Category: Magazine Mondays

  • Midnight madness meringue cake

    Midnight madness meringue cake

      There’s nothing I like more than alliteration and this is why I made this cake. OK, I’m lying but I must admit I like the name of this cake. Now that I have my Grammar Geek confession out of the way …. To be honest, I don’t really see it as a cake. It’s…

  • Chocolate Mousse Igloo

    Chocolate Mousse Igloo

      This chocolate mousse igloo would be the ideal┬ádessert to make with young children, but perhaps not the most sophisticated dessert to serve your adult guests. I decided to make this recipe after seeing a photo for it in one of the Kraft Kitchens magazines, but even before I began the ingredient list made me…

  • Chocolate Gingerbread House Petits Fours

    Chocolate Gingerbread House Petits Fours

      If you are looking for Christmas cheer, you will be disappointed, tonight. I’m rather more Grinch-like than Cindy Lou-like tonight, but with good reason. In less than two months I’ve had bronchitis – twice – and my son’s sick with his own eye and ear infections. I’m nearly at the end of my rope…

  • Crisp maple shortbread cookies

    Crisp maple shortbread cookies

      The recipe for these gems comes from the latest issue of Chatelaine but you can also find them here. Unlike other more traditional shortbread recipes, these were just buttery enough, just light enough that you can eat more than a couple without feeling like you are going to keel over from the sheer weight…

  • Boston Cream Cupcakes

    Boston Cream Cupcakes

      I was inspired to make these cupcakes after seeing a variation of them in Martha Stewart’s cupcakes book I am always writing about. I had my sister-in-law over for lunch as I wanted to indulge her request for cupcakes with dulce de leche, which I’ve used as a filling before. I wanted to try…

  • Cook’s Illustrated perfect chocolate chip cookies

    Cook’s Illustrated perfect chocolate chip cookies

      A few days ago it was a miserably rainy day and all I could think about was whipping up a batch of warm, gooey, chewy, chocolate chip cookies. Wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles my son actually sat in his high chair long enough for me to make these cookies and bake them (all…

  • Bourbon and orange pecan pie

    Bourbon and orange pecan pie

      I have already made this four times in as many weeks. You’ve heard me whingeing about my lack of time before, so what’s the deal? I tore this recipe out of one of my favourite magazines, “Real Simple.” And sure enough, this recipe is real simple. What’s the secret? Well, as the labour and…