October 2012

Roasted Pepper & Goat Cheese Dip

October 31, 2012 Sauces, Dressings, Dips & Salsas

Yesterday I saw a Christmas commercial for Pot of Gold. Attention Hershey Canada: Please let us all enjoy our Halloween candy in peace before you bombard us with holiday propaganda. And Pot of Gold is so gross you guys! At least it could have been a commercial for the Festive Special or something! Anyway, I’m […]

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Apple Cheddar Scones

October 29, 2012 Muffins & Scones

When these scones were posted on Smitten Kitchen two years ago, my interest level was at about ‘medium-low’ even though Deb described them as “October on a parchment-lined baking sheet”. I’ve never really understood the whole apple/cheese combo, but with some white cheddar in the fridge and some Honeycrisps on the counter, I thought I […]

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Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cookies

October 26, 2012 Cookies

Birthday treat week concludes with these peanut butter/Butterfinger/chocolate chip cookies I made to share with my friend Weedy. Of course, I had to taste test a few before I passed them on. Let’s just say she’s lucky she got any, because it was very hard to stop eating these! Raw or baked, cookie dough is […]

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Nutella Cloud Cupcakes

October 25, 2012 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing

I’m still trying to figure out my new co-workers. I’ve definitely been easing them into what life is like when you have me in the office. So far, the treats I’ve brought in have been pretty traditional, nothing too crazy (i.e. Trail Mix Cookies, Zucchini Cake, Pumpkin Streusel Bundt Cake). No cookie dough concoctions or […]

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Rainbow Bit Birthday Cake

October 24, 2012 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing

Whenever my birthday falls on a weekday, I take the day off. I’ve been doing this for a while, but now thanks to Tom Haverford, this day is now known as Treat Yo Self Day. Instead of fragrances, mimosas and fine leather goods, this year I treated myself to a pedicure and a facial, where […]

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Mint Chocolate Chip Marshmallows

October 23, 2012 Candy

After many failures and a few triumphs with frostings and fillings, I finally received an A+ in Marshmallows 101 this summer. Because I was wrapped up with summer fruit and other s’mores concoctions, they never actually made it on the blog, but I was pretty excited to have achieved this milestone. Homemade marshmallows have been […]

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Caramel Apple Cake

October 22, 2012 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing

It’s birthday treat week on Planet Byn! Technically my birthday was last week, but the treats actually started on Thanksgiving. Sometimes I like to make myself a birthday cake for our Thanksgiving dessert, especially now that all my nieces and nephews like to sing the birthday song, blow out the candles, and stick their fingers […]

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Honey Yeast Rolls + Hot Turkey Sliders {Gastropost Mission #20: Bonus Mission}

October 9, 2012 Bread

The theme for our Gastropost Mission this week was FEAST which was timed to coincide with Thanksgiving weekend. This couldn’t be more perfect for me, as my Mom’s turkey dinner is my #1 favourite feast and my desert island/death row meal. I LOVE IT. It always includes the following: turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, and […]

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Pumpkin Streusel Bundt Cake

October 5, 2012 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing

I actually cracked open my first can of pumpkin of the season a few weeks ago, and you can see what happened over on the Joy the Baker project page: Pumpkin Pecan Loaf & Pumpkin Black & White Cookies. Both yummy. I think this is my third or fourth pumpkin baking season; I wasn’t really […]

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Apple Toffee Blondies {Gastropost Mission #19}

October 3, 2012 Brownies & Blondies

This week’s Gastropost mission (it’s been a minute since I’ve participated) was like a shock to my system: apples! APPLES! How did I go through all of September without making anything with them? I’m a huge, huge apple snob, and I’m sure you’re not surprised. I don’t buy them in the off season, because I […]

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