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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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Slutty Brownie Cookie Cake

October 27, 2016 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
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I love making my own birthday cake. This is a long-held and well-documented belief here on Planet Byn. It’s pretty much the only time of the year that I make something with only myself in mind, and I start thinking about it months in advance. It took me forever to decide what kind of cake […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Gingersnaps with Lemon Sugar

January 18, 2015 Baked Sunday Mornings
Gingersnaps with Lemon Sugar

Gingersnaps really aren’t my favourite type of cookie, and I don’t necessarily reach for citrus desserts, but I decided to give this week’s Baked Sunday Morning recipe a try anyway. I was mostly motivated by the fact that this is a one bowl, one spatula recipe, and it was really quick to mix up. The […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Cinnamon Spritz Cookies

July 27, 2014 Baked Sunday Mornings
Cinnamon Spritz Cookies

I’m pretty picky when it comes to cinnamon. I tend to only really love it in warm, cozy fall recipes with pumpkin and apple (SOON!). I don’t really like it paired with chocolate, I’ll never add it to a savoury recipe, and my most hated cookie of all time is the dreaded Snickerdoodle. So I […]

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Strawberry Sprinkle Ice Cream Sandwiches {Virtual Baby Shower for Meg}

July 11, 2014 Frozen
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Our sweet friend Meg is having a baby! What better way to celebrate than with a virtual baby shower in her honour. Meg’s expecting Baby Girl #2 at the end of this month, and we’re all so excited for her. I love that we’ve been there for all the fun parts of Meg’s pregnancy, from […]

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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: Banana Whoopie Pies

June 29, 2014 Baked Sunday Mornings
Banana Whoopie Pies

I think I’ve made every whoopie pie recipe that the Baked boys have included in their previous cookbooks. I made the Red Velvet ones for my sister-in-law back in 2010, the Pumpkin version as part of Thanksgiving dessert in 2011, and the Chocolate Whoopie Pies in 2012. Guess 2013 was a Whoopie Pie free year, but […]

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Chocolate Caramel Corn Cookies {Gastropost Mission #93}

March 8, 2014 Cookies
Chocolate Caramel Corn Cookies

When I first saw our Mission for this week, Screen Snacks, there was only one thing that came to mind: POPCORN. My go-to snack when I go to the movies is always popcorn — I’ve never been a Swedish Berry or a M&Ms girl. Give me a big bag of popcorn with one of those […]

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Banana Chocolate Chip Biscotti {Gastropost Mission #83}

December 28, 2013 Cookies
Banana Chocolate Chip Biscotti - DS

It’s Gastropost Saturday, and our mission this week was “The Gift of Food”. Let’s be honest, I don’t just give the gift of treats at Christmastime; it’s pretty much a year round mandate here on Planet Byn. But I did give a very special gift this year, and it was something I’ve never made before. […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Ice Cream

July 15, 2013 Frozen
Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Ice Cream

  Last Monday I had to leave work early to go to the dentist, and on the drive home, I noticed a bunch of traffic lights weren’t working. Hmmm, strange. It wasn’t raining, and there was no thunder or lightening, so I just thought it was one of those random things. When I got home […]

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