You guys… these cookies. I die.
I think you guys know we well enough now to know that I am a sucker for a cookie with a crackly top – like the very sight of crackly cookies makes me weak in the knees. So needless to say these cookies are pretty much what dreams are made of for me.
Crisp crackly edges, with a gooey, chewy, brownie-like texture on the inside; these cookies are simply too good to stop at one… or two, or three… okay you get the picture. So I basically ate a whole tray of these cookies – but they were beyond delicious so what’s the problem?
Can we just talk about hot cross buns for a minute? Or like maybe five minutes because… hello – they are delicious! I mean anything that involves a warm soft, fluffy bun, studded with goodies & topped with a sweet glaze is right up my ally!
Also, Easter is right around the corner, which means baking fresh batches of hot cross buns on repeat until then is perfectly acceptable and therefore we should all take full advantage of this opportunity 😀
Confession; I’m pretty sure I promised you all this recipe about nine months ago… so to those of you who requested it, I am sooo sorry it took me so long to get it up. Hopefully we are all operating under some form of the saying “better late than never,” and we can put this injustice behind us 😀
How do you guys like your oatmeal muffins? Hot? Cold? Plain? Buttered?
Hands down, my favourite way to eat an oatmeal or bran muffin is warmed up, with a smear of creamy butter and a dollop of raspberry jam. I mean seriously, does it get any better than that?
Is it just me or is there just something so hypnotizing about roll cakes? Whenever I make one, I find myself leering at it like a total weirdo… does anybody else have this problem? There is really something about these cakes that just makes you want a slice – no matter what time of day. Roll cake for breakfast? Heck yes!
What exactly is it about giant, crackly topped chocolate chip cookies that makes them so irresistible ? Is it simply because at the end of the day we eat with our eyes, and the crackles are just so pretty that we can’t help but want to bite into them as soon as humanly possibly? Or is it because we know that lurking just beneath that gorgeous crisp crackle is a soft, chewy cookie, studded with ooey, gooey chocolate and an overall flavour that tastes like childhood?
I think for me it would have to be the latter explanation; nostalgia never fails to capture my heart when it comes to homemade treats.
Okay guys, let’s get right down to the facts; daylight savings is here, it’s officially Spring, so therefore; I am ready for Spring. Soooooo ready for Spring. Unfortunately Vancouver seems to have forgotten that it’s supposed to be Spring, and has continued to be not only very cold, but also very wet (sigh).
Truth be told this cold rainy weather is very typical for this time of year here in Vancouver. So Naturally you would think I would be used to the rainy Vancouver Springs by now, but for no good reason at all, every spring I get my hopes up thinking Spring somehow equals sunshine and it most definitely does not.
Alas, it will probably be another couple months before we see “Spring” weather here – but it’s okay, because today I’m making my own sunshine with the help of a very big batch of pretty pink donuts &my new favorite Spring accessory.
We have had one heck of a winter here in Vancouver & I don’t know about you guys, but I honestly could not be more ready for summer. Like, at this point I would be completely fine if we could just skip Spring and go straight to hot sunny days, filled w/ trips to the beach and the market to pick up fresh summer berries & stone fruits.
Okay, so I know it’s still February and we have a longgg way to go before days like that can happen – but hey, a girl can dream right?
So today, (despite gloomy, freezing Vancouver weather,) I am embracing all the summer vibes, and throwing a little impromptu donut party w/ Pure Leaf Peach Iced Tea and these Ginger Peach Fritters. Who else wants to join in!?
Fun fact about me; One of my all-time favourite breakfasts is a warm toasted bagel, that has been buttered and smeared with a good dollop of tangy cream cheese. It might sound like the simplest breakfast ever, but there is just something about a good bagel with cream cheese that I can never seem to get enough of. But does a girl ever really need a good reason for why she loves bread or cheese? I think not.
Now while homemade bagels have become something of a regular occurrence around my house, I have to admit that the first time I made bagels I was completely freaked out. The very idea itself was so foreign and daunting to me, that I actually avoided trying it for years.
When I finally got up the courage to try, I had no idea what I was doing, and I thought I was in for a technical battle royal, that would almost definitely end in failure. However, once I actually started making the bagels I realized that not only are they really easy to make, but they are also be so much fun!
I developed the recipe for these bagels as part of my monthly contribution to an awesome website called Tastes of Lizzy T , so head on over to her website via the link here to get the full post and recipe!
Where are all my banana bread lovers at!?
Random fun fact; I edit the Banana Bread feed over on thefeedfeed website. It’s pretty much one of my favourite things ever, because I LOVE banana bread. It’s kind of like one of those things that no matter how much I eat of it – I can never get sick of it.
I am always on the look out on Instagram for new and delicious banana bread recipes that I can add to the feed each month when I add my updates. Why am I telling you this? Well, because I just finished updating the feed the other day & banana bread has pretty much been the one and only thing on my mind ever since. Also, if you are a banana bread lover – much like myself – I think you would seriously enjoy the eye candy that this feed has to offer & you can check the feed out here