pineapple squares – a vintage dessert

pineapple squares

As a child, one of the Christmas things I eagerly looked forward to was all the baked goodies my mom and maternal grandmother would make.  One of those goodies was pineapple squares.  I’m not sure where or when the recipe came to be but it’s been around in my family since the mid-1960s.  It’s the…

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plum jelly

plum jelly

I have fond memories of jelly desserts.  My mom made many jellied salads and aspics – some I liked, some I did not. As a kid, I was always fascinated with the ‘jiggly dessert’. My siblings and I would break it down by whipping it around our bowls or to see who could try to…

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cruffin (croissant + muffin)

cruffin

The other day Mr S and I were at our local coffee house.  Typically, we order a cappuccino and sometimes add a sweet.  My eyes wandered over the case of sweets and noticed an unusual name, cruffin.  Intrigued, I ordered one.  It was so light, flaky, and delicious.  It turns out, a cruffin isn’t something…

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frozen raspberry parfait

raspberry parfait

When it comes to making easy desserts, I’m all in.  A typical parfait consists of cream, eggs, and sugar (cooked like a custard) then layered with fruit and granola.  It’s easily adapted to suit your own tastes.  This parfait recipe wanders off the beaten path by using cottage cheese.  Yes, you read correctly.  Cottage cheese…

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pumpkin & cream cheese gingersnap tart

cream cheese gingersnap tart

Our Thanksgiving has come and gone but this cream cheese gingersnap tart can easily be enjoyed for the upcoming holiday season.  While pumpkin pie is not everyone’s favourite, I would hazard a guess that most enjoy cheesecake. This dessert is the perfect marriage between the two. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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grilled pineapple with italian meringue icing

grilled pineapple

I started grilling pineapple well over twenty years ago!  I love it as it’s a super easy dessert to make.  Grilled pineapple is scrumptious on its own but throw in sweet dips like melted chocolate, dulce de leche, whipped cream, and this grilled fruit is bound to delight all age groups. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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lemon chia seed pudding

lemon chia seed pudding

So, looking for a new breakfast dish?  Don’t be put off by the title; lemon chia seed pudding is delicious to enjoy first thing in the morning.  It’s light, fresh, and tangy with creaminess from the coconut milk and chia seed.  Yes, you can also serve as a dessert or afternoon snack.  In addition, this…

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lemon squares

lemon squares

Finally!  A keto dessert I actually enjoy!  Over the past few weeks, I have experimented with keto desserts that have produced less than stellar results.  Sometimes I would end up chucking the dessert into the garbage.  What a waste I would say to myself or complain to Mr. S about the failure. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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butterscotch custard with salted caramel sauce

butterscotch custard with salted caramel sauce

Whoa!  Hold onto your sweet tooth ’cause this dessert will have you asking for more!  It has been ages, well I mean years since I last made a custard.  On occasion, I have made custards but truthfully, I favour more of a fresh fruit kind of dessert.  Having said that, my sweet tooth does show…

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pecan pie bars with semi-sweet chocolate

pecan pie bars

Do you recall eating your first pecan pie?  I sure do!  I was a young kid traveling with my siblings and parents en route to see my grandparents in Florida (an annual winter vacation pilgrimage).  The trip down wasn’t idyllic with 4 kids in the back of a station wagon along with two and a…

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