Malibu Pralines

Malibu Pralines

Malibu Rum is one of those liqueurs that brings images to mind of laying on the beach, waves crashing on the shore and sipping a Pina Colada. Heaven! I’ve been on a Belgian Praline kick of late and after successful versions of Whiskey Pralines and Kahlua Pralines, I decided to try one with coconut and […]

Mojito Squares

Mojito Squares

Don’t these look delicious? They are! I’ve called these mojito squares but they don’t contain any alcohol. What they do contain is oodles of mint, lime and cream goodness and they do happen to go perfectly with a mojito. :) They’re also relatively easy to make and to save time you can prepare both jellos […]

Paleo Pumpkin Loaf

Paleo Pumpkin Loaf

Sometimes when you host a party it can be challenging having foods that will satisfy your guests food allergies/tolerances/preferences. This loaf is one of those foods; it is gluten free, processed sugar free and starch free. Most importantly it tastes great! The loaf is pleasing served on its own, or if you want to break […]

Kahlua Pralines

Kahlua Pralines

Did you know that pralines aren’t just chocolate candies with nuts? There are American, Belgian and French pralines and each are a little different. Wikipedia states that Belgian pralines “consist of a hard chocolate shell with a softer, sometimes liquid, filling”. So these Kahlua Pralines would fall into the Belgian camp but ultimately who cares […]

Whiskey Pralines

Whiskey Pralines

I’m not a huge whiskey fan but when incorporated into the filling for these delicious chocolates the taste of whiskey is present, but not overpowering, and very unique. I used Costco’s Kirkland Signature Canadian Whiskey which has been aged 6 years. My husband said that at $50 for a 1.75L bottle it is an amazing […]

Butterscotch Plum Tart

Butterscotch Plum Tart

There are several plum varieties that I like but unfortunately most of them aren’t available in North America. However one of them is: the prune plum. Seeing them recently I got excited and bought a huge bag full – I planned to eat a few and then figure out what to do with the rest! […]

Guilt free cheesecake!

Guilt Free Cheesecake!

Quiz time! When is a cheesecake not a cheesecake? Is it when it doesn’t contain cheese, or is it when it doesn’t taste like cheesecake? Our family loves cheesecake and I’ve made quite a few of them over the years. This one contains no cream cheese yet nobody in our family initially knew that, because […]

Katy Perry Cheesecake

Katy Perry Cheesecake (GF too!)

When our youngest daughter went to the Katy Perry concert she dressed up in the brightest and most outrageously fun outfit. A lime green skirt, cherry red tank top all book-ended with bright pink stockings and an even brighter pink wig. She looked fabulous! In the theme of pink and Katy Perry, I made this […]

GF Fall Cupcakes with a Chai Frosting

GF Fall Cupcakes with a Chai Frosting

It’s that time of year and that means it’s time for cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and all those other aromatic fall spices. For the last few days I’ve been craving foods with a “pumpkin spice mix”; I made a tasty squash penne, wonderful soup (recipe coming) and now it’s time for something sweet. What can be […]

Tiramisu Truffles

Tiramisu Truffles

Amaretto is one of my favorite liqueurs, and when mixed with the tiramisu flavors of cocoa powder, coffee and mascarpone you obtain these delightfully sinful truffles. If you’re ever pressed for time to come up with a delicious but fancy dessert for guests, use this recipe as it’s easy and you’ll hear lots of “Mmmmmm, […]

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