Category Archives: Dessert

Cherry Crumb Cake

If life is a bowl of cherries, than what is a freshly baked cherry crumb cake? Not to wax poetic but the cherry season is so short and when the cherries come in from British Columbia, I get excited and then get busy in the kitchen. I usually make some type of preserve with cherries but decided to make this cake after browsing a past issue of Baked from Scratch magazine. Continue reading

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Frozen Chocolate Banana Pops

Frozen. Chocolate. Banana. Pops! I wanted to call these ‘Nutty Monkeys” but that didn’t fly with hubby. These are one my favourite treats and flavour combos. The first time I had these was at Disneyland back in the 80s, which I’ve already raved madly about. It only occurred to me recently that I didn’t need to go to there to have them; I can make them at home, easily, and with ingredients I usually have in my pantry. Continue reading

Key Lime Pie with Coconut Graham Wafer Crust

photo(9)Waylon recently asked if we could make a Key Lime Pie so I said sure, knowing it is one of the easier pies out there to make. If you really like lemon meringue pie, I think you’ll like this! It is like lemon pie on steroids – tangy and creamier. Continue reading

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie in the Whole World

chocolate chip cookiesThis chocolate chip cookie is divine. That’s because the good folks over at America’s Test Kitchen have deconstructed and reconstructed what was likely already a perfect chocolate chip cookie and made it even better. How you ask?

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Lemon Coconut Nanaimo Bars

lemony naniamo barThese are the best Nanaimo bars I’ve ever tasted. My mom and sister (Steph McVox) agree and these will be added to the family cookbook. My sis and I have a tendency to be synchronized. Especially in the kitchen. Continue reading

Chocolate Rosemary Cookies

Chocolate Rosemary CookieThose who know me well know my passion for rosemary. I’m also a big fan of chucks of chocolate. What if you put these two lovely things together? Imagine my delight when I spotted these cookies at Beaucoup Bakery and Cafe. Continue reading

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana ‘Ice Cream’

Peanut Butter, honey and chocolate Banana Ice CreamThe name of this recipe is misleading because there’s no cream in it. It’s simply frozen bananas, cocoa, honey and peanut butter blended together into a creamy iced chocolatey dream. Continue reading