Pineapple Tarts

I haven’t had Pineapple Tarts for so long! I have to say with the non-stick pot the pineapple jam wasn’t as hard or as much work as I remember this recipe being. The flakey pastry melts in your mouth with just the right amount of buttery taste. There will be extra filling, you can use…

Lor Mai Fan

One of the ultimate comfort foods. I just got a new rice cooker with a sweet rice function and this my first test. I can’t believe how easy it was to make. Definitely will be making this a lot. 2 cups glutinous rice, rinsed and soaked 1 cup shiitake mushrooms, soaked and sliced 1 Tbsp…

Saltine Toffee

Saltine crackers, salted or unsalted 1 cup butter or margarine 1 cup dark brown sugar 2 cups milk chocolate chips 3/4 cup chopped pecans, or coconut flakes Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Line the cookie sheet with tin foil. Make sure the foil overlaps the edges to make it easier to…

Sorrel (Hibiscus tea)

I was first introduced to this drink on a mission trip in the caribbean. It was so delicious that when I got home I went hunting for the ingredients to make this drink. I found the hibiscus at a Mexican grocery store, but have since discovered that you can also use red zinger tea bags…

Ginger Cookie

When winter comes around, I look for ginger cookies. In my ultimate search for the best ginger cookie I found this recipe on allrecipies.ca. With over 3,600 likes who can go wrong with the recipe. I hope you enjoy my version of this recipe. 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 3 teaspoons ground ginger, heaping 1…

Fruit Christmas Tree Centrepiece

Christmas dinner centrepiece for the table… what could be better than an edible fruit christmas tree? It’s so easy to put together and you can use your favourite fruit and for dessert maybe dip the fruit in a chocolate fondue…. To start get and apple and a pear and cut the tops and bottoms off…

Chocolate Truffles

Christmas baking, yummm! One of my favourite edible gifts to give are truffles. They’re so versatile and delicious. I hope you enjoy. Ingredients 1 cup high quality chocolate, chopped into small pieces 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional) Making the Ganache 1. Put chocolate in a bowl. 2. Microwave…

Almond Butter Chocolate Cookies

While searching for a good chocolate chip cookie recipe, I ran into this recipe on Pinterest that is even flour and dairy free. It looked interesting, and I had almond butter in my pantry. This is the result of my experiment. It’s best when it comes out of the oven, crispy on the outside and…

Sunday Morning Waffles

I want waffles! So waffles for breakfast it is… well brunch by the time I actually got up to make them. I got this awesome waffle recipe from a friend, but I had to hunt through my email to find it, so I decided to post it here, so that I won’t have to go…

Potato Casserole

You have sour cream and cheese in your fridge and you don’t know what to do with it…. That was usually my dillema whenever I bought sour cream. I have finally figured out what to do with the remaining sour cream other than throw it out. Make potato casserole. I like playing around with the…

November Green Smoothie Challenge

I started drinking green smoothies when I tried my first 30-day challenge at the beginning of the year. This month I signed up for the Young and Raw November 2013 Challenge. I fell of the wagon half way through due to travelling for work. I’ve tried to get back into the challenge where I left…

Vegetarian Chili

We had a chilli cookout at work and I tried this Jamie Oliver recipe. I know, I know, trying a new recipe for other people is a little bit dicy, but…. I ended up winning the awards for best and most creative chilli. Well this is now my second time making this. I think what…