Desserts

How to Make Fruit Leather

How to Make Fruit Leather with a Food Dehydrator Homemade roll-ups

I have three kids and it seems like I am constantly making school lunches. One of my big frustrations is looking in their lunch boxes after school. There is a regular occurrence that takes place. The treats, or sweeter type snacks, are eaten but the fruit is ignored and still in the lunchbox. The kids never have a problem eating …

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Crisp

Apple crumble aka apple crisp is one of my absolute favourite desserts. I love the fruity bottom and the sweet granola style top. It is best still warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. The warmth of the crumble causes the ice cream to melt and ooze all over the dessert. Yup, I am drooling right …

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White Chocolate Chip Almond Cookies

White Chocolate Chip Almond Cookies

With Easter coming up, I wanted to make some cookies that had a fun spring look to them. I had a bag of white chocolate chips in the cupboard so I decided to use those. To go along with the white chocolate I used some almond extract. The almond flavour is mild and goes really well with white chocolate. These …

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Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

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

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

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

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

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

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 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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