January 2016

January on Planet Byn {2016}

January 31, 2016 Monthly Recaps
Garlic Cheese Fries

For the second year in a row, it was a pretty easy January over here! No crazy cold days or huge dumps of snow meant I was still in pretty good cheer throughout the month. Because I was back in the meal-planning/cooking dinners at home routine, I didn’t get out that much, but here’s what […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Nutella Scones

January 31, 2016 Baked Sunday Mornings
Nutella Scones

Today the rest of the BSM crew is making Chinese Five Spice Scones for Chinese New Year. I actually bought the five-spice powder and sesame seeds last week, but just wasn’t feeling it. Five-spice powder is no joke: cinnamon, cloves, fennel, star anise and pepper. It’s STRONG. I’m not the biggest fan of cloves, and I […]

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Espresso Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

January 27, 2016 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Espresso Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Deb on Smitten Kitchen has been talking a lot lately about making things just because you want to make them, “Find a recipe that sounds good to you and make it immediately. Don’t put it in the queue; don’t save it on that to-cook-one-day list, just dive in and dig in”. While I embrace that […]

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Sweet Potato Scones with Cinnamon Maple Butter

January 25, 2016 Muffins & Scones
Sweet Potato Scones

When Danielle and I went to Atlanta last year, one of the places we went for brunch was Highland Bakery. It was actually my least favourite meal of the weekend, but it was saved by one special thing. We bought little mini sweet potato scones from the bakery case up front to snack on while […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Dolly’s Doughnut

January 17, 2016 Baked Sunday Mornings
Dolly

I was so excited, yet so scared for this week’s assignment. Excited because this is a coconut bundt cake, with a chocolate/coconut/cream cheese filling and a white chocolate/coconut glaze, plus the whole thing is dressed up as the cutest doughnut ever in honour of Dolly Parton’s birthday (she loves coconut desserts!). Scared because my friend […]

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My Favourite Chocolate Chip Cookies

January 13, 2016 Cookies
My Favourite Chocolate Chip Cookies

After almost six years of blogging, it’s finally time to talk about one of the most important issues of our time: what makes a good Chocolate Chip Cookie? Before we get into that though, it must be stated that a warm, homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie is 100% one of the simple joys in my life. […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Brutti ma Buoni

January 3, 2016 Baked Sunday Mornings
Ugly But Good

As someone who’s been taking pictures of their food for almost six years, I always want the things I bake to look cute. When they don’t, I’m usually disappointed, but take comfort in the fact that if it tastes good, no one really cares what it looks like. I’ve dubbed this category “fugly but delicious” […]

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