Blood Orange Cardamom Cake

Happy 2017 friends! How is everybody doing? I feel like I have been completely MIA lately. You guys keep asking so nicely for recipes and I keep failing to post them. I’m sorry! 

I know I’m the worst, but I’m trying to redeem myself here with this one because you guys …this cake. I am at a loss for words because seriously… This. Cake. I’m in love with it.

Ever since blood oranges started showing up in my market I have been telling myself I need to baking something with these colourful beauties & I finally got around to it this past weekend.

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Raspberry Tea Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting

Hello friends! I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season & all of the delicious homemade cooking and baking that comes along with it!

As I have mentioned before, holiday baking is one of the biggest joys in my life. I just love baking with all of the warm spices and vibrant colours that come with the season.

So naturally when Pure Leaf reached out to me about teaming up to re-create one of their recipes for the holiday season, I could not have been more excited. I immediately knew my recipe would have to include my favourite Pure Leaf Raspberry Iced Tea! Then because in my mind white chocolate and raspberry are pretty much a match made in flavour heaven; these Raspberry Tea Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting were a recipe choice that was nothing short of a dream come true.

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Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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It’s Canadian Thanksgiving in a couple of days, & I’m so excited to spend the day cooking and baking delicious food with my mom, while my brothers sneak bites of food and my mom and I pretend not to notice.

It’s going to be our first Thanksgiving at my parents new house & I can’t help but be excited about this being the first of many special Thanksgiving dinners that we will spend there for years to come. My parents bought a new dining table, that is large enough for everybody to sit comfortably around  – which is something of a change for our large family.

As I get older, I cherish more and more the times that the whole family can come together to enjoy a meal together & catch up on some much needed family time. So I’m really looking forward to Thanksgiving this year.

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Cherry Almond Cake

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Happy Friday peeps!

I feel like I have been so MIA lately, so I have to apologize to you all. It seems like my recipe posts have been so few and far between over the past couple of months, and I really have no good excuse except to say that it has been a busy summer.

Not to mention I have been guilty one too many times of digging into all my summer baked goods before I get the chance to snap some good pictures to share with you guys……. I honestly can’t tell you how many times that’s happened this summer. Let us not speak of it & let me try to make up my lack of recipes with this pan of deliciousness instead 😀

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Valentines Day: Let’s Stay In… with a Double Chocolate Hot Fudge Stuffed Skillet Cookie for Two

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Happy Valentines Day Eve lovelies!

Confession;  Cole and I kinda, sorta, don’t celebrate Valentines Day…

Okay I guess I should be a little more specific. When I say we don’t celebrate Valentines Day, I mean we don’t celebrate Valentines Day in the traditional sense. So we don’t buy each other gifts, we don’t go out for dinner, Cole doesn’t send singing men with flowers & chocolates to my place of work, we don’t write each other Valentines Day cards…. you get the gist.

You’re probably thinking we’re some kind of no fun, un-romantic, Valentines Day Grinch couple right? {eeeeps please don’t judge too harshly} I promise we aren’t Valentines Day haters!

It’s just that Cole and I have never really been allthat excited by all of the traditional Valentines Day festivities. Now at the risk of offending all of you readers who are die hard Valentines Day lovers, just hear me out as to why we like to do Valentines Day a little differently….

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Sweet Lemon Curd Cake

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Why hello lovelies!

I’ve got a quickie little recipe share for you here today, because this one was just so darn yummy that I couldn’t wait any longer to share it with you <3

First of all – please forgive me for the lack of photos on this one, but I was barely able to snap these two before the cake was confiscated from it’s photo shoot, only to be gobbled up in the blink of an eye by a couple of hooligans – namely Cole, who loves anything lemon related and my mother who is nothing short of a lemon addict.

So once again – I’m sorry for the lack of cake pictures for you to gawk at. I know we all eat with our eyes and these pictures are definitely not the greatest, so you will just have to take my word for it when I say that this cake is amazing. 

Now let’s get right down to business shall we? This Sweet Lemon Curd Cake is quite literally “the bomb.” So even though my mom ate this cake up before I could even take any pictures, I have to admit that she was the inspiration behind this cake, so I owe the credit of how well it turned out to her.

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Caramelized Cranberry-Apple Dutch Baby

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Happy New year lovelies! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and an awesome New Year celebration!

As excited as I am to welcome in 2016 – I do have to admit that I am a little sad to be saying goodbye to 2015. I have never really experienced this kind of sentimental feeling for a year in time before, but this particular year was filled with so many special moments for me and my family, and I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little sad to see it come to an end.

Have you ever experienced this kind of nostalgia for a year passed by before? This is a new feeling for me, so it is a little strange but kind of awesome at the same time. I think I can safely say that 2015 has been my favourite year so far. Not only because it was full of the usual shenanigans with Cole, exciting changes, mistakes and lessons learned… but also because there were so many special experiences and moments throughout the year.

This year I thought it might be fun for me to start a new tradition for myself. So I decided that I will from now on start every new year off by compiling a list of all of the special moments and all of the things that I am most thankful for. I hope that  keeping these lists in my journal will help me to not only keep as many memories as possible for later in life, but that it will also help me to appreciate and really savour every year as it passes, in the hopes that time won’t pass me by too quickly.

So here is my little list of cherished memories of 2015 so far…

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