Unique Cake Inspiration and Cake Obsessions

cake inspiration

I recently created a board on my Pinterest account called “Eat Cake” because, why not? Cakes are delicious, really pretty to look at and make special occasions even better. Oh and next month is my birthday month so it’s been on my mind even more, you can’t have a birthday without a slice! Actually the obsession started a long time ago, probably when I was a child, I always loved baking with my mom and I still love baking today. It really got into full swing a few years ago when I went to a Design Sponge book signing at Anthropologie […]

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Recipe Adventure: Apple Eggnog Bread Pudding

eggnog apple bread pudding recipe

Yes I know it’s January and you’re suppose to start the year off right by eating healthy, but I thought I’d start the year sharing a recipe of a bowl full of carbs, because I’m evil and lack will power. No but in all seriousness, this recipe happened by accident. We had guests over on New Years day and once they were gone, we had half a container of eggnog and a lot of leftover bread and it was getting stale fast. So I cut it into small pieces and made this carbolicious pudding. Here’s the recipe for this Apple Eggnog […]

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Recipe Adventure: Classic Ginger Snap Cookies

Classic Ginger Snap Cookie Recipe

Christmas is almost here and I like to spend my down time baking delicious things. My favorite cookie has to be a classic ginger snap. Nothing says Christmas like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and clove. My recipe is seriously simple and seriously good. The secret? I use fresh ginger! Using fresh ginger adds to the flavor and keeps the cookies moist. Crunchy on the outside and chewy in the center, they are to die for. Classic Ginger Snap Cookie Recipe

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Recipe Adventure: Bourbon Soaked Cherries with Vanilla Ice Cream

bourbon soaked cherries and vanilla ice cream

It’s time! Remember back in the Summer time when I spent a few weekends canning so much fruit? To refresh your memory, check out my post on canning bourbon cherries. I also canned peaches and pears. But as I was saying, it’s time! Time to open the jars! Let me rephrase that, time to open a jar full of Summer! *happy dance* Andrew and I are gifting a bunch of them for the holidays, so of course we have to try them, just to be sure they’re good enough to give as gifts. Pretty good excuse if you ask me. Plus, it’s very […]

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Recipe Adventure: Juicer Pulp Muffins

Juicer Pulp Muffin recipe

Do you own a juicer? If so, this recipe is for you. Occasionally I like to have a fresh juice for breakfast or lunch, but I get sad when I see how much pulp is left in the waste container when I’m done. I just can’t bring myself to throw it out! So yesterday I made a point to trim my fruits and veggies of any seeds before it went into the juicer so the pulp would be perfect for baking. First lets review what went into my fresh juice: 5-6 large carrots 1-2 apples skin on, seeds removed 2 […]

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Recipe Adventure: Lime Coconut Poppyseed Loaf

lime coconut poppyseed yogurt loaf

This recipe is very similar to my lemon loaf recipe I shared last year. It has the same base ingredients, but uses lime, toasted coconut and poppyseeds. This loaf is super moist because it uses yogurt instead of butter and after it’s baked, you infuse the loaf with lime juice for added flavour. There’s also a delicious lime glaze that goes over the top along with toasted coconut. Here’s the recipe:

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Recipe Adventure: Matcha Green Tea Shortbread Cookies

Matcha Green Tea Shortbread Cookie Recipe

Holiday baking season is fast approaching, in fact I think it may already be here. Personally I don’t think it’s Christmas without cookies! Nothing is better than a home filled with the delicious smells of cookies baking. I’ve always loved shortbread because it’s easy to make and looks so pretty. This year I’ve added matcha green tea powder to the dough and thought I’d share the recipe with you. These matcha green tea shortbread cookies have all the creaminess of regular shortbread, with a light flavour of matcha green tea. Here’s the recipe:

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Recipe Adventure: Beet Feta Tomato Salad

Beet Feta Tomato Salad

Winter is just around the corner and vegetables like beautiful ripe tomatoes are hard to find. I still think it’s important to find a way to eat salad, and that doesn’t mean lettuce and fancy dressing. Beets are a great option, they last a long time in your fridge, they’re easy to cook and really good for you. Plus they go really well with cheese, and I love cheese! I’ve combine them with chunks of feta cheese and some hot house tomatoes (we’re fortunate to have that option here in Vancouver, British Columbia). This make delicious quick and easy lunch. […]

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Recipe Adventure: Crispy Potato Wedges

Crispy Potato Wedges

It’s Friday! I got my hands on a super large bag of Russet Potatoes the other week and I’ve been wondering what to make with them. I made the obvious mashed potatoes, but there were still so many left and making mashed potatoes gets boring after a while. So I decided to make some crispy potato wedges. Here’s the recipe:

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Recipe Adventure: Turkey Pot Pies

Turkey Pot Pies

Canadian Thanksgiving has come and gone. We had a wonderful dinner with family, it included turkey and all the usual sides, but there wasn’t enough leftovers this year to make our usual turkey pot pies the day after. So the day after Thanksgiving, turkeys went on sale and we bought one to put in the freezer until we were ready to do it all over again! We roasted the bird and didn’t focus too much on side dishes, because we knew we were going to make delicious pot pies the next day. But we did make a few steamed vegetables so we could […]

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Recipe Adventure: Roasted Vegetable and Feta Cheese Phyllo Pastry

vegetable feta phyllo pie

This vegetable feta phyllo pastry is a great recipe to make on a weekend when you’re craving something hearty without making a big stew or a big plate of meat. There’s so many delicious flavours from the roasted vegetables, feta cheese and toasted pine nuts, when they all combine together it makes for a wonderful savoury pie. While I’m not a huge fan of olives, I still included them, but diced them super fine so they just add to the flavour without being over-powering. Ingredients 1 onion, chopped 8 garlic cloves minced 2 red peppers, chopped 1 Japanese eggplant, cubed 1 package of frozen […]

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