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

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

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

Auntie Pedie’s Peanut Cookies

Auntie Pedie's CookiesMy great-aunt Pedie is my Nana’s sister and a great baker. I call her Auntie Pedie because I grew up with my mother calling her that, so that’s what I called her and it stuck. Recently, my mom had a craving for a specific peanut cookie and knew it was homemade but couldn’t figure out who made it or what the recipe was. It finally hit her that she had had them as a kid and they were made by my great-aunt, who she called right away to ask for the recipe. After my aunt found the right box that had the recipe (she has 16 boxes of filed recipes!), she called my mom back and we made them. Here’s the result and hope you enjoy! Continue reading