Chocolate and Raspberry Almond Cake {gf/df}

If the moniker were not already taken, I would totally rename this blog, ‘The Lazy Baker/Cook’. Because that is what I am. If I can’t whip it up within a matter of minutes, it doesn’t make the cut. Perhaps when I was younger I was attracted to highly intricate recipes, but not now. In a…

Nut Free Bliss Balls

This post is dedicated to a dear friend. One who loves and cares for her own four children, plus three of her husband’s from a previous marriage graciously and without complaint. She is the one who designed this recipe, because before her life became full to overflowing, she also was a very keen baker. Even…

Vegan Aquafaba Brownies

Hello and a belated welcome to 2017! How did you spend NYE? We simply joined thousands of strangers at the beach for an early fireworks display before crashing at home long before midnight. It was great! The only downside was dealing with an over-tired 3-year old the next day! Tired as he was, he set a…

Homemade Brownie Mix in a jar

Are you easily distractible? I fear I am. All it took was the sight of these gorgeously cute pre-packaged brownie mix in a jar, and I knew what my friends and family were getting for Christmas! We were on a road trip to visit family in the eastern states, and lucked upon this chocolate factory…

Fudgy Flourless Nutella Swirl Brownies {gf}

Where do you stand in the cakey brownie versus fudgy brownie debate? I was never quite sure, except that most of my recipes to date have been cakey. These are most definitely not. These brownies are the ones you want to eat accompanied by a tall glass of cold milk, or at the very least, topped…

Chocolate and Raspberry Self-saucing Pudding {vegan, with gf option}

It’s definitely winter. The weather is completely and utterly freezing (for these parts), there are rumours of snow, and all I can think about is greasy hamburgers and chocolate self-saucing pudding. I should probably take up running, to get moving, you know – to keep warm. But who wants to go outside? I’d rather curl up…

The Lazy Cook’s Buckwheat Brownies {gf}

My son is going through a phase where he is making healthy choices for snacks, much to my bewilderment! Despite my best efforts to create a cake-loving child, the only snacks he asked for today were raw, not baked. Indeed, he informed me just yesterday that his favourite foods ‘in all the world’ are celery and…