Funnel Cake

Always the right time for Funnel Cake!

There really is nothing like outdoor barbeques, the sunshine on your face  and the overall joy of summer.  Living in Canada, there is an added appreciation for summer, because they tend to be so short here!  If only there was a way of having summer all year round…  Well, this post is meant for you Summer Sweeties, and guess what, I’ve discovered a small way of keeping that oh-so-sweet summer-loving feeling all year round, and …

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2-Ingredient Peach Sherbet

So, the other day I was cleaning out our pantry and happened to find a can of low-fat sweetened condensed milk. I was inspired but a bit unsure of where to start. So I continued my search throughout the kitchen to hopefully spark some creative juices and I was pleased to find some frozen sliced peaches in the freezer. Frozen Peaches + Condensed Milk = SUPER-SIMPLE PEACH SHERBET ALSO (might I add): 2-ingredients + 1 …

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Portuguese Coconut Custard Tarts

Portuguese Coconut Custard Tarts

Growing up in a Portuguese household meant we always had yummy Portuguese desserts for special occasions.  Because they were so readily available throughout my childhood, I have to say I did not hold as much of an appreciation for how special they are, until I began to get older.  Now, I find I randomly get cravings for Portuguese desserts and often seek out such treats on my own.  Not only are they delicious, but they …

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Chocolate-Covered Strawberries & No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Truffles

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries and No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Truffles

In honour of Valentine’s Day, I’m sharing two recipes with you today.  These recipes are so incredibly easy to make.  Not to mention, they are delicious and look like you’ve really put in some effort, when in fact, you only took some minutes to complete these. I decided on these specific treats because Valentine’s Day sort of crept up on me this year, completely forgot about it, and so had nothing prepared.  These recipes require …

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Portuguese Sweet Rice (Arroz Doce)

Easy and Creamy Portuguese Sweet Rice (Arroz Doce)

Portuguese sweet rice pudding, or Arroz Doce, as we refer to it in Portuguese, is a dessert that was very common in our household growing up.  Grandma would often make a large tray of it for our weekly Sunday family dinners at her house, a memory that I have never forgotten. Food has always been a large part of our family.  It has truly been a way of bringing us all together, and forcing us …

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Tiramisu Recipe Using Cream Cheese

Quick and Easy Tiramisu Recipe (using cream cheese)

Hands down, tiramisu, is one of my all time favourite desserts!  I just love the combination of coffee and cream, simply incredible.  This recipe is a bit of a cheat version, because it does not use mascarpone cheese, an ingredient that is traditionally used in tiramisu.  Instead, we use cream cheese in this, and let me tell you, it is amazing!  This particular recipe has been in our family for years.  It has become a go-to …

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