Goulash {Gastropost Mission #41}

March 22, 2013 Beef & Pork

Our Gastropost Mission a couple of weeks ago was all about NOODLES, and the Mission Inspiration was Asian noodles in particular. This is something I feel is best left to the pros. Yes, I have attempted to make Pad Thai at home many years ago. No, it did not go well, and resulted in a […]

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Turkey & Feta Stuffed Peppers

March 20, 2013 Chicken & Turkey
Turkey & Feta Stuffed Peppers

When I was in high school, I babysat for a family for with three little boys. Their mom was in nursing school, and I sometimes slept over when she was on night shift. (Did I mention she was a single mom? In retrospect, holy cow.) Anyway, on those nights, she would prepare dinner in advance, […]

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Thick, Rich Tomato Sauce with Beef, Peppers & Mushrooms

March 18, 2013 Beef & Pork
Meat Sauce

2013 is off to a rocky start here on Planet Byn. Whether it’s travel issues (two cancelled flights + almost missed connection), dental issues (cracked tooth + root canal + crown) or health issues (two colds + copious amounts of snot + clogged ear), it’s been hard to stay positive and just generally make it […]

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Oatmeal Raisin Bacon Cookies {Gastropost Mission #40 – Part II}

February 28, 2013 Cookies
Oatmeal Raisin Bacon Cookies

Obviously this Bacon Mission was a mission in two parts for me, as I had to try to incorporate it into some form of baked good. I’ve made Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies twice in the past without success. For the first batch I roasted the bacon in the oven, and didn’t like how it was […]

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Chicken & Bacon Pot Pie with Sweet Potato Pastry Crust {Gastropost Mission #40 – Part I}

February 26, 2013 Chicken & Turkey
Chicken & Bacon Pot Pie

Our Gastropost Mission this week started as a joke on Facebook, after they asked us to guess the next ______ vs. ______ Mission. Someone guessed Bacon vs. Everything Else, and they loved it so much it became the Mission for the week. I love it! The vs. Missions are my favourite, and I love a […]

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Milk Chocolate & Peanut Butter Pudding {Gastropost Mission #36}

February 6, 2013 Gastropost
One Pot Pudding

This Gastropost Mission was all about one-pot meals, and we were challenged to put an international twist on everything. I’ve already made lots of chili, stew and even soup since Christmas, so instead I started thinking about one-pot desserts instead. At first I was stumped, but then the most obvious answer popped into my mind. PUDDING! I’ve […]

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Peanut Butter Cheesecake Ball

September 18, 2012 Candy

So I finally joined Pinterest after rolling my eyes about it for the last year or so. I was adamant that I didn’t need another time suck in my life, but then I came to the realization that it would actually help me organize all of the recipes I have bookmarked at home, at work, jotted on […]

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Triple Layer Chocolate Cake with Espresso Buttercream Frosting and Coffee Chocolate Ganache

September 16, 2012 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing

This is my friend Kristine’s (insert significant number here) birthday cake. I think my feelings about birthday cakes would be best expressed by a recent quote from Deb: “I delight in trying to find a layered summary of everyone’s favorite things that fits in a cake carrier.” No doubt. For K, this means trying to transfer […]

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Peach Hand Pies

August 30, 2012 Pies, Tarts & Pudding

  Guess what? I finally finished making everything on my Summer Baking To-Do List! What’s that you say? The list is from 2010? Better late than never! Peach Hand Pies are essentially summer wrapped up into one neat little tidy package. Of course, this package is one that requires a clean kitchen, lots of patience, […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Heartland Turtle Bars

August 26, 2012 Baked Sunday Mornings

  It’s been a hot minute since my last Baked Sunday Morning! Mostly just because of other baking projects I’ve had going on this summer, plus the fact that these recipes tend to be so involved, and sometimes you just don’t feel like spending a lot of time in the kitchen during a nice sunny […]

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