Today I have a very Canadian treat to share with you. Nanaimo bars! All the Canadians reading this are licking their lips, but the rest of you are probably going, huh? Nanaimo bars are a tray dessert made up of a crust layer of crushed graham crackers, nuts, coconut and chocolate, a filling of fluffy vanilla frosting and a chocolate topping. But I wanted to do something a little more special and a little more green (after all it is St. Patrick’s Day) so here is a recipe for pistachio Nanaimo bars! Keep reading
Zucchini in chocolate cake sounds weird, but it’s a very mild flavor and the truth is you barely taste it. It adds tremendous moisture to these beautiful dark chocolatey muffins. The yogurt, oats, and zucchini make these so moist and soft and then you get a little gooey meltiness from the chocolate chips. Wow. Anyway, give them a try. They are a delicious breakfast treat, but they are yummy enough to have for dessert as well! Keep reading
Chocolate and orange is such an incredible flavour combination, and yet I forget about it until the holidays each year. Sometimes I think holidays are made just to snap us out of our routines and remind us that there is so much more to life!
I know everyone has their own holiday baking traditions, but since I love you all I wanted to share a couple of mine. So here is the first, and I’ll share a couple more in the next few days. (I’d be so delighted if you would share your favorite holiday treats in the comments here!)
It’s my youngest sister’s (Hannah’s) birthday today. Hannah has many wonderful qualities, but one of my favorites is that she is really fun to cook for. She basically likes everything, and is always extremely enthusiastic and goes back for seconds. She’s the kind of person you want to make cookies for. So Hannah, these are for you!
If you’re not a big coconut fan you can definitely skip it and just leave these plain chocolate chip, they are fabulously chewy and nutty. Keep reading