STRAWBERRY RUBY CHOCOLATE HEARTS

STRAWBERRY RUBY CHOCOLATE HEARTS

These chocolates have become one of my favourite chocolates. They are so good and fun to eat. It’s a party in your mouth. The ruby chocolate has berry notes, then mixing in freeze dried strawberries intensifies the berry flavour and then there is the pop 

PECAN RUM CAKE

PECAN RUM CAKE

A co-worker of mine brought this into the office during the holidays. It was absolutely delicious. The cake was soft and scented with rum. I asked her for the recipe and I couldn’t believe it was made with cake mix and a packet of pudding 

SUGAR-FREE MERINGUES

SUGAR-FREE MERINGUES

These are a nice sugar free option for anyone who loves meringues. I used monk fruit sugar to make the meringue and it works. Xylitol also works well with this recipe. You do get that cool sugar alcohol taste, but it’s not too bad and 

VANILLA CAKE WITH ROSES

VANILLA CAKE WITH ROSES

I was suppose to make a wedding cake, but with a change of plans I ended up making a birthday cake. This cake is so beautiful, as most things with roses are and quite easy to make. Whether it’s for a wedding, birthday or just 

BABKA FRENCH TOAST

BABKA FRENCH TOAST

Every year my friend makes me a babka for Christmas. I usually polish it off in a couple days it’s so good. But this year, I controlled my greediness and only ate the end pieces and used the rest for this French toast. I first 

APPLE SPRITZ

APPLE SPRITZ

When in was in Austria I tired this drink called apple spritz. It’s two ingredients – apple juice and sparkling water. I wanted to recreate the drink here at home but our apple juice is not the same as theirs. I have found however, that our 

VEGAN CHOCOLATE WALNUT CAKE

VEGAN CHOCOLATE WALNUT CAKE

I made this for my friend’s birthday. This was my first attempt at a vegan cake. I’m not going lie… it was AMAZING. I couldn’t believe how good this cake turned out. It was soft and dense and super chocolaty. My secret ingredient was crushed 

ROSEMARY MAPLE CASHEWS

ROSEMARY MAPLE CASHEWS

I love jazzing up regular nuts that I have in my pantry. I’ve made walnuts with Chinese five spice and cashews with harissa. This time, I made cashews with fresh rosemary and finished them with maple syrup. These are great for entertaining or even a 

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