Amaretto Cherry Semifreddo

Amaretto Cherry Semifreddo

“Semi-freddo” means half-cold but spoiler-alert, it’s just as cold as any other frozen dessert.  Frozen is frozen, right?  You can’t call a semifreddo ice cream because you’re technically not making a crème Anglais with egg yolks, the traditional base of...
Doughnuts (Basic Yeast-risen)

Doughnuts (Basic Yeast-risen)

Crazy weather is becoming the norm here in Canada and this past weekend was a great example of that.  We are almost in mid-April and we had a freezing rain storm that lasted almost 3 days.  Dave and I were really eager about taking off our snow tires so we did that a...
Sun's Out, Buns Out! Tropical Hot Cross Buns

Sun's Out, Buns Out! Tropical Hot Cross Buns

I love making these traditional sweet bread buns with my kids around this time of year.  Spring is already a great time of year but these make for something extra special to look forward to!  These hot cross buns aren’t exactly traditional, I’ve added some...
Three Recipes with Overripe Bananas + Recipe Video

Three Recipes with Overripe Bananas + Recipe Video

My little guy asks me to buy lots of bananas, and then he doesn’t eat them.  Sound familiar?  I’m repeatedly left with overripe bananas and instead of always making banana chocolate chip muffins, I’ve had to figure out a few new ways to use them,...
Mexican-Style Hot Chocolate

Mexican-Style Hot Chocolate

I tried Mexican hot chocolate about a year ago and I loved it!  What makes this hot chocolate recipe special is the hints of vanilla from the vanilla bean, cinnamon and also the spicy cayenne pepper.  This hot chocolate does double duty and warms you up two ways!  (If...
Memphis Banana & Eggnog Pudding Cups

Memphis Banana & Eggnog Pudding Cups

Eggnog is not something I grew up with, however over the past few years, I’ve really grown to love it.  I recently tried Rolling Meadow Dairy’s Eggnog and I fell in love with it.  It’s not overly sweet or thick and was perfect for this dessert...
Julie’s Honey Lemon Drizzle Cake

Julie’s Honey Lemon Drizzle Cake

Honey is so versatile and has thousands of great applications when cooking with it.  Baking with honey is great too, however, there are a few things you should be aware of — it’s not a simple substitution for sugar. Here are 5 Useful Tips on Baking with...
Classic Biscotti

Classic Biscotti

I’m obsessed with coffee, and when I go to a nice Italian coffee shop, I always need something to go with it.  Pastries are great and I have never been known to turn down a baked good like a muffin or a scone.  However, the most perfect pairing to a really great...
Classic Tiramisu + Video Recipe

Classic Tiramisu + Video Recipe

A few months back I mentioned that I had taken part in some e-learning videos with Centennial College.  Read about it HERE.  Well, the videos are finally being released and here is the first one I did for Classic Tiramisu.  This recipe is near and dear to my heart and...