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

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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

Zebra Fudge Cookies

A zebra fudge cookieIt’s a big week for me: it’s my birthday, I got a new job (soon to be a Brand Coordinator for Lifetime and Food Network!), and I’m a guest blogger for FoodStory – this great startup that provides information on Toronto’s farmers markets and even has delivery if you can’t make it (or can and just can’t carry it all home). I wrote about my why for starting this blog, my love of markets Continue reading

Blissful Butterscotch Bars

A butterscotch barWarning: these are dangerously good. I’m house/offspring sitting family friends and Georgia (from Georgia’s Blueberry Cake) and I went through 5 cookbooks before we chose this recipe. They take a while to make, and need tons of time to cool (like 3+ hours), but they are completely worth it…just don’t do what I did and listen to Georgia’s impatient 15 year old brother and cut them too soon! Continue reading