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Caramel Almond Cookies

I was in the grocery store and I discovered that Kraft made their caramels in an add-in size!  I have used their traditional square caramels in the past to make Easy Salted Chocoate Caramels, but now a whole other world of possibilities had opened up for me; I could add caramels to cookies!

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Posted by on July 27, 2012 in Baking, Candy, Cookies, Desserts

 

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Chocolate Brownies

*I don’t know why I had to call this post Chocolate Brownies, because really, is there any other kind?

I am going to be completely honest with you – this is the first time I have ever made brownies from scratch!
I KNOW! You would think that I have dabbled with a variety of scratch brownies over the years, but nope, this is my first attempt. I have always fallen victim to the pre-boxed mix. Don’t get me wrong, the mixes taste pretty good, and they are incredibly easy, but they don’t compare to scratch baking.

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Posted by on July 6, 2012 in Baking, Candy, Chocolate, Desserts

 

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Maple Bacon Crème Brulée

OK, you all know how much I love bacon. It is true; in fact, I think I might be addicted. You know you have a problem when your friends and co-workers comment that your recent blog entries have been lacking that element of bacon. Well, hopefully this post will right the wrong that I have been avoiding my bacon quota 🙂

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Posted by on May 14, 2012 in Bacon, Baking, Candy, Desserts

 

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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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