Category: Desserts

Jul 11

Peanut Butter Nanaimo Bars

We Canadians know and love the Nanaimo bar, but did you know that peanut butter was invented in Canada too? There’s no better way to show your true patriot love than with this peanutty twist on the classic Canadian dessert. Peanut Butter Nanaimo Bars Prep time: 20 minutes Baking time: 10 minutes Chilling time: 30 …

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May 18

Fresh Fruit Pizza Tart

When it comes to summer desserts, if you want to really razzle dazzle guests at your next party, think pizza − fruit pizza, that is. Kids and adults alike are wowed by this special dessert. And it couldn’t be simpler to make. Using a sugar cookie base, spread with a cream cheese-sour cream topping, arrange …

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Apr 28

Gluten-Free Crackled Chocolate Cookies

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 …

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Feb 20

Anytime Sugar Cookies

Get the whole family baking With Easter just a hop, skip and a jump away, the time is right to get baking. Get your aprons and whisks ready, because baking is a great way to bring your family together in the kitchen. In fact, a recent study conducted on behalf of Unilever, the maker of …

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Feb 04

A Tisket a Tasket a Valentine’s Day Basket

A Tisket a Tasket a Valentine’s Day Basket: 5 Ways to Send a Message of Love (BPT) – Valentine’s Day is a time for building memories and connections with your child to show the special people in your life you care. With so many options for gifts and little ways to show how you feel, …

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Jan 17

Gluten Free Chia Pumpkin Parfait

Canadians are snacking more than ever. In fact, new research from Ipsos reveals the average Canadian snacks up to six times a day. While nutrition experts recommend fueling up on small, frequent meals, it’s important to make smart choices when it comes to snack time. “Smart snacking should be three things: nutritious, delicious, and convenient,” …

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Jan 16

Healthy Chocolate Energy Bites

How do you and your family eat healthy on-the-go? The trouble is that many popular grab-and-go snack foods contain a long list of added preservatives, artificial flavours, and genetically modified ingredients. To avoid these, nutrition experts recommend looking for foods made with whole, simple ingredients, no refined white sugar, and limited added salt – which …

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Nov 13

Cake Mix Cookie Duo

This duo of soft and chewy cookies will be a welcome addition to any dessert table. Using cake mix makes preparing the dough quick and simple with delicious results. Prep time: 25 minutes Bake time: 12 minutes (for one type of cookie) Yields: approximately 80 cookies (40 of each type) Ingredients: Chewy Jujube Cookies • …

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Nov 02

Peanut Butter and Grape Trifle

You’ve got the appetizers, entree and side dishes figured out. All that’s left is dessert, and you want something that’s a little different, but delicious, and appeals to kids and adults alike. How about trifle? A classic English dessert, trifle is traditionally made of alternating layers of sponge cake or ladyfingers, fruit or jam, custard …

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Oct 18

Halloween Frosted Sugar Cookies

During the fall season, I enjoy baking some Halloween themed cookies to take to various parties or to just keep on hand at my home. This recipe is simple to make but does take some time since you will be cutting out the cookies, and then frosting them with some orange or black frosting. You …

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