Red, White & Blue Cheesecake

Time: 2 hours plus cooling time (make the day before) This is a recipe that my mom makes and is one of my favorites. It is a very flavorful, colorful, decadent (and filling) cheesecake! It is great for any celebration, however, to our US friends and neighbors, this cheesecake always makes me think of you!…

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…

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…

Banana Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting

Time: 1 hour I have paired two absolute classics! Banana cake with peanut butter and chocolate chips with a hint of cloves smothered in peanut butter frosting AND BTO!!! You really ain’t seen nothin’ yet… baby! This is perfect for a potluck or high noon tea! Music Selection: Bachman Turner Overdrive – You Ain’t Seen…

Upside Down Pear Gingerbread Cake

Gingerbread is one of my favourite aromas. The whole house feels warm and cozy, just from the wafts of gingerbread scents. This is a great way to use up a few pears. It is a great dessert, but also a great brunch recipe. I hope you love this recipe! Time:  1 hour Music Selection: Ginger…

Apple of My Eye Sour Cream Cake

Time: 1 hour You will want to “surrender” to this amazing cake! It is great for breakfast, brunch, afternoon tea or dessert! It is a great way to use up apples and sour cream (which is why I made this today). It is a great Fall recipe, and the dash of cloves with cinnamon will…

Trifle

Time: 30 minutes, but rest for several hours Needing some love? You will definitely feel LOVE after having some of this trifle… simple, fruity, light and perfect for all occasions… Music Selection: Pentatonix – Can You Feel The Love Tonight? Ingredients: 1 angel food or pound cake (baked and cooled), cut in to 1 inch…

Plum Custard Cake

Time: 90 minutes It is Fall and I love to eat stone fruit in cobblers, crisps and cakes. For Thanksgiving, I made this very simple and delicious cake, with typical Fall flavors – cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and cardamom! The perfect symphony… Great music and great food. Music Selection: Ed Sheeran (including Andrea Bocelli) –…

Unicorn Cake

Time: 2 ½ hours Music Selection: Luther Vandross & Mariah Carey – Endless Love This cake is one that you will fall endlessly in love with as it is unique, light and summery! It is always a surprise to your guests and family when you cut into it and they see the beautiful patterns. Enjoy…