Monster Cookies

Is there anything better then a fresh baked cookie and a tall glass of cold milk?…well living in the California would be nice, but I guess a cookie will do fine…for now. 🙂

Monster cookies are my favourite cookie, and I love cookies! So why are they my favourite? The monster cookie combines every wonderful cookie ingredient into one giant cookie. Peanut butter, check! M&Ms, check! Chocolate chips, check! Oatmeal, check!

Monster Cookies

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What’s your favourite type of cookie?

Let me know, and maybe I’ll whip up a batch!

Irish Treats

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day I whipped up two festive treats yesterday.

Starting with Gluten-Free Mint Swirl Chocolate Brownies. These were  a basic gluten-free brownie batter swirled with a cream cheese mixture that was flavoured with mint extract and green dye. They were fluffy, moist and delicious!

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I also made Chocolate cupcakes topped with Bailey’s Frosting. The cupcake was fluffy and the frosting was rich and sweet! They definitely added some fun to the night!

The chocolate cupcakes were topped with gold flakes.I think they’re pretty cute, and hellooo – chocolate and bailey’s!

 

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This dessert was so well loved, it was gone in a snap! And since it’s so easy to whip up, I’ll be making a second batch very soon.  Hope you enjoy it too!

 

Bailey’s Buttercream

1 cup butter , at room temperature
3 cups powdered sugar
6 Tablespoons Bailey’s Irish Cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Place all ingredients in a large bowl. Use electric mixer to blend together; mix until smooth and creamy.

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Goodbye Pumpkin Pie, Hello Pumpkin Cheesecake. 

This year our traditional Christmas dinner dessert was replaced. We swapped boring, old pumpkin pie, with rich and creamy pumpkin cheesecake.

Ginger snap crust filled with fluffy, spice-infused pumpkin cheesecake filling, topped with homemade caramel and toasted pecans. This took regular pumpkin pie to the next level.

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A Classic Apple Pie

In my mind Apple Pie tops the charts.

Flaky crust. Golden buttery edges. Sweet filling. Apple pie.

Tart apples tossed with sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg creates a sweet filling. Flaky, buttery homemade crust encases the filling to make a delicious dessert.

We’ll experimenting with pie dough recipes over the last year I have finally found my favourite recipe. Though it took some trial and error, I have found my secret ingredient. Tenderflake Shortening. I have been taught to use Crisco, have always used Crisco, but this time I went against the grain.

Tenderflake delivered the most flaky and golden crust that I have ever made. The crust puffed up while baking, and feel apart in my mouth.  Try Tenderflake in your favourite pie dough recipe. Let me know what you think!

Bake this classic pie, your home will smell glorious and your family will thank you!

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