Archive of ‘Goodies’ category

Christmas Cookies – Molasses Cookies

This recipe comes from my husband’s Gram.  They are a tradition on his side of the family but for some reason, whenever my mother-in-law tried to make them they didn’t quite turn out right so unless Gram bakes and mails some goodies, they don’t get them.  I was quite nervous to give them a shot last year but when I got the seal of approval from my husband, and then his mom and brother, I knew they’d become a tradition we’ll be passing along to our daughters too. As a bonus, they freeze and mail Read more […]

Christmas cookies – Butter Tarts

Back when we lived in Alberta, it was a tradition every year for my closest girlfriends to get together and do some Christmas baking, and Joleen’s butter tarts were always at the top on the list of things to make!  Sadly, all but one of us have moved away from that town now (although I’m the farthest away in Ontario) but we’ll see each other next month at a scrapbooking/visiting weekend and I can’t wait.  These butter tarts are delicious and so easy to make – but don’t tell anyone that and just Read more […]

What’s for dessert – Pumpkin Spice Latte cupcakes

It’s no secret that I love my coffee in almost any form.  I saw the recipe for Pumpkin Spice Latte cupcakes on my Facebook feed a week or two ago and have been waiting for a free afternoon to bake them.  Today it finally worked out and this is the results.   Even Ashlyn likes the cupcakes – what 2.5 year old likes something coffee flavoured?  And now I have a jar full of vanilla bean caramel sauce (except that I cheated and just used a teaspoon of vanilla instead of a vanilla bean – still Read more […]

What’s for Dessert – 5 Minute Chocolate Cake

Some days just need to end in chocolate…with or without an accompanying glass of wine. It’s been a long day here – the baby decided that 5:30am was a perfectly good time to wake up and that naps were overrated today, the toddler has a fever and is cranky but also wants to play outside all day, my husband is out of town – and while I would love nothing more than some Bobbly Flay brownies I just might fall asleep before the first step is done. Enter the 5 minute chocolate cake.  I got the recipe Read more […]

What’s for Dessert – Strawberries

I love when strawberries are in season!  I’ve got 2 very easy, very tasty recipes to share.  Strawberry Mallow Dessert was found by my husband and it was quite a hit. Strawberry Mallow Dessert (makes 2 servings) Ingredients 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows 1/4 cup sour cream handful of chocolate chips Directions Place strawberries in a bowl and sprinkle with sugar; stir and let stand for 5 minutes. Add marshmallows, sour Read more […]

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