Double Chocolate Layer Cake

I don’t often use buttermilk in recipes because I never usually have any in the house, but since it does add a nice touch to the cake I do enjoy using it from time-to-time. This time I even thought, what the heck lets get some heavy cream too and make this cake even more luxurious….

Apple Cake with Cinnamon Sugar

We make apple cake fairly frequently at our house, probably just as much as banana bread; It just seems to be a universal favourite. I’ve tried quite a few variations but this recipe seems to be the top contender at the moment, because it is really moist and dense, with a sweet crispy topping. It’s…

‘Cake 4 Breakfast’ Oats

There is a way to have dessert for breakfast and still be healthy (sort of)…yes it’s true! After my many rolled oats experiments (Banana Oats French Toast, Fruity Baked Oats), I finally came up with one that really does satisfy the sugar cravings. Using just a little bit of flour adds a cake like texture to…

Mushroom Spinach Omelette 

Another breakfast recipe! I know I’m obsessed! But to break the sweet streak, today I made a veggie Omelette to recompense for all the ice-cream we had last week (amongst other fattening items). I think this would be a great light dinner dish also since it was quite filling. I use a mixture of both whole…

Choc Chip Cookies

The love for a good cookie is universal, but what the perfect texture is less so! I always get mixed reviews after I try a new recipe because some people want it more cakey, others more gooey and the rest want it crunchy. There are recipes out for there every variety, and every self respecting baker…

Crispy French Toast 

French toast is such an easy and tasty breakfast or dessert. I think I’ve already shared both a super fattening version (Banana French Toast with Choc Sauce) as well as a healthier one with oats (Banana Oats French Toast), so we should at least cover the original one too. This recipe creates a slightly crispy Toast…

Coconut Chicken Curry

Don’t we all love a good curry but it’s nice to have some variety too; this one has a nice twist with the coconut milk, and ends up making has a really flavorful sauce. On the plus side, it’s pretty simple so doesn’t require a great deal of effort. If you sauté the onions first, and…

Almond Cherry Cake

There are usually at least half a different kinds of fruit in the house since everyone (other than myself) has a smoothie as a part of breakfast, or I use them with baked oats (see recipes for Fruity Baked Oats, Banana Oats French Toast). So when I want to make something other than chocolate there…

Leftover Buttercream Frosting Cookies

I’m always trying new recipes for frosting in the quest for finding the perfect one…the one that everyone in my family will like! So there is always a lot of extra frosting in my fridge. Since I don’t believe in throwing food away, I decided to find a way of using it instead. Thus the…

Vanilla Cupcakes

I realized there’s probably chocolate overload going on with my current posts…What can I say, I’m a chocoholic! As they say, admitting that you have a problem is the first step. The second step is to bake vanilla cupcakes instead! I know overly complicated cupcakes with weird frosting combinations are all the rage these days…

Fruity Baked Oats

I love breakfast, it’s my favorite meal of the day! Like most professionals, I used to forego breakfast for a few extra desperate minutes of sleep. Since I’m not working at the moment, I’m really enjoying leisurely breakfasts and trying out new recipes. This recipe evolved after the Banana Oats French Toast; Hubby and I actually…

Banana Choc Chip Muffins

Actually these are Banana Choc Chip Coconut Muffins….Yes, I know that’s a mouthful! The real stars of the show are of course the chocolate chips and bananas; the coconut flavor is just a nice subtle touch with a lovely whiff and very light aftertaste. I love the texture of these muffins because they are just a…