This week’s recipe is perfect for the fall and winter seasons. Why is that, Mr. Male Baker, you might ask? Well, let me tell you. When I took my first bite of a pumpkin chocolate brownie right out of the oven, I was in love with the combination of tastes. Not only did these brownies take my taste buds for a ride, but they made my kitchen smell like pumpkin pie. They are a little on the cake-ier side of the spectrum of brownies, but they still taste superb. So go ahead and try these out the next time you have some guests over for a party. Read more
Winter is here. When I woke up this morning to blustering snow outside, I knew that baking season was back! In the last 24 hours, I have thought more about baking than I have in the last 6 months! Also, in the last 24 hours, the city of Calgary has gone from green grass and fall leaves to a white abyss. Welcome back, Winter! This recipe is a tribute to winter and its many conflicting qualities. I introduce to you the very delicious, dark chocolate salted oatmeal cookies!
Have you ever looked for a chocolate cake that is the perfect combination of delicious, chocolaty, and moist? If so, look no more! I have found the perfect chocolate cake that will impress you and your guests! It has loads of flavour, and is super moist and fancy all at the same time. Not only is this cake delicious, but the icing is fantastic too! I am continually disappointed by the icing on most chocolate cakes. It is usually either too thick or too rich and then overpowers the flavour of the cake. The icing on this chocolate cake has a great taste and after just one bite, you will be wanting another piece. Go ahead and bake this for any birthday or event coming up. I made it for my older brother’s birthday and he definitely asked for more!
Today’s blog is fully inspired by my friend Chelsey who is visiting my wife and I in Calgary this week from sunny California. She wrote a guest post to go with her rainy day inspired cookies to boot! Read on if you want to find out more about what one of my biggest fans has to say about my kitchen… Read more
I love spicing up my life. Whether I am baking a new recipe like this all spice molasses cake with cream cheese frosting or pursuing interests that are beyond my comfort zone, life is much more interesting with more spice in it. Five weeks ago my wife and I, along with some new friends, entered a restaurant called Bubblemania without knowing much about it besides that they serve bubble tea. This place has been on my radar for years since I drive by it almost daily on my work commute. It always has a packed parking lot, but I never ventured out of my comfort zone to see what it was all about until recently. When we finally did step into Bubblemania for the first time, we were instantly changed and definitely out of our comfort zone! We were some of the only Caucasians in the whole place amongst Asians from many different nations. It was a culture shock in our backyard and we loved every second of it! We have been back a handful of times and can confidently say they serve the best bubble tea in all of Calgary, possibly in all of Canada.
Do you have any leftover chocolate Easter eggs lying around your house? You probably don’t, but I did, so I decided to get down to business. Even if you don’t have any chocolate eggs, don’t let this stray you away from making some peanut butter Rice Krispie squares today! Simply substitute the eggs for some chopped milk chocolate or even melted chocolate drizzled over top. These bars are simple, easy, fast, and very delicious. Just picture yourself on the front porch, Tilley hat on, house coat hugging you from every side, steaming cup of Brazilian coffee in front of you, and the sound of a peanut butter Rice Krispie square crunching in your mouth. Sound good to you? Then get off your butt and mix em’ up!
This Mother’s Day, I have something special in store for all of you. Not only do I have Mother’s Day Lemon Scones that are perfect for you to bake your mom, I have a friend that is selling beautiful blankets, jewellery, and household items from around the world that would make a perfect gift! GO NOW to her blog for the recipe, more delicious pictures, and to explore!