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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Speckled Easter Egg Cake

March 29, 2016 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Easter Cake

This cake was on the front of Canadian Living last year and I was OBSESSED with it, but I was going to be in Florida for Easter, so I didn’t get a chance to make it. I was so excited (#bakingnerd) to finally tackle it this weekend! Inspired by an Instagram from Bake Shoppe, the inside […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Nutella Scones

January 31, 2016 Baked Sunday Mornings
Nutella Scones

Today the rest of the BSM crew is making Chinese Five Spice Scones for Chinese New Year. I actually bought the five-spice powder and sesame seeds last week, but just wasn’t feeling it. Five-spice powder is no joke: cinnamon, cloves, fennel, star anise and pepper. It’s STRONG. I’m not the biggest fan of cloves, and I […]

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Nutella Chip Cookies

February 11, 2015 Cookies
Nutella Chip Cookies

There are some people you just love to bake for, and my friend Janelle is one of them (previous examples here and here). She’s always so excited to receive treats, and they literally go directly into her desk drawer, for fear that someone will see them, and she’ll have to share. I love this! I […]

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~ Champagne & Cookies 2013 ~

December 23, 2013 Cookies
Gingerbread, Sugar, Pecan Cookies

Every year I host a little Christmas party for my friends, where we eat cookies, drink champagne, and toast the holidays. It’s selfish really; in years past I used to make up cookie packages and deliver them around to everyone, whereas now, everyone comes to me! This little soiree is always BYOT, where the T […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

May 5, 2013 Baked Sunday Mornings
Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

I’ve been fairly neutral on the whole Nutella issue for most of my eating career. Ours was not a Nutella household growing up, but it was a fixture at my childhood friend Jennifer’s house. Whenever I slept over, we always had toast with butter and Nutella for breakfast. Sometimes one of my housemates in university would […]

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Nutella Cloud Cupcakes

October 25, 2012 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing

I’m still trying to figure out my new co-workers. I’ve definitely been easing them into what life is like when you have me in the office. So far, the treats I’ve brought in have been pretty traditional, nothing too crazy (i.e. Trail Mix Cookies, Zucchini Cake, Pumpkin Streusel Bundt Cake). No cookie dough concoctions or […]

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Sour Cream Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

September 8, 2010 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing

All signs point to Fall. My nephew started Senior Kindegarten yesterday, the Pumpkin Spice Latte is back at Starbucks, and TIFF starts this week.  I am actually super excited for Fall this year, and to get back into cooking dinners. I hate turning on the oven/standing over the stove when it’s 45 out with the […]

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