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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No Churn Raspberry Crisp Ice Cream

Those of you who have read previous blog posts will know that I have a little bit of a thing for jam; and when I say “a little thing” I mean, I will pretty much eat it on anything and I have no issue eating it straight from the jar. Like, “hi my name is Kristie and I am a jam addict…”

Seriously though. I love jam. I love alllll the jam. Every flavour; sweet or savoury – hit me up with a spoonful of that fruity goodness.

So a couple weeks ago, when the incredible Natalie from East Van Jam offered to send me a couple jars of her Raspberry and Blueberry Jam to try – it was literally like all of my jam dreams were coming true.

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Simple Naked Layer Cake

Who else here could find themselves completely content to stare at a pretty layer cake all day long?

When I got together with my lovely friend Rosemary from Local Studio Co a few weeks ago to shoot this pretty white layer cake, I swear I wanted to do just that. Stare at it all day long that is…

Seriously though. I swear once we were done shooting it, I sat and admired it for a solid thirty minutes. I was so obsessed with it that when my fiance asked me when he could have a slice, I almost uttered the words “Pardon me? this cake is of course too pretty to eat!” … But then I remembered that the cake was also delicious, and let’s be real, there is nothing that will ever stop me from eating a piece of homemade cake. Nothing. Not even if it is pretty. Read More

Coconut Raspberry Donuts

Do we ever really need a reason to make donuts? I feel like not. Especially when they are in the form of these Coconut Raspberry Donuts. Regardless of the time or day or whether or not you have a donut worthy occasion – you should feel free to make these donuts whenever your heart desires.

For me donuts are pretty much always on my mind, but when my pals over at Albion Fit kindly reminded me that National Donut Day is upon us next week – I basically felt that it was my duty to make these donuts happen… for the sake of National Donut Day of course 😉

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Bluebarb (Blueberry & Rhubarb) Crisp

Okay so I have been MIA again. What else is new? I’m so sorry you guys! I owe you so many recipes, and I promise it is on my list of things to do and I promise to get some more posted this weekend. Please just know that I appreciate you all so much everyday for following along and for requesting recipes. You all truly brighten my day, everyday.

In the meantime I thought I would just do a quick little post, because this Bluebarb Crisp was SO easy to whip up and quite frankly I think you need it in your life this weekend.

Keepin’ this post sweet & simple today 😉 Scroll down for the recipe & I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

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Strawberry Rhubarb Basil Jam Rolls

*This post was sponsored by Vitamix & feedfeed. However, all opinions and stories are 100% my own.

This past weekend was a good one. I mean probably not in the way you are imagining. Like, I didn’t spend the weekend at Disneyland or go bungee jumping or take a kite-surfing lesson. Nothing extra cool like that; but I did manage to be uncharacteristically productive in the accomplishing tedious (but very necessary) tasks department.

For instance; I organized my pantry –something I have been meaning to do for weeks… (okay more like months); I vacuumed; Cleaned my office (so necessary); Retrieved a package from the post office; Purchased groceries for the week (like a proper adult); Forgot a couple of items at the grocery store, which I then returned to said grocery store to purchase; Went to the bank (am I the only person still doing this?); Did multiple loads of laundry (it got real); and I remembered to water the plants at my parents place while they are out of town.

#productive… kind of.

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Lemon Cardamom Poppy Seed Twists

 

You guys! Two recipe posts in one night… This might be a new record for me. Can I get a hell yeah!?

It’s the middle of the night and I am wide awake – which is SO unlike me. Truth be told, I am usually dozing off on the couch by 9:00pm (seriously). So the fact that I am still up right now is nothing short of a miracle and purely because I am just drunk with happiness from the events of this past evening.

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