How to make Nanaimo Bars

Have You Heard of this Canadian Treat? During our Canadian studies for school, we decided to try to make this treat. Of course we didn’t know how to make Nanaimo Bars, or much about them, and set out to learn a little bit. Nanaimo Bars are a no bake treat named after Nanaimo, British Columbia on Vancouver Island. They have 3 layers that consist of a coconut crumb base, a butter icing middle layer, and a chocolate ganache top layer. They apparently can be made without coconut (but why, lol)…

Easter Cupcakes

These Easter cupcakes were a hit but I will go on the record and say that I am not a fabulous baker, I would like to be, but I am not. I can follow a recipe but I can’t just “Martha Stewart” some awesome tart with folded in blood oranges. Cakes frighten me because I haven’t mastered the “how to’s” of icing and it looks more like a blob. Not to mention that my family and I try not to eat too much sugar, though we love making special occasions…

Festive Fall Bark

  Well, for better or for worse, Fall is here. I personally love this time of year and I think it’s because I missed out on it growing up in Florida, where you have summer, hurricane season and the 3 weeks that it is too cold to wear shorts, but I do love Fall, with it’s crisp air, the color changes on the tree, the apple cider…there is really so much to love! To get us in the festive mood, I made a treat for the family, a Festive Fall…