Special Occasions

BANANA COCONUT MUFFINS

BANANA COCONUT MUFFINS

As with most banana muffin or bread recipes, it starts with you having a bunch of bananas sitting on your counter that you were going to eat or make a smoothie with. But the days went on and now they’re black so your only option […]

FROZEN BERRIES WITH ICE WINE CHOCOLATE

FROZEN BERRIES WITH ICE WINE CHOCOLATE

The first time I had frozen berries with white hot chocolate was in NYC with my Swedish friends. It was New Years Eve and we were at this Swedish restaurant. When they told me it’s berries and white chocolate I wasn’t overly impressed. But then […]

GREEN TEA ICE CREAM

GREEN TEA ICE CREAM

I love ice cream, good ice cream that is. In the grocery store I find that Häagan daz is my favourite but we don’t get that many flavours or the new flavours. One of my favourites from them was the green tea vanilla honey. They […]

RASPBERRY ROSE ICE CREAM

RASPBERRY ROSE ICE CREAM

I went to a gala and they were serving raspberry rose gelato. It was amazing and of course the first thing that came to my mind was that I have to make this at home. I used my quick no-churn ice cream base and added […]

GRILLED CHEESE WITH BRIE AND PASSION FRUIT JAM

GRILLED CHEESE WITH BRIE AND PASSION FRUIT JAM

I made these for my cousin Danielle’s bachelorette party and they were a hit. I got two marriage proposals that night because of them. And people were still talking about them for a week after. When entertaining, taking something simple and making it special really […]

PUMPKIN GINGER SPICE ICE BOX CAKE

PUMPKIN GINGER SPICE ICE BOX CAKE

My cousin hosted Thanksgiving this year so my only task was to make dessert. Instead of doing some sort of pie, I wanted to try something different. Pumpkin is the preferred flavour for desserts this time of year, so I made an icebox cake. It’s […]

TOASTED MARSHMALLOW ICE CREAM

TOASTED MARSHMALLOW ICE CREAM

The first time I had toasted marshmallow ice cream was from Gregg’s in Toronto. It instantly became my favourite ice cream. I made this quick no-churn recipe and it is the best toasted marshmallow ice cream I’ve had. It’s smooth and creamy. The texture is […]

ALMOND ICE CREAM

ALMOND ICE CREAM

I don’t know what it is about ice creams. When I see a new flavour in the store I get excited and must buy it. I saw almond kulfi which I have had in the past and love. It’s an Indian style ice cream flavoured […]

ORANGE ALMOND CAKE

ORANGE ALMOND CAKE

I’m always looking for low-carb snacks and this cake it great for that mid afternoon treat or tea time. Since there is no flour in this, the key to getting it to rise are the egg whites. I use apple cider vinegar to stabilise them […]

MEATBALLS STUFFED WITH MOZZARELLA

MEATBALLS STUFFED WITH MOZZARELLA

This is a great appetizer for the holidays. It takes a little work to make, but the end result is totally worth it. These can be made in advance so the day you’re entertaining you can warm them up and concentrate on other things.