Ambrosia Budapest Roll

Growing up in the ’70s, we ate a lot of ambrosia (which I loved). This recipe is my tribute to my mom’s super ambrosia…. and it is G-F, too! Perfect dessert for a fancy dinner, BBQ or highnoon tea! Time: 2 hours Music Selection: Garbage – Only Happen When It Rains Ingredients: Jelly roll: 1…

Lemon Bars

Time: 1 hour This is one of those perfect desserts for BBQs and high noon tea garden parties – where the butterflies flutter. Music Selection: Abe Parker – Butterflies Ingredients: Crust: 1 cup butter, melted ½ cup sugar 2 tsp vanilla ½ tsp salt 2 cups flour Filling: 1 ½ cups sugar 1/3 cup flour…

Budapest Roll

Time: 2 hours This is a light, delicious and gluten-free dessert. Perfect for high noon tea, fancy events or just because… Music Selection: George Ezra – Budapest Ingredients: 6 large egg whites at room temperature 2/3 cup finely ground (and roasted) hazelnuts, plus one extra Tablespoon 1 small pkg instant vanilla pudding (153 g) 1…

Mexican Chocolate Tart

Time: 1 hour preparation; 4 hours rest Want to have a happy day? Try this delicious, easy tart. Music Selection: Barbara Streisand & Judy Garland – Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy Ingredients: Pecans: 1 1/2 cups pecan halves 1 Tbsp butter, melted 3 Tbsp brown sugar, packed 1 Tbsp water 1/8 tsp cayenne 1…

Blueberry Cream Cake

Time: 90 minutes Blueberries grow all over Canada, and although this cake is often referred to as a Nova Scotian blueberry cream cake, many provinces have blueberry festivals. One that we had a great time at, years ago is in Brigus, Newfoundland. If you haven’t been, you should go and enjoy the fun and festivities…

Lemon Pudding Souffle

Time: 90 minutes Looking for an elegant, simple, delicious dessert for a special occasion? Valentine’s Day? New Years? Afternoon Tea Party?? This is the one…. your love for it will lead you back to this recipe again and again. Music Selection: Taylor Dayne – Love Will Lead You Back Ingredients: 3 eggs, separated, at room…

Banana Rum Sticky Toffee Pudding with Chocolate Sauce

Time: 5 hours This is a labour of love, but such a great dish and so worth every bite… Music Selection: LoLa & Hauser – Love Story Ingredients: Cake: ½ cup spiced rum 1 cup raisins 1 cup butter, room temperature 1 ½ cups brown sugar 2 tsp baking soda 2 tsp vanilla 4 eggs…

Swedish Caramel Cookies

Time: 30 minutes True bliss and freedom – enjoying a caramel cookie, on a sunny afternoon, with a cold glass of milk… fika Music Selection: ABBA – Ode To Freedom Ingredients: ½ cup butter, at room temperature ½ cup brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 Tbsp golden syrup (like Rogers) 1 Tbsp melted honey 1…

Coconut & Banana Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Time: 2 hours This cake is simple to make and creates an interesting and delectable dessert – the best thing that you can do is – fall in love with it… Music Selection: Christopher Cross – Arthur’s Theme Ingredients: 1 cup butter, melted 1 cup packed brown sugar ½ large pineapple, peeled, cut in quarters,…

Divine Carrot Cake

Time: 3 hours Love is divine… so is this cake…. the perfect combination of comforting flavours. Music Selection: Seal – Love’s Divine Ingredients: 3 cups flour 1 Tbsp baking powder 2 tsp baking soda 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger 2 ½ cups brown sugar 1 ½ cups vegetable/canola oil 6 eggs 2…