summer

Frosé (Frozen Rosé)

September 7, 2017 Cocktails
Frose Part I

Without a doubt, this is my Summer Seventeen obsession right here. While it doesn’t exactly meet the criteria of a Signature Summer Cocktail (it’s a little too high maintenance for that), I couldn’t stop making it over the past few months. I first came across the idea of frozen rosé (also known as frosé or […]

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Peaches & Cream Pie

September 5, 2017 Pies, Tarts & Pudding
Peach Slice

I first made this pie way, way back in my pre-blog baking days. It was probably around 2004 or 2005, and while I don’t remember if I made my own pastry or not, I definitely know that I made it with canned peaches. After making Rhubarb Custard Pie in 2014 and Blueberry Custard Pie in 2015, I knew […]

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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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Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

July 14, 2017 Pies, Tarts & Pudding
Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

This is the only recipe that was on my strawberry agenda for this Summer. I’ve flipped past it in The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook so many times, but it wasn’t until Danielle made them a couple months ago and sent me a picture that I became obsessed. She made them in little mason jars, and I […]

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Margarita Cupcakes

July 11, 2017 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Margarita Cupcakes

One of my favourite things to do with my co-workers is go to Lone Star for Fajita Fridays. It doesn’t necessarily take place on Fridays, and we don’t always eat fajitas, but there is one constant: CHEAP MARGARITAS. It’s truly the best. My friend Shane had all of us over to the patio in his […]

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Rhubarb Cheesecake Blondies

June 22, 2017 Bars & Squares
Rhubarb Cheesecake Blondies

Of all the baking I’ve done with rhubarb over the years, one of the things I’ve never paired it with is chocolate, and I wasn’t about to start now. I just don’t feel like that’s a good match AT ALL, which is why I swapped out the brownie layer of these squares for a blondie. […]

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Rhubarb Almond Shortbread Squares

June 20, 2017 Bars & Squares
Rhubarb Almond Shortbread Squares

Every year when Winter seems to be dragging on forever, I start researching rhubarb recipes, so I’m ready to go when Spring finally arrives. So when I got a text from my friend Erin one weekend at the end of May asking if I wanted any rhubarb from her garden, I automatically knew what my first […]

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Burst Tomato & Corn Galette

September 12, 2016 Quiche & Savory Tarts
burst-tomato-corn-galette

Once again another summer has gone by on my blog without a savoury recipe post. It’s been all boozy cocktails and birthday cakes up in here. It’s true, my will to cook is zapped by 40° days, and there are a lot of snack dinners going on, but I did make a couple great things […]

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Frozen Strawberry Cheesecake Pie

August 5, 2016 Frozen
Strawberry Slice

While I may not have figured out my signature summer cocktail just yet, here’s my Summer Sixteen signature dessert. I made this two weeks in a row, and considering I hardly every make the same thing twice, it automatically qualifies. This is what’s happening in this four layer party in a pie plate: Graham cracker […]

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Fresh Strawberry Margarita

August 3, 2016 Cocktails
Fresh Strawberry Margarita

Don’t get excited, this is not my Signature Summer Cocktail. The #1 rule of the SSC, as dictated by my friend Weedy, is that it has to be super simple and quick to mix up. This is definitely not that, but it’s so delicious and vibrant that we have to talk about it anyway. The […]

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