Friday, April 8, 2011

Friday Top Five: Favourite Dessert!

As much as I try to feed my family healthy foods I also LOVE sweets.  I can be found (often) eating pie or ice cream, or cookies (or...) for breakfast in the pantry while making the kids eat steel cut oats.  Shhhh.... I can still hide it from them!  So, in honour of my sweet tooth, today's Friday top five is my favourite desserts!

Pear/Apple Crisp, or Apple Crisp, or Pear Crisp.  Basically any fruit baked with some sugar and oats on top.  Yum!  I featured this recipe already in my blog and you can find it right here!

Ice Cream Sandwiches are definitely at the top of my list!  Really... cookies and ice cream, can you get any better?  The best part about this dessert is how easy it is to make, that and that you can use any cookie recipe you have.  I made these ones using a chocolate chip and walnut recipe and already wrote about it here!

The other afternoon we went on a picnic/bonfire at a local provincial park and brought along these Carrot Cupcakes!  Spring, remember?  My daughter had picked up these cupcake liners and decorations in the dentists treasure chest so we figured we better use them right away.  We used this recipe and a simple icing of cream cheese, butter and icing sugar.

I made this Cherry Pie the other day to celebrate my husband's first royalty cheque for his new book series!  I used a mixture of this recipe and this didn't turn out exactly how I planned but it was still DELICIOUS.  The problem is mostly that its not exactly cherry season around here so I had to settle for canned cherries, and well, they left a little to be desired.  I had no problem however eating it for breakfast this morning.
I made this last Monday for our favourite Monday 2 year old as a bribe.  There I said it, I tried to bribe her into liking our meal.  It didn't work.  She ate as little of it as she had to in order to get the Chocolate Pudding, and then threw the rest of it away.  My oldest daughter suggested we fancy it up with some freshly whipped cream and strawberries, it was an excellent idea that I promptly took her up on.  I swiped the recipe for it from my sister and I can't seem to find the paper now... it was basically cocoa, sugar, milk, butter, cornstarch and vanilla boiled up together and simmered until thickened.  Cool and serve ;)


  1. Jill I love your honestly - laughing my butt off at the thought of you stuffing your face in the pantry during breakfast!!!! I'm glad it's not just me :)
    hey since you love chickpea curry so much I'm going to email you the BEST recipe EVER. EVER. EVER.

  2. You should come over and we can eat candy in the pantry together! Feed our kids all the vegetables, lol ;) I'm waiting for the recipe!!!