Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Mini elephant ears


Easy Bake!


You all can thank my boyfriend once again for this recipe. The man absolutely loves elephant ears from Sugar and spice bakery. So I decided that since I was already subjecting myself to a month of baking I might as well make something he loves. These cinnamon sugar elephant ears are by far the easiest recipe for this month. The flaky pastry pairs lovely with the cinnamon and sugar, and it will take you less than 30 minutes to make including bake time.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Not your average Churros


Easy Bake!


This post is a lesson in determination. I have always wanted to make churros. From the first time I ever had them at Costco, it was love at first bite. The crunchy sweet cinnamon sticks with that super soft inside. Churros are actually very simple to make and the ingredient list has a grand total of 5 ingredients. All you need is the dough, hot oil and you’re good to go.....I know they are not baked, but they are easy

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Apple Apple-pie



Easy Bake!

One thing I can appreciate about this recipe is its perceived level of difficulty. Once you serve this people will be wondering how on earth did you make it. Little would they know that the dough is store bought and there are only 6 other ingredients needed in addition to the dough. I will admit it’s not a simple as the pear oatmeal crumble,  but it’s still pretty easy. Anyone can make this.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Pear oatmeal crumble


Easy Bake!

I know I said this was easy bake month, and while this recipe has a little bit more than  5 ingredients and took a little longer than 30 minutes, its still just as easy as can be. I think pears are the most amazing fruit to have warmed. Their flavor is perfect with cinnamon, sugar and butter. Not to mention the texture of the pear itself very velvety, I’ve always said I much prefer pears to apples, and this recipe is a shining example of why.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Dan-ish


Easy Bake!


This pastry is as ad-hoc as can be. Ugly little buggers, I really didn’t even know what to call it. It’s not really a tart, not a croissant, it’s kind of like a danish…get it dan-ish?  I literally walked into the kitchen grabbed the three ingredients and went for it. Cheese, jam and puff pastry; three ingredients one would expect to be a winning combination.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Quicky-berry Cobbler

Easy Bake!

I have gotten so comfortable with the easy drink recipes of last month that I had to ease my way back into the normal routine. Not to mention the fact that for half of this month I will be away from my kitchen and utensils, so I’m dubbing August easy bake month. I will be whipping up some super easy dessert pastries using store bought and homemade items to create easy and delicious items everyone will think took hours to make. First up a blueberry cobbler that will be ready in less than 30 minutes!

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Stolen Mango Moscato


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My sister and her boyfriend went to 689 in Kingston and returned raving about two things. A drink they had and oxtail lasagna. She knew I was in the middle of drink month and demanded I recreate the drink they had and loved. She made sure to ask the bartender what the drink consisted of, and the rest was left to me to figure out. So I have never tasted the original and I blindly attempted a copycat recipe of a drink I didn’t know the name of…turned out pretty good.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Apple Kiwi Kooler



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I was glancing at the drinks this month on my Instagram account. It got me thinking I’m missing blue and green drinks. Since I had no intention of wasting money on a bottle of blue curacao that I would never finish blue was immediately ruled out.  I figured I could definitely make a drink that was green. The first two fruits that came to mind were apples and kiwis. Now you can tell from the image above that this drink is not green, why? Because I could not find Kiwi juice, I searched all four grocery stores in my area to no avail. And I was far to lazy to make some from fresh kiwis. Thankfully I found a kiwi juice blend. This drink is green in spirit

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Strawberry Mint Daiquiri


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The moment you drink a strawberry daiquiri it’s officially summer. I don’t think any other drink reminds me of summer and the beach more than a strawberry daiquiri, not even a Pina Colada. My sister and her best friend love this drink so much. I find it to be a lovely drink but ultimately most versions I’ve had are way too sweet and the flavor is a bit one note. So I decided to add some mint to see if I could give this drink a refreshing makeover.

Friday, 18 July 2014

My Milestones frozen peach bellini


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About four years ago, which feels like a really long time ago , I went on a trip to visit some friends in Toronto. They took me to dinner at a restaurant called Milestones, really good food, but what got my attention was the most delicious drink in life. A frozen peach bellini, I can’t even describe the deliciousness, I have always wanted to replicate the drink but never had a reason, until now!