Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Month: February 2013

Choc-chip cookies

This recipe has risen to the ranks of most favoured in my house above cakes and slices and all kinds of goodies. Instead buying store-bought biscuits, I try have these on hand most of the time. These particular cookies are made with peanut butter, and while you might think that’s a kink you can’t live with, I promise you won’t really notice the difference. What peanut butter brings to these cookies is a reduced sweetness and more satisfying flavour. I find the Toll House style recipes too sweet and soft. These are crunchy and tasty and truly the best choc …

Salty peanut chocolate slab

Asif AKA, The Duke Oh Delhi recently sent me a sample of his latest culinary alchemy. Little pots of Indian snack mixes unlike anything you ever tried. I’m not talking your average Bombay mix,  where the most exciting oxymoron is the odd sultana floating around in the mix. I’m talking about a sweet-and-salty-snacking madman who puts chocolate in his spicy mixes.

My brush with the Duke this week spurred me to share my own sweet and salty combination with you. In the quiet of my Maidenhead kitchen, when nobody is home, I have been secretly working on a chocolate recipe …

Caramel Chocolate Slice

We’re in the thick of it now. It’s cold most days and we got a dump of snow a couple of weeks ago. A blizzardy Friday meant the boys were picked up early from school and the town went into panic mode. Lucky for us, we don’t rely on our car. I had a little skid on our street on my way home from doing my grocery shopping before the storm hit which was a bit scary. The heavy fall meant a weekend stuck at home. But we made the most of it by building snow people. I took my …