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…

Deep Dish Whisky Cream Cheese Brownies

I know, the title is a bit of a mouthful. But when you have whisky, cream cheese and rich walnut brownies all swirled into one enormous mess, you want to make sure people know what they’re in for. My boyfriend gave me a “brownie in a mason jar” kit for Christmas, which is basically all…

Homemade Nutella

Nutella is one of those magical foods that makes everything amazing. Waffles, cookies, icing, peanut butter sandwiches, spoons…it’s all up to your imagination really. I was dreading removing the skins from the hazelnuts because it seemed like kind of a tedious task, but once you roast them, they come off very easily. This process takes…

French Toast Smoothie

Eating a meal in my household that everyone enjoys can be tricky. We’ve got one vegetarian, one gluten-free mom and a lactose-intolerant brother. This smoothie is quick, easy, vegan and can be widely enjoyed by anyone with a sweet tooth. It’s also a nice grain-free treat for people who can’t enjoy traditional french toast. This…

Banana Bread Scones with Brown Sugar Glaze

A few months back, my aunt and uncle got me a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer as a graduation gift. I wanted to make them something as a small thank-you, so I asked for requests. In response, they said either raisin scones or banana bread would do. Now, if you’re a regular reader you’ll know that I’m…

Gluten-Free Maple Whisky Butter Tarts

Serve these up on a warm, sunny afternoon with some cider and you’re good to go (and by go I mean take a nap). One of my mom’s favourite baked goods are butter tarts, but since she’s been gluten-free for about 10 years they are a rare treat. I know that gluten-free baking can be…

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…

Gluten-Free Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

Banana bread is seriously one of the easiest baked treats ever. Whenever you have bananas that are beginning to get too ripe to eat, stick them in the freezer. They’re perfect for recipes like muffins, bread and cookies, plus you’re not wasting food. I just thawed 4 frozen bananas and poured them into the batter;…

Peanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal

One of my favourite after-school snacks as a kid was banana smothered in peanut butter. To this day that flavour combo is one of my favourites: in sandwiches, smoothies, and now, oatmeal. I got this recipe from Pastry Affair and I’m very pleased! There’s some very yummy-looking photos to go along with her recipe so…