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…

Brown Sugar Vanilla Ice Cream – Canada Day Weekend Treat


This weeks recipe come straight out of the 2016 Summer Issue of the Bake Feed magazine. While enjoying the sunshine and warm waters of a friends pool last weekend I had a chance to really look closely at each delicious recipe.  I knew I had a Cuisinart ice cream maker somewhere and even though the…

White Chocolate Buttercream


Icing, frosting, buttercream…which is it?!  I grew up calling the sweet deliciousness my Mom made by combining butter, icing sugar, vanilla extract and a few tablespoons of cream or milk, icing. My brother and I used to each get one of the beaters to lick once the Sunbeam Mixmaster had come to a stop. In…

Oatmeal Chocolate Caramel & Macadamia Nut Cookies


These extremely delicious cookies are what you get when you combine macadamia nuts and chocolate caramel drops with some oatmeal and a few other basic cookie ingredients. These beauties started out in my mind as simple oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.  After a look in my baking cupboard (you know, the one where items seem to…

Cookie Cravings


Oh me, Oh my, I’m torn on which sweet and delicious recipe to share this week.  There is the Supersized S’More Cookies, made with graham cracker crumbs, marshmallows and chocolate chips I made earlier this week.  On the other hand, there are Cookies and Cream cookies I made last night after spending over $5 on…