Tag: dessert recipes

Giada’s Zeppole

Originally published on October 14, 2011 I was watching The Chew today, a new show I’ve become obsessed with, and Mario Batali made Zeppole. With it being National Dessert Day (and because they looked so good on the TV,) I decided that I needed to make them for dessert after supper tonight. I quickly went to The Chew’s website […]

Sticky Sweet Chocolate Brownies

Originally published on October 28, 2011 It’s National Chocolate Day, and I thought what better way to mark the day then with chocolate – on top of chocolate! That’s exactly what these brownies are all about, getting as much chocolate on your plate as possible! I like to make the ganache thin so you can […]

Lunchbox Strawberry Rhubarb Pies

Originally published on June 9, 2012 Rhubarb always takes me back to when I was just a little kid. We used to go over to my grandma and grandpa’s every Sunday, and strawberry-rhubarb pies were often served for dessert. They were some of my favourite, but it wasn’t just the pies that I loved. When […]

Ree’s Blackberry Cobbler

Originally published on January 5, 2014 My grandmother grows blackberries because of all the health benefits they hold within them. And she grows lots of blackberries. Each summer her plants blossom in all their glory, and she spends a great deal of time talking about the time it takes to just pick the darned things. The plants […]

Tarte Tatin

Originally published on February 4, 2014 I don’t even know when I first saw a tarte tatin. I know it was on a cooking show, and I remember being in awe that this somewhat ugly giant piece of crust could be flipped over to reveal gorgeous caramel apples underneath. The fact that you build this […]

Choux Pastry

Originally published on February 15, 2014 Ah, choux pastry. This is one of those items that I happen to have a funny little cooking story about (my favourite kind of recipe!) I first heard about, and saw, people making choux pastry on shows such as MasterChef and Chopped – all those shows where the chefs […]


Originally published on February 15, 2014 Profiteroles *sigh*. Need I say anything else, really? 1 recipe choux pastry 1 bag milk chocolate chips 1 cup whipping cream 3 tablespoons sugar Directions: 1.) Slice tops off choux pastry and set aside. 2.) Create a double boiler by placing a large metal or glass bowl over a saucepan filled with an […]

The Greatest Chocolate Cake I’ve Ever Made

Originally published on April 2, 2014 Let’s get one thing clear. Saying that this recipe is “the greatest chocolate cake I’ve ever made” is not something I do lightly. I realize it’s a bold statement, and I understand that once it’s out there, certain expectations are put into place. But make no mistake. This is indeed, the […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Originally published on June 8, 2014 I ate a lot of pie growing up. My grandma is sort of a genius when it comes to pastry. I can still vividly remember walking into her house on a Sunday afternoon and being hit with the aroma of that delicious combination of flaky pie crust, and a filling you […]

Raspberry Crumble Pie

Originally published on July 20, 2014 Sometimes I can’t decide whether I want a crumble or a pie, so why not combine the two and get the best of both worlds? My younger daughter loves this dessert because she’s “not a big fan of pie” (her words, and she’s 6) but it’s got that sweet and […]