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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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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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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Pie Pastry Pinwheels

Pie Pastry Pinwheels

One of my food favorite memories growing up was when my mom would bake pies. The pies were great, but what I absolutely loved, was what she would make with the leftover pie pastry. My mom would roll out the scrap pastry and spread on some butter. Then she would sprinkle cinnamon sugar on the pastry, roll it up and …

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Classic Raspberry Pie

Classic Raspberry Pie

Anytime that berries are in season, I am quick to make a fruit pie. Raspberry pie has that wonderful combination of sweet and tart flavors. This recipe is very similar to my blueberry pie recipe with the only difference being a little more sugar and a hint of cinnamon. Serve this warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for …

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