Chai Ginger Squares

Chai Ginger Squares

This recipe was shared with me by my friend Nikki.  This is an old family recipe of hers and she makes these every year during the holidays.  I loved the recipe so much that I had to share it with all of you!  I added candied ginger and cardamom into these ginger...
Holiday Snack Ideas

Holiday Snack Ideas

We’ll all be home a lot more this holiday season and I wanted to give you some snack ideas to please the whole family.  There is something for everyone here!  The great part about these snacks is that they are very easy to make and the ingredients are all very...
Ricotta & Apple Donut Holes

Ricotta & Apple Donut Holes

It’s Apple Season and I’m making Ricotta and Apple Donut Holes!  I’m so happy to use apples that are everywhere in Canada right now and fry them in Canola Oil, another amazing Canadian ingredient in a recipe that is so near and dear to my heart! My boys and I visited...
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...