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…

Fruit Loop Donuts

Cereal as a decoration on desserts is pretty great. I got mixed reactions on these ones since they’re a little off the beat and path, but I like them. These are best made day-of to ensure the freshness and crunchiness of your cereal (“fresh” being a relative term here), but they still tasted good the…

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a newfound glory in my life. Neither of my parents will eat them because they grew up hating them so much, so I’d never really tried them until a year ago when I tried roasting the individual petals and burnt them all (not a great introduction, but it was my fault, not…

Sweet and Spicy Chipotle Poppers

Mini sweet peppers, stuffed with smoky, cheesy spread, breaded, and fried. You can’t go wrong. I know, I know, the holidays are almost over and everyone has gained 10 pounds and feels like if they eat cheese again they’ll die. Give it a week and you’ll be ready for these, I promise. These are a…

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…

Gluten-Free Cream Cheese Stuffed Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin isn’t just for fall. Sure, you may have overdosed on pumpkin spice lattes this year. And sure, it was probably sickening yet amazing. But once you move past the withdrawal, you can get into the┬áreal pumpkin flavours of the winter season. Baking with gluten-free flours is always risky. I was pretty confident in this…

Baileys Crunchy Candied Almonds

Everything is good in moderation, right? WRONG! Eat this entire batch of delicious boozy snacks and be proud. I’ve always had the same problem with homemade roasted almond recipes: they always, always, get overcooked. This time I used a lower cooking temperature than normal and cooked the almonds for much less time than usual, and…

Salt and Vinegar Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted chickpeas are a great snack because they’re high in protein, gluten-free and vegan. As a bonus, this recipe is really low maintenance so you can catch up on some reading, cleaning, binge-watching Netflix, whatever. I originally got this recipe from Oh She Glows but I changed a couple of things. I thought that since…

Frozen Chocolate Banana Bites

Nothing marks the start of warm weather like frozen goodies. Chocolate and banana is a pretty unbeatable combo. You can get creative and use whatever toppings you want. I did half with sprinkles, half with melted peanut butter chips. That way I still had variation, but if I wanted a small sweet snack I could…

Garlic Parmeson Wonton Crackers

Store-bought crackers are way too salty a lot of the time, and I find they end up over-powering the dips I eat them with. The few times I have tried making homemade crackers right from scratch, they’ve always needed tweeking and the texture wasn’t perfect. Wonton crackers are the perfect balance between the two. You…