Angel Berry Trifle

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An angel berry trifle that's perfect for Easter brunch made with fresh berries, angel food cake and an out of this world vanilla pudding and cream cheese custard.  If this angel berry trifle is not going to get you thinking of summer, I don't know what will. This trifle is sunshine, it's a glimpse of the summer we wish so desperately to come. Especially when here we are, Easter weekend, and it's still snowing outside. The great thing about this weekend is that Easter is at my sister's … [Read more...]

No Bake Banana Pudding Dessert

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I have to tell you I have been exhausted lately.  I've been working on this project at work for the past year and a half and it's finally coming to fruition in the next couple months, and I couldn't be any happier. I just want it over and done with. I want to do something else. Thank God I have this blog because I feel that this blog is what keeps me sane. And the husband of course. It's not that my job is physical, quite the contrary, I work in IT so I have an office job. I am mentally … [Read more...]

Strawberry Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing

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Happy weekend! I'm so happy the weekend is here, it's been a busy week at work so today I had to unwind. I do this by baking. I've been wanting to make these strawberry rolls for a while now and today was the perfect day for them. The hand model bought me these gorgeous strawberries and they're so delicious and sweet. I for one love cinnamon rolls but the hand model has had enough of them, I admit I make them a lot. I've made cherry rolls before and I loved them, and I've made cinnabons … [Read more...]

Roasted Head of Cauliflower with Blue Cheese and Sour Cream Dip

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Now that the holidays are over I have to admit I don't feel like cooking much. I cooked so much over the holidays since Christmas was at my house, that I've just had enough. This is why you see recipes like this cauliflower or this BLT sandwich, because they don't require much cooking. I just need a little bit of a break, I think the holidays do that to all of us. So you know what we've been doing for dinner? Ordering take out, or making crockpot meals, like the wild rice and quinoa soup I'll … [Read more...]

Day 9: Poppy Seed Rugelach

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Welcome to Day 9 of 12 Days of Christmas! Are you tired of cookies yet? Only a few more days left, but I hope I've inspired a few of you to try some of these recipes. I for one love cookies. I could probably live on cookies. I can't stop shoving cookies in my mouth. I keep saying this cookie is my favorite or this one, but the truth is, I love all cookies. I'm an equal opportunity cookie lover, if that even makes sense. I should just open a bakery and sell my cookies, at least then I … [Read more...]

No Bake Nutella Cheesecake with Oreo Cookie Crust

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I've probably mentioned this before, but cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts, and nutella is by far my favorite. There is always nutella in the house, so whenever I feel the need for something sweet, I always have a teaspoon of nutella and life is great again. The thought of mixing nutella and cheesecake was very exciting to me. To make this cheesecake is very easy, the bottom crust is just crushed oreo cookies with a bit of butter and the cheesecake itself is cream cheese, nutella and … [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...]

Goat Cheesecake with Figs, Pecans and Honey

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Did I ever tell you I hate Mondays? Well I do! It's all about waking up early in the morning after sleeping in on the weekend. I keep pressing that snooze button but I know that if I press it one more time I'll be late for work. I guess this is what happens after having a great weekend, you don't want it to end. And a great weekend I had. Part of this great weekend was making this gorgeous cake. Isn't it pretty? It's adorable I know. Now I love a good cheesecake and this cheesecake  is … [Read more...]

Mystery Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

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I'm super excited to share this recipe with you. This recipe for mystery cake dates back to the 1930s and this cake used to be very popular. You may wonder why it's called mystery cake and the answer is simple. The special ingredient used in this cake may surprise you. It's Campbell's Tomato Soup! No lie! Not too worry though, there is no tomato taste in this cake at all. The reason tomato soup was used is because during the 1030s ingredients such as butter and eggs were precious and hard … [Read more...]

Baja Spinach Dip

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I know what you're thinking! You love dips! Well that's OK, so do I! Even if you're not a fan of spinach you will love this baja dip. And if you want more heat, well then just throw in some more Frank's hot sauce. This dip is hot, it's gooey, cheesy and most importantly, it's yummy! Isn't that what make an incredibly good dip? I think it is! You can make this in any baking dish you choose, but I have had these small ramekins for a while now and I was just waiting for the perfect … [Read more...]

Smoked Salmon Quesadillas with Creamy Chipotle Sauce

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It's a long weekend here in Canada, it's the Victoria Day May long weekend. I love long weekends, perfect time for spending with family and enjoying good food and drinks. My starter to this great long weekend are these wonderful smoked salmon quesadillas with creamy chipotle sauce. They are so delicious and they take just minutes to prepare. The creamy chipotle sauce is amazing. It's made with chipotle peppers in adobo sauce which I discovered a little while ago and I just love it. The recipe … [Read more...]

Shrimp and Crab Dip Stuffed Tomatoes

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I love making appetizers, especially cute ones like these stuffed tomatoes. I've been waiting to make these for a long time now, but I've been waiting to have the perfect stuffing. So I decided to go with a seafood dip which is made with crab, shrimp, cheese and of course some Frank's hot sauce for some heat. They were so good, so delicious, you must make these at your next party. Especially if you want to impress your guests, you can't go wrong with these beauties. Now I didn't have any … [Read more...]