Chocolate Caramel Shortbread


‘Tis the season, for shortbread, it seems, in all shapes sizes and variations.  Today the shortbread is combined with a few other yummy things.  On their own chocolate, caramel and shortbread are delicious.  Put them together and the taste combination is superb. This is an oldie but goodie I go back to every year during…

Classic Lindt Shortbread


This simple shortbread recipe is from the 2016 Lindt Holiday magazine. With only 5 ingredients, which you probably already have on hand, plus some Lindt chocolate, you will be able to bake these up quickly.  I had a 300 gram bar of Lindt Dark chocolate so I used the individual squares to top my shortbread….

Quick Cheese Biscuits


This incredibly easy recipe is a hit! No need to knead with these cheesy biscuits. Super simple and dropped from a 1/4 cup measure onto a cookie sheet, it doesn’t get any easier to make biscuits than with this recipe. I have been told it mimics the Red Lobster biscuits and when I baked these…

Black Bottom Coconut Bars


These bars are somewhat crumbly when you cut them up but since they are so delicious and full of flavours including chocolate, walnut, coconut and butterscotch overlooking a few extra crumbs is easy. Put these on your holiday baking list to share with co-workers or take along to an upcoming get together.  Hard to believe…

Cappuccino-Caramel Oat Bars


Combine the flavours of coffee, oats, caramel, brown sugar and top them off with a coffee glaze and you have a winner!  Cappuccino-Caramel Oat Bars to be exact. You could leave off the glaze but it is so simple to make and adds another layer of flavour without being overwhelmingly sweet so just go for…

Fudgy Chocolate Cake


I baked up this always delicious, always moist, and always popular chocolate cake for a friends birthday this weekend and although I did share the recipe over a year ago, thought it was worth sharing again. I have seen many versions of this cake all over the internet but it is a Barefoot Contessa recipe…

Sweet ‘n Salty Cookies


At times I like a little sweet to eat and at times I need the salty hit of a chip or pretzel. Sometimes I need both and I’m never sure which to eat first.  Should I follow the sweet with the salty or start with the salty and finish with the sweet or go sweet,…

Perfect Pumpkin Biscotti


If you’ve been following along for a while you know I’ve been testing pumpkin biscotti recipes.  They abound! My issue with most of them is with the addition of pumpkin puree the cookies become too cakey and loose the ‘crispness’ of a true biscotti.  Pumpkin adds so much moisture and really not a whole lot…

Mating in the Wild & Pecan Pie Bars


Apparently size does matter.  Not only does showing whose is bigger set the ground work, you are then able to start a battle with a few strong shoves to your advisary and with a well placed low blow get him out of the picture. That accomplished you can now turn your attention to the lovely female…

CHOCOHOLICS UNITE -TOFFEE BROWNIES


Dark and delicious this fabulous combination of bittersweet chocolate, cocoa powder, toffee bits and semisweet chocolate come together in these brownies for an indulgent treat. I found these ‘babies’ under the heading “Chocoholics Anonymous” in an old magazine (For some reason the recipe just seemed to jump out at me!!) and modified the recipe slightly….

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…