Dessert

ALMOND CHERRY COOKIE BARS

ALMOND CHERRY COOKIE BARS

This recipe came about because I had almond butter and cherry jam and wanted to make a dessert. These are sweet and chewy and the almond butter gives it a nice almond flavour. Definitely great for a weeknight treat.

WHITE CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZELS

WHITE CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZELS

These pretzels have become a yearly treat. I have made them every Christmas for the past few years. They are a hit with guests and as presents. There’s something about that sweet and salty bite that makes them perfect. Make a lot of them…they are […]

PEPPERMINT BARK

PEPPERMINT BARK

I love the Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark that comes out every Christmas, but I don’t love the price. I feel it’s really expensive. So I tried to make my own and it turned out great. I actually prefer mine because I load it with crushed […]

AMARETTO ICE CREAM

AMARETTO ICE CREAM

Amaretto is my favourite liquor. I’ve had amaretto ice cream before, I have even had amaretto gelato in Venice, which was the best. They would top it with an amaretti cookie which I liked. I’m not going back to Venice anytime soon, so I decided […]

ALMOND RICOTTA COOKIES

ALMOND RICOTTA COOKIES

My Limoncello cookies are so good. They are something between a cake and cookies thanks to the yogurt in them. I wanted to try this cookie flavoured with almonds instead of lemon and they were perfect. I changed up a few of the ingredients. I […]

PUMPKIN SEED BRITTLE

PUMPKIN SEED BRITTLE

I saw these at William Sonoma. They looked good but are really expensive. I decided to try to make my own and I love how they turned out. I used brown sugar instead of white and sprinkles some pumpkin spice on them when they were […]

FIG & WALNUT PALMIERS

FIG & WALNUT PALMIERS

Figs and walnuts are one of my favourite combinations. Whether I make a cake or just pop a fig and walnut in my mouth at the same time, the flavor combination is great. When I started making palmiers, I knew I had to try it […]

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 […]