Tag: chocolate


Chocolate Pecan Pie

Peanut-free chocolate pecan pie sounds like a crazy idea, but it isn’t.    There are now peanut-free nuts on the market that put this Thanksgiving classic within reasonable reach. For the uninitiated, peanuts are not actually nuts.  They are legumes.  There are many of us who are allergic to peanuts but […]


Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Cookie dough ice cream is the final flavour in the Ice Cream of the Week series.  It’s my daughter’s favourite.  She’s been through a number of favourites.  For a long time it was cranberry orange, and then it was mocha.  Now she turns up her nose at both of those.  […]

cocoa brownies

Hockey Mom Brownies

These are the brownies to make when you have to be at the rink in an hour and you just found out you are responsible for Team Snack.   You have absolutely nothing remotely healthy in the house to pull together and no time to go to the grocery store.  A […]


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Chocolate chip cookies are pretty much everybody’s favourite sweet treat – except my daughter. Yup, she prefers microwave popcorn to homemade cookies. But I need cookies to survive. There are a million recipes for chocolate chip cookies out there, each claiming to be the best. I prefer oatmeal […]

Desserts, Recipes

Chocolate Chip Vanilla Biscotti

Chocolate chip vanilla biscotti are a perfect crisp treat for dunking in coffee on a lazy Sunday morning.  I had always pressed my nose to the glass case in coffee shops looking at the biscotti, but couldn’t buy them due to my peanut allergy.  Traditional Italian biscotti rely on ground […]