Category Archives: Chocolate

Flourless Blender Brownies

Ooey gooey blender brownies – 5 minutes to mix up and loaded with a secret healthy ingredient! How easy is that? (You won’t feel too guilty feeding these to your crowd.) Okay, so if chocolate is actually a vegetable then … Continue reading

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Cioccolata Calda – the Italian Hot Chocolate I Fell in Love with on our Trip to Italy

One sip of Italian hot chocolate – Cioccolata Calda – and you will be having a MOMENT. The world will slip away as you indulge in this thick, rich, dark, liquid velvet in a cup. Italy is so easy to … Continue reading

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No-Bake Cherry Coconut Bars – a Delightful Use for Evans Cherries

Tangy, creamy, chocolate-covered and bursting with fruit flavour, no-bake Sour Cherry Bars are a decadent treat and a great way to use tart,  juicy Evans cherries. (Plus you’d never guess they’re made with healthy ingredients!) Every year I play Russian … Continue reading

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Chocolate Bark or Mendiants – Take Your Pick

Take chocolate bark to new gourmet heights by adding a wide array of tempting toppings, from fun and spunky, to healthy hippy, to irresistibly exotic. What is it about chocolate that makes it such a universally beloved food? No matter … Continue reading

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No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies a.k.a. ‘Haystacks’

Classic haystacks – those delectable no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies from your childhood (with some new tricks to make them foolproof).     Raise your hand if haystacks were a regular occurrence in your childhood lunchboxes – I mean the … Continue reading

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Hello Dolly Squares (Slightly Healthier)

You don’t even need to dirty a bowl to make these rich, fudgey, delectable Hello Dolly Squares. Just layer everything in the pan and bake! They are fantastic! I’m having trouble getting into the Christmas spirit this year. I’m not … Continue reading

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(No-Bake) Salted Coco-Lasses Bars

Hello Coco-Lassies, you beautiful, fudgey, coconutty, caramelly, molasses bars! It’s no secret I love molasses – it comes from a childhood of sneaking into my grandma’s barn and licking the blackstrap molasses intended for feeding the cattle. I discovered that … Continue reading

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Edmonton’s FEASTival (and a Dreamy Coconut and White Chocolate Mousse)

The dreamy, smooth white chocolate mousse recipe comes from a professional culinary arts program, but is easy to make in your own kitchen. Last week I had to pinch myself. I was in a food lover’s paradise. Mmmmmmmmmm. Edmonton’s 27th … Continue reading

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Cooking with Kids: Frozen Chocolate Covered Bananas

Beat the summer heat with frozen chocolate covered bananas on a stick, rolled in crunchy coatings. A great project to make with kids. Cooking with Meredith Be a kid a gain? Oh, yes. The living is easy when your only … Continue reading

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Chocolate Banana Loaf | Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free

This rich-tasting, moist, light, chocolate banana loaf hits all the right notes to complement your afternoon tea or a cold glass of milk. (You’d never know it’s made with no gluten, dairy, or eggs!) Everyone needs a basic chocolate banana … Continue reading

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