Posts Tagged ‘baking’

Giveaway: Bloomsbury’s Gift Voucher 450 AED

Let’s get this week started off with something SWEET Who remembers when Bloomsbury’s used to be located on the lower ground level at Dubai Mall (just near Bloomingdale’s)? They always had the most luxurious artisan cupcakes and desserts on display. One day, as I walked by where Bloomsbury’s once stood, I was shocked to see they […] Read more…

Good Eats: Naughty Pretzel Treats (Pretzel Turtles)

One of my favourite TV shows to watch whenever I am back in North America is The Pioneer Woman (Ruby’s too). We stay up late in my Mom’s room watching it-just us girls. Over the holidays we watched an episode where Ree (the host) made very easy chocolaty pretzel treats. I told my best friend […] Read more…

Canadian Thanksgiving Recipes

A little over a week ago, my little family and I celebrated a Canadian Thanksgiving together.   My cousin arrived a few days prior from Montreal, so together we were able to cook up a really amazing meal!   I purchased a 6KG+ turkey, sweet potatoes, regular potatoes, mini marshmallows, & stuffing ingredients from Carrefour. Cranberry jelly […] Read more…

Baking: Shortbread Toffee Bars

Warning…these are addictive! Especially for a pregnant mama!!! Ingredients: (For Shortbread) 1 Cup room temp salted butter 1/2 Cup sugar 2 Cups all-purpose flour (For Toffee) 1 Cup salted butter 1 Cup sugar 1 can (14 ounces) of sweetened condensed milk 3 Tablespoons maple syrup 1 bag (10 ounces) good-quality bittersweet chocolate chips (only had […] Read more…

Baking: Raisin Oaties

As you can see, this recipe is old! As old as me! My mom used to bake these cookies for me when I was a little girl. She passed on the recipe to me (the original clipping dated from 1986). Yesterday I made them for MY little girl! Poor thing has been so sick I […] Read more…

Baking: Chocolaty Pretzel Valentine’s Day Hearts

Need a quick Valentine’s Day treat to whip up, but don’t have much time on your hands?  I swear this took me less than 10 minutes!Ingredients: Pretzels (I used the mini “Soletti” pretzels, but any will do!) Hershey Kisses (I used Hugs, but only because my Mom sent them from Canada) Red/Pink/White M&M’s (I could […] Read more…

Baking: Banana Chocolate Tarts

For Christmas one of my presents was the “Double Delicious” cookbook by Jessica Seinfeld (Jerry Seinfeld’s wife). Last year I purchased “Deceptively Delicious” and completed nearly all of her recipes! Now I am working my way through this one!   I have made two of her recipes so far, can’t say they are to rave for (gnocchi, […] Read more…

Baking: “Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Cookies”

 Mom and I have been baking again! Surprise, surprise 🙂 Another fun recipe my mom found on Pinterest! These yummy “Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Cookies” make about 3 dozen cookies! Ingredients you will need: 1 Cup of unsalted butter, room temperature 1 Cup granulated sugar Zest from 1 lemon 3 tbsp of lemon juice 2 eggs 1/2 […] Read more…

Molasses Cookies

My mom and I were busy last night baking again =) We wanted to make some cookies for LO to bring to her end of the year school Christmas party! We made “Molasses Cookies”. A real Canadian style recipe originating from “Newfoundland”. Really easy to make! You can find a jar of molasses at Spinneys […] Read more…

I am beyond embarassed, and slightly having a good laugh at myself… This just goes to show you I am indeed no “Foodie”! Remember last week I baked Snickerdoodle Cookies, and made some Gingerbread Dough? Both of those recipes called for cream of tartar. Can you guess which one I used? I thought it was […] Read more…

Fun in the Bath With Glow Sticks!

I had this old box of glow sticks that my mom brought over ages ago from Canada. I am sure you can find them at any party shop in Dubai! I used about 8 of them and put them in the tub, turned off the lights, and surprised my mermaid baby! Did she ever have […] Read more…