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…

Pound Cake – Easy, Breezy and Beautiful


Simple, sweet and stunning!  This ‘Classic Pound Cake’ from Bake from Scratch’s Cake issue is delicious and baking it in my new Nordicware Fleur de Lis pan takes it from blah to fab even with no drizzle or embellishments. A word to the wise, don’t bake this cake when you’re in a rush, as it…

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…