Brown Sugar Coated Pecans

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We went to Costco today. Every single time I go there I feel like a kid in a candy store, I want everything. But in smaller sizes. Everything is so big, huge bags, huge boxes, but everything looks so good. I have to practice a lot of self control because there's only 2 of us. But one thing I love to buy at Costco is their pecans. I love pecans. Pecans are good for you, full of health benefits. They're rich source of energy and full of antioxidants and vitamins. But most of all they are pretty … [Read more...]

Day 5: Pretzel Turtles

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Welcome to Day 5 of 12 days of Christmas! First of all I don't usually make pretzel treats, but when I saw these I knew these were for my husband as his favorite chocolate are turtles. I knew this was meant to be. I know it's not really a cookie for my 12 days of cookies but it's close enough, it's a sweet treat, therefore it qualifies. Recently I've come to a conclusion. I love dark chocolate more than milk chocolate which is not a bad thing because dark chocolate is healthier for … [Read more...]

Caramel Apple Dip

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It's funny how small the world is sometimes. Remember my friend that gave me the sex in a pan recipe? I had actually lost touch with her for the past 5 years, pretty much since we moved to Calgary. I can't remember how or why it happened, the only reason I can think of now is that life happened. Since then I started this blog and what I learned the most during this process, is how small the world really is. Through this blog I have met people from  all over the world, through this blog I have … [Read more...]

Homemade Bounty Bars

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So these may not be the best looking bounty bars ever, but they taste just like the real thing! Trust me when I say that it doesn't matter what they look like. But first of all, if you've never had a bounty bar before, they are amazing, especially if you like coconut. I'm not sure if they sell these in the US, actually I think they're similar to Mounds in the US. Bounty bars are one of my husband's favorite chocolates, so I wanted to surprise him with these. They are so easy to make, it … [Read more...]

Redenbacher’s Ribbon O’ Fudge Bars

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Just like sex in a pan here's another retro recipe, this one from 1993 for Redenbacher's Ribbon O' Fudge Bars. I love these old forgotten recipes, though if you ask me 1993 doesn't seem like that long ago but it was 20 years ago. That just makes me feel old! Seriously, let's think about this recipe for a minute. We have 5 fantastic ingredients; popcorn, fudge, butter, mini marshmallows and butterscotch chips. I don't know about you but to me that spells sweet, sticky deliciousness. You can't … [Read more...]

2 Minute Microwavable Fudge with Pecans and Fleur de Sel

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Oh Fudge! Let's get right down to talking about fudge. I know you all love fudge and while these may not be the prettiest fudge pictures you've ever seen, I guarantee you this fudge is the easiest to make and most delicious fudge you'll ever eat. 2 minutes in the microwave! That's all it takes. You cannot screw this up. The ingredients are super simple, powdered sugar, cocoa, butter, a bit of milk and vanilla extract and voila! I even made this in my messy kitchen, which is still full of … [Read more...]

Oreo Cookie and Strawberry Parfait

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Dear Abby, I know that you normally deal with issues with cheating and lying husbands or I'm in love with two men type of issues, but mine is a bit different than that. I have a sweet tooth that I hope you can help me with. I love my sweets, I love puddings, and chocolate and fruits, and cakes, and ice cream and cream puffs, and macarons and cookies and brownies and crownies. The other day I wanted something sweet so bad I looked around the house and there was no chocolate, no ice cream and … [Read more...]

Babe Ruth Bars

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  You know when you have those cravings for something sweet, well that was me today. But I didn't want just anything, and I didn't want to bake anything either, so I thought that one of those no bake bars would be an excellent idea. I had seen this recipe on allrecipes.com and I just had to try it. No Bake Babe Ruth bars. We're all familiar with the Babe Ruth candy bar and I for one love anything with nuts and chocolate so this was perfect for my craving. I just happened to have all the … [Read more...]

Apple Fritters

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I've probably mentioned this before but my very first job was at a bakery. I was 14 years old and I used to work the cash register. It was a great job in the sense that it was easy and most of all I loved a lot of the baked goods there. I used to love the bread, the clover leaf buns, the macaroons, but most of all I used to love the apple fritters. Apple fritters are so easy to make, but they are so delicious, and come on, they have apples. They're nothing more than a sort of donut with … [Read more...]

Berry Cheese Cake Squares

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I am not a big cake maker, though I will make them every once in a while, so when I do make a cake I want it to be special. My husband however, doesn't like any cakes but he does love European style cakes, and this my friends is a European style cake, at least to me. Whenever I've been to Europe, these are the types of cakes I've had, and I love them. So when my friend gave me this recipe I knew I had to make it. I'll admit this cake was a bit of work to make, but it was one of the best cakes … [Read more...]

Pomegranate-Coconut Rice Pudding

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This is the best rice pudding you will ever have. Seriously I've been eating this almost every day for the past couple weeks. It may not look like much but this rice pudding is packed with awesome goodness. The flavor in this rice pudding is out of this world. Now I know not everyone is a fan of rice pudding, but you must try this pomegranate coconut rice pudding. I, however, have always been a fan of rice pudding, it's one of those things that my mother used to make for us often when we were … [Read more...]

No Bake Oreo Cake Pops

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I've been wanting to make cake pops for a while now. They look so adorable that I just couldn't help myself. However, I wanted to find a no bake version of these cake pops because I don't really feel like having the oven on now with this heat. So I came across these no bake Oreo cake pops and thought what a great idea. I mean I love Oreo cookies, who doesn't, and they seemed easy enough to do. And they were, and did I have fun making them. I felt like a little kid again with all the … [Read more...]