My Go-To Chocolate Cupcakes (Dairy-Free!)

By Friday, February 12, 2016

Valentine's Cupcakes!!! I know the "holiday" has many haters out there, but I'm a total sucker. My nails are painted with Essie Fiji, with a couple little red hearts on accent nails in Essie A List. Clearly I love any excuse to get flowers and chocolates and splurge on anything pink and red! What are you Valentine's ...

Cinnamon Sugar Pop Tarts

By Wednesday, January 27, 2016

One day I woke up and said "I'm going to make homemade pop tarts today"! Seriously. It was that random! I loooved pop tarts as a kid. Heck, I still do! My favourite were the strawberry ones with white icing. My mother rationed them though (one at a time... who does that?!), so I never felt like ...

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

By Tuesday, December 29, 2015

These SERIOUSLY melt in your mouth. Last Easter, my step-mother-in-law (whose name is Daphne - I never know exactly what to call her... but step-mother-in-law is better than My Other Half's father's girlfriend, right?) got up early and announced she was making Apple Cinnamon Muffins. I'm not a huge apple baked goods fan, but was starving and ...

Mama’s Ginger Cookies

By Friday, December 18, 2015

These cookies are my childhood! I can remember my mother making these cookies countless times. Seriously! At least every Christmas, if not a couple more times throughout the year. They were always one of my very favourites. These are chewy, chewy, chewy! My favourite kind of cookie. And completely addictive. I think I ate six straight from ...

Vanilla Butter Meltaways

By Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Christmas baking!!! I've seen a billion recipes for "meltaway" cookies on Pinterest lately, so I decided to see what all the hype is about! I made a few versions before I found a really good one, that seriously melts in your mouth. Basically, all the recipes are every-so-slightly modified versions of regular butter cookies. These are different ...

Rocky Road Brownies

By Thursday, December 10, 2015

Brownies... on steroids!!! Do brownies classify as Christmas baking? Maybe not, but whatever. These are festive enough for me. And twice as good as some of the dry baked goods you can find lurking around this time of year :) You get me?! Most Christmas sweets do nothing for me. But these... THESE... For a girl who doesn't ...

Gingerbread Muffins

By Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Well... I'm obsessed. Honestly, I'm not a huge gingerbread person. I couldn't care less about gingerbread cookies or houses (although building them is fun!) and normally would pass them up. But a moist, chewy muffin that melts in your mouth? I'm all over it. I guess I'm kind of a muffin person, even though I'm definitely the ...

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Before today's post, I'd like to take a moment to mention Remembrance Day and all the veterans who sacrificed so we can live as we do today - especially my Poppy. Lest we forget. Would you like a COOKIE? I have this problem with chocolate chip cookies. You know how I don't really like chocolate, and desserts ...

Pumpkin Pie Squares

By Friday, November 6, 2015

Pumpkin EVERYTHING! I was seriously perturbed and surprised when I saw that Starbucks released its red cups this week. Like... already?! I also have a personal pet peeve when it comes to Christmas stuff before Remembrance Day... but that's probably because Remembrance Day is particularly special to our family. Right now I am still 100% in pumpkin ...

Autumn Apple Galette

By Friday, October 30, 2015

Once upon a time, I woke up and decided to make an autumn Apple Galette! Seriously, it's that simple. Although I'm not a dessert person, I LOVE galettes. Especially berry ones, like this one from two summers ago. Or this Butternut Squash Galette with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage. Sooo good. And also perfect for fall! I just ...

Addiction Bars!

By Friday, October 16, 2015

In my language, Friday means TREAT DAY! Today I'm sharing a recipe that my entire family has been making for YEARS. I grew up eating these! As I've mentioned before, my mother gave me hand-written recipe cards of all the family favourites as part of my wedding shower gift. It was super special, and slowly but surely ...

Corn Flakes Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Wednesday, September 30, 2015

As if I need another chocolate chip cookie recipe?! You might be wondering WHY I decided to put Corn Flakes in them. And in typical Julia fashion, it's because I had an abundance of Corn Flakes left over from making my Wife Saver Breakfast Casserole recently. And I mean, who actually eats Corn Flakes for breakfast?! ...

Fudgey Marshmallow Brownies

By Friday, August 21, 2015

Brownies! I know I go on and on about how I'm not a chocolate fan but lately I've been craving brownies. They're one of the few chocolate desserts I'll eat, and I especially love them warm with ice cream. For a while I'd been looking for an easy, fool-proof brownie recipe. A lot of them have too many ...

My Go-To Classic Cinnamon Buns

By Friday, August 14, 2015

I've legitimately been making this these cinnamon buns since I was 14 years old. Which is why I absolutely cannot believe they're not already on the blog. But they aren't! This is the very first time I've ever blogged about them. Soo why was I making cinnamon buns at the age of 14? The short answer is ...

Chewy Chocolate & Skor Peanut Butter Cookies

By Wednesday, August 5, 2015

I almost called this post "The Best Cookies I've Ever Had". For real. My girlfriend Sarah them to my place about a year and a half ago. My Other Half and I LOVED them. Like, he probably said “those cookies were really good” at least half a dozen times. Months later, I think Sarah sent some ...

Salted Marshmallow & Peanut Squares

By Wednesday, July 29, 2015

These are decadent. Almost as decadent as these squares... but instead of caramel, it's marshmallow. I looove marshmallow. And I love peanuts. And salt. So these squares have been in the works for a lifetime. I don't know what's up with me, but it's like I have two modes note - salads and desserts. And I don't ...

Vegan Dark Chocolate Macaroons

By Thursday, July 23, 2015

So there are very few times when I really enjoy eating chocolate. They are (but not limited to): Chocolate chip cookies Nanaimo bars Chocolate bars that are mostly not chocolate (like Mars or Oh Henry) Chocolate croissants And probably many other things I can't think of. Right, so I do eat chocolate. But my point? Well, there are a lot of chocolate-focused ...

Cinnamon & Sugar Pull Apart Bread

By Friday, April 24, 2015

I’m alive!!!   I kind of get annoyed when people complain they’re “so busy” or “crazy busy” or “insanely busy”. Mostly because half of them have no idea what busy really means, but also because it’s this scape-goat answer to the question “how are you?”. You’re not special - everyone else is busy too. So I really ...

Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies

By Wednesday, April 8, 2015

So remember how I don't really like chocolate? Yeah, I kinda ruined chocolate for myself as a kid. But my dad doesn't like it either, so maybe it's genetic? Every now and then, though, I get a craving. It's really, really rare. I still would never order a chocolate dessert at a restaurant. No thanks. But once ...

White Chocolate & Macadamia Nut Cookies

By Friday, February 13, 2015

I’m trying to re-create one of my weaknesses here: Subway’s version of this cookie! I love fast food. There – I said it. I’ve gone through phases (years even!) where I didn’t touch it, but now I just admit it – I really love it. It’s just delicious. I adore a good Big Mac, or a ...