The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies — Part Deux

One of the first recipes I shared on my blog was for The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies. For me, the ideal chocolate chip cookie is dense and chewy and not stingy on the chocolate chips. I took that recipe and classed it up with chocolate chunks and sea salt. I have also incorporated bread flour…

Marble Bundt Cake

When I was in elementary school, I had a classmate who would bring in a slice of homemade marble cake almost every day in her lunch. For some odd reason, she would often give away her cake. I always tried to get a seat next to her in the cafeteria. That cake was delicious, plus…

Boozy Balls

Now that you’ve stopped giggling at the title of this recipe, these are a great way to add a little boozy bite to your New Year’s sweet table. These are basically slightly underbaked brownies that are broken up into pieces and mixed with your favourite liqueur. One third of a cup of liqueur is the…

Chocolate Espresso Brownie Cookies with Sea Salt

If Charlie Hunnam was a cookie — this would be it. These are the perfect cross between a soft-baked chocolate chip cookie and an ooey-gooey brownie. The sea salt and espresso in this recipe enhance the deep chocolate flavour and strike the perfect balance of sweetness with just a touch of salty. This is one…

Fudgy Peanut Butter {Black Bean} Brownies

When I first started this blog I never imagined I’d be posting a recipe whose star ingredient is black beans.  Believe it or not, Black Bean Brownies are the most popular recipe on my blog. Maybe it’s because they’re delicious, maybe it’s because we feel less guilty about eating the entire pan….who knows? I decided…

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cookies aka “Terry the Berry” Cookies

The inspiration for these comes from my cousin Terry, who texted me one day wondering if I happened to have a recipe for cookies made with dark chocolate and raspberries.  I didn’t — but I was game.  The issue I’ve had in the past with cookies made with fresh berries is that the fruit tends…

Black Bean Brownies

I can feel you rolling your eyes at this recipe…but let me explain.  A while back, my personal trainer buddy, Jamie, was raving about a brownie she’d tried that was made with black beans.  Jamie likes to talk about food when I train with her — especially while I’m doing evil burpees or chin ups….

(Healthy) No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites

My oldest son came home from school one day with a recipe he’d read about in his language arts class.  It was for no-bake cookies.  He really wanted to try it out, so we did.  The cookies were delicious and super kid-friendly since they required no oven time … but they were loaded with butter…

Espresso Cupcakes with Mocha Mascarpone Frosting

It was teacher appreciation week recently at my kids’ school.  I wanted to make the deserving and wonderful staff a sweet something to celebrate all they do for our kids.  Cupcakes are always a good idea…but I wanted to make a sophisticated treat for the teachers.  A coffee-flavoured cupcake is what popped into my head….

Baked Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

A few months ago, I bought a doughnut baking pan.  I’ve been experimenting with different recipes, and most of them turned out doughnuts that were a little dry.  After some tweaking, I’ve come up with what I think is a pretty darn good baked doughnut; they’re moist, rich and finished with a delicious chocolate glaze….