Desserts

Frozen Grapes: A Sweet Summer Treat

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As we come to the end of a very hot summer, we’ve had to find creative ways to stay cool.  Between beach trips, visiting friends’ pools, and hanging out at an air-conditioned library, we’ve done not too badly.  And one of our favourite cool treats this summer was frozen grapes.  Sweet, icy, and healthy. And really, could it get any ... Read More »

No Bake Potato Chip Squares: Rice Krispies Squares All Growed Up.

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One Saturday morning at the beginning of the summer, I finally decided to make my maiden voyage to the Hamilton Farmer’s Market. 2016 marks my 15th year living in Hamilton, and until last month, I had never set  foot in the Farmer’s Market.  And I love farmer’s markets! Whenever we’re in Belleville or Sarnia, I try to go with my ... Read More »

Canadian War Cake: Eggless Dairy-Free Raisin Spice Cake from 1915

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This month’s Wine & Cheesy Book Club pick was Rilla of Ingleside by LM Montgomery. Now, as a self-proclaimed Canadian Lit & Historical Fiction enthusiast, it should follow logically that I have read all of Montgomery’s books. Should.  In fact, I have only ever read Anne of Green Gables…and even that was probably two and a half decades ago. I love the story ... Read More »

Holiday Sanity Savers with GLAD #GLADfortheholidays

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I have posted many times before that this is my absolute favourite time of year. I have also talked about how it is important to slow down and enjoy the time, rather than getting caught up in the “stress” that seems to appear this time of year. We see it all around  - “only 4 weeks to Christmas.” “Are you ... Read More »

Christmas Dessert Recipe: Broken Window Glass Cake

Christmas Dessert Recipes: Broken Window Glass Cake

I know, I know – Christmas already?! Two things: 1) this dessert has been sitting in my Drafts folder since last January and I want to make sure that I don’t forget about this season! and 2) Christmas isn’t as far away as you might think!  As with many of my favourite recipes that I post here, this Christmas dessert recipe ... Read More »

Dairy-Free Homemade Ice Cream Sundaes #GayLeaMom

Dairy free Ice Cream Sundaes

One of the best parts of summer is the sweet treats – popsicles, freezies, and of course, ice cream! But those delicious treats are often unhealthy, and shouldn’t be eaten on a regular basis.  That’s why my family loves our dairy-free, homemade, healthy “ice cream.” One simple ingredient – frozen bananas!! Because it is so simple and healthy, you can feel free ... Read More »

No Bake Rhubarb Torte

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  What a difference one week makes! That #rhubarb looks ripe for the picking!! #rhubarbpie #rhubarbpopsicles A photo posted by jennvb (@jennvb) on May 6, 2015 at 7:43am PDT  Is your rhubarb ready for picking, yet? I’ve already picked 4 times from my patch in the back yard and it’s only May 19th! We’ve had Rhubarb Basil Pizza, Strawberry Rhubarb ... Read More »

Quick Cinnamon Rolls (only 2 ingredients) #GayLeaMom

Quick Cinnamon Rolls - only two ingredients!

Recipe & Giveaway I love recipes that are simple, and this one is no exception.  A recipe for quick cinnamon rolls that only takes TWO ingredients? And is done in 30 minutes, start to finish?  Perfect for unexpected house guests, or for Sunday brunch.  It’s also great for kids to help with, since there are not a lot of complicated ... Read More »

Lemon Squares

Lemon Squares

Looking for a light, spring-like treat to accompany this beautiful weather? These lemon squares are perfect for afternoon tea, a baby shower, or just a special treat.  They’re easy to make, too, which is great for baking with kids over Spring Break! The recipe doubles well, but make sure to bake it in separate pan, so it will bake evenly. ... Read More »

What to do with Leftover Birthday Cake

What to do with leftover birthday cake

I can’t say that I’ve ever had this problem before, but H-man’s birthday cake was so big that it’s taken us a week to demolish 3/4 of it – and by this point, it’s not as moist and delicious as it once was. The pirate ship design of the cake called for two 8 1/2 x 11 sheet cakes, so even ... Read More »