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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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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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 Waffle Breakfast Sandwiches

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Happy Sunday peeps!

I’m going to keep this post short and sweet today because let’s face it – it’s Sunday and I’m sure you’ve all got brunch on your minds / tummies that need feeding asap {and let’s be honest, I have a tendency to ramble…}. So let me get right to it…

Four words… Mini Waffle Breakfast Sandwiches… mhmmm…. Shall I go on?

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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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Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

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Confession: Yesterday I had a super, duper, giddy girly moment. Ladies you know the kind of moment I’m talking about right?

One of those moments where you literally just can’t possibly contain all your happiness, and your excitement escapes you body in high pitched squeals and very awkward, frantic, body flailing movements. We’ve all been there –  no need to be embarrassed. We’re all friends here.

So what was is exactly that possessed me to turn into a squealing, arm flailing spazoid yesterday? Well it may have had something to do with when Food52 featured the picture of my Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies their instagram feed –  well actually it had everything to do with that…

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Dark Chocolate Espresso Cinnamon Buns

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As a kid I kind of had a thing for cinnamon buns… and when I tell you that I had “a thing” for cinnamon buns, that’s basically just a nice way for me to say that I was something of a crazed cinnamon bun addicted child; a lover of soft fluffy yeast dough; a fiend for things smothered in cream cheese frosting! You get the gist… I was hopelessly devoted to the cinnamon bun stuff.

My mum would take me to the store to pick up groceries – and by groceries I mean ingredients like broccoli and wheat bran; Healthy foods that didn’t include things like store bought cinnamon buns. But it was okay, because I would strategically join her on these field trips to the grocery store for this very reason – to convince her that cinnamon buns were a necessary addition to our weekly grocery haul.

Upon entry into the store, I would separate from my mother {who was probably headed for the aisle with said wheat bran} and I would make a B-line straight for the bakery department –  I knew she would have no choice but to follow me. I was still a child after all, and as such I was not to be left to wander in the supermarket aisles unattended.

I may have been a crazed cinnamon bun addict, but I knew how the world worked…

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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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Sour Cream Cake Donuts with Maple Brown Butter Glaze

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Happy Wednesday friendlies <3 < 3

So I’m thinking that today is a good day for a donut … are we in agreement on this subject?

If I’m being totally honest here, I have to admit that I think pretty much every day is a good day for a donut. However, I suppose if we must try to be at least a little bit “healthy” in our daily lives, I guess it’s only fair that we try to keep our weekly donut consumption to a somewhat reasonable level… like once… err maybe two…. okay three times a week max.

Sure. Let’s go with that…

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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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