Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

img_5491

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.

Read More

Cherry Almond Cake

IMG_4915

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 😀

Read More

Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream

IMG_6342

Why hello lovely! And what may I ask brings you ’round these parts today…? Is it because you were just pining for some of my good natured wit & charm…??? :p

LOL Just kidding!!! I am of course fully aware that you are here for one purpose, and one purpose only; This Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream situation – amiright?  Because well, Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream… ‘nough said.

I’m so stoked to be partnering with my fav grocery store Meridian Meats , where I got all the fresh cherries & other goods to make to share this recipe with you guys; And I gotta tell you; this one is pretty much the bees knees.

Read More

Blueberry Cheesecake & Granola Ice Cream Pops

IMG_6054

Happy Friday peeps!!

Who else is saying a big “Heck Yes!” to this weekend? I am so ready for it! Mostly because I’m just super over-excited for the activity I have planned for my Saturday – aka my very first Wedding Dress appointment!!! Eeeepss! I’m so excited you guys!

Also it’s officially the first week of Summer, so you know I couldn’t just leave you guys hanging without hookin’ you up with a killer Ice Cream recipe to celebrate, right!?

Read More

Rhubarb-Banana Crumble

IMG_2024

Happy Monday lovelies!

So this morning as I reached into the refrigerator for some cream to add to my much needed coffee, I couldn’t help but be enamored by the presence of a gorgeous bundle of bright pink rhubarb I picked up at the farmers market over the weekend. It looked so beautiful all bundled in it’s bow-tied string, that I honestly wanted to cradle it in my arms an cherish it for always…. is that strange? Don’t answer that.

Seriously though, can rhubarb season just please never end???? I don’t know about you but I just love that gorgeous pink stuff. It’s one of my all-time favourite ingredients to bake with because it is so versatile and pretty much tastes amazing with anything and everything. Every year I try it out with different fruit combinations and I always find myself falling in love with the new flavour combo’s.

Such was the case when I stumbled upon a recipe in one of my favourite Canadian Living cookbooks for Rhubarb-Banana Crumble. Say whatttt????? Now I must be straight up crazy, because until I saw that Canadian Living recipe, I had never even thought to pair together rhubarb and banana; But as soon as I thought about it, I was like uhmmm duh!!  So after putting my own spin on the recipe and subsequently tasting {a lottt} the result… I have to be honest with you guys and say this is hands down my favourite rhubarb dessert of the season.

Read More

Chocolate Cake & Honey Roasted Peanut Covered Ice Cream Bars

IMG_2942

Happy Monday lovelies!

I hope you all had an awesome start to your week, but if by chance your Monday was a little lackluster thus far, then I am so glad you popped by – you know why!?  Because the recipe for these Chocolate Cake & Honey Roasted Peanut Covered Ice Cream Bars is going to change your life. For reals. So even if you had kind of a sh***y Monday, it’s okay, because these homemade ice cream bars are going to make everything all better.

Read More

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Pops

IMG_2958

Why hello lovelies! Long time no post eh!? Gah – I am seriously the worst blogger ever! I am so sorry for being so AWOL lately. I have just been taking a lot of my free time to get prepared for the Farmers Market Season, which started this past weekend. But hopefully now that the craziness of the first weekend is over I’m hoping to get back into rhythm of things.

Anyways today is an exciting day because I’m sharing the recipe for these White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Greek Yogurt Pops on the Tastes of Lizzy T website!  You are going to love this recipe and it’s the perfect way to kick off the summer!

Okay, so I think I might be welcoming in the coming of summer a little bit early here with a popsicle recipe, but what can I say? I just couldn’t help myself, because the weather in my Vancouver hood the past couple of weeks has been so uncharacteristically gorgeous! We have had sunny days, with crazy-town hot temperatures, and in the land of perpetual rain, that is basically unheard of for the time of year –  and I am absolutely loving it!

This past weekend temperatures soared and we were all scrambling to find a way to beat the unexpected heat. In other words, we were in serious need of some kind of delicious, freezing cold treats to aid our current situation.

Read More

Chocolate Malt Ice Cream

IMG_1558

Spring is in the air, temperatures are rising, and the sun is shining. It’s ice cream season!

All my life I have had a very serious weakness for old fashioned chocolate malts. No matter what the circumstance, there has never been a time – and probably will never be a time – that I say no to a chocolate malt.

So my endless love for chocolate malts is really what inspired this recipe and I am so excited to be partnering up with Best Friends for Frosting to share this recipe with you! If you are a chocolate malt lover like myself, this ice cream is going to make you swoon. So pop on over to the Best Friends for Frosting website to see the full post and my recipe lovelies!

Happy ice cream making!

KP xoxo

Read More

Mocha Brownie Sandwich Cookies

IMG_9725

Lately it seems like I find myself facing very serious baking dilemmas on an increasingly regular basis. Do you ever have this problem? Baking dilemma problems?

Now by baking dilemmas, I don’t mean the question of “to bake, or not to bake?” – because let’s be honest, when faced with that question, I will always very emphatically choose “to bake!”

No, no for me, my baking dilemmas are more a consequence of my ridiculously indecisive nature, which usually makes it near impossible for me to decide exactly what it is that I actually want to bake in a given day – or more importantly, what I want to eat.

Typically my baking dilemmas go a little something like this… “should I bake cupcakes or a layer cake?”; “vanilla or chocolate?”; “pie or cobbler?” “scones or muffins?” … you get the idea.

Recently during one of my episodes of said baking dilemmas, I was debating whether I should make cookies or brownies – and having a seriously hard time. I mean can you blame me? Honestly, sometimes it’s just pure torture trying to decide between two options that are each so delicious.

Then suddenly it hit me, that there was no good reason for me to have to choose – so I didn’t and the result; These Mocha Brownie Sandwich Cookies… Best. Decision. Ever.

I’m so excited to be partnering up with Best Friends for Frosting to get the recipe for these Mocha Brownie Sandwich Cookies! Click here and get the recipe! 

Happy baking lovelies <3 <3

Read More

Butterscotch Stuffed Brown Butter Skillet Cookie

IMG_9460

I don’t know about you, but when I take a tray of fresh cookies out of the oven, I can usually only wait all of about five seconds before feeling an uncontrollable need to eat one immediately.

Some might say I have absolutely no self control, {and that’s definitely part of it}, but I prefer to think of it as just having good sense. Because I mean honestly, there really is nothing quite like warm homemade cookies, that are still ooey, gooey, fresh from the oven. Are we on the same page here….?

Alright then you’re going to love this recipe just as much as I do, because essentially it’s a giant cookie that you can eat straight out of the pan, while it’s still hot from the oven…. aka the best damn thing ever. Oh and did I mention that its a cookie that is made with brown butter…? So yeah, it really is just the bees knees 😀

I’m so excited to be partnering up with Best Friends for Frosting to share the recipe for this Butterscotch Stuffed Brown Butter Skillet Cookie! So if you are about ready to lick your computer screen like I am, pop on over to their website via this link here and get the recipe! 

Happy baking lovelies <3 <3

Read More