Desserts

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies-10

There are certain flavour combinations that work so well together that it seems like they were meant to be combined. One of those pairs is chocolate and mint. I love absolutely anything that has mint and chocolate together. It is easily one of my favourite kinds of ice cream and mint hot chocolate is wonderful as well. Mint Aero chocolate bars, York ...

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Raspberry Crumble Bars

Raspberry Crumble Squares-7

I need to make a confession. I look for any opportunity to make oat crumble. The combination of oats, brown sugar and butter – they all work together to make something sweet, crunchy, and totally delicious. So, after I picked a bunch of raspberries at Millar Berry Farms, I knew that I was going to make some sort of raspberry crumble. ...

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Raspberry Lemon Loaf

Raspberry Lemon Loaf

The other day, my family went berry picking. I have been strawberry picking plenty of times, but I had never gone raspberry picking. We went to a place called Millar Berry Farms, near London. Living in Toronto, it was nice to spend some time out on a farm. It was a beautiful day and the kids were very excited to ...

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Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Corrine Carrot Cake

Carrot cake has always been one of my favourite types of cake, but I never had a recipe. Don’t get me wrong, I have tried a number of different recipes, but they never were what I wanted. Usually too dry, each cake I made, brought me closer to the assumption that I may never get that ideal carrot cake recipe. All that ...

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Pumpkin Pie Muffins

Pumpkin Pie Muffins-2

Is it too early for pumpkin recipes? During the fall season, the internet is bombarded with all sorts of pumpkin recipes. Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter have countless images of pie, ice cream, bread, lattes, casseroles and more, all made with pumpkin. I love it, but readily admit that by the end of the fall season, I have had my fill ...

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Chewy Chocolate Chunk Brownies

Chewy Chocolate Chunk Brownie-5

There is something special about a chewy brownie, especially one with lots of chocolate. Brownies can be a rich decadent treat. I have been on a quest for the ultimate brownie recipe that has the chewy texture that comes from store bought box mix brownies, but also the rich decadence of a homemade recipe with lots of chocolate. This recipe ...

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Pecan Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Pecan Cookies

At my wife’s place of work they do a Secret Santa every year and, for many days leading up to Christmas, people buy or make little gifts for each other. The person that had my wife’s name, learned that she likes baked goodies, particularly the kind with chocolate and nuts (okay, who doesn’t like that????). So, one day a big ...

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Banana Chocolate Turnovers

Chocolate Banana Turnovers-3

Turnovers are a quick and easy treat to make, especially with some frozen puff pastry. Just thaw it, unroll it and cut it into 5 inch square sections. There are so many filling possibilities from fruit, caramel to chocolate and more. We had a bunch of mini chocolate bars leftover from Halloween and I figured they would make a great ...

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Nutella and Marshmallow Turnovers

Nutella and Marshmallow Turnovers-10

Nutella does not stay long in our house. It is used up very quickly, being spread on toast, eaten with apple wedges or banana slices, spooned on vanilla ice cream and more. I love to use Nutella in my baking, but often find that anytime I go to the jar, it is nearly empty. This weekend was the perfect time ...

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Frozen Strawberry Mousse Terrine

Frozen Strawberry Dream-9

Ever since I started watching Masterchef and saw them make various terrines, I wanted to give it a try. A terrine is a French term for a way of serving food that is in a loaf shape. Often made with various meats and vegetables, the loaf is sliced and served. There are also many terrines that are desserts with chocolate, ...

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