Spring Quinoa Salad with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette

May 2, 2017 Salads
Spring Quinoa Salad

I had my besties over for brunch this past weekend, and I was so happy with my menu planning and excited to write about it here! My friend Aoife has a few restrictions (no gluten, dairy or eggs) but nothing that prevented me from whipping up a totally delicious brunch (in my humble opinion!). While […]

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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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Carrot Loaf

March 23, 2017 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Carrot Loaf

When Spring and Easter are on the horizon, there are three things I’m drawn to baking with that are all out of character for me: coconut, lemon and carrot. There is never any other time during the year when I’m interested in any of these ingredients in my desserts, but something about each of them […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Strawberry Supreme Cake

May 22, 2016 Baked Sunday Mornings
Strawberry Supreme Cake

It finally, FINALLY, feels like Spring around here, and I was so excited to have this Strawberry Supreme Cake on the Baked Sunday Mornings schedule this week. Let me break it down for you first, because there are a lot of different components of this cake: Three layers of strawberry cake Two different fillings: strawberry […]

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Chocolate Toffee Shortbread Squares + Chi’s Baby Shower

April 21, 2016 Bars & Squares

My friend Kristine’s asked me to make some sweets for her sister’s baby shower back in March, and I believe I responded “it is my joy in life to put together a treat table”. She knew she wanted Dolly’s Doughnut, plus two dozen vanilla cupcakes, and then we looked through some of my cookbooks and […]

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Brown Sugar Cupcakes + Nicole’s Wedding Shower

April 19, 2016 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Brown Sugar Cupcakes

I feel like we’re entering prime wedding shower season, so I wanted to finally document the treats I made for my friend Nicole’s wedding shower ONE YEAR AGO (better late than never). I had so much fun making ALL THE SQUARES for Nicole & Geoff’s Engagement Party, and it’s truly my joy in life to […]

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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: Easter Coconut Sheet Cake

April 12, 2015 Baked Sunday Mornings
Easter Coconut Sheet Cake

When Spring rolls around, there are three ingredients that I automatically gravitate towards: carrot, lemon and coconut. My Easter dessert usually centres around one of those three things, although this year I was in Florida for Easter weekend, so didn’t have a chance to do any baking. Luckily, we had this magnificent Easter Coconut Sheet […]

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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: Classic Carrot Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

April 27, 2014 Baked Sunday Mornings
Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Almost eight years ago, I made my brother and sister-in-law’s wedding cake (you can read about that little adventure here). It was carrot cake, and I haven’t eaten it or made it since! The recipe I used was from Anna Olson, and it’s perfect. It’s dense and hydrated and has pineapple in it as well. […]

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