March 2014

March on Planet Byn

March 31, 2014 Monthly Recaps
Carbon Bar

I’ve been slowly emerging from my winter hibernation, and had an excellent month of eating, both out and in, during March. I felt like I was back on my blogging game, so you’ve already read about what was going on in my kitchen. Here’s what else was happening: March kicked off with the Oscars, and […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Peanut Butter Chocolate Whirligigs

March 30, 2014 Baked Sunday Mornings
Peanut Butter Chocolate Whirligigs

I was a little nervous about this week’s recipe.  A few weeks ago Matt posted an interview with one of the recipe developers he and Renato work with for their cookbooks, and she specifically name checked these cookies as the most difficult recipe she has developed for them. Uh oh. It turns out they weren’t […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Classic Crème Brûlée with Caramelized Brown Sugar

March 16, 2014 Baked Sunday Mornings
Creme Brulee

  I never order Crème Brûlée when I’m out, but I know people who must have it if they see it on a menu. Sure, I like it, but it’s not something I ever crave, or feel the need to make at home. Of course, for this week’s Baked Sunday Morning, I made an exception. I […]

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Chocolate Chip Pancake Mini Muffins with Brown Butter Maple Glaze {Gastropost Mission #94}

March 15, 2014 Gastropost
Mini Pancake Muffins

Our Gastropost Mission this week forced us to choose between two sweeties: Maple Syrup vs. Honey. I feel as though there’s a time and a place for honey (i.e. on peanut butter toast), but my heart belongs to maple syrup. One of my very first foodie awakenings after university was realizing that there was a […]

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Chocolate Stout Cake with Baileys Buttercream Frosting

March 13, 2014 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Chocolate Stout Cake

Don’t get too excited. Yes, I am actually posting a holiday* recipe BEFORE said holiday, which never happens, but there’s something you should know. The can of Guinness and cute little bottle of Baileys needed for this cake were purchased approximately 358 days ago, when I thought it might be a good idea to make […]

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Thai Sloppy Joes with Asian Slaw

March 11, 2014 Beef & Pork
Thai Sloppy Joes

I love knowing what other people eat for dinner during the week. Do they cook a regular rotation of favourites or try new things? How do they grocery shop? One big shop on the weekend or little shops throughout the week? Do they plan specific meals or just create meals on the fly? I’m obsessed. […]

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Chocolate Caramel Corn Cookies {Gastropost Mission #93}

March 8, 2014 Cookies
Chocolate Caramel Corn Cookies

When I first saw our Mission for this week, Screen Snacks, there was only one thing that came to mind: POPCORN. My go-to snack when I go to the movies is always popcorn — I’ve never been a Swedish Berry or a M&Ms girl. Give me a big bag of popcorn with one of those […]

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Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting + FBC Potluck

March 6, 2014 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

It’s so much fun to hang out with other food bloggers: they just get it. These are the people who understand the importance of two new flavours of Oreos. Who hate salad in a bag as much as I do. They know the feeling of making a co-worker’s eyes glaze over after you’ve been talking […]

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Chicken Parmesan Meatballs in Creamy Tomato Sauce

March 4, 2014 Chicken & Turkey
Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Remember the good old days when there were still Olive Gardens in Toronto? My friends and I used to go in high school and I vividly remember having chicken parmesan there and it blowing my mind. Deep fried crunchy deliciousness topped with tomato sauce and so much cheese. Holy cow. Throw in the salad and […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Honey Banana Poppy Seed Bread

March 2, 2014 Baked Sunday Mornings
Honey Banana Poppy Seed Bread

While the rest of my Baked Sunday Morning friends are making a truly terrifying Banana in a Blanket cake this weekend, I decided to make something a little easier. The Banana in a Blanket is a roll up cake, and I’ve never made one before and didn’t really feel like taking that on today.  So […]

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