How to Make Nanaimo Bars {Recipe}

For those of you unfamiliar with Nanaimo Bars, you don't know what you are missing! These little cubes of deliciousness are a no-bake square with a Canadian origin and named after the west coast city of Nanaimo, British Columbia.  Every self-respecting Canadian baker has a recipe for these amazing squares in their repertoire! They consist of a chocolate crumb-based layer topped by a layer of custard flavoured butter icing and then the entire works is slathered with melted chocolate. How … [Read more...]

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

If you are looking for an excellent chocolate cookie, this recipe for Chocolate Crinkle Cookies is the one for you! Not only is this recipe prepped ahead of time, these cookies are full of rich chocolate flavour and look spectacular.  Plus, they are a bit magical!? Really, they are! You roll them in icing sugar and they look like little snowballs. Then you put them in the oven...and 12 minutes later they have been transformed! These Chocolate Crinkle Cookies have a texture that I … [Read more...]

Turkey Taco Party Cups {w/Recipe & Giveaway}

Disclosure: This post is sponsored in partnership with Canadian Turkey. As always, all opinions are our own. When I look back, it honestly feels like just a couple weeks ago that we were relaxing outside on our deck. Right now that same deck is covered in many centimetres of snow! With the holidays looming, leisurely reading on the deck has been replaced with frantic shopping, cleaning, and baking. While we are trying to somewhat “cut back” on the madness, we still want to celebrate the … [Read more...]

Recipe for the Most Amazing Loaded Baked Potato Soup

  The first time I had Loaded Baked Potato Soup was this past summer; I immediately fell in love with its hearty deliciousness. I have experimented with trying to replicate it ever since that delightful day! Although I first had this soup in the summer, it would be the perfect comfort food on a cold winter's night. Trust me when I tell you this soup is a meal in itself; no need for a sandwich!  The soup is thick, creamy, filling, full of flavour and really does taste like a loaded … [Read more...]

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

  If you are looking to re-create Peanut Butter Cookies like your grandmother used to make, you know the cookie; a little crunchy on the outside and totally chewy on the inside, then this is the cookie for you! This is a delicious, peanut buttery, old-fashioned cookie like your Grammie would have made. My hubby is a peanut butter cookie fanatic, so I thought this would be a fun cookie to make for him and hopefully it would bring back lots of great childhood memories. This is a very … [Read more...]

Chocolate Banana Bread

A couple of days ago, I noticed "yet another" crop of overripe bananas languishing in the fruit bowl.  I had recently made Banana Bread, Banana Cake, Banana Oatmeal Muffins, Banana Chip Bread and although I love all banana related foods, I was in the mood for something different and I was craving chocolate...hmmm....Chocolate Banana Bread! So, basically what I did was take my grandmother's Banana Bread recipe, substitute 1/2 cup flour with 1/2 cup cocoa, white sugar for brown sugar and … [Read more...]

Skor Squares ~ Only Four Ingredients!

  I first had these super simple to make Skor Squares way back in 2004 or 2005. One of my colleagues would often bring them in to work. We would have them as a little treat with afternoon coffee or just grab one to munch on as we walked past her desk. We all raved about how good they were and she always told us how simple they were to make. Not sure we really believed anything so tasty could be so easy; that is until she brought in the recipe. There are only four ingredients! Only … [Read more...]

Apple Crisp

We all need to have a fabulous recipe for apple crisp in a repertoire.  It is not heavy like a pie and has all the same tastes, but with fewer calories. Not only is it the perfect dessert for a Sunday dinner, Thanksgiving or even Christmas, it is also easy to whip up for a midweek treat. I have made and tasted many apple crisps over the years, but none is as delicious as this one.  Honestly, you will want to hide in a closet with a pint of vanilla ice cream and a pan of this apple crisp and … [Read more...]

How to Make a Traditional Apple Pie

Is it just me, or did anyone else think the summer flew by at light speed? Honestly, I can barely believe that we're more than halfway through September! When I think back over the summer, it seems like just a few weeks ago that our daughter and her two sweet puppies were home for a visit…and that was the end of May! While I will definitely miss the summer, there are many things about the autumn of the year that I love too.  Cool nights that make it easier to sleep, bright blue autumn skies, … [Read more...]

One-Skillet Turkey, Mushrooms and Polenta Cakes

Disclosure: This post is sponsored in partnership with Canadian Turkey. As always, all opinions are our own. I don't want you to get me wrong, I love the relaxed vibe of summer, however, I have always found something very comforting about the fall of the year. For the most part, vacations are over, the kids are back at school and dad and mom are back to work. Life, in general, seems to go back to normal. Another thing I like about the fall is the cooler weather.  Which for me often … [Read more...]

How to Make Pesto

Making your own basil pesto is very easy and the taste is beyond anything you will ever find in a jar.  Don't get me wrong, I don't always have fresh pesto on hand and have used the jarred type on many occasions.  It tastes good and does the job, but it is NOT homemade!  Homemade pesto is so delicious and fresh tasting.  Once you have made your own, you won't want to use jarred again. If you grow basil or have access to big bunches from a farmers market or a friend's garden,  I highly … [Read more...]