• Baking,  Desserts & Drinks,  Food

    Unicorn Goodies

    I made a table full of unicorn goodies for my niece’s first birthday. This isn’t really a recipe post, I just wanted to share what I made. I took a shortcut and used cookie mix and cake mix, so everything wasn’t really made from scratch. I really wanted to focus my efforts on the visual look of everything. The sugar cookie mix was delicious I’m not a fan of sugar cookie icing from a tube though. I also made some chocolate cupcakes covered in butter cream frosting as well as some cupcakes covered in frosting from a tube. The star of the dessert table was this lovely unicorn cake. There…

  • Desserts & Drinks,  Food

    Peanut Butter and Chocolate Protein Balls

    ​This great little snack is packed full of both fiber & protein and you wouldn't even know that it's healthy because it tastes like a little PB & chocolate ball.  These healthy snacks keep well for a week or so in the refrigerator and they're great to have on hand as a go-to option as opposed to having something unhealthy (like cookies in my case).

  • Desserts & Drinks,  Food

    Gingerbread Men

    Gingerbread Men Ingredients: 10 tbsps (145g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature 3/4 cup (150g) packed light or dark brown sugar 2/3 cup (160ml) unsulphured molasses 1 large egg, at room temperature 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 3 and 1/2 cups (437g) all-purpose flour  (spoon & leveled) 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp ground ginger 1 tbsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp allspice 1/2 tspground cloves Easy royal icing or your favorite icing recipe Method: In a large bowl using a hand-held mixer or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter for 1 minute on medium speed until completely smooth and creamy. Add the brown…

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    Caramel Popcorn 

    Caramel popcorn is a wonderful combination of sweet and salty.  This recipe can be customized by adding any combination of fruit nuts chocolates or candies that you like.  It makes a great gift as well and can be wrapped up in cellophane as I’ve shown below.   Make the caramel and boil until it reaches soft ball stage. Mix the popcorn with nuts and dried fruits before pouring the caramel over it. Caramel Popcorn Ingredients:1 cup butter 1 1/3 cup brown sugar1/2 cup corn syrup12 cups popped popcorn1 1/2 – 2 cup nuts (or dried fruits, chocolate chips etc) Method: Mix together popped popcorn and nuts and lay flat on parchment lined cookie…

  • Baking,  Desserts & Drinks,  Food

    Lemon Ricotta Cookies

    This recipe turned out delicious, the glaze adds a really yummy flavor punch to the biscuits.  I may be a bit biased though because I love lemon flavored things.  Needless to say, these cookies didn’t last too long… I pretty much inhaled them. Gather the ingredients. Combine all the ingredients with an electric mixer. I used an ice-cream scoop to scoop out the batter into equal sized portions. Bake until they’re lightly golden brown on the bottom. Lemon Ricotta Cookies Ingredients 2 cups granulated sugar 2 lemons, zested 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 stick unsalted butter, softened 2 large eggs 15 ounces…