Brie, White Chocolate and Nutella Cigars with Blueberry Kahlua sauce

Dessert, Recipes | February 5, 2015 | By

Happy World Nutella Day!!

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Growing up I had a lot of Italian friends and they would talk about this Nutella stuff they had for breakfast everyday. I was and still am a peanut butter girl so as kid I wasn’t very open to trying new things.

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Walnut Streusel Chocolate Banana Bread with Greek Yogurt Parfaits

Life is full of nuts and sweet treats!

 

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So it’s been a busy week in my kitchen. I’ve been doing a lot of recipe testing (thanks friends for being my guinea pigs) and socializing! Two of my favorite things!

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Holiday Dinner Series – Part 1

Dessert, Recipes | December 22, 2014 | By

Chocolate Banana Panettone Bread Pudding

 

 

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So I’m sure you’re wondering why I’m starting the series with dessert…the answer…cuz I can and why not!! I’m definitely a carb junky and not always a big sweet tooth. But when the craving hits this is absolutely what I would always want to eat.

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Marshmallow Peanut Butter Brownies

Dessert | December 13, 2014 | By

Life is not worth living without peanut butter!

 

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Chocolate is a beautiful thing and peanut butter is the greatest…mix them together and let’s just say it’s my kryptonite!!

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Oscar the Grouch meets Cookie Monster Cookies

Dessert | November 14, 2014 | By

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                         ‘Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame street’

 

Ahhh the 70’s and 80’s were the best…a simpler time. Ok well, simpler for me anyway, I was just a kid! In those days I worried about nothing except for friends, running around outside and what I could have for treats. No worry about, weight, health or the gym. Sometimes I dream of those days again and COOKIES! I have to admit, I don’t have much of a sweet tooth but I’ve always loved cookies. and chocolate.  So mix them together and it’s heaven.

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Chocolate Risotto with Caramelized Banana

Dessert | November 7, 2014 | By

 

 

 

chocolate risotto 3 It’s Friday…yahhhh!!! Been a pretty chill week for us. I think with the weather getting colder and the time change, I seem to be in hibernating mode already. We had our first snow fall last weekend so this week it became about getting the winter tires on the car. Nothing worse than getting caught in the first storm of the year without the right tires…

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Sticky Toffee Pudding with Whiskey Toffee Sauce

Dessert, Recipes | October 24, 2014 | By

 

 

bundt cake  piece With my English roots I’ve always wanted to make Sticky Toffee Pudding and finally got around to it. I partially made this because I was going to a friends for dinner and also because my husband LOVES anything to do with coffee cake type recipes (maybe it’s because it has the word coffee in it…he’s an addict). Which in itself is funny because I can barely gag a cup of Joe down. I really don’t get the world obsession…but hey that’s me. I don’t get beer either lol.

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No Cook Fig, Buckwheat Honey and Sea Salt Ice Cream

Dessert, Quick & Easy | October 22, 2014 | By

Icecream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream….

Ok, so I know it’s October but I felt compelled to make ice cream this week. Maybe it’s the longing for the lazy days of summer or just a sweet tooth, who knows. Lately the mornings are so dark and cold that I struggle to drag my butt out of bed, I’m so warm and cozy under the covers and really, really don’t want to get up!  My teenage daughter who gets up at 6am every morning for school can attest to this. (she’s not pleased leaving at 7:30 to a mom still in bed lol)!!

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Pumpkin Spice Donuts with vanilla custard filling

 

 

IMG_5783 This past weekend here in Canada was Thanksgiving and I almost always have all of my family and friends for a large gathering. Each year I have to say I stick to the same recipes because frankly I think there would be an uprising within the family without all the usual’s. That being said the only area people are happy to try something new is dessert. Each year I strive to come up with something new, fun and delicious! This year was Mason jar dessert and Pumpkin Spice donuts! The recipe for these little morsels couldn’t be any easier. I’m not usually a big user of anything already prepared but this recipe is fun to cook with the kids and holidays are about kids!! I hope these become a fun tradition in your family too! 

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Mason Jar Desserts

Dessert, Quick & Easy | October 11, 2014 | By

 

Pecan Pie Jar A couple of weeks ago I catered a fun party in cottage country for a 50th birthday. When planning the menu of upscale pub food I went in search of fun pick up desserts. I came up with the Mason Jar! For that event I did Pecan Pie, Apple Crisp and Strawberry Cheesecake jars. They were a HUGE hit and in fact as guests were leaving many swiped a few extra jars to take home!

ppj I’m not sure why but with the size of these, people (and me) feel better about eating multiples all at once! Maybe it’s the same as my theory of calories don’t count if you eat off someone else’s plate lol

I’ve attached a couple of recipe’s that work for Thanksgiving but as Christmas and birthday’s roll in I can see myself making a variety of flavours…ANYTHING GOES! ppj bowl Pumpkin Pie Jar 4

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