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…

Pumpkin Pie Crumble

Some days I feel like a crumble or a crisp and other days I just want a pie. I decided to combine both of these to make a pumpkin pie crumble. A nice sweet and smooth pie topped with crunchy crumble! Yum. Start by preheating the oven to 425F. Make the pumpkin pie filling. In…

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,…

Marshmallow Mousse

This is an easy dessert that leaves you wanting more. All you need is marshmallows, coconut milk and chocolate chips. In a large pot, add 1 can coconut milk. On medium heat, heat up the coconut milk and then add the marshmallows. I used an entire bag of large marshmallows. Small marshmallows would work as…

Blueberry Crumble Almond Cake

I created this recipe after a dinner I attended. I was in charge to the dessert but didn’t have time to go grocery shopping. Instead, I looked in my cupboards and fridge to create something. Almond flour and frozen blueberries was the inspiration and creation of a Blueberry Crumble Almond Cake! Begin with the cake….

Cranberry Curd Tarts

Cranberries are abundant in stores at this time of year. They are a fun tart fruit that can be used in things like cranberry sauces, cranberry loaves and cranberry desserts. This recipe is a twist to lemon curd. Start by preparing the tart shells. I bought pre-made tart shells. Bake them as instructed on the…

Easy Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie is a classic dessert for Thanksgiving and Halloween. It is one of my favourite desserts. The only thing I don’t like is the cloves and nutmeg found in store bought pies. I like only using cinnamon. I found this recipe on the back of a pumpkin pie can label. I decided to try…

Strawberry Daifuku

Daifuku is a Japanese sweet made with mochi and stuffed with various fillings. You can use anything from red bean paste to ice cream to fresh strawberry. I decided to try making Ichigo Daifuku or Strawberry Daifuku. This was my first attempt at making them so they were not the prettiest. These also require practice…

Butter Mochi

I discovered butter mochi during my trip to Hawaii. Butter mochi in Hawaii is usually made with mochiko (sweet rice flour) and coconut milk. In Japan, they usually use whole milk. I decided to try a whole milk butter mochi. Butter mochi is very easy to make and is a hit at dinner parties. Begin…

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

For my nephew’s party, I wanted to make something special. I decided to make cupcakes because I hadn’t made them in ages and they are always a hit at any party. This is a cookies and cream cupcake recipe from The Scran Line . Its an amazing site, full of beautifully done cakes, cupcakes and other…