Sugar-Free, Wheat-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sugar-Free, Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies

Creative Challenge: Satisfy an overwhelming craving for my amazing classic chocolate chip cookie recipe WITHOUT the use of flour or sugar. To be honest, I was reluctant to even try The Bite Sized Baker’s Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe when I first discovered it. In her post she claims that “these cookies are sure to make any chocolate […]

Healthy Piña Colada Granola


♫ If you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain If you’re not into yoga, and have this song stuck in your brain… ♫ Ease the pain of the ultimate ear worm with this awesome granola mix. Yesterday, during my weekly aisle wander at the grocery store, I noticed how adventuresome the yogurt section had […]

Strawberry Pies Forever

Oh ya, that’s the money shot.

This post is dedicated to good intentions and time lost. For all of the things we intend to do each day that we don’t always get done. Those unread emails, the untouched library books now past due, the way over-ripe fruit rotting on my counter that I swear I will make into a killer jam […]

The Making of a Minion Cake


This is Alice, my youngest daughter. Alice just turned four years old (!!!) and all she wanted for her birthday was “a-banana-guy-drinking-a-strawberry-smoothie cake”. Over the years I’ve discovered that it’s best not to question the details of her creativity. So, I had my mission, and like most great things, it began with cake. Now to […]

A Woman’s Love for Whisky


This weekend will be Burns night – for the uninitiated, it’s a celebration of the Scottish poet Robbie Burns which involves digging into cock-a-leekie soup, haggis and good whisky. Here at Hot Pink Apron, we take our food-related holidays very seriously, so this is your chance to get serious about whisky. Every now and again […]

Mom’s Best Banana Cake


Nothing makes you appreciate your mother more than raising children of your own. Well, that and the smell of her banana cake recipe baking in the oven. My mom and I have endured many highs and lows in our relationship. I blame the fact we are completely different people, yet both possess a talent for […]

Pistachio Pound Cake & Other Nutty Adventures From Easter


I’ve recently discovered in myself that I want a BIG family. At least I want a large extended family that I can host large family meals for. Sadly, this isn’t one of those desires you can simply wish for by tossing a coin into a fountain. It seems you are either born into a big […]

Beautiful Dreamer Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes


“Mom, I have an idea” Alice says with a daydreamer’s stare out the window.  Alice has many ideas so I hear this proclamation pretty often. “Ok, babe. I’m just about to experiment with our favourite chocolate cupcake recipe. I’m going to try to make them even better! Do you want to come help me and […]

For The Love of Cheese: The Creamiest Mexicana Roll Ups


Spring is here – time to party! And what’s a party without killer apps? These super creamy, flavourful, and cheesy tortilla roll ups are insanely easy to prepare and ALWAYS a hit at the potluck table. They may very well be THE BEST party appetizer, meeting all perfect party food criteria:  No muss, no fuss […]

SickKids Win It Forward Contest


SickKids Hospital is hosting another round of their Win It Forward contest and it has me salivating from my charitable mouth. Simply take a minute out of your online day to enter the weekly draw here: We’re talking name, email and number to enter and with that you have a chance to WIN a stunning meal for you […]