Apple Pie Granola

Granola is easy to make, delicious and super versatile.  By versatile, I mean that it’s a good way to clean out your pantry if that’s something you need to do.  You need a bunch of oats, sugar and fat (in almost any form) and add ins.  Nuts, seeds, dried fruit.  Again, almost any form. Continue reading “Apple Pie Granola”

Curried Chick Peas

Happy New Year!

Post Christmas season and early in the new year, like so many others, leaves me feeling full of heavy foods and lean in the wallet.  Also, on the last day off before getting back into the swing of things again meant that I wasn’t in the mood to go out.  What’s in the pantry?  Continue reading “Curried Chick Peas”


A classic.  The humble snickerdoodle is a very basic cookie, but like any basic, execution is everything.  This recipe is from a friend who claims to hate cooking and baking because she is terrible at it.  I know she isn’t terrible at it.  This recipe is great and the most important ingredients are the fat, the vanilla and the cinnamon.  Since there isn’t any “flavourings” like chocolate and there’s no texture, like oatmeal, these cookies need the best fat,  vanilla and cinnamon.   Continue reading “Snickerdoodles”

Dark Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Some time ago I came upon this recipe.  Maybe Pinterest?  Someone’s blog?  Facebook?  Honestly, I don’t remember, but it caught my eye even though it has the word ‘healthy’ in the title.  It was the dark chocolate that hooked me as well as the unique method of mixing up the dough.  This morning it’s cold in my apartment so I needed to bake something.  These are delicious!  Look at the ingredient list-they qualify as granola bars.
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Best Bran Muffins Ever

I found this recipe on Martha’s website and I liked it right away because it has no sugar.  The original recipe is sweetened with prune juice and molasses, and I made it that way the first time.  I don’t always appreciate the bitterness of molasses (maybe I need to try a different kind) so the second time I used pomegranate molasses (which you can find where ever you find middle eastern groceries) .  The muffins had a sweet tanginess to them that I enjoy. Continue reading “Best Bran Muffins Ever”

Strawberry Cake

I’ve looked for a strawberry cake before and been disappointed.  Last year this time I made one that called for a packet of jelly powder.  I’m not thrilled with using that as an ingredient but the cake got some rave reviews.  Rave reviews or not, I didn’t want to make it again, so I went searching again. Continue reading “Strawberry Cake”

Chocolate Diablo Cookies

I came upon this recipe through one of my culinary heroes.  I was drawn to it because she promoted it, but the flavour combination didn’t really appeal to me.  I’ve made chocolate brownies with cayenne and cinnamon before, I’ve eaten chocolate ice cream with those flavours too and quite enjoyed it.  But ginger?  And 3 tablespoons?  That’s a lot of ginger.  I made them for the first time today and I didn’t use 3 full tablespoons.  I used 2 rounded teaspoons of freshly grated ginger.

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