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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Lemon Cream Tarts with Berries

Lemon Cream Tarts with Berries

Lemon Cream Tarts with Berries

These Lemon Cream Tarts with Berries are so creamy, dreamy and the perfect Summertime treat!  Ok, well, it’s not officially Summer just yet, but we can certainly dream (or at least pretend that it is through our food, can’t we?)  These are so easy to prepare as I used pre-made pastry shells.  You just make a simple lemon curd, fold it into some whipped cream and top with the season’s freshest berries you can get your little hands on.  Drizzling with white chocolate is optional, but not really 🙂

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Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut Buttercream and Pineapple Curd

Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut Buttercream and Pineapple Curd

Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut Buttercream and Pineapple Curd

A very tropical-like dessert, these Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut Buttercream and Pineapple Curd have a whole lotta flavour going on. In the coconut cupcake there’s a trifecta of coconut – coconut oil, shredded coconut and coconut milk.  The cupcakes are topped with a delicious coconut buttercream.  Then, the whole thing is covered with a simple-to-make pineapple curd and sprinkled with shredded coconut.  They make for the perfect little bite! Continue reading

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General Tso Chicken with Sesame Roasted Broccoli

General Tso Chicken with Sesame Roasted Broccoli

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General Tso Chicken with Sesame Roasted Broccoli

I don’t know who General Tso is, but I can tell you one thing – he makes some damn good chicken! This recipe for General Tso Chicken with Sesame Roasted Broccoli is take-out fake-out. No, no, that’s not fair ’cause you know it’s better than take-out because it’s homemade and homemade is always the best.  No argument there, is there? Continue reading

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Who doesn’t enjoy a delicious Carrot Cake Cupcake with a not-too-sweet cream cheese frosting?  Certainly not me, that’s for sure!  These super moist and delicious bites of goodness are loaded with shredded carrot, fresh pineapple and flavourful spices including cinnamon, nutmeg and clove.  What’s not to like?  The only problem is trying to stop after one! Continue reading

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Apple-n-Carrot Cinnamon Spiced Muffins with Almonds & Oats

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Apple-n-Carrot Cinnamon Spiced Muffins with Almonds & Oats – girlheartfood.com

Hey everybody!  How’s it going?

So this past weekend I discovered something that I was super excited about.   I found out a way to clean our stainless steel appliances and have them look like new!  What you ask??  Ok, ok.  I know it’s not that exciting.  Now, it’s not like finding a $20 bill in your jacket pocket or realizing you’re down 5 pounds, but it’s the little things, isn’t it?  So, I was always Continue reading

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