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Category Archives: Sweet Snacks

World Nutella Day: I’m Late. I Bring Doughnuts to Make Amends.

Written on March 8, 2014 at 1:06 pm, by

Sometimes it’s hard for me to believe that there was a time in my life when I could be counted on for never, ever being late. In fact, I could usually be counted on to arrive early. I was always the one to get there first and buy the movie tickets or secure the table  Continue Reading »


Written on May 22, 2012 at 7:26 pm, by

I am being patient. Or at least I’m trying. I am surrounded by new food magazines and new cookbooks literally begging me to start using all the fresh berries and vegetables growing in abundance everywhere I turn. Oh. Wait. There are no berries and vegetables growing in abundance everywhere I turn. Here in Ontario, we  Continue Reading »

Damn Good Show

Written on April 28, 2010 at 6:00 pm, by

Have you ever felt, with every fibre of you’re being, that you love a place even though you’ve never been there? I have never set foot in New Orleans but I know, just about as well as I know my own name, that I love that city. One day I will get there and my  Continue Reading »

The 12 Days of Cookbooks: Day 12

Written on December 12, 2009 at 12:30 am, by

And on the twelfth day of the 12 Days of Cookbooks, I give you The Happy Baker by Erin Bolger. One of my frequent lunch-time treats during the workday is to walk up to Yonge and Yorkville and stop in at The Cookbook Store, Toronto’s best store. Admittedly, I try not to do this too  Continue Reading »


Written on October 31, 2009 at 12:30 am, by

Have a creepy (and fun) Halloween! Ciao! The recipe for these Meringue Ghosts comes from two sources. The recipe for the meringue comes from, you can find the recipe here. I used mini chocolate chips for the eyes. The idea for dipping the ghosts in chocolate and coconut comes from 101 Cookbooks. You can  Continue Reading »

One Dolce Book!

Written on June 10, 2008 at 7:07 pm, by

Okay. I know I said June was going to be all Italian and stuff but I had to really struggle to find the Italian link for today’s post. So I figured I’d figured I’d use one of my favourite Italian words, dolce (sweet), to describe one truly sweet book: My Sweet Vegan by Hannah Kaminsky.  Continue Reading »

Cruller is Cooler

Written on February 12, 2008 at 1:01 am, by

I love crullers. I have been known to eat … ummm … quite a few in a row without stopping or even taking a breath. I love their glazed exterior and sweetly soft interior. I love the way they melt in your mouth and slide down your throat in a rush of fried dough bliss.  Continue Reading »

The Midnight Snack of Champions

Written on April 26, 2007 at 12:29 am, by

It’s hard to believe that a little over a month ago I barely had time to even talk to my family, much less blog. The long days and even longer nights put in at work seem but a distant memory. And yet it was only a month ago that I would stumble into the house,  Continue Reading »

Feasting on Nigella

Written on January 19, 2007 at 10:06 pm, by

It’s difficult not to like Nigella Lawson. You’d have to be hard-hearted indeed not to fall prey to the charms of this intelligent, witty and yes – gorgeous – woman. As a television personality, her presence is infectious. Don’t we all wish we could look so good throwing egg shells into the sink?! I own  Continue Reading »

Have Some Rum While Minding Your Bananas!

Written on November 30, 2006 at 11:32 pm, by

Based on your responses to my last post, it seems that banana bread and banana cake are blogger favourites! Now that I know what you like, allow me to suggest an accompaniment to your bananas:  rum. I’m fairly late to the world of rum admirers. To be honest, until I started baking this butter cake  Continue Reading »

Comfort Me with Rice Pudding

Written on November 13, 2006 at 6:56 pm, by

Today would be a day that I would describe as the "typical" Autumn day. Not "the perfect" Autumn day … the typical one. Grey skies, leaves blowing here and there, quiet, and chilly, bordering on cold. A "perfect" Autumn day would have been basically the same, except the gray skies would be lightened by the  Continue Reading »

Cookbook Spotlight: Baking with Dorie Greenspan (Part Two)

Written on November 9, 2006 at 7:18 am, by

After the success that I had with Dorie’s Buttery Jam Cookies, I decided that I would try one more recipe from her cookbook, Baking:  From My Home to Yours, for the Cookbook Spotlight that I was invited to participate in by Sara of I Like to Cook. Instead of randomly choosing a recipe, I decided  Continue Reading »

CBBP #2: Falling for Nuts

Written on October 27, 2006 at 6:12 pm, by

For every season, I’m sure we all have certain dishes that we like to make. I can’t imagine not making roast asparagus in the Spring or panzanella in the Summer, for example. The Fall has a long list of recipes that I enjoy trying, but the one that I make over and over is a  Continue Reading »

Giving Thanks

Written on October 9, 2006 at 12:00 am, by

  As much as I love Christmas, Thanksgiving is the holiday I look forward to most. For me, Thanksgiving Day is like a perfect photograph … crisp colours, happy faces and clarity. I love that the sun always shines and that the air is cool on Thanksgiving Day. I love the colours of the leaves  Continue Reading »

Let There Be Fried Dough!

Written on May 24, 2006 at 11:25 pm, by

I will keep this post short and "sweet". If I ever started my own religion, it would be based on the belief that in every life there should be some fried dough covered in sugar. This idea was brought into focus awhile ago when I visited Orangette and read Molly’s post about fritters. So true!  Continue Reading »

Weekend Cookbook Challenge #2: Comfort = Doughnut

Written on January 30, 2006 at 10:45 pm, by

Now that I’ve been a food blogger for almost two months, I felt it was time to venture forth and participate in a blogging event. After reading about the first Weekend Cookbook Challenge hosted by Sara of i like to cook and Alicat of Something So Clever, I knew that this was the perfect way  Continue Reading »

Dates with Mascarpone and Walnuts

Written on January 8, 2006 at 12:12 am, by

A recent post entitled "Back from the depths and a Xmas present …" on one of my favourite blogs, Jam Faced, made me stop and smile.  I could definitely relate. While I had a pleasant enough Christmas holiday, I was brought momentarily down by some sort of stomach ailment or flu.  To those family members  Continue Reading »