Category: Sweets

Healthy Peppermint Patties

Healthy Peppermint PattiesWowza, it’s one more week until Christmas! Where has the time gone? As an adult, it feels like Christmas comes faster and sooner with every passing year. But I’m sure for my little ones, it must feel like it takes forever to come.

But it’s full-swing holiday season, so I’m doing another peppermint post! If I could have peppermint all year round, I probably would. It’s one of my favourite flavours. When Starbucks rolls out their holiday drinks, my go-to is their white chocolate peppermint mocha. In fact, I currently have more peppermint extract than vanilla in my kitchen. (Doesn’t help that vanilla is so crazy expensive right now!) (more…)

Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies2It’s already December 1st. The last month of the year.

This year went by in a blur. But ’tis the season for cookies! Truth to be told, I’m not much of a cookie person. If I had a choice of cake versus cookie, cake would win each time.

But there’s an exception. Christmas cookies.

What constitutes a “Christmas cookie?” In my books, it’s any cookie that suddenly makes an appearance in front of me between November 25 – January 5. So arbitrary, yes? (more…)

Matcha Brownie Mochi (Brochi)

Matcha Brownie Mochi Brochi1What do you get when mochi and brownies get together?

Brochi. (Brownie + Mochi)

Get it?

I’m definitely not much of a joke teller. However, when it comes to mashups, I love exploring different ideas and flavours (if you haven’t already noticed). I know I’ve previously published a matcha mochi recipe, but this one has a more cakey feel with less of a crust on the outside. Matcha brownie mochi. More like a brownie, but with that slightly gummy glutinous texture on the inside that we love in mochi.  (more…)