Category Archives: Sweets & Treats

Gluten-Free Crackled Chocolate Cookies

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We’ve all heard the complaints: Gluten-free cakes taste like sand – and gluten-free cookies are brittle and bland.

This type of diet does sound restrictive but there are plenty of ways to indulge in sweet treats without sacrificing flavor.

“This classic fudgy cookie crackles delightfully on top while it bakes,” says Tom Filippou, executive chef for President’s Choice cooking schools. “We made them with our new gluten-free flour, so you can share them with everyone.”

Brownie Sundae on a Stick with Peanut Butter Fudge Sauce

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If you’re looking for an indulgent treat, this twist on the ice cream parlour classic is just the trick. The combination of peanut butter, fudge and fresh fruit is sure to delight kids and those young at heart. This decadent sauce can be kept refrigerated for up to one week.

Made-over Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bites

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Today marks AICR’s 600th healthy recipe so we decided to celebrate with something sweet and simple to make.This recipe combines fiber-rich whole rolled oats, creamy nut butter and heart healthy omega-3 fatty acid rich flaxseeds. A delicious hybrid between a cookie and a bar, these bites will satisfy your sweet tooth and your mid-afternoon hunger.

Mini Christmas Puddings

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I have a great little recipe for these mini Christmas puddings. They are made from chocolate, marshmallows and rice Krispies. They are very simple to make and kids will love them.

Chocolate Marshmallow Peanut Fudge

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When I was in grade school I made candy with some of my friends. I had invited them to a party and my mother thought pulling taffy would be a fun activity for us. She assembled the ingredients, heated the mixture, and let the giggling girls know when it was ready to pull. In my mind I can still see the long strand of taffy getting longer — far longer than I thought it would.

Chocolate Banana Strudel

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The best Hungarian bakery in New York City, now sadly out of business, was near my apartment. Their mouth-watering strudels included traditional apple, cheese and ones filled with vegetables, including spinach or carrot. Cabbage strudel, mildly sweet and studded with raisins, was my favorite until recently, when I discovered this indulgent pairing of banana and chocolate.

Take Your Family Back in Time With These Old Fashion Desserts – Indian Pudding and Apple Cobbler

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I think it is fun to go back to the old fashion recipes of our heritage from time to time. This is especially important for the youngsters in our families to have a connection to the past.

Lemon Squares

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Lemon Bars

Lemon squares are a delicious citrus dessert, a mix of sweet and sour flavours that help to wake the senses. Before you start make sure you have a clean large surface area for baking. You’ll want to keep the surface floured (as well as your hands) because the recipe tends to be sticky. Be sure to use a well floured surface (and hands) when forming your dough disk. You’ll want to use room temperature eggs for the filling.

How to Make a Gingerbread House

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If you’re like me, you love the holiday season. Why? Because it gives you an excuse to craft gifts, decorations – and best of all – make your own gingerbread houses! Last year, my husband and I decided that we would have a little competition between us and his sister. The task? Build the best, most ambitious gingerbread house you could muster. The game was on!

Enjoy Some Old Fashion Desserts This Holiday Season

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There is just something about old fashion cakes, pies, cookies, etc that I love. And they are never better than at holiday time. Perhaps because they bring back memories of holiday gatherings with family and friends long gone from our lives. Here are some of my favorite recipes from the days of my childhood over 60 years ago. I hope they will bring good memories to mind for you, too.

My husband’s grandfather raised a whole field full of squash. They were made into delicious pies for the holidays.