Small Batch Shortbread Cookies

As your kids get bigger, you will have more and more playdates. Why not host a baking party. I found a great small batch recipe that could be used for these parties or even if you just want to make a few cookies with your kids. These cookies can be rolled out and cut with…

Pineapple Turnovers

I often want an easy breakfast for those weekends when you are too lazy to make breakfast. This recipe hits all those check boxes. I had some leftover pineapple jam when I made Pineapple Tarts so I made some turnovers with it. You can use other jams as well or even some apple pie filling….

Baby Cereal Muffins

Transitioning my baby from purees to solids has been quite the adventure. Some days he likes baby cereal, other days he doesn’t. He’s currently in the mind set of “I want to feed myself” mode. So we’ve allowed him to explore more and more solids. One of the first solid foods I made was baby…

Basque Cheesecake

Basque cheesecake is a type of cheesecake that is burnt on the top but still very creamy and silky on the inside. The burnt flavour gives the cheesecake a wonderful caramelized taste. Surprisingly this cheesecake is very easy to make and freezer friendly. Although there may not be any to freeze when you get a…

Crazy Sprinkles Cookies

As you know my son loves his chocolate chip cookies, but I did want to make them a little more special by adding a ton a sprinkles to them. This recipe is also really simple and it is a great way to get your little ones to start baking. As usual, start with flour, egg,…

Chocolate Vegan Cupcakes with Ganache Frosting

Some days you just want a chocolate cupcake but sometimes you don’t have eggs or milk. Here is a vegan cupcake that is sure to satisfy your craving. (*note – I did make a double batch in the pictures) In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients: 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder,…

Plum Torte

This is a cozy family favorite usually made during the summer time when there are fresh plums available. However I think this would make a great holiday dessert because of all the cinnamon goodness. The plums can be substituted for other fruits, but the combination of sweet and tart work really well in this recipe….

Gingerbread Cookies

I love the spicy crispness of ginger cookies. Its a perfect blend of spices that warms your palate on cold winter days. Here is an easy gingerbread cookie recipe that can be used for making gingerbread houses or gingerbread cookies. In a large bowl cream the 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup…

Dutch Apple Galette

A galette is a free form pie. It is rustic and organic. Perfect for someone who does not own a pie tray and doesn’t want to purchase a disposable one. This galette is a mash up of a dutch apple pie and a galette. A perfect combo for people who love crumbles and pies. Its…

Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here is yet another chocolate chip recipe. Can you tell I really like them? I decided to try this butter less cookie since my sister was trying to avoid dairy. I also wanted to try to use up items in my pantry and I had some coconut oil that I never really used too often….