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Gluten Free Lemon Loaf Recipe (with GF cake mix)

Gluten Free Lemon Loaf Recipe (with GF cake mix)

Another big thanks to my oh so clever friend Jessica for this awesome recipe! This is a quick and easy way to take a plain flavoured gluten free cake mix and punch it up a bit.  Lemon is a great…

Stamped Icing Cookies

Stamped Icing Cookies

I was trying to come up with something a little different for Valentine’s treats this year and had some fondant that needed to get used up before it dried out. I’ve seen stamped cookies before and thought they were pretty…

Candied Bacon Chocolate Bark {Recipe}

Candied Bacon Chocolate Bark {Recipe}

You know the saying “bacon makes everything better”?  Well it’s true. This crunchy, salty, sweet treat with a bit of a chew is irresistible to bacon lovers!  I make it with dark chocolate to keep it from being overly sweet…

Apple & Brie Tart (with figs and walnuts) Recipe

Apple & Brie Tart (with figs and walnuts) Recipe

Is there anything better than apples and cheese? This savoury and sweet Apple Tart makes a great appetizer for any occasion. It also make a great addition to that special brunch.  This Apple and Brie tart is Delicious, beautiful and…

Fondant Cupcakes

Fondant Cupcakes

Recently I did a post on how to make marshmallow fondant over at Moms and Munchkins as part of her Sunday Sweet series. After I made the fondant I realized I should probably make up a little sweet treat to…

Blueberry Lemon Bundt Cake {Recipe}

Blueberry Lemon Bundt Cake {Recipe}

I had a big container of blueberries in the fridge that we picked up on sale recently. Although we just like to eat them straight up or in a fruit salad I had to find another way to use some…

Cupcake Bouquet With Chocolate Leaves

Cupcake Bouquet With Chocolate Leaves

Although I love just about everything about summer I have to admit I love the colors of fall.  They are so rich and dramatic.  Fall was the inspiration for this creation.  It would be a perfect display for a fall…

Panna Cotta with Saskatoon Berry Sauce Recipe (NSA option)

Panna Cotta with Saskatoon Berry Sauce Recipe (NSA option)

Panna Cotta may actually be my favorite dessert ever.  It’s the perfect little treat after a rich meal.  Light, creamy and not too sweet.  I know that many people are under the impression that it’s difficult to make (like risotto)…

Meringue Cookies {Recipe}

Meringue Cookies {Recipe}

Fluffy, crunchy, light and oh so pretty – these little meringue cookies are good on their own (if you have a sweet tooth) but they are also perfect to serve along side a dish of fresh berries or make a…

Peeps Sunflower Cake {Recipe}

Peeps Sunflower Cake {Recipe}

I first saw a picture of the Peeps Sunflower Cake a couple of years ago and keep meaning to make it but never seem to get around to it.  When I was out shopping last week and saw the little…

Shreddies No Bake Peanut Butter Treats {Recipe}

Shreddies No Bake Peanut Butter Treats {Recipe}

My daughter loves “treats”.  She has a sweet tooth and could eat things like Oreos by the bag full if I let her.  Of course I don’t but I also don’t think it’s unreasonable to let her have a sweet…

Food Friday – Hi Hat Cupcakes Recipe

Food Friday – Hi Hat Cupcakes Recipe

I’ve been wanting to try my hand at making these for a while and thought Valentine’s was the perfect time to give these sweet mounds of goodness a whirl.  I did tint the filling pink but it doesn’t show up…

Candy Nuts Recipe (Sugar Free Option)

Candy Nuts Recipe (Sugar Free Option)

Following a relatively sugar free and lower carb lifestyle this simple recipe for making candied nuts is right up my alley. They work equally well with sugar or Splenda or Stevia.  I’ve used cashews in the picture below because I…

Simple & Scrumptious Brownie Cookie Recipe

Simple & Scrumptious Brownie Cookie Recipe

Between parenting a two year old, working full time outside the home and all of the family and other obligations that most of us have, I find that most of my holiday baking is being done “after hours”. Not only…

Food Friday – Homemade Holiday Marshmallows

Food Friday – Homemade Holiday Marshmallows

I’ve been meaning to try making marshmallows for some time now and in my quest to make some new and exciting holiday treats this year I finally decided to go for it.  If you’ve never made marshmallows before, they are…

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