Sweets & Treats

Peach Bourbon Praline Crisp - Food Gypsy

Bourbon Peach Praline Crisp

August 24, 2016 | 3 Comments

Bourbon Peach Praline Crisp combines ripe summer flavours in a harmony so out of this world it’s a ‘must try’ recipe.  The peach filling is clean and sweet with the subtle hints of bourbon and...

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A sweet, sensational treat in a big hurry, Chocolate Pomegranate Bark with Pistachios and Petals is a show stoppingly simple addition to your party snack offerings or, box it and give it as a gift...

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Kirsch Cherry Pound Cake is my tribute to the white cherry cakes shared in the Canadian Maritimes at Christmas.  Unlike dark, rum soaked fruitcake chalk-full of candied citrus peel and nuts in a rum soaked...

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Grandma Jones’ Deep Plum Pudding Cake

December 11, 2015 | 3 Comments

A family favorite, Grandma Jones’ Deep Plum Pudding Cake is a rustic, eastern block approach to the holidays. Unlike English plum puddings there’s no suet or nuts, it’s more like a cobbler, but with a...

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Heavenly Apple Rum Raisin Cake

November 30, 2015 | 6 Comments

Rich and hearty, Apple Rum Raisin Cake includes some of my favorite flavours of the season.  Apples, warm spice, sweet raisins and… rum.  Nothing says winter baking quite like a dram or two of rum. I...

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Our Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe- Food Gypsy

Our Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

November 23, 2015 | 8 Comments

This is Our Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe, tried and true, it never fails.  It has the perfect spread and it’s easily adjustable for how you like you cookies – from crisp to soft and...

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Reese’s Chocolate Pizza

November 4, 2015 | 4 Comments

Have you tried the new Reese Spreads?  Oh My God, it’s my new addiction, chocolate and peanut butter – in a jar!  In honor of National Candy Day (no really, it’s a thing) we dug...

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Buttermilk Plum Küchen

October 5, 2015 | 11 Comments

This weekend we celebrate Thanksgiving in Canada.  What can I say, we crazy bunch of Canucks like to get a jump on the holidays!  So this week we’re featuring a few ideas for your grateful...

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Nutty, sweet and moist Blueberry Quinoa Bran Loaf makes for a great treat.  Serve it with a sweet and spicy butter-fruit spread and you’re a kitchen super star. I know, I know, ‘how can you...

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Rocky Road Fudge Cake - Food Gypsy

Rocky Road Fudge Cake – Irresistible

July 17, 2015 | 9 Comments

What to make next time the kids are clamouring for sweets?  Rocky Road Fudge Cake, it’s completely irresistible. A rich fudgy chocolate cake topped with chocolate icing, marshmallows, dry roasted peanuts and, yup, you guessed...

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Dutch Baby Pancake with Summer Fruit - Food Gypsy

Dutch Baby Pancake with Summer Fruit

July 10, 2015 | 15 Comments

Weekend indulgence.  Dutch Baby Pancake with Summer Fruit, a flan-style brunch or late night snack that induces a carbohydrate coma and yet feels healthy because hey, there’s fruit. I’ve never understood the name Dutch Baby Pancake...

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Tiramisu Pancakes

May 4, 2015 | 2 Comments

This Tiramisu Pancakes recipe is a direct result of my lack of will power.  A simplified Brunch oriented version of the classic Italian dessert, I’m sure Nona would not be impressed.  And you know what?  So...

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