Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins

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Alright, so it is officially blueberry season and it seems like everywhere I go there are blueberries just begging for me to take them home and bake them into something delicious! The amount of fresh fruit in my house right now is bordering on insane but I just can help myself! All of the local berries have finally started to show up at my produce store and it is all just too scrumptious to pass up! I see a flat of deep blue blueberries and I think “Yes, I NEED these!” Hence the cornucopias amount of blueberries on my counter right now. My boyfriend was beginning to get a little bit worried about exactly what I was going to do with such a large amount pf blueberries, but he needn’t worry (silly man) – I had big plans for those blueberries!

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Mini Lemon Sauce Pudding Cakes

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I will always cherish the relationship my Mom and I have because we have been lucky enough to be an extremely close Mother-Daughter pair. My Mom must be held accountable for the success of our relationship because she is the one who has always made it so easy to get along with her. Not only is she the most kind, understanding and loving Mother on the planet, but she has also always made it extremely easy for me to be open and honest with her about everything that is going on in my life. I am a very lucky girl to have her in my life.

Because we enjoy each others company so darn much, we make a point to schedule regular Mother-Daughter days, where we just spend the entire day together doing whatever it is that we feel like doing. It really doesn’t matter what we do whether its baking, roaming the mall, going for a walk in West Vancouver, shopping at Whole Foods, going for lunch or just sitting on the couch watching Crazy Stupid Love, (we love this movie,) as long as we are together, we are happy.

Unfortunately with the chaos of our lives these past few months we haven’t been able to have our usual days together and we have both been extremely distressed by this issue. So finally, this past weekend my Mom and I were able to coordinate one of our famous “Mother-Daughter Days,” and it could not have been more perfect!Read More

Baked Chocolate Sour Cream Donuts with Vanilla & Chocolate Glaze

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Chocolate Sour Cream Glazed Donuts… Honestly, need I say more? I hardly think you need me to, but I can certainly elaborate on what inspired me to bake up a batch of these chocolate beauties this week.

So, last Friday was National Donut Day… did you know about this!? Somehow I did not know this and I remained completely unaware until the day was nearly over. In short, I effectively missed a golden opportunity to bake (& eat) a whole bunch of donuts for the sake of National Donut Day! My question is, why is this day not displayed in bold, capitalized letters on every single calendar that gets distributed & sold in Canada? Is it really too much to ask to have anything and everything that has to do with food be displayed this way? I mean come on it was National Donut Day!

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Coconut Almond Banana Bread + Tips for the Perfect Banana Bread

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Happy Thursday everyone! I love Thursdays, because you know what it means? It means tomorrow is Friday and the weekend is near! Even though this week has gone by extremely fast, I want it to go just a little bit faster because I am super excited for this coming weekend! Alright, really I am excited for every weekend, but this weekend I am extra excited for!

So why am I so excited for this weekend? Well, I have exactly three reasons for my excitement …

1. It is my Daddy’s birthday on Friday night, so I will be getting together with my whole family to go out for a delicious birthday dinner at this AMAZING Chinese food restaurant that is to die for!

2. It is Father’s Day on Sunday, so I will be heading over to my parents house for yet another family dinner, however, this dinner will be even more amazing because it it being prepared by my gourmet cook of a mother. 😀

3. Because of all of all the special occasions of this weekend, I will be responsible for baking nor only my Dad’s birthday cake, but also his Fathers Day dinner dessert (and I may even come over with a Father’s Day brunch surprise on Sunday)
So basically, because my weekend will be comprised of A LOT of baking followed by eating… I am a happy camper!

As you can see, despite the fact that I will have more baked goods than I know what to do with this weekend, I still felt that it was 100% necessary to bake something delicious half way through the week. Now before you judge me, I do have to day that I mostly did this because my boyfriend was without a nice treat to go along with his lunches for the week… yes let’s go with that excuse. So on Tuesday night, I decided to rectify this problem by baking the perfect treat…. Banana Bread and oh did it turn out perfectly!

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Strawberry -Rhubarb Coffee Cake

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The sun has finally come to Vancouver and according to the weather network, it is FINALLY here to stay for a while! To say that this makes me happy, would be the understatement of the century. To put it quite simply I LOVE the sun! I seriously cannot get enough of it, and now that is has arrived, it has put me in the mood to bake all kinds of goodies that have a light and airy summer taste. Seriously, the prospect of berry season has actually kept me up nights the past week… I just couldn’t stop daydreaming about all the different recipes I want to try and concoct this summer.

My head is buzzing with thoughts of lemon cakes, fruit tarts, pies, homemade ice creams, fruit cheesecakes… what were we just talking about? Oh yes! Summer baking, I could go on for days about the baked goods I have been day dreaming about, but I’m sure you would prefer if I get on with the recipe.

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