Archive of ‘Goodies’ category

Bon Appétit Desserts – review & giveaway

I like to cook, but I love to bake!  I’m always on the lookout for new recipes to try and cookbooks to add to my collection, so I was very excited when I was offered to preview the newest offering from Bon Appétit magazine.  Bon Appétit Desserts has over 600 recipes in 9 categories; there is truly something for everyone! Bon Appétit Desserts is authored by Bon Appétit magazine’s editor-in-chief  Barbara Fairchild, whom you may recognize from a wide variety of television shows such as Food Read more […]

What’s for Halloween – Pumpkin Cookies

Happy Halloween!  My little pirate is taking a nap so I thought I’d post this delicious pumpkin cookie recipe, from Martha Stewart.  I made them a few days ago and they are perfect alone or with a steamy mug of tea – which is something I’m craving since there is snow on the ground here in Ottawa! Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Butter Icing – Martha Stewart Recipes Ingredients Makes about 6 dozen – I made mine a little big (I didn’t have a pastry bag and tip to use, so I just scooped out Read more […]

Fall means baking

To me, at least.  Now that it’s cool outside, all I want to do is bake.  Mostly really unhealthy, tasty stuff – can I blame the baby for that?  I have just recently discovered The Pioneer Woman and I can tell it’s going to be a big, big problem for me.  This weekend I will be trying out her caramel apple sticky buns and lord help me if they’re half as good as they look in the pictures because I will not be able to stop eating them! See what I mean?  Picture from The Pioneer Woman. There’s Read more […]

What’s for dessert – Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

It was my 29th birthday last Monday  and I asked my husband to make me a chocolate peanut butter cheesecake.  He found this recipe from Mike’s Table and it was devine!  He decided against the chocolate ganache as a topping and instead used some whipped cream and chocolate shavings…let’s just say the leftovers didn’t last long! Ingredients 1 Graham cracker crust 24 oz cream cheese (we used two packages of light and one of regular) 1 cup sugar 3 eggs 1 cup heavy cream juice Read more […]

Bombproof Brownies ~ The Best Brownie Recipe Ever!

I know, that title sets the bar pretty high, but these are super easy and TO DIE FOR. Unless you use a sugar replacement, then they’re terrible and you cry. Uh, not that that happened to me or anything. Anyways, I apologize for no picture, I don’t seem to have one from a previous batch and since we’re in the middle of moving, I can’t make them today. I’ll update the next time I bake them, I promise.This recipe came from my Aunt Jina, who has been the source of many of my favourite recipes. I’ve added Read more […]

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