Category: Desserts

This category is for all things sweet (and that don’t fit in another category). Cheesecakes, puddings, strudel, baklava, crisps and cobblers can all be found here.

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Since this is Cinco de Mayo, I wanted to share another of my favorite Mexican dessert recipes with you.  Churros.  Like a doughnut, but in the shape of a strip which is deep fried and then rolled in sugar and...

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Tres Leches Cake

“Tres Leches” literally means “three milks”. A mixture of three different kinds of milk are poured over a baked cake to create this signature dessert from Mexico. I like to flavour the milk mixture with Amaretto and drizzle chocolate syrup...

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Cheesecake Fresh Fruit Tarts

This is the perfect dessert to take to a function or gathering since the recipe makes lots, and they are as pretty as they are delicious. People always ask for the recipe! Cream together the 8 ounce package of cream...


Chocolate Souffles

OK, yes, I totally copied this from All  I’ve made this recipe before, but had lost the recipe, so this time I don’t want to lose the recipe again!  All the credit goes to The Tatooed Chef.  Yum!!  Surprise...

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Cream Cheese Spread

Serve this sweet cream cheese spread alongside Easter Bread, or Sweet Italian Pannetone, or with any flavour of bagels, or even try it with muffins.

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Dutch Apple Pie

Dutch Apple Pie is a combination of two of my favorite desserts: Apple Pie, and Apple Crisp.  It’s basically apple crisp in a pie shell.  And it’s so yummy!  Here’s how:     Start with an unbaked deep dish pie...

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Homemade Applesauce

Open a can of applesauce, and what do you find?  Some kind of white, tasteless mush that is passed off as applesauce.  Blech!  On the other hand, think of the insides of an apple pie.  Soft, juicy apple slices, sweetened...

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Apple Crisp

With a brown sugar sweet and crispy topping and a tart and tender fruit bottom, apple crisp ranks at the top of my favourite desserts list. And it is so easy to make, even a beginner cook can make it....

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Almond Ricotta Cheesecake

What? A cheesecake made without cream cheese? What’s up with that? Well, it turns out that ricotta cheese has less fat than the more traditional (for us) cream cheese. Many people, especially if they are of Italian descent, have only...

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Almond Graham Crumb Crust

I love the taste of toasted almonds in a crust.  It could be used with anything that calls for a graham crumb crust.  I especially like this crust when I am making almond flavoured cheesecake, or ricotta cheesecake flavoured with...

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Chocolate Cream Pie

Is there anyone who doesn’t like Chocolate Cream Pie?  It’s a true classic, and everyone likes it.  You can adjust the chocolate flavour to your taste, by using bittersweet, semisweet, milk chocolate, or any combination of these that you like....

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Coconut Creme Pie

This is a combination of two recipes, with a couple of little tweaks of my own.  It has the familiar rich, creamy coconut filling, but is topped with a meringue, similar to a lemon meringue pie. It was delicious, and went fast.  I...


Raspberry Sauce (Coulis)

This sauce is both tart and sweet, just like raspberries are.  It’s easily made from fresh raspberries, or you can use frozen if you can’t find fresh.  It’s a nice change to top slices of pound cake or cheese cake,...

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Hot Fudge Sauce

The perfect blend of melting the ice-cream warmth, and sticking to the ice-cream thickness.  Once you have some of this chocolaty goodness in your fridge, it takes only a minute to microwave it to the perfect warmth and consistency.  Yummmmm!...


Poppycock (Caramel Popcorn)

Poppycock (Caramel Popcorn) I’ve been making this recipe for so many years, it’s become a Christmas tradition. This is stick-to-your-teeth, nutty caramel popcorn. Once you’ve had this, the kind that you buy at the store will never be good enough...

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Frozen Lemon Slice

  This is a light-as-air slice made of frozen and whipped creamy jello with a graham cracker base. A little tart, a little sweet, it’s the perfect summer dessert, it’s coolness and light texture welcome on a hot night. And...


Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate Pudding   This is the home made pudding of my childhood that’s cooked on top of the stove, and that you eat warm. You know the kind that gets a skin on it if left uncovered? Once you’ve had...

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Rhubarb-Apple Crisp

Rhubarb-Apple Crisp Enjoy the tartness of rhubarb, tempered by using half rhubarb and half apples. The crispy brown sugar cinnamon topping sweetens the dish perfectly. Serve warm topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Ingredients 3 cups chopped rhubarb...

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Brandy Spiked Whipped Cream

 Brandy Spiked Whipped Cream 1 cup whipping cream 1/4 cup powdered sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 Tbsp brandy or rum generous sprinkle of cinnamon

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Bread Pudding with a Crisp

Bread Pudding with a Crisp This bread pudding has a crisp streusel topping of butter, brown sugar and pecans on top, with a creamy and cinnaminny sweet bread custard underneath.  The raisins are optional, but I like them.  Same with...

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Fruit Sorbet

Fruit Sorbet Ingredients for 4 servings: 2 ripe bananas, frozen 4 cups fruit of your choice, frozen (I used 2 cups each strawberries and raspberries) 1 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt 1 tsp vanilla 2 Tbsp Splenda

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Cappuccino Cheesecakes

Cappuccino Cheesecake These individual treats are easy and delicious, but look so elegant you would think you fussed for hours. They freeze well too. servings:Makes 12 Ingredients 1 1/4 cups chocolate wafer crumbs 1/3 cup melted butter or margarine 1 8-oz...

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Stewed Rhubarb

Stewed Rhubarb This recipe is more of a guideline since the tartness of the rhubarb can vary depending on the type of rhubarb you use, and also depending on your individual taste.  It was passed down to me from my...


Lemon Mousse Cheesecake

Lemon Mousse Cheesecake A great summer treat. Light and fluffy but still creamy. Perfect for the lemon lovers in the crowd.  I made this one for my son’s wedding rehearsal dinner and it was a big hit. servings: Makes 12...