Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake

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Do you have anything you’d do differently depending if your significant other is watching you?  Last week I had to say a few words and accept a little certificate for a writing award at university, and it was a strange thing. I’ve known Carl since Grade 8 and we’ve been through all sorts of things […]

Chewy Pumpkin S’mores Cookies

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I was going to go easy on the pumpkin this year, I really was. But you know how pumpkin is, right?  You use some and there’s some left, so you find another recipe you simply must make, but that needs 1/4 cup more pumpkin than what you had left over, so you open some more pumpkin…the cycle […]

Mom’s Recipes: Banana Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Frosted Banana Sheet Cake

Mom’s here today showing everyone who ever doubted exactly where I got my math skills and love of happy dances from :)  Let’s not pretend this cake is anything but an excuse to eat a massive layer of cream cheese frosting and feel ok about it because there’s fruit in the cake.  Also, before we […]

Lemon Rhubarb Coffee Cake


Yeeeee-awn.  I’ve been trying to get up extra early every day for some quiet devotion and alone time, and, while the sun makes it easier, it still isn’t easy for someone who loves their bed as much as I do.  I don’t drink coffee, so coffee cake is like my coffee – a morning pick-me-up accompanied perfectly […]

Marshmallow Chocolate Chip Squares

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I’m so happy to be back online with you all, and I hope you all like the new look as much as I do – we were going for fresh, bright, clean, and easy-to-use, and I’d love to hear your thoughts on whether we achieved that! Naturally, I decided the blog should go down right […]

Orange Creamsicle Cookies

Orange Creamsicle Cookies - delicious soft-batch cookies that taste like an orange creamsicle!

If you don’t like orange creamsicles, don’t go yet!  If you DO like orange creamsicles, definitely don’t go yet.  I’m not the biggest fan myself, but like just about anything in life, orange creamsicles taste better as a cookie.  Especially a stay-soft, gooey-chewy perfect little orange and white chocolate cookie.These lemon white chocolate sugar cookies are one of […]

Saturday Sweets: Lemon Almond Tarts

Almond Tarts - easy, impressive tarts full of almond flavour with just a hint of lemon!

Being the first of the month, I should be posting an exciting new kitchen challenge tackled this month.  Sadly, the requisite steamed buns (aka bao) didn’t happen, with moving and reorganizing and realizing I needed special equipment. But these sweet little almond tarts more than make up for it!  I debated for awhile on what […]



In honour of our sister’s wedding day, today’s Saturday Sweets are all about gluten free treats! Erin has been through a lot healthwise to date, with uncertainty remaining in her future, but her positive attitude, willingness to be flexible, and ability to think outside the traditional healthcare box all make her someone I absolutely admire […]