Chocolate Christmas Trees, Make It Monday

I’m going to be 100% honest and admit that I spend far too much time on Pinterest and Instagram looking at Christmas-themed appetisers and desserts. (If you are going to go for a theme, you may as well entirely embrace it, right?) One of my general goals for 2018 is to up my game in the arena of cake and cookie decorating, but as for right now, I wanted to find a dessert that looks adorable but doesn’t take a whole lot of decorating skill- these mini Christmas trees caught my eye, as they are entirely perfect for my needs!

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Butter Tarts, Make It Monday

Butter tarts are a quintessentially Canadian recipe, and regional variations can be found all over the country! I know that every country and region claims that their food is the best, and while I completely accept that some Canadian food is kind of weird and bizarre, butter tarts truly are the best of the best. I’ve given butter tarts to many people visiting Canada, and they have been enjoyed every single time! (The same can’t be said of nanaimo bars, ketchup chips, and poutine.) This is an easy to make recipe for butter tarts, for the perfect addition to your holiday menu!

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Peppermint Trifle, Make It Monday

Trifles are one of my favourite desserts to make; they are usually fairly easy to make and they present well with little to no extra work. Normally I make brownie/whipped cream/strawberry trifle but I was hosting friends for an early holiday party and I wanted something a little more wintery and festive. So, I decided to get creative and tweak the recipe a bit in order to fit the theme a little bit better- this recipe is perfect for any skill level in the kitchen!

Peppermint Chocolate Trifle

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Make It Monday

As my Fall To Do List promised, this is the year that I learn to deal with pumpkins! While I love pumpkin pie and pumpkin tarts (so essentially the same thing in different sizes…), I figured it might be time for me to learn how to actually work with it. Once you know how, you can actually do a lot with pumpkin but I always found  it a little overwhelming. My only work with pumpkins is pumpkin carving 15 years ago when cutting into it felt like a Herculean task- so, cooking with pumpkin as an adult, here I come!

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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Blueberry Pudding Cake, Make It Monday

Now that it is properly autumn, I’m turning to comfort foods. I’m not going to lie, there’s a lot happening in my life right now and it’s wonderful to be able to escape for a little bit and take some time to create something. I’ve been eyeing up pudding style cakes for a while- they scream “cozy” to me, and on the whole look fairly easy to make. (Sometimes I’m all up for a complex and detailed recipe, sometimes I just want to be able to throw things together and go. It was the latter this time…) This is an easy to follow recipe that is a great option for bakers of any ability!

Blueberry Pudding Cake,Make It Monday

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Double Chocolate Fleur de Sel Cookies, Make It Monday

After treating myself to my new Bobbette and Belle  cookbook, I knew that I was going to have to make at least one recipe this week to christen it, and I was  little overwhelmed by all of the choices, to be honest. I almost went with a loaf or muffins for classic fall comfort food, but we were having dinner with some friends and I never arrive without dessert- cookies it is! I’m still trying to work on expanding my repertoire in the kitchen and I have never worked with salted sweets before, so I knew what choice I had to make- Double Chocolate Fleur de Sel cookies.

Double Chocolate Fleur de Sel Cookies

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2 Ingredient Ice Cream, Make It Monday

Me being an ice cream addict and someone who spends far too much time in the kitchen finally gave into the ice cream recipe that is sweeping across Facebook, Pinterest, and every other form of social media out there. I’m always hesitant about miracle recipes that promise the world (and the food) in the easiest of ways but I figured that at the very most, I’m out $8 and a few hours. So, with the allure of ice cream I set off…

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Funfetti Sugar Cookies, Make-It-Monday

 

If there is a person out there who doesn’t like funfetti cookies, I don’t think that I want to meet them. These cookies are a lot of fun to make and a lot of fun to eat- they would be perfect for any sort of party or potluck, or quite frankly even just to eat whenever it strikes your fancy. I was in the mood for baking because it’s been incredibly grey and rainy as of late in Winnipeg and I just wanted something warm! Just a heads up, these are not made from a cake mix like most funfetti style cookies but rather completely from scratch. Now to the fun part!

Funfetti Sugar Cookies,Make-It-Monday

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Snapshot Saturday, 17 June 2017

Snapshot Saturday, the day where you get to see the things that I see! I like to share the little things because that is what makes us who we are and what makes the world go around. I’m also guessing (and hoping) that you are reading this blog because you have at least a tiny bit of interest in what I’m up, and want to share what you’re up to, too. This week is all about summer!

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Infused Water, Make-It Monday

At the beginning of May, I shared that I’m trying to cut out pop! Aside from two instances where it served as mix for drinks, I’ve been doing really well. (And I don’t count those as a hit, because quite frankly, it was less than four cups total.) If you know someone who is looking to get into cooking but doesn’t know where to start, this is the easiest place to start; it’s also great if you are trying to cut down on your sugar or caffeine!

Infused Water

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