Christmas Cherry Squares

I haven’t made these delicious squares yet this year so I am unable to provide you with a photo, but let me tell you that they are absolutely sinful! If you love cherries with the combination of chocolate, you will not be disappointed! Cherry Squares Bottom Layer1/2 cup butter, softened1/3 sugar1 cup flour Mix the above using an electric mixer (I use my Kitchen Aid). Press this mixture into the bottom of a parchment paper lined square (9 inch) pan and bake for approximately 15 minutes at 350 degrees, until light golden in colour. Topping:1 can sweetened condensed milk (300 … Continue reading

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies #CanadianCookies (Recipe)

This post has been written as part of #CanadianCookies Blog Event. To find out more about the event, please click on the button below. An old blogging friend of mine, Terri, sent me a bunch of her Christmas baking recipes a few years ago and I still haven’t gotten around to making all of them. But, today, my friends, I made one of them and boy I wish I had made this one the year she sent me the recipes! This will now become a family favourite in our house just like she wrote on her recipe (it has been … Continue reading

Sugar Cookies Recipe

My six year old daughter and I made these sugar cookies together in preparation for an upcoming Bridal Shower. This is a perfect recipe for children to help with because there are many jobs just perfect for little people! Here are some tips when making sugar cookies: Remember flour is your friend (you can use icing sugar instead) – flour your work surface and your rolling pin. I have recently bought some amazing rolling pin elastics to help me roll out my dough evenly – they work SO well! If your dough is at room temperature, it can get difficult … Continue reading

Pop Rocks Candy Halloween Recipes

These recipes have been brought to you by Pop Rocks Candy Inc. About Pop Rocks:The one and only original popping candy brand, Pop Rocks, is America’s best selling popping candy and has been enjoyed by and is a favorite of an ever-growing variety of loyal confections lovers of all ages since the 1970´s. After 35 years at retail, Pop Rocks maintains an extremely high brand awareness and continues to use unique marketing programs that appeal to kids, teens and people of all ages. Become a Pop Rocks fan on facebook by visiting today! Pop Rocks Halloween Recipes Pop Rocks … Continue reading

Delightfully Moist Pumpkin Cake (RECIPE)

Here is a picture of my son helping to prepare a pumpkin for making pumpkin puree: This Pumpkin Cake is honestly the most moist cake I think I’ve ever had! And, if it doesn’t get eaten up first, it stays moist for quite a good length of time too. It also freezes quite well. Treats in a school lunch perhaps? Pumpkin Cake Ingredients2 cups freshly pureed pumpkin (can use canned if you prefer)1.5 cups sugar1 cup vegetable oil4 eggs, lightly beaten2 cups flour2 tsp baking soda2 tsp cinnamon Directions Beat pumpkin, sugar and oil. Add eggs. Mix well. In another … Continue reading

How to Bake and Puree Fresh Pumpkin

Last year, I sent these delicious mini Pumpkin Muffins for my daughter’s Halloween Class treat. I sent these rather than a bag of candy in hopes that the class would enjoy something half healthy during their Halloween Celebration. Pumpkin Muffins 1 cup all purpose flour1 cup whole wheat (if you don’t have this, just double the all purpose flour)2 tsp baking powder1 tsp cinnamon1 tsp nutmeg (optional)½ tsp salt (optional)¾ cup packed brown sugar1 egg1/3 cup canola oil2/3 cup buttermilk1 ½ cups pureed pumpkin (canned or fresh)¾ raisins (golden works best with this recipe) Variation: Add 2 apples, peeled and … Continue reading

RECIPE: Moist Delicious Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread is one way that I can actually get vegetables into my son! I know it’s not the healthiest way due to the large amount of sugar, but in my opinion, it’s better than nothing 😉 You can substitute half of the zucchini for carrot if you wish in this recipe. Funny enough, yesterday morning, I made a load of this yummy, moist bread. My son ate a couple of pieces in about 2 minutes flat, asking for more to which he was declined. Then, at lunch, I gave him a small piece and while he was eating it, … Continue reading

RECIPE: Homemade Blueberry Oat Waffles

Blueberry Oat Waffles

They don’t call me “Mommy the Messy Baker” for nothing! I have a Cuisinart waffle maker and it has taken me four different recipes, a lot of messes and quite a long time to “master” making my own waffles. The first time I made waffles, the waffles grew and they grew and they grew. They kept growing, I honestly thought they were going to land on the floor! I thought that halving the amount of batter that went into the waffle iron would fix the problem. It didn’t. I thought that changing the recipe would fix the problem. It didn’t. … Continue reading

RECIPE: Chocolate Banana Muffins that Taste Like Cupcakes

Chocolate Banana Muffins that Taste Like Cupcakes Ingredients1 2/3 cups flour1/2 cup cocoa powder2 tsp baking powder1 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp cinnamon1 cup mini chocolate chips3 well mashed bananas1/2 cups butter, melted1/4 cup milk2 tsp vanilla2 eggs DirectionsMix together dry ingredients in a large bowl.In another bowl, mix together all wet ingredients.Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and stir just until blended.Makes approximately 15 muffins.Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. WarningsNote: There is no sugar in this recipe – however, with the banana, they really don’t need sugar at all! If you … Continue reading