A special Christmas dessert

Easy Chocolate Cheesecake for Special Occasions.

Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe with No Bake Filling This chocolate cheesecake recipe features a very light and smooth mousse filling.  It is a special recipe made for special occasions like Christmas.  Fortunately, it’s much easier to make then it looks.  You make the cake then freeze it, and put on the fancy chocolate collar on the day you serve it.   The only thing you bake is the oreo crust and this is the fancy schmancy looking cake collar…

18 Hot Chocolate Recipes

18 Amazing Hot Chocolate Recipes

18 Hot Chocolate Recipes to make the Taste Buds Happy There is nothing better than hot chocolate to make Winter better.  Sweet and warm and rich and soothing.    As you know Canada has seriously cold winters and the promise of hot chocolate when you come in from any outdoor activity is a welcome thought.  Today I am sharing a collection of various hot chocolate recipes.  I had no idea there were so many variations,…

Lemon Parmesan Appetizer Recipe for Christmas a delicious party food.

Make ahead Christmas Appetizers Asparagus in Phyllo

Make Ahead Lemon Parmesan Asparagus Phyllo Appetizers I grew up in a French Canadian family so we always opened gifts on Christmas Eve.   Once my sons moved away I started hosting  Christmas Eve leaving Christmas day for the other families.  As its an evening party I always host with lots of different appetizers.  I like to mix hot and cold appetizers.  The family snacks on the various cold appetizers keeping one eye on the oven.  waiting…

Halloween brownies with black cat silhouettes being served as a Halloween treat

Halloween Brownies with Chocolate Cat Silhouette

Black Cat Silhouette Halloween Brownies These Halloween brownies with a cat in the moon silhouette are my latest idea for this year’s Halloween black cat theme.  I think these are a perfect treat for Halloween snack idea to share with older siblings when little ones are chowing down on their Halloween candy.     Start by making or buying any brownie recipe you like.  This is my favorite Brownie and Icing recipe that I used…

Pumpkin Bread Recipe servings perfect for fall dessert or breakfast.

Pumpkin Bread Pudding – Perfect for Fall Dessert or Breakfast

Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipe I have made various versions of bread pudding but today I am sharing my easy to make Pumpkin Bread Pudding recipe. This time of year is so expensive, back to school clothes, fees, fall activity fees, Halloween and the start of Christmas preparations. Even with the children, all raised I still feel the budget pinch this time of year. Every penny counts and bread pudding is one of those fairly healthy…

No bake pumpkin cheesecake recipe. This easy fall recipe is a perfect fall dessert idea.

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

Light and Fluffy Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe This pumpkin cheesecake recipe makes a large 12″ cheesecake.  As no-bake pumpkin cheesecake is so light and fluffy the crust on this recipe is thick.  If you have a smaller springform pan, you can reduce the amount of crust if you like.  I would leave the filling as it is.  To make this absolutely no bake you can buy a premade crust.  The ginger crust recipe below is easy…

Homemade Pumpkin Loaf Recipe

Pumpkin Bread with Candied Walnut Center

Pumpkin Bread Recipe Pumpkin loaf is one of those recipes that lots of people prefer without nuts.  They want it plain so that the distinct pumpkin flavour and spices flavour comes through, I know what they mean it’s soooo good.   On the other hand, I am kind of strange in that I don’t like eating anything really spongy, including cakes, loaves, or even pancakes.  It’s not the flavour but the texture of plain sponge anything…

Moist and soft baked pumpkin donuts. A perfect pumpkin recipe for fall.

Baked Pumpkin Donuts

Pumpkin Donut Recipe These pumpkin donuts are made with pureed pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling.  Although they have too many carbs to be considered healthy, they are baked and not fried and don’t have any silly food colourings or processed ingredients. The texture of the pumpkin donuts is really soft and moist.  They aren’t as heavy as their fried cousins are but still have a nice pumpkin flavour.   These donuts are really easy to…