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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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Baked Sunday Mornings: Milk Chocolate Malted Brownies with Chocolate Ganache

October 30, 2016 Baked Sunday Mornings
malted-milk-chocolate-brownies

This is our third brownie week in row for Baked Sunday Mornings, but I’m not mad at it (okay, maybe just the first ones). These Milk Chocolate Malted Brownies are far and away my favourites of the trio. They’re everything a brownie should be, which is rich and fudgey with a deep chocolate flavour. I […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Chocolate Brownies

October 9, 2016 Baked Sunday Mornings
pumpkin-cheesecake-swirl-brownies

This recipe was one of the last ones I tested for Baked Occasions about three years ago! I can’t believe it was that long ago, and I also can’t believe how many recipes we’ve made out of the book! I’ll be so sad when we’re done; this is truly one of my favourite things. I […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Mini Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes

September 25, 2016 Baked Sunday Mornings
mini-brownie-cupcakes

I have to be totally honest this week; I wasn’t feeling these brownies. I don’t even really feel like we can call these brownies, because they were more on the cakey side of things. In my opinion, brownies must be fudgey and super chocolatey, and these were neither. Obviously this did not stop my co-workers from […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Nanaimo Ice Cream Bars

July 3, 2016 Frozen
Nanaimo Ice Cream Squares

Baked Sunday Mornings is celebrating Canada Day today by remixing a classic Canadian dessert: Nanaimo Squares. My Mom always made these at Christmas time when I was growing up, but many Canadian families (ahem, Danielle) enjoy them all year round. For my American friends, here’s a quick lesson. A traditional Nanaimo Square consists of three […]

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