Chewy Ginger Snaps

I started making these ginger snaps last year as a request from my sister for her birthday. “Gingersnaps… but chewier” was the request, which at the time was a bit paradoxical, being that its characteristic hard texture is part of the cookie’s name.  Nevertheless, one party favor led to  another and I’ve become known for…

The Cookies Everyone Beg For

All my friends have been asking for my cookie recipe, you know, the one I use on a day-to-day basis, the easy and simple chocolate chip for everyone. I have to admit to everyone that due to the high volume of cookies I make, I rarely do cook a full batch. Thus, I make a…

Gluten Free Quinoa-Banana Pancakes

These are really a delicious and hearty breakfast option. Even the lover of all carbs will be charmed by this number. You’ll need: 1 banana, mashed (preferably one which is more ripe) 1/2 cup of uncooked quinoa, prepared to package instructions (around 1 cup prepared quinoa) 2 T sugar 1 t vanilla extract 2 egg…

Salvadorian Breakfast Cakes

…They’re so good. I’ve been oogling over this recipe for quite some time and decided to make them today for my Birthday. This is a lightly adapted recipe that I found on Food52, I just tried to make it a little more healthy. Seems to have worked out pretty well- these little cakes are still…

Maple-Pumpkin-Cheese cake-Pie

Mmmm Hmm! Everyone seemed to really like this. It’s the best of all worlds…kind of cheese-cake, kind of pie, kind of pumpkin, kind of maple syrup… In total, its warm and happy and sure to put a smile on your face for next Thursday. Or today. Whatever you chose. You’ll need: 1 1/2 cups pumpkin…

Salted Carmel Whipped Cream

It’s a hit, and perhaps sounds a bit weird, but you are bound to Love it. You’ll need… For the Caramel Sauce you’ll need: 3 T  butter (salted or unsalted), cubed 1/2  c sugar 1/4 c heavy cream 1 t vanilla (optional) For the whipped cream, you’ll need: 4 tablespoons of the caramel you’ve mad…

Apple-Cinamon Galette & Salted Caramel Whipped Cream

You may not know, dear American readers, that here in Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the first Monday of October? So, perhaps all these Thanksgiving-themed recipes are coming at you much earlier than expected, but they will fit the season in any case! I made three pies/galettes for a thanksgiving potluck at my darling friend…

Lizzy’s Surprise and More from Nuit Blanche!

This year for Nuit Blanche, my roommates and I had a fabulous idea… sell cookies, on our bikes. It made total sense, the entire city of Toronto would be out and about searching for art, and all the restaurants would be full, and there we’d be, on our bikes with hundreds of cookies at our…

Coconut Tres Leches Waffles

Who doesn’t love coconut? I made some tres leches cupcakes for my darling friend Anna the other day and had left over tres leches sauce. They came out pretty wonderfully: I decided it would be best to use the leftovers for waffles the next morning. So I did. Hope you enjoy!