Mini Pumpkin Cinnamon Buns with Cream Cheese Frosting

By Thursday, January 22, 2015

Pumpkin things in January!? Yeah, well... I told you I was behind. I actually developed this recipe for my friend Sarah's baby shower! I had been planning on making pumpkin cinnamon buns for ages, but since showers are typically finger-food-friendly, I decided to try and make miniature versions in mini muffin tins. It worked out so well! Pumpkin ...

Skor Bar & Chocolate Chip Mini Cookies

By Thursday, November 6, 2014

I made you COOKIES!   These are actually baby cookies – the ones I first wrote about way back in 2011. When I read that post, I remember how AMAZING the cookies were (and how everyone in my offices gobbled them up), but I also look at the Christmas décor and feel a little nostalgic… with the ...

Strawberry Cheesecake Turnovers

By Thursday, October 2, 2014

It’s has been WAY too long since these were in my life!!! If you’re a long-time reader, you’ll recall that I first made Strawberry Cheesecake Turnovers in 2011. I raved and raved about them. They’re so EASY, they’re so DELICIOUS, blah blah blah… Well, unfortunately for you, I’m back to do it again. Or fortunately for you… ...

Glazed Almond-Raspberry Scones

By Tuesday, September 23, 2014

OMG these scones! If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you’ll know I love scones so much! I’ve made all types, including: Regular (great for strawberry shortcake!) Pumpkin Spiced Blueberry & White Chocolate Cinnamon & Sugar And now these! They practically had my Mama’s name written on them. She LOVES raspberries and LOVES nuts (particularly almonds) and her birthday was Sunday, ...

Strawberry-Blueberry Galette

By Thursday, September 11, 2014

Behold – the easiest dessert ever. A few weeks ago we were heading to our friends’ cottage and I offered to bring dessert. Shortly thereafter I remembered I am not a dessert person and had no idea what to make. I wanted to bring something fresh and light, like a fruit salad, but that seemed boring. So ...

Chewy Chocolate Peanut Squares

By Friday, August 15, 2014

These are actually the devil. I'm not a dessert person, but peanuts and chocolate? These are practically an Oh Henry bar. That you can make at home. Obviously I did not make these for My Other Half and I to consume ourselves. I made them for book club. I quickly found out they were too decadent to be ...

Nutella Cupakes

By Wednesday, June 25, 2014

NUTELLA. Need I really say more? These are silly they're so good. Are you a Nutella fan? I go back and forth. As a kid I loved it, but as an adult I go through phases. I certainly don't love it for breakfast like the commercials suggest - I'd rather peanut butter. My Other Half doesn't really eat ...

White Chocolate & Berry Nanaimo Bars

By Friday, June 13, 2014

It's Friday so I made you a TREAT!   These are the WORST things to photograph. They look awful. And it was super hot this day so they were melting faster than I could shoot them. Or eat them, for that matter. Are you a Nanaimo bar fan? I just found out that this is actually a CANADIAN thing! ...

Coconut Vanilla Maple Granola

By Friday, May 23, 2014

I made homemade granola!!! One of my favourite breakfasts is berry yogurt, granola and some fresh strawberries or blueberries. It’s so refreshing but filling enough to get me properly started on my day. Especially since we’re getting into berry season, I thought it would be a good idea to try my hand at making it myself, rather ...

Margarita Mousse with White Chocolate

By Wednesday, May 21, 2014

This would have been the perfect Cinqo de Mayo recipe! Alas, I am the LEAST timely food blogger and totally dropped the ball. Whoops. We're not dessert people (we normally skip it), but when we have a dinner party, odds are one of our guests lives for dessert. I normally do something simple, focusing on the main ...

Salted Caramel Apple Cupcakes

By Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Welcome to amazing. I have definitely talked about how I'm not a huge cooked apple fan on the blog before. I know, I'm weird - apple pie and apple crisp just isn't my thing though! My dad absolutely LIVES for apple desserts and I... will always pass. Not that I generally like desserts anyway, though. I do ...

Cinnamon & Sugar Scones

By Friday, April 18, 2014

It's Good Friday, and the perfect time to stay home and do some baking for Easter morning. I hope you are spending the holiday weekend surrounded by loved ones! Perhaps it’s my British heritage that makes me so unbelievably obsessed with scones… I remember my first job at the Rose & Kettle Tearoom and I had to make ...

Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Wednesday, March 19, 2014

This is turning into Cookie Wednesday. Only because last week I also shared a cookie recipe. Oddly enough, this Wednesday’s cookie recipe also has an unusual ingredient – coconut oil! My Other Half and I were discussion coconut oil and how trendy it is the other night. A couple years ago, I’d never heard of it, let ...

Goat Cheese Sugar Cookies with Sprinkles!

By Wednesday, March 12, 2014

GOAT CHEESE. Yes. In cookies. Sounds crazy, tastes amazing. I am, without a doubt, a goat cheese lover. If you are one of the people who are weird about goat cheese, I do not get you. But you probably don’t get me, seeing as I’m not a huge fan of chocolate. We all have our idiosyncrasies, I ...

Perfect, Easy Homemade Applesauce

By Wednesday, March 5, 2014

I am never buying applesauce again. That might sound like a big, bold statement, but after you try this recipe, you won't either. Wanna know something strange? I don't really like cooked apples. I will never order an apple dessert like apple crisp or apple pie. I don't like the texture. Apple desserts are my Daddy's all-time ...

Breaking news: The best Shortbread Cookies ever!

By Friday, December 27, 2013

These cookies make me think about choosing my bridesmaids. Sounds totally weird, right? Well let me tell you a little story. My Mama got married when she was just 21 years old. She'd been dating my dad, 22, for six years. They were each other's first and only love. They're as happy today as they were in ...

Double Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

By Wednesday, December 18, 2013

I'm blogging CHRISTMAS RECIPES now!!! Honestly, my blogging is so backed up (I have recipes from October that I've yet to share with you) I've had to bump everything to talk about my Christmas baking. This is all in an effort to be more timely with my posts, i.e. when my readers are planning for Thanksgiving, ...

Breaking news: The best Amaretto Apple Crisp ever!

By Wednesday, November 20, 2013

This post was updated in January 2015 with new photography! Bet you didn't know amaretto is my favourite liqueur, did ya? I am sure you didn't. But if ya don't know, now ya know (and yes, I just quoted Biggie's Juicy. The rap song references are getting out of control). Seriously though, you will have a hard time ...

Easy Classic Pumpkin Pie

By Friday, November 15, 2013

This post was updated in November 2014 with new photography! You can add this to the list with lasagna, chili, manicotti...   ... because it's yet another classic dish I had never made. Weird. But I am SO GLAD I did! Pumpkin pie is super easy, especially if you're using canned pumpkin, which I did. I haven't ventured into ...

Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Frosting (Starbucks Copycat Recipe)

By Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Why wasn't there any food left after the Halloween party?   Because everyone was a goblin! Hehehehe. I saved this especially-festive recipe for the day before Halloween on purpose, clearly. These pumpkin scones are so incredibly delicious it's kind of unfair of me to keep them from you this long, though. Whoops. I found this recipe completely by accident. I ...