Maple Pecan Apple Scones

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Happy Friday lovelies!

Long time – no recipe share huh!? I’ll say! It’s been a whirlwind of a summer, but the dust is starting to settle & I promise I will be blogging more recipes in the coming weeks. Especially as the seasons to Fall, because it is after all my most favourite season – for many reasons but mainly because it is the season on apples & apples are probably my favourite seasonal fruit to bake with (and you know… eat, obvs).

So I though what better way to welcome in fall, than with a recipe that has fresh apples as the star!

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Peach Blackberry Scones

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Happy Tuesday lovelies!

Jiminy Crickets it’s been a long time since my last recipe post! Gah! I am officially the worst food blogger ever…. if you could ever call me that – LOL! (probably not) Let’s just stick with calling me “that lady who posts recipes sometimes…”

Anyhoooo – this is a quick one because I’m just here to let you know that the recipe for these Peach Blackberry Scones is up on the Tastes of Lizzy T website today! Yay! I know some of you have been waiting like FOREVER for me to post this one, so head on over to her site, grab the recipe & bake some scones, because these ones are da bomb & the perfect way to end the summer!

OH – and did I mention that they have Vanilla Glaze….. well, they have Vanilla Glaze… ‘nough said.

Chat soon babes!

-KP

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White Chocolate Apricot Scones

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Good morning lovelies! So who else is so excited that Summer is finally here!? I just love summer – literally everything about it!

What are your favourite things about this gorgeous season? Here are a few of mine… Gorgeous sunshine, warm breezes, naps in the shade, aimless road trips, barefoot strolls, pink sunsets, long nights, early hikes, shorts & flip flops, sun kissed shoulders, freckled cheeks, beach days, sand castles, moonlight swims, sneaky splashes, salty hair, wet bathing suites, sandy toes, camping trips, camp fires, marshmallow roasting, s’mores making, BBQ everything, popsicle making, melting ice cream cones, farmers market wanders, & alllllll the fresh summer fruit! 

So yeah, I pretty much love everything about Summer, but I especially love the last one; summer fruits – mostly because baking with fresh fruit is probably my favourite thing ever. Case in point – these Fresh Apricot & White Chocolate Scones.

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Blueberry & Sour Cream Scones

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I recently opened my freezer and found the greatest surprise of my life – and that surprise was…. blueberries. That’s right, a great big  zip lock bag chock full of frozen blueberries that I had saved from our last batch of locally farmed blueberries this past summer. Best. Surprise. Ever.

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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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Saturday Mornings with Whole Wheat Maple Bacon & Apple Biscuits

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Morning friends – I hope you all had lovely weekends <3

This weekend was a bit of a lazy one for Cole and I, but I’m not ashamed to admit it. Sometimes, I just love a good lazy Saturday – don’t you? You know, the kind of Saturday where you spend most of your day either at home, or putting around town with no agenda, and generally accomplishing nothing in particular? These are my kind of Saturdays. There is just something so satisfying about waking up naturally – {as opposed to the sound of a beeping alarm} – even if you are like me and still manage to wake up before 7am on Saturdays without fail, despite the fact that you know you are allowed to sleep in. {Yes, I actually do this every Saturday – what can I say? I’m a morning person}.

Even though I love these lazy Saturdays now, the idea of it is actually something of a new concept for me. Up until about a year ago  I would always schedule my Saturdays kind of like how I schedule my work days – completely structured down to the last detail. Is this strange? I am a planner, so it was always just natural for me to create a to-do list for my Saturdays. I would fill it up with the kind of errands that “need to get done”, but you don’t ever have time to do during the week. So inevitably, I would always find myself stressing out on Saturdays unnecessarily over the tasks that I just had to get done. I think you can guess where this is going… because my lists were always unrealistically long, I was usually unable to actually get everything done. – So I would stress all day about having a failure of a day off just because I couldn’t check off all the things on my list. Do you ever do this? It sounds so silly I know, but for the longest time I just couldn’t help myself.

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Oaty Apple Spice Scones with Maple Glaze

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Saturday and Sunday mornings are my absolute favourite – Not only because it means that I don’t have to go to work, but more so because it means that I can spend my mornings lazily whipping up special breakfasts for Cole and I to devour while cuddled up on on the couch, (still in our pajamas, and catching up on the latest episodes of our favourite HGTV series.)  Sure we could pour our selves a bowl of cereal and call it a day, but for Cole and I, the weekends are the only time during the week that we actually have time to fuss over our breakfast a little bit. Not to mention there is something so much more special about making breakfast from scratch on a weekend morning to enjoy with the ones you love. Ahhh… yes, it is my definition of heaven.

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