Chocolate Madeleines

Chocolate Madeleines

Jan from Family Bites is about to welcome her third baby boy and along with a slew of bloggers we are celebrating this with a virtual baby shower. Jan is in the part of her pregnancy that feels like it is interminable. There is no comfortable position to sit or lay down, but that baby will come. I have a five year gap between my two boys so I forgot a lot of what it was like to have a baby in the house. I know Jan has an even bigger gap between this little boy and your other sons, […]

Chocolate Pudding with Irish Cream

Like most people, I grew up with the boxed pudding mixes which were a staple dessert in my house. I have a confession about those pudding mixes. I actually liked the skin that formed on top when they were in the pudding cups that my mom used. In fact, it was my favourite part. My husband thinks that it is gross but I don’t care. I was good when I made this pudding and I put it in a large glass bowl and put a piece of plastic wrap right on top of the hot pudding so that no skin […]

Homemade Chocolate Truffles

If you can melt chocolate and have a modicum of patience then you can make chocolate truffles at home. There are some rules that you need to abide by, but for the most part it is just a little fussy rather than difficult. If you take your time, you will end up with a rather large amount of truffles for a fraction of the price you would pay at a chocolatier. True, these aren’t tempered chocolates but nobody will care. The two most important tips to remember is to melt the chocolate slowly and get the right whipping cream to […]

Truffle Hot Chocolate

I think I lost all sense of time management at Christmas this year. I made almost all the gifts I gave to the adults in the family and hosted my parents Christmas Eve and Christmas morning with my in-laws arriving in the late afternoon for a big turkey dinner. Keep in mind that we had to go to Barrie from the 21st to the 23rd for my husband’s dad’s Christmas dinner. This naturally took a huge chunk of time I had available to me to get everything ready for the big day. It made perfect sense to my frantic, yet […]