Bob and I are always excited when CTV contacts us about being on their Morning Live TV show. Themed cooking seems to be our TV calling and this time it was all in the spirit of luuuuurve for Valentine’s Day or Singles Awareness Day – however you choose to celebrate it. So what says love better than two perfect little red velvet whoopie pie cookies sandwiched together with the love of a cream cheese filling! You can even oomph up the love factor and cut them into adorable little hearts (*insert ‘awwww’ or ‘gag’ here*) Mmmmm…. either way, red velvet just sounds just delightful to me! Let’s get to the recipe so you can make these for your someone special. Continue reading
Category Archives: Cookies
I have something to admit, last winter I tried making sugar cookies and failed miserably. I’m not talking “just didn’t turn out”, I’m talking “wouldn’t hold a shape, crumbled everywhere and generally tasted like crap”. After that little experience, sugar cookies have made me a bit nervous. Almost egg white nervous….yes, it really was that bad. But what better way to get over your fears then to jump right back in the saddle! I found this recipe online, added my own twists to it then took it for a test drive, and am I ever happy I did! This is now my staple sugar cookie recipe – the cookies are light, soft, fluffy, easy to roll & cut with cookie cutters and have great flavour. I’ve already made them a few times (in the shapes of little walleye fish, semi-trucks, ghosts and even some glittery pumpkins) and they are a hit with the crowds too! In true BS fashion, let’s get to the recipe. Continue reading →
It’s hard to believe summer is over and a crisp, warm fall is upon us. With that said, as sad as I am to see the days getting shorter and the air cooling off, I’m happy because it’s given me a bit of incentive to get back into the kitchen. Because it’s fall, it’s time to start playing with all the traditional spices that come with fall – cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, nutmeg, rich vanilla…. the list could go on and on. When I stumbled upon this recipe last night, I knew I had to make them: Pumpkin Spice Cookies with a Salted Caramel Frosting. These little guys are awesome, almost like a hybrid between a soft and chewy gingerbread cookie and a pumpkin pie. Let’s get to the recipe so you can give them a try yourself. Continue reading →
The elusive chocolate chip cookie…. something everyone seems to be searching for but can’t quite find. Well ladies & gentlemen, this might be one of the closest solutions I’ve found so far. I think the chewiness of this cookie is what does it for me, so let’s get to this recipe so you can give it a try for yourself.
A few days ago, my friend Tyler texted me to tell me he had the perfect cookie inspiration: The Chai Oatmeal Cookie. Immediately I imagined the spices dancing around in my mouth and thought “great idea”! The spice of the chai would match great to the wholesome taste of the oatmeal, pair it with a bit of raisins and chocolate and WAMO – you’ve got the ultimate cookie. After making the cookie, Tyler was right. Seriously this cookie is awesome, the chai replaces the cinnamon that you would normally add into oatmeal cookies and then adds an extra dimension of flavour. Let’s get to these cookies though, I don’t want to keep you waiting any longer…
As I was relaxing on my couch after a particularly long day at work, I had s’mores and sandwiches on my mind. Of course, having sandwiches on my mind pretty much goes without saying! But these thoughts of s’mores are much more rare and came about due to a workplace discussion regarding tabletop s’mores at a local gastropub. So initially I was thinking s’more sandwich…WHa??? Too strange. But then, the obvious came to mind.
S’more Stuffed French Toast.
Duh! Why was that not my first thought? I don’t know. All that matters is it was thought! So a few days later, here I am presenting the S’more Stuffed French Toast! I’ve also tried something BRAND NEW that I’ve been wanting to do for quite some time…I made a VIDEO recipe! So check it out and let me know what you think, should we do more or just stick to blogging?
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Why is it that everyone always seems to be hunting for that perfect ooey, gooey, chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe? Maybe because the Chocolate Chip is a cookie classic, maybe because it encases a bit of sweet with a touch of salty, either way, we can all almost guarantee that Chocolate Chip Cookies are not going away. I hunted down this recipe and decided to give it a shot. Thanks to Canadian Chef & total hottie, Michael Smith, for this recipe. Continue reading →
Well it’s pretty clear that by the nature of this recipe that I: a) need to get a life b) need to find better things to fill my time with c) have gone crazy d) all of the above…..Whatever the proper answer is, I was on a roll with making dog treats (stay tuned for more recipes) for all the lovely canine buds in my life and thought “dog fortune cookies might be kinda funny and something unique.” So that’s where it started people. Let’s get to the recipe & the doggie fortunes. Continue reading →
One evening I was looking for a quick (yet tasty) recipe for cookies. I didn’t want to go to the grocery store so I had to look what I had on stock and find a recipe to fit those ingredients. I decided that these Chocolate Peanut Butter cookies from Amanda’s Cookin’ and they looked delicious and boy was I right! So let’s stop the BS’ing and get to the recipe…. Continue reading →
So I have to admit – this was probably one of the best surprises I’ve received in a long time – if not the best surprise I’ve ever recieved! What is the surprise you ask? While at work this week, I got called to the front desk and waiting for me was a gift from Crave Cupcakes. Now, this wasn’t just a cupcake or two… no it was a whole loot from Crave with all their Valentine’s Day goodies. I was so pumped to get these home and sample them! Before you even finish reading this post to see what we all go – if you live in Calgary, Edmonton or Saskatoon RUN (and fast) to your nearest crave and get their chocolate tart…. why are you still reading?? I said RUN!!! Continue reading →