Peanut Butter Butterfinger Biscotti


  Butterfingers in a biscotti you ask?!  Superb I say…with the addition of crunchy peanut butter these cookies are amazing. While my friends were shopping for the essential food items to keep us going for our next few days of vacation in Florida, I headed straight for the baking aisle!  Never mind about fruits and…

Peanut Butter-Nutella Coffee Cake


This drab and dreary weather calls out for something sweet and fun to help fight the urge to stay in bed and hibernate.  Who wouldn’t want to get out of bed for a piece of delicious coffee cake combining not only peanut butter and Nutella but having the added crunch of praline nuts and a…

Orange Chocolate Scones


These Orange Chocolate Scones are the perfect breakfast or afternoon tea accompaniment for this Easter weekend or any weekend for that matter. I made these light and flaky scones one weekend and the following weekend packed up the ingredients to whip them up while out of town on a ‘girls’ weekend.  They come together quickly…

Hazelnut Streusel Bread


Other than your basic baking ingredients, flour and sugar, etc. you need a food processor, which you don’t even need to wash between steps, and some hazelnuts to whip up this light, tender and tasty Hazelnut Streusel Bread. Streusel in the middle and on the top and the addition of chocolate chips will make this…

Brownie Cookies


I have never met a Brownie I didn’t like.  Whether cakey, chewy, marbled, full of nuts or not, a Brownie is always a great sweet treat option. I’m not sure whether I can honestly say these  brownie cookies surpass the allure of a big Brownie square calling out to be consumed but since these cookies…

More Maple Scones – Oatmeal Maple Pecan,Oh My!!


I notice I’m on a maple and brown sugar roll lately.  Quite a few of the recipes I’ve been posting contain brown sugar or maple and today is no different.  (Note:  Not that I think this is a bad thing…) The scones (which, have you noticed, seem to be the new cupcake, as in there…

Maple Brown Sugar Buttercream


Simply delicious with subtle molasses flavour from the dark brown sugar and a little hint of maple from 3 tablespoons of pure Canadian maple syrup this buttercream is terrific atop a cake or cupcakes and will definitely be the filling in my next macaron foray. This recipe is from Layered baking book by Tessa Huff….

Carrot Muffins – Small Batch


Today’s recipe is another small-batch bake and healthier.  This makes about 6 regular size muffins and the most difficult aspect of this is grating the carrot. No mixer required, basically a bowl, a whisk and a wooden spoon plus a couple of measuring tools and your good to go.  Reaching for a 2nd muffin warm…

Triple Peanut Butter Cookies


These easy to make cookies have everything a peanut butter lover could ask for, peanuts, crunchy peanut butter and just in case you felt they were lacking in the ‘peanutty’ department,  some chopped up peanut butter cups. I doubled the recipe since I knew a single recipe wouldn’t last longer than 2 days in my…

Oatmeal Chocolate Caramel Macadamia Nut Cookies


Chocolate chip cookies never go out of style.  The choices are seemingly endless.  Whether you like your cookies chewy, crispy, large, small or with ad-ins like peanuts, oatmeal or chopped chocolate bars, recipes abound. Today I’m sharing an Oatmeal Chocolate Caramel Cookie Pizza recipe.  This makes one large round you cut into wedges once cool….

Maple Pecan Scones ( Tea for 2)


Need a treat for 2?  This flaky and moist scone recipe is scaled to make 4 perfect maple-pecan goodies topped with a super simple glaze. Whether you need a little comfort food like I did this morning to offset a week of illness or a little treat to enjoy with your morning coffee or tea…

Broccoli Soup


Happy 2017!  Wishing you a healthy and happy year. For many of us 2017 always starts with the intention to eat healthier and ban desserts. Easier said than done but to assist in the process I’m sharing this simple yet flavourful broccoli soup recipe. If you often order Broccoli Soup from restaurants you can know…