Category Archives: Sweets & Treats
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!