Nanaimo Bars

  The Nanaimo bar is a dessert of Canadian origin that requires no baking and is named after the city of Nanaimo, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island. It is made up of three layers, each one rich, buttery and delicious. Traditionally, these bars are made with walnuts, but I prefer to use pecans. Since moving…

Blueberry Banana Loaf

Blueberry Banana loaf makes a great breakfast, midday snack or dessert. It is packed full of blueberries and bananas, and is incredibly easy and quick to make. This is a great recipe when you are craving something sweet, but not too sweet. I like to make it with fresh blueberries, especially in the summer months….

Dark Chocolate and Baileys Irish Cream Cupcakes

For the most part, my recipes are healthy and delicious. While eating healthy can be tasty, and better for you, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a treat now and then. St. Patricks Day seems the perfect time for this fun, adults only treat. These rich cupcakes are topped with a Baileys infused, cream cheese…

Zucchini Loaf

    The first time I came across zucchini bread, I was a little apprehensive about trying it. I wasn’t really sure what to expect, so I simply avoided it. Eventually I tried a piece at a party and found myself going back for seconds. After that, I was hooked. This Zucchini bread is a…

Pineapple Sgroppino

My love of Sgroppino started when my parents called me from their vacation in Venice to tell me about their new discovery, the cocktail/dessert called Sgroppino. The restaurant where they had dinner every night had run out of my mothers usual dessert so she was brought a glass of Sgroppino, compliments of the chef. She…

Brooke’s Banana Muffins

These are incredibly moist and fluffy banana muffins. I usually bake these 2-3 times per week…my girls are obsessed with them. I have to hide them so they don’t eat the entire batch in one day. You can make these into banana nut muffins or banana chocolate chip muffins by adding 2/3 cup of either…