Coconut Milk Chocolate Fondue

I’ve been struggling to come up with desserts that have reduced dairy. I miss things like chocolate mousse and puddings. Even fondue has tons of cream. I decided to give this recipe a try because I wanted to make something special to end a romantic dinner. This fondue begins with a can of coconut cream…

Matcha Ginger Beer

St Paddy’s Day is just around the corner and you know what that means.  Green everything! and you know what everyone drinks on St Paddy’s day except me? Green beer. So this year I decided to join the festivities and make green ginger beer.  Well the easiest way would be to add green food coloring…

Easy Flax Cracker (Gluten Free)

Need something to make something for your Christmas party?  Well I have a quick and easy recipe for you.  These flax crackers!  They are super simple to make and you can customize the flavor and pair it with different dips. These are also gluten free!    Soak about 1 cup of flax seeds in 1/2-3/4 cup…

Easy DIY Smash Cake

My son just turned 1!  For his birthday we decided to make a smash cake.  I did some research and saw that there were a lot of “healthy” smash cakes.  I did think about making one of those but decided that it was not worth it since he probably wouldn’t be eating a lot of…

Vanilla Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Icing

Canada day is coming up and what better way to celebrate than with cupcakes, vanilla cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting to be exact!  What is more Canadian than maple syrup. The vanilla cupcakes are easy to make. You just need flour, baking powder, eggs, sugar, milk, oil, vanilla extract and water.  Cream the sugar…

Cherry Blossom Milk Pudding

I love this time of year for the cool weather, spring flowers and cherry blossoms.  Sakura festivals happen around this time in Vancouver and people drive around town looking for streets full of cherry blossoms.  You can find Sakura themed treats and drinks everywhere.  Even Starbucks had their Sakura Cherry Blossom Frap that I made…

Frozen Whipping Cream Hearts

Here is easy way to make Valentines a little more special.  These are really simple to make ahead of time and a great activity to do with your kids.  Keep these in your freezer until you are ready to use them. You will need a can of whipping cream, sprinkles and hot cocoa. First make…

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake can be tricky business. There are many different recipes on the internet that finding the perfect one can be tricky. I scoured the web for hours looking for something easy, simple ingredients and with great reviews. Finally, I found a recipe on Add a Pinch that looked amazing so I decided to give it…

Eggless Eggnog for the Holidays

Its that time of the year again.  That time when you fill your coffee cup with eggnog lattes and sit by the fire.  Unfortunately I don’t eat eggs anymore.  So I haven’t had eggnog lattes in a while. 😦 I decided to see if there was a recipe that I could make without eggs.  I…

Shrunken Apple Heads: Halloween Decorating Idea

Here is a really simple activity you can do with your kids or friends. It is a great way to decorate your Halloween platters and tables. You could probably use it to decorate cakes. All you need are some apples.  Any kind will do.Peel the apples and remove the stem. Now be creative and carve…

Pumpkin Cheesecake

When the rain starts falling and the leaves change from greens to reds, I start dreaming of pumpkins; pumpkin pies, pumpkin puddings and of course pumpkin cheesecake.  I love cheesecake and I love pumpkins so this recipe is the best of both worlds. Start by making the crust. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F….

Mid-Autumn Festival: Mooncake party

The Mid-Autumn Festival just happened this week on Oct 4. The weekend before we gathered together as a family to make some mooncakes.  I hope this continues as a family traditional. As a young child I have always loved the pig shaped mooncakes.  Traditionally mooncakes are round but modern mooncakes now come in all shapes…