Caramel, Peanut Butter Mousse and Chocolate Tart

After my unexpected and long absence I wanted to come back with an irresistible sweet treat and I thought this Caramel, Peanut Butter Mousse and Chocolate Tart would be the perfect recipe to share. It’s ooey, gooey, sweet, salty and rich. And resisting a slice is near impossible ....more

A Day of Remembrance

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Potato Zeppole and Italian Hot Chocolate {Zeppole di Patate e Cioccolato Calda}

Have you ever indulged in the thick creaminess of Italian Hot Chocolate? With this cold weather I thought I would share one of the most enticing hot beverages enjoyed in bars across Italy. Bar, hot chocolate? May seem like an odd place to enjoy hot chocolate but the bars in Italy are different to what we’re used to experiencing here in North America. It’s not only a place to enjoy alcohol but espresso, sandwiches, pastries and gelato ....more

Mini Apple Tarte Tatin with Brown Sugar Caramel and Calvados Cream

Crazy, busy week, I felt like I barely had enough time to breathe! But, I didn’t want to let a week go by without posting, especially since we’re heading into the holiday season. Everyone is so busy at this time of the year so I thought it best to share a quick and easy dessert that delivers on flavour and texture in a big way, Apple Tarte Tatin ....more

Chocolate-Gingerbread Cake with Mascarpone Frosting

I hope all of our American friends enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration. Christmas is on the way and I’ve been busy thinking of dessert ideas for the holidays. Liana is kicking off the season getting together with a few friends over the weekend. She enjoys gingerbread so much I thought I would prepare a Chocolate-Gingerbread Cake topping it with a creamy Mascarpone Frosting ....more

Clementine Crème Caramel with Vanilla Bean Poached Clementines

Throughout the holiday season I always have a bowl of clementines on my kitchen island, Christmas wouldn’t be the same without them. And it’s also the only citrus fruit my children both enjoy, hallelujah! Having said this, I’ve never thought to use them in a dessert until now. What I found most delightful about this Clementine Crème Caramel dessert was that the caramel and clementines played really well together. And the clementine juice brought a remarkable freshness to the custard ....more

The Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake

We celebrated Liana’s (my daughter) 21st birthday this week and I wanted to prepare an extra special birthday cake. Liana’s usual request is my typical Red Velvet Layer Cake. Typical wasn’t working for me this time especially for this momentous occasion (21, wow, time is slipping away much too quickly!) I was hoping for exceptional ....more

The Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake

We celebrated Liana’s (my daughter) 21st birthday this week and I wanted to prepare an extra special birthday cake. Liana’s usual request is my typical Red Velvet Layer Cake. Typical wasn’t working for me this time especially for this momentous occasion (21, wow, time is slipping away much too quickly!) I was hoping for exceptional ....more

White Chocolate-Vanilla Bean Pudding Tarts – Easy Halloween Treats

I know I know Halloween has come and gone but I woke up Halloween morning to a picture accompanied with a note taped to the coffee pot, “please make these!” I couldn’t deny my daughter, Liana, these easy Halloween treats especially since they’re filled with White Chocolate Vanilla Bean Pudding. It’s not like I need an excuse to make homemade pudding, truth be told I make it quite often, usually late at night. I think it’s the best late-night indulgence ....more

White Chocolate-Vanilla Bean Pudding Tarts – Easy Halloween Treats

I know I know Halloween has come and gone but I woke up Halloween morning to a picture accompanied with a note taped to the coffee pot, “please make these!” I couldn’t deny my daughter, Liana, these easy Halloween treats especially since they’re filled with White Chocolate Vanilla Bean Pudding. It’s not like I need an excuse to make homemade pudding, truth be told I make it quite often, usually late at night. I think it’s the best late-night indulgence ....more