Archive for tag 'desserts'


Dark Chocolate Peppermint Chip Cookies

There's just something about chocolate and peppermint that screams 'Christmas' to me. Sure, I love the flavour combination any time of year, but around the holidays when candy canes and hot chocolate abound, the mint-chocolate mix is heaven. While browsing at the Bulk Barn for all of my Christmas-baking needs, I stumbled across these: I [...]

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10 Minute Salted Caramel Popcorn

Mr. O and I have a wicked sweet tooth, and we're always on the lookout for new snack ideas. While I'm always game for a batch of chocolate chip cookies or a heaping bowl of ice cream, sometimes I'm craving something a little bit different. I came across this recipe for salted caramel popcorn from [...]


The search for better lactogenic cookies

Why do lactation cookies suck every last drop of moisture from your mouth? Have you ever had a zinc lozenge do that? Lactation cookies are so much worse. Oh, and they come out of the oven the very same pale shade of beige that they entered the oven with. Never a good sign. They often crumble [...]


Holiday Traditions: Bake Day

Every year, Mr O’s family gathers together for an epic event known as Bake Day. We all arrive at his aunt’s house in a coffee-fueled daze, recipes in hand, ready for a solid 8 hours of mixing, whipping and decorating. The amateur forgets to bring slippers (do you know what your feet will feel like [...]


20 Delicious Holiday Treats

Every year as the holidays approach, I can't help but want to start baking (and eating!) delicious treats. They're in stores, on magazine covers, and all over my Pinterest feed. Yet even with access to so many yummy-looking recipes, time and time again I end up baking the same frosted sugar cookies. And don't get [...]

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Zucchini-Blueberry Crumble Muffins

Here in my neck of the woods, summer is over in a big way. It's fall, for sure, and with the change in seasons comes a change in the vegetables available at the farmer's market. Pencil-length cooking zucchini morph into giant, oblong zucchini-squash: the kind bigger than Little Oats. So, loaded down with zucchini, and [...]

Mocha Brownies

Mr. O and I love to entertain. We're not fancy about it; I don't have pretty placemats, or even cups that match, but we love to cook for people. Typically, Mr. O takes care of dinner and I handle dessert...with the caveat that we never make the same thing twice.  Though I have several recipes [...]

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