Dark Chocolate and Pecan Cookies

Winter is upon us, amigos. I woke up yesterday to the white crap falling from the sky and felt my soul cry a little. In my part of the world, we have two and a half seasons; four months of summer, one too-short month of fall, followed by seven months of winter. I don’t even […]

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Caprese Flatbread

Now and then I open the refrigerator, see that we’re out of leftovers and think to myself shit. Leftovers are my go-to when I’m home alone for a meal. It’s not that I don’t enjoy cooking, I just hate going through all the trouble for one. In times like these, I often lazily throw together […]

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

Confession; when the gluten-free diet first hit, I thought it was a heaping pile of manure. I knew zero about it other than the fact that gluten-free bread was five times pricier than regular bread and that everyone and their grand-mother was suddenly requesting gluten-free dining options. I thought it was fake. I thought it […]

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Chocolate-Hazelnut Tart

Three words: chocolate hazelnut tart. If you’re a fan of all things Nutella like I am, trust me when I say that you need this tart in your life. It’s also the ultimate make-you-feel-better dessert (unless you have a nut allergy, in which case it might instead land you in the hospital). Tired? This tart […]

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Lazy Brownies

Want to know what I like? Desserts. Want to know what I like even more than desserts? EASY desserts. As much as I love baking, it’s awesome to have a killer dessert recipe in your arsenal that requires very little effort. It’s also nice to have a last-minute, crap-we-have-company-coming-gotta-throw-something-together, option. If this sounds as appealing […]

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Homemade Hamburger Helper

I know I’m not alone when I say that I grew up on Hamburger Helper. As a child of the 80s, I inevitably witnessed the massive wave of instant food gain popularity. It wasn’t the healthiest of times (we ate this boxed, preservative-fill deliciousness minimum once a week), but our parents didn’t really know any […]

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Classic Apple Crisp

Warm apple crisp a la mode is one of my favourite desserts of all time. Not only is it delicious, it can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator for days until you’re ready to bake it (which is precisely what I did). Another great perk? Apple crisp can easily be made into […]

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