White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

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Who else else here grew up eating cream cheese and jam sandwiches on a regular basis?

If you answered a big fat YES! to the above question, please accept this virtual high five… {hi-ya!} I feel like this relationship is off to an amazing start, don’t you? 😀

Alright so some of you are probably thinking that a cream cheese and jam sandwich sounds more than a little strange, am I right?

But when you really think about it… this whole cream cheese and jam sandwich flavour combo is really quite similar to that of these White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bars. You got your cream cheese, you got your jam and you got your crust… Yeah I think we might be onto something here… :p

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Mini Brown Butter – Donut Muffins

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Why hello there friendlies! I am so excited to announce that this recipe post is my first official contributor post to the Tastes of Lizzy T website! Eeeps! I was so nervous about my first contributor post, but at the same time so very, very excited!

I was so humbled when I was asked to be a 2016 contributor to Tastes of Lizzy T among so many other talented food bloggers, so I am so incredibly grateful to have been included. And if you haven’t already checked out her website, you need to asap. There are so many drool educing recipes it’s seriously unreal, so please go and take a peak if you haven’t already <3

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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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Dark Chocolate Mocha Date Bars

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Happy Friday peeps! So glad you popped by  <3

I am of the opinion that it is about a hundred and ten percent necessary for me to do a recipe post on Fridays, because I feel like we all deserve a little bit of a reward for being super awesome, and making it through the work week… agreed? Awesome – I’m glad we are on the same page about this.

And really what would any celebration be without a little bit {or a lot} of chocolate? Let’s just be real here, it simply wouldn’t be a celebration at all… {or not a very good one anyway} – hence these Dark Chocolate Mocha Date Bars to aid in your Friday celebration vibes!  Mhmmm… 

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Dressin’ Up Oats – Episode 1: Maple Blueberry & Banana Deliciousness

IMG_2664Happy Saturday peeps!

I’m so stoked your stopping by for the very first post in the new blog post series that I’m calling “Dressin’ up Oatmeal!”  So this is Episode 1 in what I think will be a 6 part series … or possibly more… {really this is largely dependent on if anyone really cares about dressin’ up oatmeal…}. 

So why am I calling these blog posts “episodes”? Well because Star Wars has episodes, and Star Wars is pretty epic to most people. {Confession: I have never actually seen any of the Star Wars episodes…. so I say “most people” because I really wouldn’t know… please don’t judge me to harshly… } 

Anyways, I think oatmeal is pretty much the most epic breakfast ever; Therefore, in an effort to make this the most epic breakfast blog post series ever, {clearly I’m shooting for the stars here}, I will be calling each post an “episode”. Strange…. or genius…? {okay, let’s face it it’s just strange}

Alright, moving on…

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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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Cranberry & Brown Sugar Cinnamon Buns

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Happy Wednesday {or hump day, whichever you prefer} lovelies! How is everybody? I hope your New Year is off to a wonderful start <3

So I’m just going to call a spade a spade and admit that I have gotten a little cranberry happy on the blog lately what with all the cranberry posts. So I apologize to all of you who follow along and are not necessarily cranberry fans, but I can’t help it – I’m an absolute fool for cranberries.

Fresh cranberries, dried cranberries, cooked cranberries, raw cranberries – I am of the opinion that cranberries are incredibly amazing in all of their forms. Who else can relate to my cranberry addiction? Great – let’s be friends and get reallll cranberry happy with these Cranberry & Brown Sugar Cinnamon Buns…

So here’s the thing – before I came up with this recipe, classic cinnamon buns were pretty much one of my favourite breakfast foods of all time. The simplicity a cinnamony – brown sugar filling that is encased by a soft, fluffy dough, and is topped off with a velvety layer of cream cheese frosting was pretty much my definition of heaven. That is… until I baked these Cranberry & Brown Sugar Cinnamon Buns. ​

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Double Chocolate Coffee Addict Cookies

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Cookies…. I mean honestly what can I say about them? They are classic, they are simple to make, they are ooey, gooey bites of deliciousness – Put simply, they are perfection in the palm of your hand.

Now although I can honestly say that I have never met a cookie I didn’t like, I do have to say that not all cookies are created equal. I will be the first to admit that I have had myself many homemade cookie recipe failures over the years of cookie trials in my quest to create the perfect recipe. You know the recipe I’m talking about right? That elusive homemade cookie recipe that we all search for? The recipe, that will never fail to create the perfect cookie every time?

Now everyone’s definition of the “perfect” cookie will vary based on opinion – but for me, the definition of the “perfect cookie” isas follows:

“The Perfect Cookie” One that is slightly crisp on the outside, while still being oh so gooey and chewy on the inside, with a lovely crinkly top, and lots of flavour. 

So if the above description matches with your definition of what the “perfect cookie” should be, then my recipe for these Double Chocolate Coffee Addict Cookies is the one for you. ​

These cookies mean some serious business and I feel like the only way to convey just how amazing they are is to describe them as like the perfect love child of a brownie and a chocolate chip cookie… mhmmm.

These cookies have the most amazingly fudgy texture on the inside, with a light, crisp exterior. The addition of a hint of espresso powder to the mix, heightens the flavour of the chocolate to a whole new level, and the blend of milk chocolate, dark chocolate and white chocolate chunks just takes these cookies to a whole new level of delicious.

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Sticky Maple Date & Pecan Scones + Freezer Storage Tips

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Alright every body here’s the deal – these scones are amazing, and you need to  make em’ happen.
Okay, I guess I could probably elaborate a bit further; Although, once you take one bite out of these beauties, you will understand why I thought my opening sentence required no further explanation 😀

As returning readers already know very well – I am a girl who is positively obsessed with scones. For those of you who are new to the blog; Let me just say that given the opportunity, I would gladly eat scones everyday for the rest of my days on this earth. I know they say you should never say never – which by the way is a totally hypocritical phrase, but we won’t get into that today… – but I can guarantee you that I will never, EVER get sick of eating good scones. I am one hundred and ten percent confident in that statement.

So why the obsession with scones you ask? Well besides the fact that they are loaded with butter, {which as far as I’m concerned is one of the best things on this entire earth},  they are also warm, flaky and fluffy little bundles of pastry deliciousness – Seriously need I elaborate more? For me, scones are the epitome of homemade baked goodness perfection. You can bake sweet scones, you can bake savoury scones, you can bake plain scones, you can bake scones that are loaded with fresh fruits, dried fruits, chocolate, cheeses, vegetables and everything in between!

No matter what you throw into a scone – it is pretty much guaranteed to be delicious… Did I mention that they are buttery, flaky and fluffy all at the same time…? They are A M A Z I N G and I pretty much can’t go a weekend without whipping up a batch of scones and trying out new flavour combinations for Cole and I to devour.

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Pumpkin & Toffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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Hey – Happy Friday peeps!

We made it through another crazy week – Boo ya! We are seriously deserving of some delicious cookies don’t you think? But not just any cookies…  not just your run of the mill chocolate chip cookies – although I have nothing against chocolate chip cookies, because sometimes  a mean, homemade chocolate chip cookie is exactly what a tummy needs. But today is one of those celebratory Fridays where just a regular cookie isn’t gonna cut it.

So let’s take this whole celebratory cookie idea to the next level shall we?  What say you to taking an awesome chocolate chip cookie recipe, and throwing in a little fall inspiration, a touch of spice, a lotttt of good quality dark chocolate and perhaps some toffee pieces for good measure??? Mmhhmmmm…. I’m thinking yes to alllll of that goodness.

So as you know I have been running a little bit of a pumpkin puree recipe marathon on the blog lately –  and I have to apologize if you are not a pumpkin fan because it seems I just can’t help myself. I’ll admit that I have gone a little pumpkin crazy over the last couple of weeks, but I swear I have good reason so hear me out…

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