Banana Bread: Taste-Two

Hello there, Sometimes a sequel can be as good as the original. It happens. Based on my original recipe, Banana Bread with Pecans and Chocolate Chips, which is always, ALWAYS a mega hit whenever I make it, Banana Bread: Taste Two, is a little healthier, heartier and it’s my preferred version at the moment.  It could have been called “Banana bread made…

Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

  Hey there! Found this great recipe on Pinterest, “The world’s catalog of ideas” It’s a marvellous place to lose yourself in. It can motivate you to make delicious muffins like these AND introduce you to new food concepts, like sandwich cake! Do you know what a sandwich cake is??? (It’s revolutionary! Stay tuned!) and It can…

Grilled Tiramisu with Coffee-Speckled Mascarpone Cream

Hey there! Yeah, you read right. Its a new, delicious and very easy twist on Tiramisu, just in time for spring. (if it ever gets here!) I subscribed to a channel on my Apple TV called Tastemade. Its a series of short segments centered on, you got it, food and travel of course ; two…

Overnight French Toast

Once your casserole is prepped, place in the refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours or overnight. All of the liquid and delicious flavours will be absorbed by the bread & ready to bake 🙂 For Easter this year, I was receiving for brunch. I don’t know about you but “Brunch” is music to my…

The Best Apple Pie – Step 3 – Assembly and Baking

Thank you for hanging in there! You are now at the final step – baking your delicious pie! To make the most delicious Apple Pie, I marinate my apples first! I find that the tastiest pies are made with McIntosh apples although some people believe that they are not the ideal apples for pie making as…

The Best Apple Pie – Step 1- All Butter Flaky Pie Dough

Hello all! For years I have been struggling to make pie dough. Most of the time it wouldn’t hold together at all and I’d have to do a lot of patch work in order for it to resemble a pie at all! Oh, how my husband laughed at me, claiming that my pies always looked…

Claudia’s Fudgy Paleo Brownies

  Hello there! I’m crazy about brownies, especially the delicious & healthy kind. (Yes, they exist) Remember my Mind Blowing Black Bean Brownies ? Well, I now have another brownie recipe and it happens to be Paleo-friendly (Caveman approved)! These have a fudgey texture, made with 70% dark chocolate; without flour or processed sugar yet they can satisfy the…

English Banoffee Pie

Banoffee = Banana and toffee. Those two elements are very delicious together, soft and unctuous indeed, only improved further by the crunchy texture of  the sweet crust, and airy-cool vanilla-bean whipped cream, sprinkled all over with shredded chocolate “snowflakes” for good measure. Light and decadent at the same time, it is the most heavenly and satisfying dessert…

Tunnel of Fudge Cake

Hey there y’all, As you may know, I am currently on a Southern Food kick. Its not my fault, its the book I am reading…or rather listening to. A couple of years back I discovered audio books on Audible.com. I always wanted to read certain books but rarely had time to sit down and have…

Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

  Hello there! Southern biscuits have a wonderful soft flakey texture with a buttery taste. Crispy on the outside with an almost cake-like softness on the inside. I am in love with them, as much as you can be in love with food. Eat them sweet, savoury or just plain, for breakfast, dinner or even dessert….

Sicilian Blood Orange Loaf Cake

Hey there! This cake initially caught my eye because of its pretty pink frosting with those lovely, glossy blood orange slices on top and of course, the originality of it. You can always find recipes for lemon cakes or lemon loaves but never blood orange – the rare beauty. I found this where you can find all of…

Cinnamon Bun Apple Pie

Recently on Pinterest, inspiration for all things, I found this ingeniously delicious idea for a cinnamon bun apple pie.

Apple, Cheddar and Maple Muffins

Cheese and apple – one of my favourite snacks. Combined and baked into a muffin!? This recipe is one of the top 3 reasons I bought the cookbook – Trois fois par Jour! This recipe gets top marks not only for taste and simplicity but its healthy too. It does not contain any refined sugars or butter. The…

Pumpkin Dream Cake with Maple-Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Hi everybody & thanks for popping in! I was attending a Halloween party recently and wanted to bring a seasonal dessert. I found this delicious recipe on Pinterest, aka inspiration central, and now understand why it was called Pumpkin Dream Cake. In fact, I couldn’t even find a better name for it. It’s soft, moist and just dreamy..Picture yourself happily floating on…

Vanilla-Sage Cornbread

  Hello there, It’s Oct 7th so Happy Birthday to me! This recipe was a delicious gift to myself and now also for you! Hope you try it. I began a love-affair with cornbread years back when my husband and I tried it for the first time at our favorite Southern-American restaurant called Savannah in downtown…

Banana Bread with Pecans and Chocolate Chips

Hello there, This recipe is a favorite of mine and I make it whenever the occasion presents itself. Meaning: whenever I have bananas that are in a brown, sad state of affairs which is quite often. My husband is reluctant when it comes to fruit in general but I’d occasionally try to have him eat…

High Altitude Ghirardelli Oreo Brownies

These will make your taste buds smile. I am more a fan of Oreos than of brownies to tell the truth but put them together and you’ve got an irresistible combination. They’re not made from scratch, no, but they are soooo sinfully delicious.  When I am not making my black bean brownies, I am makin’…

Mind-blowing Black Bean Brownies

Say whaaaat!?  Yup, if you’re still here after reading black bean brownies, I thank you. I do have a flare for the dramatic when it comes to food but I guarantee , they ARE mind-blowing because they are super delicious and taste like they’re terrible for you.  Isn’t that what we are all looking for,  the…