Lazy Blackberry Morning Buns

Blackberry season is glorious. I love it so much because we have wild blackberries everywhere here, so whenever I have a hankering for blackberries, I can always count on being able to pick a bunch with my own two hands.

Blackberry bushes have taken over the back roads that are just s short walk away from our house, so when Cole and I head out for our evening walks in August, we are sure to grab a big bowl to carry along with us to fill with those juicy purple beauties. We make a game out of who can pick the most blackberries, and end up coming home with a full bowl in a matter of twenty minutes.

Usually we enjoy a fresh juicy handful with some vanilla ice cream, and then I freeze the rest for future baking adventures. They are an especially exciting freezer find during the fall and winter months long after all of the fresh summer berries have disappeared.

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Espresso Fudge Brownies

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I feel like your weekend needs brownies, cozzz like brownies……

I feel like you just can’t go wrong with brownies. Whether you are baking them for a girls night in, baking them to pack along for your weekday lunches,  bringing them to a fancy party or just baking a pan to keep you company on the couch while you binge watch Dawson’s Creek on Netfilx… (clearly speaking from personal experience here) – Everybody loves a good brownie, especially when you lace them with espresso, douse them in a silky hot fudge sauce that dreams are made of, and serve em’ up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Who’s with me?

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Lemon Berry Olive Oil Cake

So if you follow me on Instagram, you will know that I fully ate three quarters of this cake all to myself. I went back for “just one more bite” about thirty times until the cake was just about gone, because I simply couldn’t help myself…

Do I have regrets about demolishing a cake in the span of a half hour that could easily have feed ten people? No, because that’s how good this cake is. It was absolutely worth every bite, and the subsequent trip to the gym the next morning for a gnarly work out sesh.

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Blackberry Greek Yogurt Crumb Muffins

I don’t know about you guys, but I absolutely love a good crumb muffin; Whether it’s an old fashioned cinnamon crumb muffin, or one that’s been loaded with juicy seasonal fruit – I am always game to devour one.

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Dark Chocolate Puffed Quinoa Bars

Fact; I have been promising many of you this recipe for wayyyy too long now. So first of all – I need to say thank you to you all for waiting so patiently for me to get my act together; and second of all – your patience was worth it, because this recipe is pretty dang tasty.

These Dark Chocolate Puffed Quinoa Bars are my definition of the perfect snack;
Sweet
Salty
Crunchy
Chocolatey
Chock full of healthy goodies

Seriously, what’s not to love?

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Pina Colada Popsicles

Hospitality; Friendship; Exploration; and Humanity. Did you know that this is the meaning behind the Pineapple?

Pineapple has always been my absolute favourite fruit – mainly because of it’s sweet, juicy flavour and it’s fun, spiky husk; And now that I know the meaning behind this delicious fruit, I can’t help but love it even more.

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Perfect Yeast Doughnuts

Over the past couple weeks I have been on a quest; a Doughnut quest if you will…

I have been whipping up enough doughnuts to feed a small army, all in an effort to make the softest, fluffiest homemade yeast doughnuts possible, and I think I have finally done it. So all my fellow doughnut lovers unite for this recipe, because it is a winner!

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Chocolate Espresso Sugar Cookies

There is something so special about the simplicity of a basic sugar cookie. Do you know what I mean? I often find myself fantasizing about their chewy centers, crisp edges, and crackly tops…

Such was the case this morning when I had a sudden hankering for a good sugar cookie – but not just any sugar cookie; One that is loaded with chocolate and packing a necessary dose of caffeine for a Wednesday morning. Such is the story of how these Chocolate Espresso Cookies were born. It’s a bit of a boring story, but that’s okay becayse these cookies are anything but boring.

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Double Chocolate Muffins with Strawberry Ice Cream

Soooo this happened… I don’t really know how it happened… but it happened, and I am definitely not sorry.

At first, I was just planning on posting this No Churn Strawberry Ice Cream for you guys… but then I made a batch of double chocolate muffins  (because it was the middle of the week and I needed chocolate), and just as I was about to stuff my face with a muffin, I had a thought… warm Chocolate Muffin + melty Strawberry Ice Cream? YUP!

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