Spooky Halloween Oreo Rice Krispies Treats

IT’S HALLOWEEN PARTY TIME FOR THE KIDS AND I’VE GOT A PLATTER OF BAT-FILLED SPOOKY RICE KRISPIES TREATS.   Three cheers for Spooky Halloween Oreo Rice Krispies Treats! You can see the scary bats in between the layers of marshmallows and cereal… I can! Tasty little buggers they are and I’m sure the kids will agree. Halloween is tomorrow but the last-minute party invites were coming in from parents as if they forgot they were hosting a party. No problem but when we go to a party we like to bring something along with us. My wife who is not a fan of baking asked me to make something child-friendly that was easy to eat for the Halloween party this weekend that I won’t be attending. Related: A guide to food colourings and how to use them Since we live with a picky two-year old eater I thought I’d make some Oreo Rice Krispies Treats and colour them orange with Wilton Icing Colour. If you have kids who are allergic to synthetic dyes you can opt for all-natural dyes although they may be tough to find. I honestly wasn’t sure if our son would like the Oreo Rice Krispies Treats […]

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies With Only 3 Ingredients!

TODDLER TESTED AND APPROVED…OH AND I APPROVE TOO, DELICIOUS COOKIES.   All you have to do is…Mash, Mix, Scoop and Bake to create delicious Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies when you want something sweet but not too sweet. These Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies truly are the easiest cookies to make in the world because there’s only three ingredients. Yes, you can make delicious cookies with three ingredients all of which most people stock in their pantry especially if they have kids. Since Halloween is next weekend we thought it would be a cool idea to add a bit of premium orange food colouring to convey a pumpkin cookie. I had to laugh because once our son devoured the first one he was already on his tippy-toes reaching for another from the plate on the counter. He had chocolate all over his little face. I don’t know how he does it sometimes. Our son is only two-years old and loves to eat cookies although he doesn’t get them every day. I haven’t met any kids who aren’t fans of cookies and to keep them healthy I wanted to make something that he could enjoy but without all the dad guilt. […]

Low Carb LCHF Cream Cheese Lemon Pound Cake

ENJOY A SLICE OF LEMON HEAVEN   If you’re looking for a low carb, sugar-free, grain-free, gluten-free cream cheese lemon pound cake then you’ve clicked on the right link because even I can’t tell it is low carb and polished off a few slices. Creating low carb dessert recipes for my wife to enjoy can be challenging but once you understand how the ingredients work together easy low carb desserts can be brought to life. Creating recipes is about experimenting which can be fun even if your recipe doesn’t turn out as planned. I’m no pastry chef and working with flour that contain no gluten, eggs, butter, coconut oil and cream cheese to re-invent the pound cake took some trial and error. With my wife’s birthday this month I wanted to create a low carb pound cake since it’s her favourite type of cake. She loves how a traditional pound cake is dense and perfect for dipping in coffee or milk. It has been almost one year since she’s given up sugar, grains and most fruits and vegetables to lead a low carb lifestyle. She loves this way of eating, feels great and has lost all the weight she gained […]

Warm Spiced Apple Pear Sauce

HARVEST THE SCENT OF FALL AND LET SIMPLE FLAVOURS FIND THEIR WAY INTO YOUR HOME.   Enjoy this warm spiced apple pear sauce to finish off a meal for an Autumn dessert. The relaxing aroma will fill you house with Fall festival smells that will linger throughout the day. If you’re anything like my wife she has to smell every spiced candle on the market when the Autumn season say GO. I say forget the candle and fill your home with love starting in your kitchen. Let me show you what we’ve done in less than 30 minutes. Trying to create recipes for fresh pears and apples this time of year is fairly simple if you stick to basic Fall Harvest recipes that have been served up for decades. In our fruit basket we had 2 Bosc pears and 2 Royal Gala apples that needed using up so in less than 30 minutes I had a small kettle filled with spiced apple pear sauce. Related: Magically Moist Apple Cake with Butter Rum Raisin Glaze The apple sauce has very little sugar added since apples and pears naturally have sugar. You don’t want to overpower the fresh organic flavours of your […]

Best Low Carb Chocolate Frosted Zucchini Brownies

INDULGE YOUR SWEET TOOTH WITH THESE MOIST ZUCCHINI BROWNIES   If you’re anything like us you have a kitchen counter full of zucchini also called courgette and wondering what on earth you can do with it all. I have a sweet suggestion for you! You can make these outrageously moist low carb chocolate frosted zucchini brownies and no one will ever know they are healthy. Zucchini are a summer squash which can reach nearly a meter in length, but is usually harvested immature at 15–25 cm. In the British Isles, a fully grown zucchini is referred to as a marrow.- Source Wikipedia Zucchini The zucchini we used for this recipe were organic and full-grown so we removed all the skin which tends to be tough and grated it using a box grater. This is a simple way to make sure none of the mature seeds get into your zucchini brownies. The shredded zucchini gets lost in the chocolate brownie batter which is a cake-like consistency and no one will even know it’s there. You can’t even taste it. The main role of the zucchini is to keep cakes and brownies moist. What you’re left with is a healthier option for a […]

30 Minute Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins (Mini-loaf)

MOIST CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA BREAD BAKED INTO MINI LOAF MUFFINS   You’re really going to love this mini loaf banana bread recipe filled with chocolate chips especially if time is not on your side. It is by far the easiest muffin recipe I’ve ever created and completed in just 3o minutes. Did you know that bananas are the most popular fruit in the world? I didn’t either until I read up about it. The banana is, in fact, not a tree but a high herb that grows up to 15 metres. It is believed that there are almost 1000 varieties of bananas in the world, subdivided in 50 groups. The most commonly known banana is the Cavendish variety, which is the one produced for export markets. The creation of this banana chocolate chip muffin recipe started with the very ripe lone banana begging for attention in our fruit basket. I’m not a fan of fruit flies and once I noticed one that was it, something needed to be done. Last year we had a bit of a fruit fly disaster and we don’t want to repeat that if we can avoid it. Related: How to get rid of fruit flies […]

Cherry Bakewell Cheesecake Blondies

SINK YOUR TEETH INTO ONE OF THESE HEAVENLY BARS   When I created this amazing recipe I wasn’t sure what to expect and like most home cooks and chefs, I hope for the best. Some recipes fail, many taste great and others like these Cherry Bakewell Cheesecake Blondies will send your taste buds into overdrive. Once the Cherry Bakewell Cheesecake Blondies cooled down and I took a bite I instantly knew what they reminded me of, a Cherry Bakewell Tartlet. I’ve had both the tartlet and the Cherry Bakewell Cake which I’ve seemed to combine into this very recipe to produce these blondie bars. Back in England everyone knows what a Cherry Bakewell is and since moving to Canada I miss some of the traditional sweets my mum used to make which I can’t buy over here. It is with great honour that I share with you this flavourful treat which you can have as a snack or dessert after a meal. You’re probably wondering what a Cherry Bakewell is? A Bakewell tart is an English confection consisting of a shortcrust pastry shell beneath layers of jam, frangipane, and a topping of flaked almonds.- Wikipedia I remember going to the […]

Unreal Creamy Avocado Chocolate Pudding

NO ONE WILL KNOW THAT YOUR SECRET INGREDIENT IN THIS AMAZINGLY SIMPLE DESSERT IS A HEALTHY AVOCADO!   Who knew that you could make desserts with avocado and the best part is no one will know your secret unless you tell them. I could be here all day naming the types of sweet treats that include avocado but one of our favourites is this creamy avocado chocolate pudding that will wow just about anyone who eats it. Avocados are showing up in all kinds of dessert recipes from chocolate avocado brownies avocado smoothies avocado mousse avocado cookies and cakes I created this easy chocolate pudding recipe for my wife since she is on a high-fat low-carb diet and occasionally likes something sweet to indulge in. We had a slightly sweeter version of an avocado chocolate pudding at a dinner party we attended at our neighbours house a few years back. We were in awe that the entire pudding was made from avocado! Shocked doesn’t begin to describe our reaction as it tastes exactly like regular chocolate pudding. What I like about this avocado chocolate pudding is that you can whip it up while your guests are having a chat or […]