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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Rhubarb Mint Julep

June 22, 2016 Cocktails
Rhubarb Mint Julep

The collection of rhubarb based cocktails here on Planet Byn is getting quite extensive, and I love it. We’ve made two simple syrups to stir into cocktails, infused vodka with strawberries and rhubarb, made a margarita with a jam base, and last summer a delicious mojito. I had this mint julep recipe bookmarked since last […]

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~ Champagne & Cookies 2015 ~

December 29, 2015 Cookies

Someone asked me last week how many cookies I make in December. I replied that I usually make about 10 different types of cookies, but she came back at me wanting to know the total volume. I guessed about two dozen of each type, so somewhere in the neighbourhood of 250 cookies. The look of shock on her […]

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Rhubarb Mojitos

August 3, 2015 Drinks
Rhubarb Mojito

So it’s August, and I’m still on rhubarb over here. I know that blueberries, cherries and peaches are waiting for me, so I’ve decided that this is the last week for rhubarb in my kitchen. I made some strawberry rhubarb jam yesterday, am working on a rhubarb recipe today that I’ve had bookmarked for THREE […]

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~ Champagne & Cookies 2014 ~

December 28, 2014 Cookies
The New Classics

It’s time for the recap of my annual Champagne & Cookies Christmas party! Last year there was a snowstorm on the night of the party, so I nervously started checking the weather about a week before, and it was nothing but clear skies. Hooray! Since I went on a little trip to NYC the weekend […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Wintermint Cake

December 21, 2014 Baked Sunday Mornings
Wintermint Test

My fellow Baked Sunday Morning members are making this glorious Wintermint Cake today, and it’s so perfect for the season. It’s three layers of rich chocolate cake, stacked up with peppermint chocolate ganache and peppermint buttercream. Can’t you just picture eating a lovely slice with a cup of hot chocolate, or coffee spiked with Bailey’s, […]

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Fresh Mint Chocolate Swirl Ice Cream

August 18, 2014 Frozen
Fresh Mint Chocolate Swirl Ice Cream

A few summers ago, my friend Danielle and I both got really excited about these ice cream sandwiches on Smitten Kitchen.  I, personally, have some issues with ice cream sandwiches in general, mostly because my teeth are really sensitive and I can’t handle the thought of biting into ice cream. Also, because I hate it when […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Chewy Chocolate Mint Cookies with Chocolate Chunks

August 17, 2014 Baked Sunday Mornings
Chewy Chocolate Mint Cookies

Last summer when I was recipe testing for Baked Occasions, one of my assignments was a Wintermint Cake. This was a triple layer chocolate cake, layered with chocolate mint ganache and peppermint buttercream. I made it on a scorching hot August afternoon, and I had to blast my air conditioning to keep everything cool. It […]

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Dark Chocolate Pudding with White Chocolate Mint Whipped Cream {Gastropost Mission #91}

February 22, 2014 Gastropost
Mint Cookies & Cream Pudding

Gastropost asked us a tough question this week: Vanilla or Chocolate? I think it’s an easy answer. Do you ever find yourself with an intense craving for vanilla? No, I don’t think so. And that is why I’m on Team Chocolate. You’ll never find me taking shots of vanilla extract out of the bottle, but […]

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Watermelon Mint Tequila Popsicles

July 25, 2013 Frozen
Watermelon Mint Tequila Pops

See! I kept my promise! I vowed to make one ice pop before summer was over, and not only did I make some, but I made boozy ones at that! These popsicles are basically like a frozen watermelon mint margarita, and are so summery and refreshing. The best part is that even though it looks […]

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