Blueberry Crumb Squares + Francis’ 1st Birthday Party

August 9, 2017 Bars & Squares
Walter Whale

When I sat down to write this post about my friend Francis’ 1st birthday party, I realized I’ve documented all the major events leading up to this milestone: his parents’ engagement party, his mom’s wedding shower, and of course his baby shower! The theme for Francis’ party was Under the Sea, based on his love […]

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Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake

April 23, 2017 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Easter Cake

Last year’s Easter Cake was a work of art, in my humble opinion. Three layers of marble cake with Nutella filling, speckled buttercream frosting and cute little chocolate nests with mini eggs on top. I mean, come on. It doesn’t get much better than that. I couldn’t decide what to make this year, and I […]

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Janelle’s Fresh Strawberry Yogurt Cake

August 18, 2015 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Fresh Strawberry Bundt

You may remember that when I left my old job at the beginning of last summer, my former co-workers sent me off with a two week farewell treat tour. They took turns either baking something or buying treats to bring in, as a thank you for all the goodies I brought to them over the […]

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Rhubarb Lemon Bars

July 27, 2015 Bars & Squares
Rhubarb Lemon Squares

When I was sick back in June and lying around on my couch drinking hot water with honey and lemon, I pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I was going to completely miss rhubarb season this year. I accepted the sad tragedy that it would be a rhubarb-less summer here on Planet Byn. […]

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Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

July 3, 2015 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

Well let’s get July started off right! As I mentioned the other day, June was not the greatest month on the foodie front over here. What I didn’t talk about was the greatest tragedy of all: it appears as though I’ve missed out on rhubarb this year. I’m going to see what I can find […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Ultralemony Lemon Bundt Cake with Almond Glaze

May 10, 2015 Baked Sunday Mornings
Ultralemony Bundt Cake

When Mother’s Day and Baked Sunday Morning collide, you know you’re in for a treat. Our recipe for this week was an Ultralemony Lemon Bundt Cake with Almond Glaze, and it was the perfect end to dinner with my Mom. The Baked boys sure love their bundt cakes, and they’re one of my favourite things […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Light & Lemony Jelly Roll Cake with Raspberry Cream Filling

March 29, 2015 Baked Sunday Mornings
Lemony Jelly Roll

I’m so sick of complaining about the weather. We’re pretty much at the end of March, and have barely had temperatures above zero here, much less in double digits like I’m normally hoping for this time of year. I seriously can’t wait for Spring which I feel will bring me an improved mental state that […]

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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: Lemon Parmesan Pepper Icebox Cookies

July 13, 2014 Baked Sunday Mornings
Lemon Parmesan Cookies

Our assignment this week was a savoury shortbread cookie with three flavours: lemon, pecorino cheese and black pepper. This actually didn’t seem strange to me, as Barefoot Contessa has a recipe in one of her books for a parmesan thyme savoury shortbread, which she refers to as a cracker. My more pressing concern was all […]

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Rhubarb Remix: Rhubarb, Lemon & Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup

June 26, 2014 Cocktails
Bourbon Rhubarb Cocktail - Copy

Summer has arrived in all it’s hot, humid, sweaty glory. After complaining all winter about the polar vortex, I have vowed to embrace this summer, and any time where I start to complain about something heat related, I flash back to every freaking layer of clothing I had to put on back in January, and […]

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