Desserts and Treats

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The Best Double Reverse White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Let’s talk chocolate. Specifically, let’s talk chocolate chip cookies. Is there anything better than a tender, melty, hot-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookie? Yes. Yes, there is. And it is these fun and delicious, best-of-both-worlds Double Reverse Chocolate Chip Cookies. Half regular chocolate chip cookie and half chocolate dough with white chocolate chips, this cookie is ALL …

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Make This Easy Pumpkin Cream Cheese Roll for a Hit Holiday Dessert

When it comes to holiday baking, there are a few tried and true favourites that my family absolutely can’t live without. Benjamin always requests his favourite No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars. And Zackary and my husband are both fans of my foolproof Butterscotch Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies. But personally, my favourite holiday treats must have …

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Smoked Maple Butter Tarts with Sea Salt are a Taste of Canadian Delight

Butter tarts are one of the most popular Canadian desserts of all time, and with good reason! The sweet, rich, caramel-like flavour of a butter tart is pure bliss. But the butter tart is also a great dessert for experimentation! Whether you top a butter tart with chocolate ganache or mix in candied bacon, the …

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This Easy Peanut Butter Chocolate Cracker Brittle Recipe Will Be Your New Favourite Holiday Treat

I absolutely love holiday baking, and I’ve mentioned before that I often go overboard making sweet treats for family and friends during the holidays. But because I’m a busy mom, I do tend to favour quick and easy recipes over fussy and finicky ones. In fact, one of my favourites has always been a simple …

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Gourmet Tomato Bruschetta and Chocolate Mousse Ready in Minutes with the Braun PureMix Blender

For the last few days, I’ve had a blast testing out the Braun PureMix blender. From smoothies and milkshakes to soups and sauces, there’s so much I can do with this versatile machine. I especially love using it to crush ice; the special pulsing setting for crushed ice gives perfect results every time! But as …

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Gluten-Free Turtles Brownies Made Easy with Enjoy Life Baking Mixes

One of the biggest downsides of dietary restrictions is missing out on tasty treats. I have an allergy to raw mushrooms and even though I discovered it in my tween years and haven’t eaten them since, I still miss the delicious marinated mushrooms my mom used to make for potlucks. I can only imagine how …

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Wow Guests this Christmas with 4 Best Ever Cheesecake Recipes #whatscooking

When it comes to holiday entertaining, having a dessert table that impresses is a must for me! I love baking up tasty cookies, candy and cakes and I tend to go a little overboard when it comes to making Christmas goodies. I have a long list of must-make treats for the holidays, and something I …

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Cook Up Christmas Magic with these 4 Holiday Squares and Shows-Giveaway #StreamTeam #NetfliXmas

If there’s two things that get me in the holiday spirit, it’s Christmas baking and Christmas movies! We have plenty of favourites of both in this house, so if you’re looking for some new recipes to try and some great Netflix entertainment to watch while you’re baking, here are my top four picks for Holiday …

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Bake Up a Decadent Holiday Cookies and Cream Cheesecake-Giveaway #BakersSecret

With Christmas just a few weeks away, I am baking up a storm getting ready for the upcoming holiday. And whether I’m making cookies, candy, squares or slices, my Baker’s Secret pans are a must in my kitchen. I recently received the Baker’s Secret 5 pc. Easy Store Bakeware set, and it’s been an absolute …

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Celebrate Special Occasions with the Best Sugar Cookie Frosting Recipe

When I was a child, my mom was known for throwing the best birthday parties. Some parents rented rooms at a hotel with a waterslide so that kids could swim. Others would take a group of kids to McDonald’s for one of their special birthday celebrations. I have to admit that I had a blast …

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3 Delicious French Food Recipes Perfect for a Classic Dinner Party

I love to cook and I especially love mastering new cooking styles and techniques from around the world. But, until recently, I’d never really delved into French food recipes. Broil, braise, sauté, flambé…the French cooking techniques seemed a little too intimidating for me! Luckily, that all changed when I took part in Motrin’s Make it …

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Delicious French Crepe Recipe for Crepes Suzette and More

Disclosure: This post was brought to you by Motrin. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of McNeil Consumer Healthcare or its parent company Johnson & Johnson Inc. On Monday, I shared the news about my exciting new partnership with Motrin and my upcoming …

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Maple Leaf Cupcakes Make an Easy and Delicious Canada Day Treat

I love cooking up special treats for special occasions, and with Canada Day coming up so quickly, I couldn’t resist making something tasty to celebrate our country! The Kraft Canada website is always a go-to resource for me when I want delicious Canada Day recipes and its Jell-O based Flag Cake is a treat I’ve …

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Make Tropical Mango Yonanas and Other Healthy Real Fruit Recipes with the Yonanas Machine

School is ending, Canada day is quickly approaching and here in Saskatchewan, the weather is hot, hot, hot! I’m feeling that summertime spirit already and that means free time is spent outside in the sunshine as much as possible. But this heat has also been giving me a craving for cold, creamy treats and as …

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Tropical Peanut Butter Balls Make a Tasty and Healthy Snack

Looking for a family snack that’s quick, made from wholesome ingredients and easy to customize? Look no further because Peanut Butter Balls have it all! These no-bake snack bites combine oats, honey, peanut butter and any other fun additions your heart desires for a snack that’s as healthy or as decadent as you want it …

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Celebrate Earth Day with EnviroKidz Koala Crisp Mini Cupcakes

There’s no better way to celebrate Earth Day than with a party, and this year EnviroKidz has some great ideas to help you throw the best Earth Awareness Party ever! My personal favourite idea is these adorable cupcakes made with EnviroKidz Koala Crisp cereal! Recently EnviroKidz sent me a package of fun party products so …

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Surprise Your Bunnies with Butterscotch Birds Nest Cookies This Easter

Easter is almost here and that means that I’m planning a weekend menu full of tasty spring dishes and sweet treats for my little bunnies! I love quick and easy treats that are easy to customize and that’s why I decided to create a variation of a tasty-looking Chocolate Macaroon Nests recipe on the Kraft …

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Encourage Your Kids to Support Those in Need with a Free the Children We Bake for Change Sale

For the last three years, I’ve had the honour of attending We Day Saskatchewan and experiencing firsthand the many amazing initiatives that the youth of today are spearheading to make the world a better place. It all started with the formation of the charity Free the Children by We Day’s founder, Craig Kielburger. And Free …

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Surprise Your Loved Ones with Last-Minute Homemade Feel Good Holiday Treats from Nature’s Path

Christmas is pretty much here and if you’re looking for a last-minute gift, Nature’s Path has some easy gift recipes that are sure to delight! Featuring Nature’s Path Love Crunch – Gingerbread, these treats are quick, festive and delicious. Even better, some are vegan, making them a great choice for those with dietary restrictions! Even …

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Easy and Delicious White Chocolate Cranberry Squares Make a Great Edible Gift

One of my very favourite gifts to give during the holiday season is something I’ve made myself, and since I love to cook that usually means something to eat! Kraft products are a staple in my kitchen when the holidays roll around, whether I’m making my famous Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares or a tasty Marshmallow …

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Brighten Your Holidays with this Simple Black Forest Oreo Mini Cheesecakes Recipe

It’s no secret that I love all things cheese and because that applies to dessert too, I am a huge cream cheese fan. Since Kraft unveiled the new Philadelphia Chocolate Brick Cream Cheese last month, I’ve been having a blast using it to create decadent treats like these Double Chocolate Oreo Cookie Balls. But when …

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Treat Your Little Goblins to 4 Easy and Healthy Halloween Snacks

Halloween is just a few days away and since kids will soon be indulging in all kinds of sweet treats, I thought I’d create a few healthy Halloween snacks for my little monsters this year. Planning a Halloween party menu without overindulging on sweets doesn’t have to mean skimping on fun and these four simple …

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Experience Chocolate Indulgence with Easy Double Chocolate Oreo Cookie Balls Recipe

I have always been borderline obsessed with Philadelphia Cream Cheese and use it in any recipe I can, every chance I get. Pasta, appetizers, side dishes, desserts…every recipe is a good one for Philly as far as I’m concerned! But now Kraft has done something I wouldn’t have believed was possible by making my beloved …

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Scare Up Some Fun with Easy Butterscotch Rice Krispies Lollipops this Halloween

Halloween is fast approaching and I can already sense the excitement in the air as my boys plan their costumes and anticipate the candy spree they’ll soon be enjoying. I must admit that I never pass up any opportunity to celebrate an event and Halloween is one of my favourite holidays to go all-out decorating …

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Dig into a Luscious Rhubarb Cheesecake Tart and Other Summer Fruit Recipes

One of my favourite things about summer food is the fresh fruits and vegetables, and our family goes through a lot of them. Whether we’re feasting on sweet B.C. cherries, crunching carrots from the garden or snacking on some locally-picked Saskatoon berries, the bounty of summer isn’t just delicious, it’s healthy too! And when I’m …

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Get Creative with Your Cooking with Smucker’s Pairings Quick and Easy Recipes

My boys love Smucker’s jam, so keeping a good supply of it in our house is something that I consider essential. But while Zackary and Benjamin are content eating toast and jam day after day, I like to get a little more creative when I have Smucker’s in the house! That’s why I loved the …

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Frozen Pudding Dots and Other Easy Recipes from Kraft Food Hacks

I love to cook but most of the time, quick and easy is the name of the game in this house. And that’s especially true when June arrives! Between field trips, end-of-year parties, Zackary’s birthday and the normal work and activities that fill our lives, there simply isn’t a lot of extra time for cooking …

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Dairy Free Kale Fudgsicle Recipe with Silk Coconut Unsweetened

When cooking with vegetables, it’s only natural that most people immediately think of savoury dishes instead of sweet ones. But I’m a big believer that vegetables can be much more versatile than that, and so when I set out to create a recipe with Silk products and vegetables, I decided that I would find a …

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Green & Black’s Dark Chocolate Ginger Cheesecake Makes a Sweet Treat

I am a huge fan of organic chocolate and for years now, my all-time favourite brand has been Green & Black’s. From simple white, milk and dark chocolate varieties to exotic choices featuring sea salt, toffee and ginger, every Green & Black’s Organic chocolate bar I’ve tried has featured a rich, distinctive flavour that’s simply …

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Valentine’s Day Celebration Tips for Busy Parents and a Jamaican Rum Brownie Bombs Recipe

One of the biggest challenges for making Valentine’s Day romantic when you’re a parent is time. Let’s face it, the average parent just doesn’t have a lot of it to spare! But with just a few quick preparations, sitting down to a delicious and romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day is a moment that any couple …

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Rice Krispies #TreatsForToys Custom Creations to Support Kids in Need this Christmas

Over the last month, I’ve been helping to spread the word about the Rice Krispies Treats for Toys program. Just create a Rice Krispies Treat toy, upload a picture of it to www.ricekrispies.ca and Kellogg’s Canada will donate $20 to the Salvation Army to help give a child in need a real toy this Christmas! …

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Rice Krispies #TreatsforToys are a Fun Way to Give a Merry Christmas to a Child in Need

One of my favourite activities every Christmas is making holiday treats with my boys. There are some goodies that I whip up myself, but there are others that my boys help me create. We all love spending quality time together and of course, Zackary and Benjamin get very excited about eating their creations afterwards! This …

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Throw a Mexican Fiesta with Old El Paso and an Easy Tres Leches Cake Recipe-Giveaway

There’s nothing worse than getting into a dinner rut, but once the school routine kicks in, it tends to happen. The same four or five meals end up in a rotation that can soon have the whole family feeling less than thrilled about sitting down to supper. So when Old El Paso Canada sent me …

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Epic Movie Fun is Guaranteed with Printable Activity Sheets and Healthy Recipes

When I was at BlogHer13 in Chicago a few weeks ago, my sister took my oldest son and her oldest daughter to the movie theatre to check out one of the summer’s new animated features, Epic. The kids loved it and I heard stories about it for quite some time afterwards. Lucky for me, yesterday, …

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Celebrate Warmer Days with this Easy Spring Flower Cupcake Recipe #LMDConnector

One of the things I love about spring is that time after the snow has melted and there is green grass and new little flowers everywhere. Here in Saskatchewan, that’s not something we get to enjoy in March too often. And this year has been especially miserable with the snow still taller than me out …

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Green & Black’s Dark Choclate Orange Raspberry Tiramisu Makes a Delicious Easter Dessert

I am an absolute huge fan of Green & Black’s Organic chocolate. In fact, when I mention my love of organic chocolate to others, Green & Black’s is the brand I’m thinking of. It has a rich, complex flavour that I find absolutely irresistible. Recently, Green & Black’s contacted me and asked me to be …

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Sun-Maid Cinnamon Raisin Bread Apple Cupcakes Make a Quick and Delicious Dessert

Sun-Maid, a company that many of us remember from our childhood, celebrated its 100th birthday in December and a short time ago, I received a fun little birthday package from Sun-Maid Canada containing a Sun-Maid apron and coupons for Sun-Maid cinnamon swirl raisin bread. I also received this delicious recipe and it sounded so easy …

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Butter Tart Squares Make a Delicious Holiday Recipe Without All the Work

When the holiday season rolls around, the presents are secondary to the food in my mind. For at least a month before the big day, I cook and bake all kinds of goodies to store in the freezer for Christmas. In fact, I usually make such a huge quantity of goodies that friends and family …

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Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Holiday Ornaments Make an Easy and Fun Holiday Gift-Giveaway

Everyone knows that it’s better to give than to receive and this holiday season, Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal has everything you need to create a dazzling gift on a tiny budget! Impressive, simple, and a fun activity for the kids, the signature Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal Holiday Ornament is new for Holiday 2012 and puts …

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Easy Holiday Baking with Iced Pumpkin Spice Cake and Other Tasty Recipes from PAM

I love Christmas baking and I do a lot of it, but with my busy day I need recipes that are quick, delicious and foolproof. Thankfully, PAM, a staple in Canadian kitchens for more than 50 years now, has some tasty new recipes available at PAM Canada that fit the bill perfectly. I decided to …

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing – The Best-Ever Recipe For Extra Zucchini

Every year I plant zucchinis in our backyard garden and every year I seem to end up with more than I can use, but this year has really been something else. I literally have a countertop full of zucchinis. I’m not sure how I’ll use them all, but I do know many are going to …

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Perfect for Summer! White Chocolate-Lime Pudding Recipe from Desserts in Jars

If you’ve glanced through a few Pinterest boards recently, you’ve probably noticed that one of the hottest new trends is serving food in canning jars. From salads to main courses to desserts, there’s something about serving food in a jar that’s just irresistibly quaint. So when I recently got the chance to review Desserts in …

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Get Cooking with The Best of the Best and The Rest of the Best-Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Squares

It’s been thirty-seven years since a group of eight bridge partners first got the idea of compiling some of the best-loved recipes from their bridge group into a cookbook. And the runaway success of the very first The Best of Bridge cookbook right up to the iconic status of the brand today is one of …

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Treat Your Family to the Best-Ever Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve noticed recently that there is an assortment of popular online recipes that all involve chocolate chip cookie dough. There are cookie dough brownies, truffles, cheesecakes and even dips featuring the irresistible flavour combination. So I thought I would share my very best recipe for good, old-fashioned easy chocolate chip cookies. Moist, chewy and loaded …

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Enjoy Easy and Creative Desserts with Torani Syrups from Buy Coffee Canada-Giveaway

I love coffee. I love it black, with cream, in lattes and pretty much any other way it can be prepared. I’ll drink it hot, cold, or even lukewarm if need be. But as a special treat, I like it flavoured and that’s why I was thrilled when I got the chance to review some …

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Green & Black’s Chocolate Chunk Hot Cross Bun Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

Looking for an easy and decadent dessert for Easter Dinner or a sumptuous addition to Easter Sunday Brunch? You can’t go wrong with this absurdly rich hot cross bun bread and butter pudding! This was my first time making a bread and butter pudding, and I couldn’t wait to give it a try. The recipe …

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