Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everyone who cooks with avocado understands the plight of trying to guess the perfect ripeness. You can buy them at almost-perfection and hope for the best, or go from green and wait for the day when they feel just right. More often than not, I overshoot and wait too long, leaving me with a bowlful… Continue reading Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

No-Campfire Banana Splits

Bonfires are the greatest, but if you don’t have access to one and want the amazing food that accompanies them (who doesn’t, really) then get on board the backyard BBQ train. This is the easiest recipe, takes 5 minutes to prep and yields a great dessert. If you’re hosting any kind of get-together, these are… Continue reading No-Campfire Banana Splits

Ice Cream Sandwiches

This Sunday is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day (why does this exist). In honour of this ridiculous holiday, I’ve decided to try out two things I’ve always wanted to do: making my own ice cream, and then sandwiching it between two home-baked cookies. Technically I think the “national” part is referring to the States, but… Continue reading Ice Cream Sandwiches

Koopa Shell Cake Pops

If you’re a fan of Mario Kart, get excited. Koopa shell cake pops are not the easiest dessert I’ve ever made, but damn do they look (and taste) good. In previous years I’ve made various baked goods for my boyfriend’s birthday (like this Hobbit Hole Cake, last year’s Hamburger Cupcakes, or my stint with fondant… Continue reading Koopa Shell Cake Pops

Peppered Peach Tarts with Goat Cheese and Honey

I will be one of many to admit that I’m in denial of winter still clinging to its last few weeks. Toronto has been a cluster of warm, sunny days mixed with snow-covered cars and winds. This has resulted in some very entertaining people watching since there are some who are still in full-blown winter… Continue reading Peppered Peach Tarts with Goat Cheese and Honey

Quick Cowboy Cookies

What’s a cowboy cookie? It’s essentially like an oatmeal cookie went on Pimp My Ride (oh hey, 2004 MTV reference) and became extra-awesome. This cookie mix was actually given to me in a jar as a gift by my boyfriend at Christmas with the instructions attached. Just like these brownies I made a few months… Continue reading Quick Cowboy Cookies