Mini Cranberry Tiramisu

Mini Cranberry Tiramisu

Like most families, our family always has a large Christmas feast, chock full of dish after dish of goodness. Often we’re pretty full by the time dessert rolls around, but wait, we can’t miss out on dessert! These Mini Cranberry Tiramisu are the perfect solution – just the right amount of creamy sweet goodness that […]

Santa's Almond Cherry Cookies

Santa’s Almond Cherry Cookies

Christmas is a wonderful time of year but often before we can get the enjoyment of it we need to spend lots of time preparing for it. This is especially true of the foods we eat so when possible I like to make things easier by preparing what I can ahead of time. These Santa’s […]

Chocolate Chili Tart

Chocolate Chili Tart

In Calgary the weather is not exactly tropical for a good chunk of the year. So it’s always nice to have a little something spicy or sweet to put a smile on our face. Or double your pleasure and have both together! Recently I sampled some of Papa Chocolat’s dark chocolate with chili. It was […]

Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart

Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart

My salted caramel chocolate turtles have been one of my most popular desserts so I decided to prepare another treat with salt, caramel and chocolate. This flavor combination really is something special and be warned, it’s very easy to get carried away with these! The tart is so very creamy in texture, looks great, tastes […]

Almond Crust Pumpkin Pie

Almond Crust Pumpkin Pie

Why? Well, because it’s Fall. Because it is American Thanksgiving. Because it’s a vegetable. Because I love it! Any excuse is a good one to make a pumpkin pie and if it is a healthy gluten free version that’s an even better excuse.  :-)  Note: You can use pumpkin puree if you prefer, but remember […]

Beet Chocolate Cake (GF too!)

Beet Chocolate Cake

This is a cake that at first sounds a bit odd, but it tastes sinfully good, looks terrific and is much healthier than a regular chocolate cake. It’s not too good to be true! The beets add nutrition such as folate and manganese and their use also allows us to get away with less sugar […]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten Free too!)

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten Free too!)

I really enjoy having pumpkin and when the Fall season comes along I try to include it as much as I can in our meals. Not just for main dishes or soups, but for desserts or treats as well. These cookies are the result of a combination of three different recipes and whenever possible I […]

Halloween Owl Cupcakes

Halloween Owl Cupcakes

Aren’t these little Halloween Owl Cupcakes adorable? Kids love everything about these: the yummy cupcakes, the Oreo cookies and the smarties. They also have a blast performing their own autopsy on each one as they devour them. The inspiration for this recipe came from a combination of Martha Stewart and one of my favorite Polish […]

Gluten Free Walnut Fig Tart

Walnut Fig Tart (Gluten Free too!)

Fresh figs remind me of my times vacationing in Croatia. If you’ve never been to Croatia, try to go! The climate is similar to Italy and it has crystal blue waters. Many of my Canadian friends are surprised when I show them our photos from Croatia; they hear Croatia and they think of the Yugoslav […]

Szarlotka (Polish Apple Cake)

Szarlotka (Polish Apple Cake)

Szarlotka, otherwise known as Polish Apple Cake, is a dessert my paternal grandmother (babcia) used to make. Not only did my babcia make a delicious szarlotka, she was an amazing lady who was a big part of the Polish resistance against the Nazis in WWII. Unfortunately she passed away many years ago and I never […]

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