Malteser Jello Shots with Kahlua & Triple Sec Liqueurs

Malteser Jello Shots with Kahlua & Triple Sec Liqueurs

  Well this was fun. Malteser jello shots with kahlua & triple sec. Yumm. And hahaha a little goofy too. I really like the crunchy Malteser texture and sound after the coffee and orange liqueur jelly melts in your mouth. Little chocolate covered crisps are cute,...
Butter Tarts with Walnuts

Butter Tarts with Walnuts

Aileen’s butter tarts are delicious. Bite into a butter tart and bits of crust flake away to reveal plump raisins and toasted walnuts in a sweet, buttery sauce. Make them for a special occasion and remember to share :)    Aileen changed up the ingredients on...
Mini Coconut Cheesecake Nests

Mini Coconut Cheesecake Nests

Aileen celebrated spring with mini cheesecakes topped with toasted coconut nests. She served them nestled among quince blossoms.  These little cakes are just the right size to delight after a special dinner without being too filling. Coconut liqueur and coconut cream...
Mexican Hot Chocolate

Mexican Hot Chocolate

The best hot chocolate I’ve ever had was at a Mexican café that I’m likely never to visit again. It’s the flavour I most remember from my visit to Playa del Carmen. Thick chocolate with orange zest, vanilla & cinnamon, and a twist of heat – brought to your little...
Aileen’s Adventures in Macaron Making

Aileen’s Adventures in Macaron Making

My daughter Aileen is an amazing cook. So fast! Part of her strength comes from not being afraid to fail and her willingness to experiment. I asked her if she would make pink heart-shaped macarons for this Valentine’s Day post. She made five batches to get them to her...