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Ale Carrot Cake

A special someone inspired me to do this recipe. He’s a fanatic of beer and carrot cake, so I thought way not have both? He can have his beer cake and drink it too.  I chose an ale, that tends to be a bit on the sweet...

Pumpkin Cheesecake Flan

  Basically the only time my Mom would ever bake was during the holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Every single Thanksgiving, (the second Monday in October for us Canucks) she would bake a pumpkin pie for dessert. But that all changed one fateful day when she found a...

Mango Coconut Royale

Icebox cakes were all the rage in the 1950s. They consist of whipped cream, pudding, or any other loose creamy mixture, layered with dry cookies or wafers. As the cake sits overnight in the fridge (or icebox), the cookies absorb some of the moisture from...

Nanaimo Bars

Ooh Canada. Every so often I start to feel a little homesick, so I generally try to head on up for a visit 2, 3, or even 4 times a year to catch up with friends, family and my twin brother. I've been living in...

Grilled Pineapple with Rum Caramel sauce

In Northern Mexico, Carne asadas are a staple for any weekend, social event, or gathering. Given any excuse, people here love to throw a carne asada. Your uncle's birthday? Carne asada. Cousin's graduation? Carne asada. Grandpa passed away? Carne asada. The literally meaning of Carne asada is grilled...

Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream

F*ck me does it ever hot where I live. It's only April and temperatures have already reached 38C, that's about 100F for you gringos. So for obvious reasons, down here the frozen dessert business is booming. In Northern Mexico they have a large variety of frozen...

Conchas

When I'm sad and need some food comforting I, like many others, like to turn to ice cream. But down here, in Mexico, people turn to "pan dulce" or sweet breads. Mexican sweet breads include a large variety of pastries such as "cortadillo" (a large thick...

Cowboy Cookies

It was a long weekend in Mexico, so Jose Luis and I, decided to take break and drive up to his families ranch. “Las Margaritas” is a ranch up in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Durango, Mexico.  No internet, no phone signal, no social media or...

Café de Olla

Café de Olla literally translates to pot coffee or coffee from the pot. It's a brewed coffee drink you'll find almost in any breakfast joint in Mexico. Typically served in an clay mug, sweetened with piloncillo (Mexican cane sugar) and flavored with cinnamon or/and sometimes star anise...