Chocolate-Coated Coconut Almond Macaroons

JillianDessert, Food, Vegetarian13 Comments

Hi everyone! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Erin Ireland. I am a Vancouver food reporter with a special love for plant-based cooking. I’m also the creator of To Die For Fine Foods and ItsToDieFor.ca. With Jilly’s recent switch to becoming “veganish” she’s asked me to contribute monthly vegan recipe posts to help inspire healthy, beautiful, delicious …

Strawberry Sweetheart Slab Pie

Tori WesszerDessert, Food, Holiday Favourites3 Comments

Valentine’s Day is only two days away!!! If you have nothing planned yet, don’t sweat, you still have some time … this is just a friendly reminder!! If you are feeding a crowd for Valentine’s Day this heart-adorned pie is absolutely perfect! It’s not too sweet and is over-the-top delicious served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream (I buy …

Coconut Chickpea Greens +O Brownies

JillianDessert, Food, Vegetarian3 Comments

Correct me if I’m wrong, but nothing beats a dessert that’s also healthy. Scouring the grocery aisles for something healthy, store-bought and sweet is next to impossible (if you do find something, buy the entire shelf). I’ve never been satisfied with anything that I’ve found, so I rolled up my sleeves, put the apron on and decided to try making …

Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream

Tori WesszerDessert, Food, Vegetarian4 Comments

Making your own ice cream may seem daunting, but do it once and you will have it mastered for life. Equip yourself with an ice cream maker (an absolute MUST have kitchen gadget) to open your world to the endless variations you can create! I LOVE cherries, and living in the Okanagan, we get buckets of them from BC Tree …

Frozen, Healthy & Delicious

Tori WesszerDessert, Food, Vegetarian3 Comments

I figured with all of this hype about banana ice cream that I would give it a whirl (pardon the pun). I mean, how good could it be…it’s bananas, right?  Was I EVER wrong!!! Now, snacks don’t feel quite right to me without some source of protein (helps you feel full and build muscle), and since I love frozen yogurt …

Irish Cupcakes!

JillianDessert, Food, Holiday Favourites, Vegetarian7 Comments

With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner I thought I would repost one of my favourite party recipes for it….Irish Cupcakes!!! As most you probably know, I’m not the best baker, so thanks to my cousin Tori for whipping up this amazing recipe for me!!!! If any of you know me…you know that I love sweets…and these cupcakes make …

Happy Birthday Sammy!

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Happy Birthday to one of the sweetest people I have ever met. She’s my sister at heart….I swear we were separated at birth!!! We’re actually cousins…but it really makes no difference to us!!! For Sammy’s birthday she deserves nothing but the best SO….we got her cake personally made by Sweet On You Cakes and all of her party supplies personalized …

Valentine’s Gifts: For The Foodie

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Valentine’s Day is JUST around the corner….I was doing some Valentine’s baking with friends and family last weekend and wanted to share all of the adorable supplies that I’ve found. As you probably know…I’m not the BEST baker but using such cute tools and utensils made the struggle all worth while!!! These are perfect gifts either for yourself or the honey …

My Birthday Cake!!

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I told you I could eat cake all day!! And what a great birthday surprise…my lovely Bella making me this master piece…It’s almost too pretty to eat!!! Tori will be taking it from here…. It is a ritual that I make Jilly’s birthday cake every year, but I’ve always found that icing the cake can be so tricky, and half of the …

Gold Flecked Marble Almond Bark

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Well it’s that time of year….time to start thinking about quick, easy, and cheap hostess presents. With all of the holiday parties happening I always want to come up with unique hostess gifts. All thanks to Tori, she has come up with the PERFECT idea for ANY hostess….who doesn’t love gold flaked pretty much ANYTHING!!!! Ingredients: 1/2 lb. good quality …

Sticky Apple Toffee Pudding

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Well…it’s just about that time to start thinking of Holiday desserts to bring to all of those festive parties you’ve been invited to. In fact, it was my mom’s birthday party last weekend and Sticky Toffee Pudding is her ALL TIME FAVORITE dessert!!! SO I’ve come up with this really easy and DELICIOUS recipe…and my bella Tori, helped me make …

Freaky Food Friday: Spooky Halloween Recipes

JillianAppies & Snacks, Dessert, Food, Holiday Favourites2 Comments

Happy FREAKY FOOD FRIDAY everyone!!! I can’t believe it’s already the WEEK before Halloween!!!! How exciting…one of my favorite times of year!!! HUGE thanks to my always so inspirational bella Tori for mastering the Halloween menu this year…JUST for you!! She has created the SPOOKIEST and YUMMIEST treats for you to share… just in time for Halloween!!! You can thank …

Food Friday: Rum Raisin Ice Cream

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Ingredients 1 cup Raisins 1 cup Dark Rum 1 cup Whole Milk 1 cup Half and Half 1 cup Whipping Cream 2/3 cup Sugar 1/2 tsp Salt 1/2 cup Caramel Sauce (ribonning) Caramel Sauce for topping   Directions 1. In a frying pan, reduce the dark rum for about 20 minutes to get rid of the alcohol. (otherwise your ice-cream will be …

BC Tree Fruits Fried Apple Rings

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Whoever invented FRIED APPLE RINGS should be granted guaranteed access to heaven!!! I have been seeing them everywhere on Pinterest lately so decided to make my own version (with a pinch of salt) … GENIUS and SO easy!!!!! Ingredients 4 large BC Tree Fruits McIntosh apples 1 cup of flour 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder 2 tbsp of sugar 1/2 tsp …