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Pretzel Linzers with Salted Caramel + Smitten Kitchen in Toronto (again!)

December 13, 2017 Cookies
Pretzel Linzers

Smitten Kitchen has a new cookbook out! I’ve really tried to curtail my cookbook acquisitions over the last couple of years, but obviously I needed to have this one. I bought it when I went to see Deb on her cookbook tour back in October. She didn’t do an interview or Q&A like last time, […]

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Chocolate Pretzel Crumb Bars + My First Cookie Exchange

December 7, 2016 Bars & Squares
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I didn’t think I needed to start off this post with a description of what a Cookie Exchange is, but evidently I do, since I had to explain it to about six of my co-workers this week. So before we get into the details, a brief lesson: a Cookie Exchange is a gathering/party where each person in […]

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Caramel Banana Cake

August 17, 2016 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
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I feel like a broken record talking about how old my nieces and nephews are getting, but that doesn’t make it any less true! This year my niece Charlotte turned 9, and she chose a Caramel Banana Cake for birthday, which was just an an excellent decision. This is three layers of a hydrated banana cake […]

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Take 5 Birthday Cake

July 28, 2016 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Take 5 Cake

When one of your foodie friends is celebrating a big birthday, it’s time to bust out the big guns with a special cake. For Tasty G‘s big day, it had to be a Take 5 Birthday Cake. I wasn’t acquainted with the Take 5 Candy Bar until I met Heather. It’s her favourite, and whenever […]

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Mini Pumpkin Muffins with Brown Butter Glaze, Salted Caramel & Pecans

October 14, 2015 Muffins & Scones
Mini Pumpkin Muffins

Hooray! It’s pumpkin time! I feel like I showed excellent restraint in waiting until October to crack open my first can of pumpkin. Last year I was away for a lot of October, so I didn’t really make a dent into my Pumpkin Pinterest board, so I’m making up for lost time now. The first […]

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~ Champagne & Cookies 2014 ~

December 28, 2014 Cookies
The New Classics

It’s time for the recap of my annual Champagne & Cookies Christmas party! Last year there was a snowstorm on the night of the party, so I nervously started checking the weather about a week before, and it was nothing but clear skies. Hooray! Since I went on a little trip to NYC the weekend […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Caramel Squares {Virtual Baby Shower for Christina}

October 4, 2014 Bars & Squares
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Our friend Christina is having a baby, and of course we’re having virtual baby shower to celebrate! Christina is expecting another boy in November, and he’s sure to be a heartbreaker just like his big brother. When Christina and her husband Simon found out that they were having a boy, their cutie pie Timothy suggested […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Chocolate Banana Tart

August 24, 2014 Baked Sunday Mornings
Chocolate Banana Tart

This is actually a Baked Monday Night instead of a Baked Sunday Morning, but there’s another interesting twist here. See, I kind of cheated. I usually don’t read anyone else’s posts until I’ve written and posted my own, because I don’t want to be influenced by other opinions on whatever we’ve made. But today I […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Easy Candy Bar Tart

July 6, 2014 Baked Sunday Mornings
Easy Candy Bar Tart

As much as I love baking my way through Baked Elements with the Baked Sunday Morning team, I noticed something strange today. Everything we’ve been making from this book lately has been brown or beige. There’s nothing wrong with that as it usually means chocolate or caramel is involved, but it’s a such a contrast […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Turtle Thumbprint Cookies

June 15, 2014 Baked Sunday Mornings
Turtle Thumbprint Cookies

Last week, the Baked boys announced that their new book (their 4th!) is called Baked Occasions and will be out on October 7th! So I think I can safely announce now that this is the top secret project I mentioned back in February. I recipe tested for this book!!! It was an amazing experience and […]

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