Wicked Whoopie Pies

Whoopie PiesI was house/offspring sitting again and since I had the help, decided to tackle a recipe I’ve always wanted to try – whoopie pies! Traditional recipes have a marshmallow filling, but we used cream cheese icing because my ‘baking assistant’ loves it and we didn’t feel like going out to buy Fluff. We made them and even though we both bake a lot, we were shocked at how good they were. The only downside is that because you put two together, it only makes 12 servings and you’re going to want more! Continue reading

Cookie Cutter Perfect Sugar Cookies

Oscar sugar cookieI was asked to make cookies for a friend’s Oscar party so I found this recipe that is perfect for using cookie cutters. I couldn’t find a Oscar award shaped cookie cutter in such a short time period, so I got one 3D printed – it is so cool! A huge thank you to Klever at DreamQii for printing it for me. These cookies are great for all shapes, sizes and toppings, hope you enjoy! Continue reading

Gold Medal Maple Cream Cookies

Maple cream cookieI love maple. Credit it to being 6th generation Canadian, or just to maple syrup being delicious, but I’d drink the stuff if I could. I’m also obsessed with the Olympics, so when we had a party at the office to watch the gold medal Women’s Ice Hockey game, Canada vs. USA, I brought these in and they were a huge (and appropriate) hit! Maybe you’ll make them for the Canada vs. Sweden Men’s game tomorrow, hope you enjoy! Go Canada Go!! Continue reading

Tilapia Tacos with a Twist!

Tilapia TacoI’ve been craving fish tacos, but I don’t deep-fry anything myself because if I do it once (and it turns out well) then I’m definitely going to do it again, and that’s not good for my attempts at eating well, so I leave the frying up to the professionals! I found a great pan-seared fish taco recipe with a twist, it’s got a an awesome avocado, arugula and mango ‘salsa’. Hope you enjoy! Continue reading

My Favourite Chocolate Chip Cookies

Milk and cookiesHappy New Year! I want to start off by wishing you all a great year ahead and luck with all of your resolutions. I didn’t make a weight loss or sugar reduction resolutions because, let’s be honest, that wouldn’t be so successful when I have a baking blog. But, one of my resolutions this year is to devote more energy to my My Nana’s Kitchen, as it seems like you all out there Continue reading

Rich Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad

Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad from aboveI’ve been eyeing this recipe ever since got Barefoot Contessa’s Back to Basics cookbook, and when I finally made it I was not disappointed! Roasting the tomatoes for two hours really concentrates their flavour, making them rich and the salad delicious. With the festive colours in the salad I thought this would be a great time to share it, hope you enjoy! Continue reading

Snowy Coconut Cupcakes

A Coconut CupcakeYou may have noticed with recipes like Amazing Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies and Enchanting Orange Coconut Cake, amongst others , that I’ve got a thing for coconut. I explained it in the latter recipe, but growing up spending weeks at a time in the Caribbean really influenced my tastes, giving my a propensity towards flavours like coconut, vanilla, and rum. I wanted to make something fun and festive, and these cute cupcakes with their tops that look like snowballs fit the bill, so I hope you enjoy! Continue reading

A Quick & Easy Breakfast Sandwich

Quick and Easy Breakfast Sandwich close upI am not a morning person by any stretch of the imagination, so anything that is quick and/or easy in the morning is my friend. After picking up many breakfast sandwiches because I was running late, I decided to make my own quick and easy version at home. I like to use bagels (because I love bagels) but it works just as well with any type of toast. Enjoy!
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The $750 Decadence D’Or Cupcake

Decadence D'Or Inspired CupcakeI saw a blog listing the 10 most expensive desserts in the world, and despite my rational side telling my sweet tooth that they were ridiculous, I still wanted them. Check out the post yourself here and you’ll to see what I mean. In order to not spend thousands of dollars, I decided to make my own. So I give you my version of the $750 Decadence D’Or Cupcake.  Continue reading

Easy Pea-sy Soup

Spinach and Pea soup close upSoup is the perfect solution to the weather getting cooler, especially if you have the good fortune, like myself, to catch a cold that also comes with this time of year. So I’ve said it before, I’m not good with vegetables and am constantly working on adding more to my approved list, and this soup makes me want to eat peas all the time! The spices really set it off, it’s good for you, and it’s quick and easy to make (I couldn’t help myself with the title). I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Continue reading