Saturday, December 1, 2012

Back To Basics

Do you know what I realized today? I don’t have a recipe for good old-fashioned chocolate chip cookies on this blog! That’s silly because I have a tried-and-true recipe, and these cookies are so delicious the recipe needs to be shared. Any last minute bake sales, cookie exchanges, or dessert and 9 times out of 10, this is the recipe I reach for. Not only does it make awesome cookies, they can be used as the cookies in ice cream sandwiches or you can make them into little bowls and fill them with whatever you desire!

My recipe is from and I haven’t changed it at all. Why mess with perfection. This makes a good base cookie recipe too, so instead of chocolate chips, you could use raisins, dried cranberries, nuts, or whatever you like.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

A Long Time Pumpkin

One of my best friends got married earlier this month, and for her bridal shower I made some fall-themed desserts. I made orange velvet brownies (instead of red velvet) cut in the shape of pumpkins and leaves and pumpkin cookies. Both desserts went over really well, but it was the pumpkin cookies that had people asking me for the recipe! Well, here I’m finally getting around to it (it only took two months!)

Sunday, September 16, 2012


As much as I dislike cold weather, I love fall. The leaves changing colours, Halloween, the beginning of sweater seasons – they are all reasons I love fall. But one of the main reasons I love fall is apple picking. 
I loved apple picking as a child, and I still love it to this day. I remember as a child going apple picking with my mom and my sister, and my tradition was to pick one apple at the very beginning of the day and spend the rest of the time at the orchard polishing that apple. Then, just as we were about to leave I would eat my polished apple and I swear it was the best apple in the world. 

Usually when I go apple picking, I go a little over board. My goal for apple picking this season was to pick my weight in apples – but luckily that didn’t happen! I only picked 10lbs of apples, but still that’s a lot of apples. So I immediately started baking! I decided to start with the classic Apple Crisp. I love how it makes the house smell wonderfully of cinnamon and apples! Here’s the recipe:

Sunday, September 2, 2012


If you’ve read my previous blog entries, you'll know caramel was the bane of my existence for a while (I’m slowly starting to show it who’s boss...) However, there are other foods that I find extremely intimidating and I worry that if I attempt them, I will just be adding a new bane to my list.
Choux paste, and specifically profiteroles, were one of those foods. 

If you’ve ever seen how choux paste is made, you’d think it was a little weird. There should be no way to make a dough on the stove top and have it work out. And then those little blobs of dough are supposed to become really light and fluffy? It seems impossible.
Well, you’ll be ecstatic to know that it does work and it’s not hard to do! I promise!