Roasted Strawberry and Tipsy Cheese Crostini

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~ROASTED STRAWBERRY AND TIPSY CHEESE CROSTINI~

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This Roasted Strawberry and Tipsy Cheese Crostini is my new go-to summer appetizer! It’s simple to put together and puts a smile on my face every time I eat it. Sliced strawberries are roasted for a bit until they’re caramelized and the flavour has intensified. Then, rosemary focaccia is topped with Gunn’s Hill’s Tipsy Cheese and broiled in the oven for a couple of minutes. Once removed, it is topped with the roasted strawberries, a little arugula, and drizzled with balsamic reduction. It’s the perfect little bite! Continue reading

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Baked Coconut and Lemon Donuts

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~ Baked Coconut and Lemon Donuts ~

These Baked Coconut and Lemon Donuts are packed to the max with coconut and zesty lemon! There’s three forms of coconut in these bad boys – coconut oil, shredded coconut and coconut extract.  Plus, there’s lots of fresh lemon zest and juice.  Who needs the coffee shop when you can have these?  Continue reading

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Frozen Strawberry Mango Margarita

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~ Frozen Strawberry Mango Margarita ~

With minimal ingredients, this Frozen Strawberry Mango Margarita delivers a sucker punch right to your taste buds! Boo-ya!  Sweet strawberries are combined with chunks of mango and lime (and some tequila & triple sec, of course) for a fruity, slushy cocktail perfect for Cinco de Mayo (or any of those upcoming bbqs and get-togethers). Continue reading

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Mini Egg Chocolate Bundt Cake

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Mini Egg Chocolate Bundt Cake

Rich, chocolatey and just so pretty!  This Mini Egg Chocolate Bundt Cake will make anyone smile if you serve them a big hunk of this during your Easter celebrations (or any time for that matter).  There’s a dense chocolate base that gets body from both butter and cream cheese.  To add that chocolate oomph, there’s both cocoa powder and lots of crushed mini eggs – a classic for Easter around these parts.  Who wants some? Continue reading

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Coffee Donuts with Peanut Butter Chocolate Glaze

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Coffee Donuts with Peanut Butter Chocolate Glaze

These Coffee Donuts with Peanut Butter Chocolate Glaze can be prepped, baked, rested and garnished in under 25 minutes!  Yes, you read that right.  In no time at all you can have freshly baked donuts, from scratch, in your piehole faster than it will take you to drive to your favourite coffee shop.  These babies are baked so they are way more guilt free than their fried counterparts.  Espresso powder gives the base of this donut a lovely coffee touch and then there’s a super easy  peanut butter chocolate glaze made with natural peanut butter and cocoa powder.  What are you waiting for?  Yummy donuts await! Continue reading

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Lemon Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting, Raspberries and White Chocolate Drizzle

 

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Lemon Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting, Raspberries and White Chocolate Drizzle

Moist, tart, sweet and delicious (and let’s not forget pretty) are all perfectly acceptable and fitting words to describe these Lemon Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting, Raspberries and White Chocolate Drizzle .  Quite a mouthful, wouldn’t you say?  Every component is yummy on its own, but together they are the perfect bite and sure to put a big ol’ smile on your face. Continue reading

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White Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Whipped Cream

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White Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Whipped Cream

This White Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Whipped Cream is like a dessert and drink all in one! The hot chocolate component  contains white chocolate, of course,  and a touch of vanilla extract and the whipped cream is infused with peppermint extract.  There’s no going back to store bought hot chocolate when you can make this at home in about 10 minutes!  Thirsty?

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Bourbon Buttercream

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Bourbon Buttercream

These Chocolate Cupcakes with Bourbon Buttercream are loaded with chocolatey goodness!  For the cupcakes, cocoa powder, chocolate chips and chocolate milk are used to create a moist, packed-full-of-chocolate flavour.  Then, the whole thing is topped with a bourbon spiked buttercream.  Can it get any better?  I don’t think so!  Plus, you can totally adapt for the kiddos by omitting the bourbon. Continue reading

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Cranberry, Lemon, White Chocolate and Coconut Cake

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Cranberry, Lemon, White Chocolate and Coconut Cake

This Cranberry, Lemon, White Chocolate and Coconut Cake takes minutes to prepare and is studded with tart, fresh cranberries.  Lots of lemon zest brightens this moist cake and the white chocolate and coconut compliment the tartness beautifully.  The hardest part is waiting for it to bake and, even more difficult, is having to resist having a second piece!  It’ll be your new favourite when you’re craving something sweet!

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Cranberry, Chocolate and Orange Scones

Cranberry, Chocolate and Orange Scones

 Cranberry, Chocolate and Orange Scones

These Cranberry, Chocolate and Orange Scones are the perfect best bud to your morning cup of coffee or afternoon snack.  They have dried cranberries, chunks of chocolate and orange zest in ’em.  Once baked they are then brushed with a little icing sugar and orange juice.  And guess what?  There’s no mixer required and are prepped and baked in well under an hour.  They pretty much make themselves 😉

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