite oatmeal cookies. They are good with raisins, but the dates give them a sweeter, chewier texture. The mix of the two kinds of oats gives it a nice texture as well.