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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Sweet Potato Scones with Cinnamon Maple Butter

January 25, 2016 Muffins & Scones
Sweet Potato Scones

When Danielle and I went to Atlanta last year, one of the places we went for brunch was Highland Bakery. It was actually my least favourite meal of the weekend, but it was saved by one special thing. We bought little mini sweet potato scones from the bakery case up front to snack on while […]

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Banana Bourbon Pancakes {Gastropost Mission #52}

May 29, 2013 Breakfast
Banana Bourbon Pancakes {Planet Byn}

  I have complicated feelings towards brunch, and I believe they date back to 1998-2002 in Waterloo, Ontario and a little joint called Mel’s Diner. Mel’s was the ideal place to feed your hangover on Sunday morning and for $2.99 you got a greasy plate of bacon or sausage, toast, eggs and homefries (or Mel’s […]

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Cookie Butter Roundup

November 27, 2012 Bars & Squares

As I mentioned the other day, the most anticipated item from my Trader Joe’s haul was Cookie Butter. Everything I heard and read about it had me super excited and curious about the magic that would be unleashed when I cracked open a jar. First, let me try my best to describe Cookie Butter: it […]

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Apple Cheddar Scones

October 29, 2012 Muffins & Scones

When these scones were posted on Smitten Kitchen two years ago, my interest level was at about ‘medium-low’ even though Deb described them as “October on a parchment-lined baking sheet”. I’ve never really understood the whole apple/cheese combo, but with some white cheddar in the fridge and some Honeycrisps on the counter, I thought I […]

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Chocolate Chip Espresso Scones

June 9, 2012 Muffins & Scones

I made these scones a few months ago, and they kind of got lost in the shuffle. I thought I would post them today, before it turns into summer fruit central around here. I’m that odd person that doesn’t drink coffee on a regular basis, but loves coffee flavoured things. For this reason, I’m that weirdo […]

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Red Bean Chili + Jalapeno Pepper Jack Scones

November 13, 2011 Beef & Pork

I’m new to the chili game – this is not something my family ate growing up. My Mom hates beans, and as my Dad likes to say: “If Mom hates it, we don’t eat it”. Because of this, I was never a bean eater either, and never had experienced chili until I made this recipe a couple of […]

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Maple Walnut Scones

October 7, 2011 Muffins & Scones

Baby Wall 2.0 is here! Lydia & Andrew’s new baby Dylan Jackson was born last Sunday afternoon, while I was stuck at the most vile hotel in history on my way back from my work trip. I had my fingers crossed for the two weeks I was away hoping that this little one would ignore his […]

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Royal Wedding Cookies + Tea & Tiaras Party

May 2, 2011 Breakfast

When you invite people over at 5am to watch the Royal Wedding, you better provide some good eats to make the visit worthwhile. Yes, I am one of those people who booked April 29th off work way back in November when Prince William & Kate’s wedding date was announced. My Mom, her friend Janet, and […]

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Pumpkin Scones

December 2, 2010 Muffins & Scones

The sneaky thing about having a food blog is that you can make yourself look like a superstar by only posting your successes in the kitchen. Something turns out gross? Sticks to the pan? Fugly as hell? You simply don’t put it on the site (with the exception of these). So you have no idea […]

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