Cinnamon Baked Apples Hack: No Coring or Peeling

Baked apple with yogurt and flax

I once read that, although people complain about airplane food being unhealthy, when it’s time for a mile-high snack the salads go uneaten and the brownies run out. To me, baked apples are the airline food of the dessert world. I always say they sound good and feel like I should eat them, but when […]

Not Caving to Sweet Cravings

Sugar cubes

If you’ve ever tried to stop a bad habit, you’ll know it takes at least a few weeks to re-set your body’s expectations. For me, the threshold seems to be about a month. I started off October Unprocessed craving sugar like a crazed maniac; I’m sure my co-workers saw me staring lustily at the candy […]

Don’t Read This if You Ever Want to Eat a Dairy Queen Blizzard Again

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I dreaded writing this post because Dairy Queen Blizzards are my vice. In elementary school, my parents would take me to get one after special baseball games. In high school my friends and I would eat them once a week for lunch. As an adult, I saved up my calories for a once-a-year cookie dough […]

Red velvet, if you please

Red Velvet Cupcakes

I encountered red velvet (the dessert, not the fabric) for the first time when my brother and his fiancée were planning their wedding in the hot summer of 2011. They invited me to a swanky and well air-conditioned cupcakery in Muskoka to sample some flavours and, as I’ve convinced myself anyway, to give them some […]