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…

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…

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…

LuLu’s Yule Log

Time: 2 hours And…. to my extreme pleasant surprise, my 16YO daughter made this amazing Yule Log on her own without prompting. It looked and tasted so perfect… one of the best I’ve had. Enjoy a classic, with a classic tune with a hot cup of coffee or tea… Music Selection: Nat King Cole –…

Apple Russian Cake – Sharlotka

Time 90 minutes Peaceful bliss – a quiet feeling inside. This is the dessert that makes me want to curl up with a good book, a cup of tea, and savour every bite… delicious as a dessert or for brunch Music Selection: Quiet – Elevation Worship Ingredients:4 apples (granny smith) or about 6 cups of…