Devil’s Food Bundt Cake with Chocolate Mint Ganache

Time: 2 hours Music Selection: Charlie Daniels Band – The Devil Went Down To Georgia This is a perfect dessert for chocolate lovers! It is a super easy recipe and it turns our perfect every time. Ingredients: 1 ½ c. flour  2 tsp coffee instant dried ¾ tsp baking soda ½ tsp baking powder ¼…

Banana Foster Cheesecake

Time: 6 – 12 hours (long cooling and set time) Music Selection: David Foster & Japanese Philharmonic Orchestra – Flight of the Snowbird & Winter Olympics Theme Song This dessert is divine, much like this amazing composition by Canada’s David Foster. This dessert does take some time to make, although it is an easy recipe…

Mini Banana Split Baked Alaskas

Time: 30 minutes Music Selection: Lee Greenwood – Home To Alaska This is a dessert that I have made for my kids’ birthday parties, but this year we made it for our fancy New Years’ Eve dinner. It is always a hit with young and old! Also, easy to make, especially if you buy a…

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 18 large cookies Time: 1 ½ hours Music Selection: Nina Simone – Here Comes the Sun These cookies have the perfect balance of cookie to chocolate chip ratio – trust me! These are a favorite for my kids and for me as I like that it has fruit in them and not too much…

Christmas Steamed Plum Pudding

Time: 7 hours plus several days to soak fruit Music Selection: Yo-Yo Ma & Alison Kraus – Wexford Carol Although this dish uses fruit that would not have been in a traditional pudding, the flavours remain true to a traditional steamed fruit pudding. “With thankful heart and joyful mind”, I think you will find that…

Berry Cobbler

Time: 45 – 60 minutes Music Selection: The Band Perry – If I Die Young This is a dessert that is pure comfort — for those days when you want a big cup of tea and feel self-reflective… it also is the exact perfect dessert to share with best buddies… Ingredients: 8 cups frozen or…

Pumpkin Pie

Makes 2 pies Time: 90 minutes Once you try this pie you will have lots to be thankful for! It is healthy and sooo very delicious. I also provide my mom’s favourite (and unique) way of making pumpkin pie… I think you will enjoy this! Music Selection: Johnny Cash – Thanksgiving/Thank You Ingredients: 2 pie…

Roasted Pumpkin Puree

Time: 1 hour I’ve got my mind set on pumpkin pie – and I mean the really good pumpkin pie that comes with roasting and pureeing the pumpkin! AND lucky us, it is November 1 and we have fresh pumpkins! This puree can be used in so many recipes, but our favourite is to have…

Pineapple Empanadas

Time: 1 ½ hours – Makes 36 I decided to make my chicken enchiladas (a double batch) as it is always a favourite and we wanted something warm and spicy as it was a chilly day. I made these amazing empanadas as a dessert to go with it, but frankly, these are great for breakfast…

Rum Raisin Squares

Time: 1 hour 15 minutes Music Selection: Meditation Melodies – Afternoon Tea Music The other night, over conversation with some friends we came to realize that the men in our group all had a strong like for raisins in desserts – raisin tarts, raisin pie and definitely raisins in rice pudding. Having a bag of…