Peanut Better Cookies

Wow the day has come. I have made it to the last recipe of the Brave New Meal cookbook. There are obviously some recipes I did not make for whatever reasons but maybe I’ll go back to them someday. Anyways, it’s been quite a journey of cooking through another book and I have been thinking…

Zucchini Bundt Cake

Right off the bat, from reading the name of this recipe and looking at the pictures, something is off. I do not have a Bundt pan so I used an 8″ square pan instead. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get into the actual recipe. This is a zucchini cake and it has…

Winter Squash Blondies

So since pumpkin spice flavoured things have already been popping up in stores, I guess there is nothing wrong with the timing of making these squash blondies. I love brownies and blondies, they are just the perfect snack for a picnic or party. They are also great to freeze and have on hand whenever you…

Pecan Pear Pie

I’m just going to start this post by saying if you pick one recipe from the Brave New Meal cookbook to cook, it’s this one. Regular pecan pie is just very sweet and sort of one noted, but this one hits differently. I will say that I used frozen pie crust but honestly they just…

Kiwi Colada

It’s the middle of the week, who wouldn’t want a nice drink to relax with. This is a super refreshing drink that I made without alcohol but you could add some rum which is what the recipe actually calls for. Based on the name, you can tell that this is a play on a pina…

Plum-Side-Down Cake

After the not-so-success of the last recipe (Orangesicle Bars), I was looking for a win today. Today’s recipe is another dessert – a cake – with a pleasant fruity component. As you can see from the name, this was a plum upside-down cake. I have never made an upside-down cake before, they always seemed intimidating…

Orangesicle Bars

Okay, I love creamsicles so I was very excited to make this dessert. The crust is an oat base, like an oatmeal cookie and the filling is an orange-coconut mixture. Classic creamsicles are not made with coconut so I was a little weary there. Let’s dive in, starting with the crust. It’s made with oats,…

Grapefruit Cake

We are moving along in the dessert section and today we have this grapefruit cake. I am one of those people who love grapefruit so I was very excited about this recipe. This cake seemed to promise a bunch of grapefruit flavour because there is juice and zest in the cake and then actual grapefruit…

Green Grape Pie

This, this was an interesting recipe. I’ll say it right now though, give it a chance. I love all kinds of pie but had never heard of grape pie before. When I first saw this recipe, I thought “there’s no way it could be good”. The idea of hot and cooked grapes doesn’t sound great…