Category Archives: Special Occasions

Casoncelli alla Bergamasca

Today’s post is all about tradition.  I often say that talking about Italian cuisine is not very accurate… every region (and sometimes even city!) has its own cuisine, so it would be more correct to say Italian cuisines.  Every area … Continue reading

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Vanilla and Yogurt Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce

Don’t you just love a good cheesecake?  I certainly do!  I particularly like today’s recipe as it is a 2 layered cheesecake.  The bottom layer is a normal baked vanilla cheesecake, while the top layer also contains Greek Yogurt… this … Continue reading

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Poire Belle Helene

Today’s recipe is a dessert: Poire belle Hélène is a beautiful looking treat made up of vanilla poached pears, served with a warm chocolate sauce, whipped cream (or vanilla ice cream) and toasted almonds.  Need I say more?  I personally … Continue reading

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Glacier Fusion Daiquiri

I must admit that I love all rum based drinks the most and Daiquiris are among my favourites.  They are easy to make (and to play around with) and I really like the fruity varieties (I do have a thing … Continue reading

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Snow Cupcakes

I made these Snow Cupcakes for my daughter’s Frozen birthday party.  She loves cupcakes, so they are always on her party menus… This time, I wanted to make them a little different.  You see, I love making cupcakes because I … Continue reading

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Troll Cookies

Today’s post is about turning a failure into a success story. I had seen some beautiful cookies on Pinterest that looked just like snowballs.  They were covered in icing sugar, which gave the illusion of fresh snow.  So, I had … Continue reading

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Frozen Cake

Like all little girls her age, Victoria has a fascination with princess stories and the latest Disney movie is no exception.  She fell in love with Frozen (and so did her little sister)… movie, songs, costumes… everything.  She knows parts … Continue reading

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Olaf Yogurt Cake

Here goes the first of the 2 Frozen themed cakes I made for Victoria’s 7th birthday.  She took this one to school to celebrate with her friends.  The base is a simple eggless yogurt cake: quick and delicious!  I love … Continue reading

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