Chocolate Espresso Sugar Cookies

There is something so special about the simplicity of a basic sugar cookie. Do you know what I mean? I often find myself fantasizing about their chewy centers, crisp edges, and crackly tops…

Such was the case this morning when I had a sudden hankering for a good sugar cookie – but not just any sugar cookie; One that is loaded with chocolate and packing a necessary dose of caffeine for a Wednesday morning. Such is the story of how these Chocolate Espresso Cookies were born. It’s a bit of a boring story, but that’s okay becayse these cookies are anything but boring.

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Double Chocolate Muffins with Strawberry Ice Cream

Soooo this happened… I don’t really know how it happened… but it happened, and I am definitely not sorry.

At first, I was just planning on posting this No Churn Strawberry Ice Cream for you guys… but then I made a batch of double chocolate muffins  (because it was the middle of the week and I needed chocolate), and just as I was about to stuff my face with a muffin, I had a thought… warm Chocolate Muffin + melty Strawberry Ice Cream? YUP!

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Mixed Berry Yogurt Tarts

**This post was done in collaboration with Tree Island Yogurt, but all opinions and stories are 100% my own.

I’m a big fan of easy breakfasts; And when I say easy breakfasts, I mean the kind that can be prepped ahead of time and require little to no preparation on the morning of. Are we on the same page here?

On the weekends I will batch prepare things like overnight oats & homemade granola, so that I have them on hand, for quick and easy weekday breakfasts. It just makes life so much easier on busy weekday mornings.

And with all of the local summer berries in full swing here in Vancouver, I have been taking every chance I get to enjoy them; morning, noon and night. So these easy Mixed Berry Yogurt Tarts with Almond Oat Crust have become my go-to breakfast this summer.

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Blueberries and Cream Pastry Puffs

       

There are so many things I love about Summer; sunshine; blue skies; beach days; warm breezes; picnics; campfires; s’mores… the list goes on and on. But if I had to choose my favourite thing about Summer, I would have to say that fresh local berries and stone fruits steal my heart every time.

Last weekend Cole and I went berry picking and came home with buckets of ripe strawberries, sweet raspberries and juicy blueberries. I am up to my ears in fresh local berries right now and absolutely loving every minute of it.

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BBQ Feta & Blueberry Flatbread

*This post was sponsored by Tre Stelle. However, all opinions and stories are 100% my own.

Can we just talk about cheese for a minute? I am a lover of all things cheese.

If there was one thing that I could not live without on a daily basis, it would have to be cheese in some shape or form. Put a sprinkle of cheese on just about anything, and I will be a happy gal.

I could seriously talk about my love affair with cheese all day long – but I won’t… okay maybe just a little… 😀

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Strawberry Swirled Vanilla Bean Yogurt Popsicles

**This post was done in collaboration with Tree Island Yogurt, but all opinions and stories are 100% my own.

Happy Friday friends!

There are so many reasons to be excited today!

  1. We are heading into the Canada Day Long Weekend to celebrate 150 years
  2. The weather is supposed to be absolutely gorgeous all weekend long
  3. My freezer is stocked with delicious Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles

I mean honestly what more could a girl ask for!?

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No Churn Butterscotch Pecan Ripple Ice Cream

Okay guys… I don’t know if you have noticed, but I am going through a bit of a homemade ice cream faze right now… oh you did notice? I guess it’s a bit obvious considering every second post of mine lately has been ice cream and most of my insta stories are me showing you my latest ice cream escapades…

Seriously it’s a problem. I swear my diet has become 90% ice cream over the past week, and I may need some serious help…

But for now, we are just going to ignore that elephant in the room (my ice cream addiction) because I made yet another batch of ice cream the other day, and it was just too damn good not to share!

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Raspberry Cheesecake Popsicles

Confession; I am no pro when it comes to frozen dessert photography. Honestly whenever I set out to photograph a tub of homemade ice cream or popsicles I’m lucky if I end up with a couple barely usable photos.

I always start my frozen dessert shoots off with so many hopes and dreams of what my photos will look like; however by the end of these shoots those high hopes and dreams are usually long gone and all that usually remains is a sticky, melted mess, which I will undoubtedly eat (despite it’s melted state) in an attempt to drown my photography sorrows. True story.

So this time, in the interest of not consuming an entire batch of popsicles to myself, I kept the photography for this one pretty simple, and as such; I will keep this post sweet & simple. Because let’s face it, the sooner I’m done here, the sooner you can be making these Raspberry Cheesecake Popsicles amiright?

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Buttermilk Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

  

Generally I am not a person who claims to know a lot about life. In fact if you asked me for advice about any particular subject in life, I would probably tell you that I am not the best person to ask. I’m twenty-six years old and I feel like I am in a constant state of learning when it comes to the everyday ups and downs of life. I make mistakes, and my mind feels like it’s changing all the time; So for the most part I am careful about making statements about what “I know” to be true in life.

That being said, if there was one thing I think I can say that I know for sure in this life, it’s that no matter what the situation, a freshly baked muffin always makes me feel a whole lot better. Do you feel the same way? Or maybe in your case it’s not a muffin – maybe it’s a chocolate chip cookie or a buttery scone or a slice of banana bread or a bowl of pasta.

Whatever the dish may be, I truly believe that when good food is prepared with love from the heart, it has the power to make the world feel a whole lot better; Even when we are feeling our most vulnerable or defeated. Do you guys feel the same way?

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