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Category: Desserts

Butter Tarts 4 Ways

Butter Tarts 4 Ways

I love Butter Tarts. Most Canadians do. The sweet, ooey-gooey dessert is often referred to as a quintessential and 100% Canadian dessert. They can be plain or filled with raisins, pecans or walnuts. They are similar to a sugar pie. While the first published recipe […]

Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo Bars

The Nanaimo Bar is a classic Canadian no-bake dessert named after Nanaimo, British Columbia. It first appeared in 1953 in a cookbook recipe by Edith Adams. This sweet treat is considered Canada’s own and part of our culinary heritage! Upon further investigation, however, it appears […]

I Scream You Scream – part 2

I Scream You Scream – part 2

If you tuned into last Monday’s blog post, you learned about Robert McCay Green and his invention of the ice cream soda back in 1874. (If you didn’t, it’s not too late to go back and read it!) Tomorrow is the day to celebrate his creation. That’s […]

Oh (M.G. Boozy) Fudge!

Oh (M.G. Boozy) Fudge!

What is better than tomorrow being a Friday? Tomorrow is also National Fudge Day! Yet another day that, although you still have to go to work, you have a reason to celebrate! The first-documented mention of fudge was in a letter written in 1886 by […]

Fugly Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fugly Chocolate Chip Cookies

Most of you know that I’m not a baker. I’m not sure whether it’s because I don’t have a sweet tooth or if it’s the exactness of baking that doesn’t appeal to me. Don’t get me wrong, when I see a gorgeous cake, cupcakes or other […]

Valentine’s Violette Lava Cakes

Valentine’s Violette Lava Cakes

This is a public service announcement: Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. You still have time to let your special someone think you were organized and thought of them. Valentine’s Day always comes with pressure. Buy flowers. Book a nice restaurant.  Get a card (I’m horrible at cards, […]

Christmas for New Year’s

Christmas for New Year’s

So you decided that this year you’re having a New Year’s Eve dinner party and you need a dessert. But you’re not really a baker. And you work and/or have children. And you don’t have a lot of time. Christmas to the rescue! Now before […]