No Bake Grasshopper Pie #LMDConnector

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This no bake Grasshopper Pie isn’t so much a pie, but it’s definitely a very tasty dish. We were headed to a Holiday Monday BBQ and I left myself too little time to make dessert, so I headed straight to my No Bake Treats board on Pinterest.  Follow Jennifer VanOosten’s board No Bake Treats on Pinterest. I used the recipe from ... Read More »

Maple-Glazed Candied-Bacon Moose Ears Recipe

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You’ve heard of the popular Canadian Treat of Beaver Tails before, right? Well, for reasons pertaining to copyright infringement, we’re not actually allowed to call these delicious Canadian iconic treats Beaver Tails. Or BeaverTails. Or Queues de Castor. And so this is not a BeaverTails recipe, but rather a Moose Ears recipe that involves Maple Syrup and Candied Bacon, that you can ... Read More »

Easy Homemade Canadian Moose Ears

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We (Jennifer & Marya) are co-writing this post today. Last summer, we took  a road trip out east together with our mom to the East Coast. While in Quebec City, we stopped at the delicious Beaver Tail restaurant, and enjoyed quite a treat! As Canadians, I think that we’re all used to treating ourselves to this iconic Canadian food while ... Read More »

Easter Treats: Meringue & Coconut Birds Nests

Meringue Cup Coconut Birds Nest for Easter

Just a few days ago, I posted a recipe for Inside Out Lemon Meringue Pie – I had a few meringue cups left after everyone was served, and my 3 year old son was wondering why I had birds nests sitting on the counter. That got me thinking. I grabbed a package of shredded coconut and tossed a cup of ... Read More »

Inside Out Lemon Meringue Pie

Inside Out Lemon Meringue Pie

When I saw Sober Julie’s Meringue Cups on Facebook the other day, I knew that I had to try them out. As soon as I saw the photos, my mind started mulling over the possible fillings for such a cute and beautiful dessert vessel! It didn’t take me long to decide that my first go with this recipe would be ... Read More »

GF Churros with GF Bisquick #LMDConnector

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10 years ago this semester, I was studying in Oxford, England, on an exchange program. 10 years ago this week, I was on ‘reading’ break in Alicante, Spain. It was wonderful and amazing. We did a great many things there, like climb palm trees and walk along the Costa Blanca for 6 hours, but one of my favourite things that ... Read More »

Garden Theme Birthday Cake

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This year, we were flying back from Florida on Hendrik’s birthday – so his party got delayed a few weeks. A February party turned into a March party and, since Hendrik is so excited to plant the garden with me in the spring, I settled on a gardening party (not to be confused with a garden party!). I took my pinspiration from ... Read More »

GF {& Paleo} Snickerdoodles #LMDConnector


I seem to be fairly alone in this opinion, but I’ve never been impressed by Snickerdoodles. The first time I heard that someone made Snickerdoodles for a cookie exchange, I was really excited. I was conjuring up images of melted chocolate, gooey caramel, crunchy peanuts. What I actually ate was a fairly plain flour cookie with cinnamon seasoning on top. Huh. Not ... Read More »

Minion Birthday Cake


Thank you to Jenn and Marya for invitng me to do a guest post. My kids love the movies Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2. Of course, their favourite characters are the Minions. What is not to love about those goofy yellow characters?  My son, E, recently turned 6 so a Minion birthday cake was a perfect fit for him. ... Read More »

Easy Strawberry Cheese Cake Ice Cream: #ValentinesDay Dessert!


First off, I need to say this: Listen Closely and Pay Attention: this dessert is SUPER easy, but you NEED to start making it 1.5 days before you plan on serving it. It requires ~4 hours of freezing and then 8 hours of freezing time.I’ve seen Ice Cream recipes on Pinterest before, but I’ve never tried them because I don’t have ... Read More »