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?
Confession: I am had a little bit of a love affair with these scones…
It was a short love affair – because before I knew it they were gobbled up by my family – but it was a strong and meaningful love affair that was definitely worthy of a recipe share.
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.
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!
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.
Have you ever made homemade dulce de leche? It’s a game changer – and actually quite an easy game changer when you make it with a can of sweetened condensed milk.
To be perfectly honest, I can eat dulce de leche just straight from the jar. It’s that good. But pair it with a chewy chocolate chip cookie & you will be forever changed.
Is this chocolate chip cookie cake a little over the top? Perhaps. But if there is one thing I know for sure; it’s that if this cookie cake is considered wrong, then I don’t want to be right.
You can find the recipe for this Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake can be found on the Tastes of Lizzy T website
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 😀