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Chai Chocolate Chip Cookies

November 9, 2017 Cookies
Chai Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yes, we all agree that Pumpkin Spice-flavoured things have jumped the shark, and everyone is over it. I propose that we now move on to Chai Spice in our baked goods! It’s still in the same cinnamon/ginger/nutmeg family, but with a few additions: cardamom, cloves, allspice and black pepper. I love drinking hot chai during the […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Loaf

September 24, 2017 Baked Sunday Mornings
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Loaf

Welcome to a brand new round of Baked Sunday Mornings! Since the Baked boys don’t have a new cookbook out, we’re throwing it back to their very first book, Baked: New Frontiers in Baking. I learned about this book when I started reading Smitten Kitchen and bought it sometime in 2009 or 2010. I actually blogged about […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Peppermint Chocolate Chip Meringues

September 10, 2017 Baked Sunday Mornings
Peppermint Chocolate Chip Meringues

I can’t believe this is our last recipe from Baked Occasions! I also can’t believe it’s been three years since the book came out and I went to NYC for the launch party; truly one of the best days of my life! We’re finishing up the book with these Peppermint Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies. I actually […]

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Poop Emoji Cupcakes

August 23, 2017 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Poop Emoji Cupcake

Yes, dear reader, it has come to this. When I texted my niece to see what kind of cake she wanted for her 10th birthday, all I got back was a line of poop emojis. I quickly did a google image search, and sure enough, they are all over the internet. I sent her back […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Old-School Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

May 21, 2017 Baked Sunday Mornings
Old-School Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I already have an Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe that I love, but I was still looking forward to trying the Baked Occasions version this week. This is a pretty standard cookie recipe, with a few exceptions: Instead of adding the rolled oats whole, you grind the majority of them up in a food processor first […]

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Chocolate Hazelnut Linzer Hearts

February 14, 2017 Cookies
Linzer Hearts

I think I’m ready to declare that Valentine’s Day is my favourite baking holiday, or at least tied with Easter. There’s no pressure, no expectations, and if I can spread some love with treats, well that’s my joy in life anyway. I haven’t blogged my Valentine’s Day baking in the past, with the exception of these […]

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Darth Vader Cupcakes

December 30, 2016 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
darth-vader-cupcakes

My niece Rebecca keeps surprising me with her Birthday Cake selections. Last year she asked for a Shimmer & Shine cake, and this year, even though she still loves all things princess, she asked for Darth Vader Cupcakes. I asked my brother how she even knows who he is, and apparently they watched a couple […]

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Chocolate Pretzel Crumb Bars + My First Cookie Exchange

December 7, 2016 Bars & Squares
chocolate-pretzel-inside

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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Baked Sunday Mornings: Chocolate Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

November 6, 2016 Baked Sunday Mornings
cinnamon-chocolate-cookies

This week for Baked Sunday Morning, we’re baking Chocolate Cinnamon Sugar Cookies. They’re actually supposed to be Chocolate Cinnamon Chipotle Sugar Cookies, but I wasn’t too keen on that. I have enough problems with mixing chocolate and cinnamon together, so I just left the chipotle powder out. The dough for these cookies was easy to […]

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London Eats {November 2015}

November 2, 2016 Travel
buckingham-palace

This post is a long time coming, but I’m excited to finally be writing about my trip to London last November! It was my first time travelling to Europe, and I was equal parts excited and nervous leading up to the trip. I went with my friend Danielle, who is an accomplished world traveler and […]

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