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A Sinfully Good Salted Chocolate Caramel Cake

Sometimes you just have to give in. Indulge in the sinfully sweet, the gloriously sticky, and the oh, so luscious chocolate. When this time comes, make it count. Don’t go out and get a chocolate bar, or a cookie or… anything that is less than perfect. Take the time to make something from scratch. Use […]


A Fatal Attraction & Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwiches

The chocolate-peanut butter attraction is undeniable. It’s like the two were made for each other. Naturally, I try to pair them whenever possible, allowing the flavours to meld, the sweet and salty tastes to flatter and complement one another. These Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwiches do just that. Don’t let the name fool you; they […]


A Beautiful Combination: Salted Double-Chocolate Thins

The combination of chocolate and salt is a beautiful thing. Just think about it … … perfection. The smooth flavour of the chocolate envelops your mouth, giving you that ahhh feeling so often accompanied by eating this delectable confection. The salt piques your senses, enhancing the other flavours; in the case of these Salted Double-Chocolate […]


Early Mornings and Mocha Biscotti

It’s getting light out earlier in the mornings now, and spring is making an effort to stand its ground. The birds begin chirping at first light, the snow is slowly melting, and the brisk air flowing through the windows is refreshing rather than freezing. These little tastes of the new-come season make mornings even brighter. […]


Mint-Chocolate Chip Mookies

As a young kid, I always experimented in the kitchen. Aside from my “restaurant” that I would establish on weekend mornings (yes, I charged my family for breakfast, had a set menu, spoke with a NY diner waitress’ accent…), I most often experimented with recipes. I didn’t so much use recipes as throw an assortment […]


Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Take note if you’re in need of any of the following: a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift, a delectable dessert, or a chocolate fix. I have the solution… Chocolate-Covered Strawberries! There’s not really a recipe, but this is what you’ll need: 20 strawberries, washed, dried, leaves on 3 ounces good quality chocolate of your choice, melted Toppings […]


Valentine’s Day Dessert Ideas

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and whether you’re in a relationship or not, you’ve got to appreciate this holiday. I’m not talking about the romantic gestures, heart-shaped boxes, or clever cards – I’m talking about the chocolate. And the whipped cream. And more chocolate. This, more so than any other day, is the day to indulge… […]


Bring Summer Home Anytime with S’Mores

The days of spending afternoons basking lazily in the sun, and gathering around the warmth of a campfire while laughing with friends and toasting marshmallows are still a matter of months away. At least that is the case for us in Alberta, where it’s a frigid -28 degrees today. Sure, we get our warm days, […]


Mini Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream and Desiccated Coconut

I know, I’ve heard, the cupcake trend is over. That doesn’t mean I’m going to stop making them, or liking them for that matter. They’re still delicious, aren’t they? Take these Mini Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream and Desiccated Coconut for example. They’re bite sized and delicate with a moist, almost weightless texture. The buttercream […]


Failed Chocolate Meringue Cookies

  When I think of meringue cookies, I think of this beautiful little pâtisserie in Perpignan, Southern France, that I visited a few years ago. Then, I was just used to small bakeries in my hometown that never seemed to survive more than a few years at a time.  Meringue cookies were few and far […]