Final Report: Joy the Baker Cookbook Project

February 22, 2013 Uncategorized
Banana Coconut Cream Pie

As promised, here’s the final report from our Joy the Baker Cookbook Project. Danielle and I each picked our five favourite recipes, plus our least favourite, and the three recipes we’ve each made a bunch of times and keep coming back to. Read on to find out what they were! Recipes Baked Total: 100 (Danielle […]

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Quarterly Report: Joy the Baker Cookbook {Q4}

February 20, 2013 Uncategorized
Orange Gingerbread Cake

We’re done! My baking soul-sister and I have worked our way through 100 recipes from the Joy the Baker Cookbook! That’s a lot of butter and sugar, my friends! Tomorrow we’ll talk about our Top 10, our least favourites (!) and three forever recipes, but for today, here’s a quick look what happened in Q4. […]

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3rd Blog-iversary!!!

February 16, 2013 Uncategorized

Planet Byn turns 3 today! Time to pause for the cause, and take a moment to look back on the past year of blogging and highlight the most viewed posts, my favourite posts, fun foodie experiences {new!} and some goals and exciting things coming up for Year 4.  Top 5 Most Viewed Posts: School Bus […]

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Sweet Potato, Balsamic Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Galette

January 21, 2013 Uncategorized
Sweet Potato, Balsamic Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Galette

The #1 galette in my life will always be this Butternut Squash & Caramelized Onion Galette from (where else?) Smitten Kitchen. I told Deb when I met her that it was my favourite thing I’ve made from her site. I’m not really one to mess with perfection, so I never really thought about ways to […]

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Butternut Squash, Sage & Goat Cheese Stuffed Shells

January 11, 2013 Pasta & Noodles
Butternut Squash Roasted Shells

Even though I’ve been preaching the virtues of quick meals this week, when it comes to the weekend, there’s usually time to take on something a bit more complicated. Since my Dad was busy watching football last Sunday, my Mom came over to hang out, and her only request for dinner was to make something […]

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~ Champagne & Cookies 2012 ~

December 28, 2012 Cookies
Pretzel M&M Cookies

Welcome to The 3rd Annual Champagne & Cookies Christmas Party recap! This year was basically an even split between treats I’ve made before that I know are delicious, and some risks that didn’t really work out as expected. Nevertheless, it was great night of food and friends, and a reminder to slow down and chill […]

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November 25, 2012 Uncategorized

Trader Joe’s was a mystery to me when I started reading food blogs back in 2008. I figured it was just a grocery store and kept living my life. Nothing to get worked up about right? Wrong! The more I read about it, and the different treats and products you could get there, the more […]

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Quarterly Report: Joy the Baker Cookbook {Q3}

November 19, 2012 Uncategorized

It’s that time again! Danielle and I have baked another 25 recipes from the Joy the Baker cookbook, and here’s our summary of the 3rd quarter. Recipes Baked Total: 25 (Danielle – 13 / Robyn – 12) *This took from August 22nd – October 25th, just over two months, for our quickest quarter yet! Baked […]

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Quarterly Report: Joy the Baker Cookbook {Q2}

September 11, 2012 Uncategorized

My baking soul sister and I have reached the halfway point in our mission to bake the entire Joy the Baker Cookbook. You can see photos of everything we’ve made over on our project page, but here’s the recap of Q2. 50 recipes down, 50 to go! Recipes Baked Total – 25 (Danielle – 11 […]

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Toronto Eats: Pizzeria Libretto + Bestellen

July 31, 2012 Bakeries & Restaurants

After consuming sugar all day long, we deposited ourselves at Pizzeria Libretto, anxious to consume some actual food and rest our weary feet. We arrived just as the restaurant was re-opening after being closed for a few days for some renovations (and a fresh coat of paint by the smell).

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