Category Archives: Candy

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

When my nephew, Sam, comes to Ottawa for a visit, I want to make sure that his visit is filled with yummy treats.  While his parents entice him with healthy fare like veggies and chicken, I feel it is my duty as Auntie Connie to present him with fun food options like cookies, cake and ice cream 🙂

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Raw Brownie Balls

Today the role of guest foodie will be played by Connie’s sister, Cherie.

I am constantly looking for healthy recipes and ways to make not-so-healthy foods healthier. I am known for adding protein powder to just about anything, and sneaking veggies in where they don’t belong – or so I am told 🙂

Unlike my sister, I tend to avoid cooking with Bacon, much to my husband’s dismay. I was excited when Connie sent me a link to a recipe for cookie dough balls; which are healthier than they sound.

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Posted by on February 17, 2012 in Baking, Bliss Balls, Candy, Cookies, Guest Foodie


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Peppermint Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

I was looking in our junk food cupboard (admit it, you have one too!) and there I saw it, one last box of Christmas chocolates.  Hmmm, do I eat these delicious peppermint chocolates immediately, or can I turn them into a scrumptious treat?  Of course, I decided to bake with them instead of tearing open the box and devouring the chocolates in mere seconds! 🙂

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Posted by on January 27, 2012 in Baking, Candy, Chocolate, Cookies, Desserts, In a Pinch


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Easy Salted Chocolate Caramels

Earlier this fall I was at Starbucks, eagerly anticipating a Pumpkin Spice Latte.  However, when I got to the counter to make my order, they were all out of the pumpkin spice syrup.  I panicked, I didn’t know what to do and the line up was growing exponentially behind me.  I looked up at their specialty drink board and a new drink caught my eye – Salted Caramel Mocha.  Hmmmm, I like all of these flavours, but how would they taste together?  The answer, delicious!

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Posted by on December 23, 2011 in Candy, Chocolate, Desserts, In a Pinch


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