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Roasted Strawberry Rhubarb Milkshakes

I have been dreaming up things to make with my precious rhubarb for a while now. At our first house, we had a huge rhubarb plant and I never took full advantage of it. Now we have nothing but sand. We moved last December, right after Christmas, into the house we built and we are […]

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Lemon Berry Cheesecake Trifles

I just love summer. I think that’s one of the best parts of being a teacher. Especially since, in Manitoba, we might only get 4 months of nice, warm weather to begin with. It’s been hard waking up the last few weeks. With the sunshine pouring in our windows (and our drapes don’t block out […]

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Absolutely the Best Brownies Ever

It’s time I shared this recipe with you. I have made these brownies countless times. They go back to my University days when I found all my recipes on Allrecipes.com and had no knowledge of food blogging. On a whim, I decided to try this brownie recipe. Best decision ever. I mean, how do you […]

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Pineapple Lemonade Fruit Dip

True story: I had decided I was going to make this incredibly naughty, over-the-top chocolate dessert for you guys, and when I went to my fridge for the butter, I only had two sticks. I needed at least twice that much. So I settled for a fruit dip like a somewhat responsible adult. I’m not […]

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Cinnamon Cheesecake Buns (and other buns in other ovens)

I’ve seen, tested and tasted a lot of variations on the traditional cinnamon roll lately. From banana, to carrot cake, to lemon cheesecake, to strawberry. But I hadn’t yet seen a cinnamon cheesecake bun, and I decided I needed to change that. Because I had made a cinnamon roll cheesecake, it just made sense to […]

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Grandma’s Hot Fudge Sundae Cake

I feel like we know each other well enough now that I can share with you a few family secrets. Like my Grandma’s Hot Fudge Sundae Cake. It’s a really big deal. My grandma has made all of her granddaughters and granddaughters-in-law a cookbook, with recipes written out by hand and pictures from cooking magazines. […]

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Lemon White Chocolate Cupcakes with Ombre Roses

Lemon and white chocolate is just such an amazing combination. I don’t know how it works… it just does. The citrusy lemon flavour and the buttery white chocolate flavour complement each other in this mysterious, wonderful way. I love this frosting recipe. I have used it a few times, with both white and semisweet chocolate, […]

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The Ultimate Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

I have this thing with giving food cheesy names. As in, I’m against giving food cheesy names. I apologize if it’s something you’re really into. To each their own. Personally, when I hear the name of a recipe, I want it to tell me what’s in it. Telling me something is “Aunt Mary’s Super Special […]

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