Recipe Post: Coconut Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

I was up with family again this weekend, which means an opportunity to create another big family dinner! On Saturday evening, merriment was had, grandbaby/nephew was fawned over (as per usual), and great food was consumed with all evidence of enjoyment and satisfaction. And OMG Pelicanz the FOOD…sooo muuuch good food…! Le menu: Focaccia-crusted Asian…

Recipe Post! Cranberry-Glazed White Chocolate Cheesecake

This beautiful dessert was a delicious ending to our massive Christmas dinner, and well-received by all guests, even those who normally don’t eat cheesecake! Sadly, my own photo of my lovely cheesecake was so comprehensively awful, I had to pinch one from the internet; I guess I was too busy serving and clearing that I…

Recipe Post! Christmas dinner: Butterscotch Cream Pie

This delicious recipe originated from Martha Stewart’s website, but I have made a couple of important changes to make it more to my taste, and the taste of our guests for our Christmas night dinner. Butterscotch Cream Pie 3/4 cup sugar 5 large egg yolks 1/4 cup cornstarch  tsp pure vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups…

It’s Cookie Swappin’ Time Again!

So excited! I just received the mailing addresses for the three Canadian food bloggers who will be getting cookies from me for the 2014 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap!!! I’m pretty sure which new cookie recipe I’m going to be making, though I’m not allowed to mention it yet until the cookies are baked off, packaged,…

Recipe Post: Anna Olson’s Apple Cranberry Crisp!

Spending time with family up in Eastern Ontario, I definitely see that autumn is further along the further North I travel. With the scent of burning leaves and fireplaces everywhere in this small town, and that chill of winter tickling my nose, my thoughts invariably turn towards autumn recipes that use the bounties of the…

Recipe Post: Macarons

So, let’s get this straight right up front: Macaroons (“Mah-kah-ROONS”) are homey, chewy coconut cookies containing condensed milk, and French macarons (“Mah-kah-RAWN” – the “s” is silent) are light, delicate meringue cookies sandwiched together with a luscious filling.  I try not to be a Judgy McJudgypants when people mispronounce words, even though it hurts my…

Recipe Post: Cream Cheese Berry Tarts

These tiny little tartlets are melt-in-your-mouth delicious, if I do say so myself.  I sort of cobbled together a couple of different recipes, changed a few things up, and came up with these little guys for my wedding dessert table last month.Even though the pastry is a little finicky (a light touch and not too…

Recipe Post: Butter Tarts

Image courtesy of Canadian Living Magazine Butter tarts are an iconic Canadian dessert, as Canadian as Nanaimo bars, in fact (although we’ll talk about those in another post).There are tons of recipes for butter tarts out there; the simplest and easiest call for the baker to use pre-made tart shells found in the grocery store…

Recipe Post: Key Lime Bars

Another one of the items on my wedding dessert table, these key lime bars had to be hands down my favourite; the limes were so tart and floral, and they paired so well with the sweet graham crumb base, it was a definite struggle to not pick away at it after it had baked and…