Speculaas Squares

How many people have speculaas in their background, one of those cozy growing-up flavours your parents introduced you to? More savoury and spicy than sweet, speculaas flavour is really similar to chai flavour, the only real difference being the cardamom in chai. I’ve always loved chai tea and never really put two and two together […]

Chocolate Toffee Biscotti

Chocolate Toffee Biscotti

My 8-year-old is going to be the death of my attempts to eat less sugar. While I’m thrilled about her love of baking, I don’t relish the thought of delivering a massive baby, and my midwives raise a concerned eyebrow at my previous 9 pound baby and current failing of the first gestational diabetes test […]

Homemade Oreos

There are few things I like better than a good giant Oreo entering my face. Oreos are one of my only hard cookie weaknesses (only the chocolate ones, not the goldens). Being able to make an even more delicious version at home can only be a dangerous thing. Thankfully they require the extra step of […]

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

So the time has finally come that I own a cell phone. Which means you can ask me if you want my number, or you can just follow me on Instagram, where I’m most excited to be back so I can take selfies with flamingos. I suppose it was really only a matter of time […]

Strawberry & Cream Shortbread

Shortbread with strawberries and whipped cream - simple and perfect!

The credit for today’s shortbread goes entirely to Gemma, and my nephew Lucas, who convinced me making roll-and-bake cookies was an excellent idea on a rainy day at home with eight children aged nine and under. Believe it or not, they were right – it was a good idea. I always love shortbread, and this […]

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

I love oatmeal cookies almost as much as I love chocolate cookies. Why have I never thought to put the two together before? Too much of a rule follower? Not enough mental energy for creative thought? Probably both, a little :) Although on the mental energy front, majorĀ gains are being made here, folks. My 3 […]