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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! Continue reading Maple Syrup Snow Candy

Applesauce Spice Cake

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. Continue reading Applesauce Spice Cake

Cocoa Almonds

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! Continue reading Cocoa Almonds

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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! Continue reading 5 ingredient Egg Free Cookies Bars

Classic Dark Chocolate Cake

Classic Dark Chocolate Cake

Ditch the box and try this recipe for homemade Classic Dark Chocolate Cake from scratch! It’s made rich and moist with a cup of strong coffee which gives it an unexpected depth of flavor. For this recipe I’m making cupcakes, but you can easily adjust the baking times to whichever pan you prefer. If you need a frosting idea…try this deliciously sweet Coconut Frosting below! Continue reading Classic Dark Chocolate Cake