Pumpkin Pecan Blondies with Cream Cheese Swirl


The Fall pumpkin obsession hasn’t died down any since last week so I’ve jumped on the bandwagon with this weeks moist and delicious Pumpkin Pecan Blondies with a tasty cream cheese swirl. Incredibly delicious warm from the oven and still moist, dense and as delicious the next day, these are sure to be a hit….

Sour Cream Pumpkin Muffins – Fall Already?!?


Although I have been fighting it tooth and nail and cannot understand the fascination with wearing booties instead of sandals and long pants instead of shorts, today with the overcast skies I too have pulled out the pumpkin. It seems pumpkin in any form signifies the passing of summer.  No matter it is humid as…

Chocolate Revel Bars


Time to lick the pot clean!! Butter, sugar, baking soda, eggs, vanilla, flour plus oats make the base and topping. Base pressed into 15 x 10-inch pan waiting for chocolate topping. Middle layer of 2 tablespoons butter, semi-sweet chocolate and condensed milk all melted and blended together with nuts and vanilla.  (Check out video on…

Double-Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti


This recipe is straight from the Ghirardelli site.  Light, crisp and filled with toasted  hazelnuts this biscotti does not disappoint.  Although I’m not usually a fan of chocolate biscotti (did I just say that?!) as I often find the biscotti taste just too one dimensional, the chocolate in this recipe adds another layer of flavour,…

White Chocolate Cupcakes


These cupcakes are versatile and will become a favourite.  Just because, or for your next special occasion, these are sure to fit the bill. To take them over the top fold in about 1/2 cup of mini white chocolate chips before baking. Dense without being heavy and flavourful as well as moist these cupcakes can…

Hot Fudge Sauce-Makes Everything Better!


Bad hair day (I have experienced just way too many of these to count this summer), happy day, sad day, hot day, hotter day, hotter the Hell plus humidity day or any day that ends in ‘Y’, is a great day for chocolate or chocolate sauce or fudge sauce or….well, I think you see where…

Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting


Carrot cupcakes are a classic and pretty much a guaranteed cupcake success story.  With the addition of grated carrots which add depth of flavour as well as moistness to the cupcake plus the tangy sweet combination of cream cheese, butter and icing sugar mixed together to top them off they are a hit!   Carrot…

Baking Tips – Part 1


I have been sharing recipes and comments with you on my blog for a while now and realized it might help to share some basic baking tips/information with you.  I titled it Part 1 because there are always new hints and tips to be learned along the way and I’m sure I’ll remember a few…

Keep or Weep?!


Friday was a ‘Weep’…if you have been following my blog for any length of time you would know I do watch a bit (or a lot) of reality t.v.  Of late, I have been tuning into the renovation shows, you know Love It or List It, Flip or Flop, that type of thing. They have…

Bowl Me Over – Everything’s Better In a Bowl?!?


Noodle bowls are hands down one of the world’s most perfect one-dish meals.  They are nourishing, easy to prepare and versatile.  They have long been staples in countries such as China and Japan. The noodle bowls I’m referring to contain noodles (that was a given), vegetables and a small amount of protein.  Not to big…

Cinnamon Toast Scones


Perfectly toasted bread with a thick coating of cinnamon sugar melting slowly into the butter layered on the warm toast evokes memories of mornings as a kid.  This wasn’t an everyday breakfast but it is interesting how the combination of sugar and cinnamon makes me think of this delicious toast topping still! Today’s heavenly Cinnamon…

Lemon Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze


This dense but moist pound cake comes from a tried and true recipe book, Another Cup of Sugar, by Anna Olsen.  Like Bonnie Stern’s Desserts (1988 and revised 1998), I find the recipes pretty much no fail.  The directions are clear and the end result always great giving you the confidence to try another and…