I strongly believe that life is just better with chocolate cake…
Even if you are having on of those hellish days that doesn’t even seem like it could be real; I firmly believe that a good chocolate cake has the power to turn even the worst of days around. Because at the end of the day, there really is nothing like slicing into a moist chocolate cake en-robed in silky, fudgey frosting.
Such are the moments that I daydream about…
You guys… these Pecan Clusters have been a looonnngggg time coming.
I swear I have been wanting to try and make a homemade version of these bad boys for the past two months. I bought all of the ingredients, I wrote out a practice recipe, and yet they still somehow didn’t happen until just yesterday. Every Monday for the past 8 weeks I would tell myself… “this will be the week I make the pecan clusters…” and then week after week I would amaze myself with my skills in procrastination.
Holy smokes it’s December guys… can you believe it!? I swear just yesterday it was October and now here we are approaching mid-December, and it feels like it’s been forever since I’ve been around these parts to share a recipe with you lovely people.
Of course it most likely feels like “forever”, because it has been a long time since I shared a recipe with you guys. It’s been one of those months where I just bake everything on a whim, without writing anything down, all the while thinking to myself “yes of course I will remember this recipe…” And then being sadly disappointed when my memory fails me two weeks later. Note to self: MUST WRITE ALL RECIPES DOWN AS I MAKE THEM.
Have you ever had sweet potato pie? Sometimes when I mention sweet potato pie to people they look at me like I’m some sort of crazy person and say things like “sweet potato in a dessert!?” To that all I have to say is; Hell YES sweet potato in a dessert!
But I also have to clarify that when I say “sweet potato” what I really mean is yam. Because when you go to a typical grocery store yams are labelled as the ones with an orange interior (and this is what you want for this recipe), while sweet potatoes have a white interiors (not what you want for this recipe.)
I’m not sure why we as a culture decided to collectively confuse ourselves by swapping the names around when it comes to things like “sweet potato fries” or “sweet potato casserole” or “sweet potato pie” But let’s be honest saying “Yam Pie”just doesn’t have the same effect… amiright?
A few weeks ago I posted a recipe for this Carrot Cake Loaf and so many of you sent me pictures telling how much you enjoyed it, which always makes my day when you guys do that <3 <3 <3
In particular one of my idols on instagram @jspiesy sent photos of her delicious take on my recipe which included a cream cheese filling and a nutty oat streusel on top… Can you say YUM!?
Seriously though upon looking at her photo I was pretty much foaming at the mouth…
Few things get me more excited than when I walk into a new bakery only to discover that among their line up of gorgeous baked goods, they have giant, chewy ginger cookies for sale.
That probably sounds a bit strange to a few of you – that I could get so excited over something as simple as a ginger cookie; But if there is one thing that I simply cannot resist in life, it’s a good ginger cookie. No matter what the circumstance, if I sniff out a good ginger cookie in my travels, you better bet that I will be buying one – okay let’s be real, I will most likely be buying two or three. I will never pass up a good, crackly ginger cookie. Who’s with me on this?
Okay so I might be a little late to the Fall party this year, (considering last week was the first official day of Fall) but hey, better late than never right?
Besides, it was well worth being a little late because I celebrated these first few days of Fall by doing a collaboration on a Fall Apple Harvest inspired photo shoot with my friend Rosemary Lebarge , Paper and Parties, and Carly Fairbank.
We staged a little party in the park, and by the time it was all set up, I couldn’t help but want to be a guest at our Apple Harvest Party.
I will never say no to a doughnut. I just love them, and you would be hard pressed to find a doughnut flavour that I don’t like. That said, If you were to ask me what my favourite doughnut is, I would hands down have to say cake doughnuts. Now I have nothing against a good yeast doughnut; but given the choice between yeast or cake doughnuts, I will always go for the cake doughnut.
I can’t believe Fall is just about upon us. As always this Summer absolutely flew by, but I have to admit after the dry, scorching weather we had I am more than ready to welcome in the new season. I know a lot of Vancouverites wish the summer would never end, but admittedly once September rolls around I am usually pining for the beauty of Fall.
You guys… Vanilla. Peanut Butter. Protein. Cookies. You just know it’s going to be a good day when your day starts with one of these bad boys, amiright?
I have to be honest – I have never been a big fan of protein powders. I think I have tried just about every brand / flavour available to me, and I have never been able to find one that I enjoy. I always find that they either just taste plain awful, or they taste okay at first, but then have a funky aftertaste, or a gritty texture or they are loaded with a bunch of ingredients that I’m really not comfortable putting in my body.
So when I tried Coast Protein Powders, I was absolutely blown away by not only by the nutritional info, but more so by how amazingly delicious they tasted. No weird aftertaste, no gritty texture. My life is totally changed.