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Simply striking and strikingly simple. Recipes, crafts, home decor and general life hacks that are easy yet impressive.

Homemade Ice Cream in 5 Minutes With Things You Have in the Home

Perhaps it is the fact that it is March and I still have 3 feet of snow blanketing my lawn, but I wanted to somehow turn those lemons into lemonade. … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · 4 Comments

Homemade Maple Syrup Chips

I have to admit, I’ve loved the idea of maple syrup chips ever since McDonald’s came up with the McGriddle sandwich. Baked within the bun was little bits of maple … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · 6 Comments

Mini Bite Sized Tacos

I came up with this taco recipe because of my kids. They love having tacos for dinner but I always avoided it because they would make a huge mess trying … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · 11 Comments

Mochi Madness

I love eating mochi, a chewy Asian sweet dumpling made from rice flour, but always thought it was difficult to make. How wrong I was. My mom showed me how … Continue reading

January 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Champgne Jelly

If there is any item that evokes ringing in the new year, it is that of champagne. I can’t imagine celebrating that stroke at midnight without a glass of bubbly. … Continue reading

December 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Salted Chocolate Tartlets

A friend of mine recently requested a chocolate pie and having never made one I was instantly excited to do so. When I started to develop the recipe I thought … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Whipped Shortbread Cookies

I am so excited to share this recipe because it is one of my favourite holiday cookie staples. These shortbread cookies literally melt in your mouth thanks to the use … Continue reading

December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lemon Fudge Shortbread Bars

Fudge is such a traditional sweet for the holidays and is always a popular selection. As much as I love desserts and sweets, I find fudge to be too cloyingly … Continue reading

December 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mini Apple Ravioli Pies

These little apple tarts are bite sized little treasures made using a traditional ravioli press. Rather than pasta and a savoury filling, instead I used puff pastry and apple pie … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Skor Bits Pancake Breakfast Bites [Perfect for School Mornings]

If you are anything like me, finding quick and easy breakfast ideas for kids is a struggle some days. And in some instances, we have to have breakfast on the … Continue reading

December 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Brulée’d Buttermilk Custard Tart R.R 3.3

We continue Series 3 of Rolling Recipes with buttermilk for making a Bruleed Buttermilk Tart. This ingredient was used in our previous recipe post for Buttermilk Chive Biscuits. I adapted … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Perfect Pie Crust the Easy Way

I think every cook or chef has one item that they feel overwhelmed at the prospect of making. For me that is pie crust. Oh the pressure to make the … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · 3 Comments

Buttermilk Chive Biscuits (R.R 3.2)

In my last rolling recipe post, I made bite sized fully loaded baked potatoes which included chive. I personally think chive is an under utilized herb and I try to use … Continue reading

November 26, 2013 · 5 Comments

Bite Sized Fully Loaded Baked Potatoes (R.R 3.1)

I am starting a new round of rolling recipes with a great recipe perfect for entertaining, as we enter the holiday season. These adorable little baked potatoes can be eaten … Continue reading

November 19, 2013 · 25 Comments

Dulce de Leche Crisps

I whipped up these cookies in my kitchen one day after I had opened a can of sweetened condensed milk to make a Vietnamese coffee and wasn’t sure what to … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · 12 Comments

Biscotti di vino: Red Wine Cookies

This recipe works for both red or white wine. For my recipe below, I used a left over bold red Italian Montepulciano bottle I had opened last week to make … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · 5 Comments

Whimsical Homemade Marshmallow Shapes

Sometimes I think the only reason my girls ask to drink hot chocolate is so that they can watch the mini marshmallows bob up and down, and eat up the … Continue reading

November 8, 2013 · 27 Comments

Roasted Peaches with Chèvre, Walnuts, and Honey (R.R 2.6)

Yesterday’s post was my creation of a cookie in the shape of a peach. Today we’ll cook with the real thing in this edition of Rolling Recipes! It is amazing … Continue reading

November 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Pesche Italian Peach Cookies

I first discovered these darling cookies when an Italian friend brought them into work one day. She explained that they were traditional cookies served at bridal showers. Since that day … Continue reading

November 5, 2013 · 3 Comments

Apple Cornmeal Upside Down Cake (R.R 2.5)

We continue this series of rolling recipes by picking up on cornmeal, the main ingredient in the last recipe in this series. Tis Apple Cornmeal Upside Down Cake is moist, … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · 7 Comments