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 are snacking on them until February! One of my personal favourites? Butter Tart Squares! These gooey treats have all the rich flavour of butter tarts without all the work of making and filling the tiny shells!
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 Jars by Shaina Olmanson, I was pretty excited to have my first experience using jars in my cooking.
This book contains recipes for fifty sweet treats all served in pretty canning jars. After a lot of deliberation, I decided to make the White Chocolate Lime Puddings. It seemed like a great choice for summer with its burst of citrus and creamy texture. The fact it was relatively quick and simple was an additional bonus! [Read more…]