dessert, DIY

Maple Syrup Snow Candy

In our family, we have cold weather traditions. This makes the winter days not quite so long. Really blizzardy day? Seven Brides for Seven Brothers! First day below -30C? Maple syrup snow candy! Most recipes I’ve seen call for a cup of maple syrup but I find for 5 kids and two adults (my niece and nephew are usually here for it), half a cup means everyone gets a treat without it being excessive or too expensive. Maple syrup ain’t cheap yo!

Baking, dessert, recipe

Short Cut Puff Pastry

You don’t have to buy expensive packages of puff pastry when making homemade puff pastry is so quick and easy! In this video tutorial, I’ll show you how to make Short Cut Puff Pastry, our favourite way to make Sausage Rolls! But you can use it however your recipe calls for puff pastry.  Look at you saving yourself so much money!

Baking, dessert

Applesauce Spice Cake

My recipe book tells me this recipe for Applesauce Spice Cake originally came from my Auntie Susie, but I’m fairly certain everyone in our family makes it. It has to be one of my favourite cakes of all time. Something about the moist applesauce, flavourful from the spices, add a nice vanilla buttercream…ooooh baby. Yes, it’s good with just a little glaze, but a thick buttercream is definitely my favourite.

Baking, dessert, recipe

Cocoa Almonds

Cocoa Almonds are a simple and tasty real food snack made with natural sweetener. Your family will gobble them up!  As with most recipes that become staples in our house, I found the recipe for Cocoa Almonds in a cookbook… But then I decided there were unnecessary steps and ingredients in the recipe. I knew I could streamline it to make simpler. Because the only way real food happens daily in our house is if it’s simple!  This recipe is equally if not more so amazing if you want to splurge and substitute hazelnuts for the almonds!

Baking, dessert, recipe

5 ingredient Egg Free Cookies Bars

This recipe for S’mores Bars is one that I make all the time. It’s so easy and so delicious you’re family will love ’em! (And you’ll be trying to keep your fingers off of your 6th (8th?) one. Try it with some of my favorite combos such as White chocolate and macadamias, mini marshmallows and butterscotch chips, dried blueberries and coconut, raisins and milk chocolate!

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