This post is like a recipe and public service announcement all in one, read carefully, this could save you from disaster. Actually.
I should also mention, I didn’t make these with the intention of posting them on the blog, but after it was all said and done, I had to share the story, so I snapped some photos with my iPhone. (Thank god I didn’t have my actual camera on me! You’ll find out why, soon enough)
What began as an exciting foray into the cuisine of Spain, became a harrowing tale of disaster and determination, in what has become the scariest thing I have ever cooked.
Posted in Dessert, Fried, Snack, Snack
Tagged bite size, churro, churro danger, churro explosion, cinnamon sugar, deep fried, dessert, dough, exploding churro, Fried, spain, spanish, why did my churo explode
One of my good friends Lauren just celebrated her 30th birthday. Now, Lauren is one of the hardest working women I know. She works an office job and is also a professional photographer (and voted as our city’s best in 2012), so I knew she needed an extra special cake to help celebrate this milestone birthday! After seeing an ombre cake on Pinterest, I knew I wanted to give one whirl. Now, don’t fret if you are thinking “that is way too detailed and complicated for me”. It’s not. It’s actually way easier than you think. Let’s get to the recipe, so I can show you how to make your own ombre cake! Continue reading
Posted in cake, Dessert, Easy, How To
Tagged birthday, butter, buttercream, cake, cream, easy, happy, how, ombre, rose, thirtieth, thirty, to, tutorial, Vanilla
If anyone is looking for a fairly quick and impressive recipe, salted caramels may just be up your alley! I’ve made my original salted caramel recipe a few times now and just about have it down to a science, but this time I wanted to do something a bit different,so I decided to add some vanilla beans to it. Seriously though, who doesn’t love the warm aroma of vanilla beans and the gorgeous little brown specs of beans really add a level of sophistication to a dish. After making the original recipe and these Vanilla Bean Salted Caramels, I must admit that I LOVE the vanilla version. Let’s get to the recipe, so you can decide for yourself. Continue reading
What’s a guy to do when he has a bunch of pumpkin pie filling and no desire to make dumplings anymore? No brainer. Go to the store, buy tart shells and start pouring in the rest of the filling! So that’s exactly what I did. Since I didn’t want to copy the last recipe exactly, I figured I’d spruce things up a bit with some pecans! (Which go very well with pumpkin I might add!)
Now this filling is a little bit different than your standard pumpkin pie, due to the fact that I started it out with cream cheese. What you end up with is a bit of a hybrid, pumpkin pie-cheescake thing going on which I enjoyed very much!
While I was creating the Roasted Garlic, Spinach & Bacon Rangoon, I also wanted to do some form of dessert finger food. Seeing as I still had half a pack of wonton wrappers left, and several cans of pumpkin filling in my cupboard, this was a no brainer! It’s a fun take on your traditional pumpkin pie, wrapped in wontons, fried into a crispy dumpling, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and dipped in some whipped cream! Probably don’t need to convince you to try these ones hey? Well if I do, just imagine a cross between pumpkin pie and a churro! YUM!
Posted in Appetizer, Dessert, Fried, Snack, Snack
Tagged appetizer, churro, dumpling, finger food, holiday, hors d oeuvres, party, pumpkin, pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice, Whipped Cream, wonton
Bob and I are quite excited that CTV Morning Live Saskatoon has invited us back to do another cooking segment. This time the challenge shifted to a holiday inspired dish, so with Bob’s rangoon and pumpkin pie dumpling, I knew I’d have to counteract the savoury with a sweeter dish. Now lots of people were asking for cupcakes, but I knew I had to branch out because I didn’t want to be known as the “cupcake girl”… so what’s the next dessert trend? Donuts! I opted for baked donuts for a few reasons: a tad bit healthier, no chances of oil fires and a bit easier too. I’ll be decorating just one donut on air, but I’ll chat about these three donut flavours: Santa’s Milk & Cookies, The Mistletoe and The Relative. But let’s get to the recipe.
Posted in Dessert, donut, Easy
Tagged baked, butter, CTV, donut, easy, live, morning, peanut, saskatoon
To continue on our holiday donut theme for CTV Morning Live Saskatoon, here is the Mistletoe donut to go along side The Relative and Santa’s Milk & Cookies. Now you are probably wondering… ‘what the heck… why is it a mistletoe donut?’….well with this little donut packing some Kahlua and Skor Toffee bits, it’s rather easy to read between the lines and maybe if you have a little bit of Kahlua and you’re under the mistletoe, you’ll “skor” (…a kiss…). Now let’s get to this feisty little donut.
Posted in Dessert, donut, Easy
Tagged baked, Bits, CTV, donut, easy, kahlua, live, morning, saskatoon, Skor, toffee
If you’ve been following our Facebook Page, you might know that we’ve been asked by CTV Morning Live Saskatoon (a local news station in our city) to come on air to do a cooking segment. When Bob & I got the news we were pretty excited and started racking our brains for what we could make under their requested theme of “Grey Cup Party”. We knew we should stick to our classics with Bob covering the grilled cheese front and myself, tackling the cupcakes. But my brain had a bit of a “food block” – how can you make a cupcake appropriate for a football party?? Now here was my thought pattern: football…party…manly men yelling at a TV…beer….pretzels...okay, now let’s combine them into something sweet, salty and decadent: The Beer Buddy Cupcake – a beer infused chocolate cupcake topped with a Salted Caramel Buttercream and garnished with pretzels. Voila! Game day appropriate cupcakes! Now let’s get to the recipe…
BS’ in the Kitchen on CTV Morning Live
Posted in cupcake, Dessert
Tagged Beer, bowl, buddy, buttercream, canadian, caramel, CFL, CTV, cup, cupcake, cupcakes, football, frosting, ganache, grey, league, live, morning, National, NFL, pretzel, salted, saskatoon, super, Superbowl