Category: RECIPES

  • Fall Colour Cookies

    Fall Colour Cookies

    Ok, so I may be a bit late for Canadian Thanksgiving but there’s still plenty of time for my friends south of the border to whip up some beautiful sweets for your Thanksgiving celebration. Sometimes you get inspired to bake and you just go with it. Autumn is absolutely my favourite season and I just […]

  • Watermelon Margarita Cocktail Recipe

    Watermelon Margarita Cocktail Recipe

    I thought I would squeeze in one more summer cocktail recipe just before the last long weekend of the year…aka the sign for the end of summer. Well that’s what everyone seems to believe anyway. I get it….end of August, school starts, I see how it can feel like the end of summer. The reality […]

  • Cucumber Mango Shrimp Salad Recipe

    Cucumber Mango Shrimp Salad Recipe

    Ok, I know it’s Labour Day Long weekend here in Canada which is usually the sign of the end of Summer but common people! Summer doesn’t officially end until September 23 so stop looking so depressed. In fact last year September was amazing. You were probably complaining about how hot it was. Let’s all just […]

  • Tropical Blue Pineapple Coconut Cocktail Recipe

    Whoa nelly! It’s been forrrrrever since I’ve posted. In my defence my laptop died on me which is the main reason. And second I took that as a sign and basically took the summer off to just kick back and enjoy it in all its glory. But mostly because my laptop died. Technically it’s still […]

  • Caprese Melon Skewer no cook summer recipe

    Caprese Melon Skewer no cook summer recipe

    I’m in a major recipe mood these days. You wait, there’s a few coming down the line. First up is this super easy, delicious and easy to look at recipe for caprese melon skewers. It takes a fresh melon-y twist on a traditional Italian classic. The best part? No turning on the oven or stove […]

  • Good Eats: Chocolate Nutella Tart

    Good Eats: Chocolate Nutella Tart

    “Me?, I don’t like Nutella”, said no one ever.  I grew up in an Italian family so Nutella was basically our version of peanut butter but I’m pretty sure at this point there isn’t anyone out there who hasn’t tried it by the spoonful. Unless of course you’re some monster that has something against delish chocolate hazelnut spreads. […]

  • The Sweet Escape Turns 4! DIY Hand Painted Birthday Cake

    The Sweet Escape Turns 4! DIY Hand Painted Birthday Cake

    Happy freak’n birthday to us! Four years! Somehow it feels longer but shorter at the same time. What I’m most proud is that I’m still pumping out original content on a weekly basis and (hopefully) inspiring people four years after I decided to start a blog because I was bored at work. Can you imagine? […]

  • Top it off with Campbell’s Everyday Gourmet Soup

    Top it off with Campbell’s Everyday Gourmet Soup

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Campbell’s® Everyday Gourmet soups for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Is there anything more satisfying that a steaming hot bowl of soup on a cold winter day? I can’t think of too many. Today I’m sharing one of my favourite shortcuts in the […]

  • Blood Orange Rosemary Gin Fizz Valentine Cocktail

    Blood Orange Rosemary Gin Fizz Valentine Cocktail

    So we are celebrating Valentines here on the blog but not so much “in your face” kinda way. What that means is that we love celebrating love and everything pink but it doesn’t necessarily have to be only for Valentines. Today I’m sharing this delicious Blood Orange Rosemary Fizz Gin Cocktail that would be perfect […]

  • Sizzling Sips: Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe

    Sizzling Sips: Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe

    So the holidays are over but Winter most definitely is not. Sit tight folks, there’s still a solid 3 months of this glorious white (freezing) winter land. I find the only way to get into winter is to find the silver linings, such as eating lots of great food, warm drinks full of calories and […]

  • No Bake Maple Bacon Cheesecake Cups

    No Bake Maple Bacon Cheesecake Cups

    Sometimes I love spending hours in the kitchen playing around with a recipe or two….and sometimes I’m looking for something a little more simple, but no any less delicious of course. Well now you can have your cheesecake and eat it too. If there ever was a dessert that combine two cliche stereotypes any more […]

  • Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

    Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

    This blog isn’t called The Sweet Escape for nothing. Today I have a truly Sweet Escape for you. I can’t say that I’m necessarily on top of all the endless national food theme days but I’m all over it this time. Did you know that today is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day? What’s not to celebrate […]

  • The Sweet Escape turns Three! – Lemon Lime Cake Recipe

    The Sweet Escape turns Three! – Lemon Lime Cake Recipe

    Here I am writing this post sitting on the pretty pink sofa in my very own studio thinking about what it means that this little blog is turning 3 years old. As if. Time to celebrate with some lemon lime cake! So I’ll be honest, I don’t know what to think about this blog turning 3. […]

  • Lemon Ginger Smoothie

    Lemon Ginger Smoothie

    If you’re looking for a bitter sweet wake up call in the morning this lemon ginger smoothie is it. Is there anything more refreshing than lemon and ginger together? Their health benefits individually are well known and together they are like a super hero duo ready to give your body a kick start. Add some […]

  • Hosting a Polenta Dinner Party

    Hosting a Polenta Dinner Party

      If you have fantasies about being a rock star hostess with your guests singing your praises for weeks to come and the fruits of your labour being slathered all over social media then hosting a polenta dinner party is for.      (you ego maniac)  When my amazing friends at Kendall-Jackson Wines asked me […]