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Category: Desserts

Thank You, Coffee!

Thank You, Coffee!

Last week, I wrote a post about coffee and its history for International Coffee Day. Missed it? You can read it here. The Italians love their caffè. They also like caffè corretto, which is an expression I love. The coffee is “corrected” by adding a shot […]

Dynamite Chocolate Orange Affogato

Dynamite Chocolate Orange Affogato

HAPPY LABOUR DAY EVERYONE!  While Labour Day isn’t the official end of summer, it sure feels like it. Kids go back to school tomorrow, so I’m sure that there are a lot of parents who are going to be facing tomorrow with either dread or […]

Fig Jam Two Ways

Fig Jam Two Ways

Figs! Figs! Figs! I have figs bursting off the trees in Italy. I’m very excited as this is my first really good fig harvest (if I can use such a word). I love figs. There’s something very luscious about them. They really are a decadent […]

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 […]