Potato Chip & Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies with salty bits of potato chips...

Salty and sweet… sometimes the two go together amazingly!  When I was a kid, I remember dipping hot McDonald’s french fries into my chocolate milkshake – yum!  People used to look at me strangely when I did that, but it didn’t matter… These cookies are one of my favorites – salty and sweet, with just [...]

Mika’s Lemon Cream Chiffon Cake

Lemon Cream Chiffon Cake

I love this lemon cake!  It’s light and tart with a subtle sweetness… perfect after a heavy meal, or on a hot day.  I would say, on my scale of cake cravings, this one is a definite 9 out of 10 for me.    The lemon curd/whipped cream topping really makes this cake out of [...]

Nanaimo Bars – a delicious no-bake Canadian bar cookie!

Nanaimo Bars

Up until about 2 weeks ago, I had never heard of Nanaimo Bars.  When I heard the name, my mind conjured up the taste of chocolate ice cream Eskimo Bars.. but Nanaimo Bars are nothing like that.  What are they exactly? A Nanaimo Bar is a 3-layered bar cookie, originating from the city of Nanaimo, [...]

Orange Creamsicle Cookies

Orange Creamsicle Cookies

Does anyone remember Orange Creamsicle Popsicles from the ice cream truck?  Back in the day when ice cream trucks roamed the suburbs, we used to run outside and flag down the ice cream truck (which was always playing a never ending xylophone loop of “How much is that doggy in the window?“) and buy Orange Creamsicles with [...]

Mika’s Favorite Brownies

Mika's favorite brownies

I’ve tried many brownie recipes in my life… but this one is my all time favorite.  Why?  The texture is chewy and gooey – with a paper thin meringue-like coating on the top.  Also, the recipe uses standard pantry ingredients that I almost always have on hand… unsweetened cocoa powder and chocolate chips.  I like [...]