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Meringue Swirl Cookies

This morning I just finished cleaning up after hosting my Fiancé’s (yes, we’re newly engaged!) family for Christmas- it was lovely. And the cleaning up doesn’t bother me at all (granted, I had help which was appreciated!). The sense of accomplishment and enjoyment from feeding others definitely outweigh the constraints of  ...

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collaboration, recipe, sweet

French Shortbread: Sablés Bretons

Disclaimer: I was invited to an event at Épicerie Brimbelle in order to learn more about their products and was provided with a small sampler. I was not compensated financially for this feature, and all recipes, wording and opinions are entirely my own. With the holiday season fast (too fast!!) approaching, our holiday baking plans are  ...

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recipe, snack, sweet

Ground Cherry and Pistachio Hand Pies

Ground cherries are completely under-appreciated. You would probably recognize them for their natural paper-encasing, beautifully tuliped to protect the fruit inside. Peel back that papery shell and you will find a golden round bulb that tastes a bit like a pineapple but with the texture of a tomato. Are you curious yet? I love snacking on  ...

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recipe, sweet

Raspberry Crown (Birthday) Cake

I love celebrating birthdays, especially milestone ones! My friend Emma recently turned thirty, and for her special day I made this Raspberry-Crowned Birthday Cake, complete with cocoa layers, a cream cheese icing, and a raspberry crown to add colour and height. Not only is it beautiful, it slices very easily when cold, ensuring no one is  ...

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breakfast, recipe, sweet

Strawberry Oatmeal Muffins

Hearty homemade muffins are pretty much one of the most perfect weekday breakfasts out there. I love when they’re full of jammy puddles of fruit, chewy bits of grains or seeds, and with a soft pillow-y crumb. These Strawberry Oatmeal Muffins are no exception. I love the chewiness from the oatmeal and the punch of fresh strawberries that  ...

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recipe, sweet

Raspberry Trifle with Lemoncello Custard

 These past two weeks I was in France. Yes, I was in the land of painfully affordable wine (something decent can cost as little as 4 euros) and daily cheese courses. A land where history oozes through the cracks of its stone-walled buildings and cobbled streets, and each meal receives the attention and enjoyment it deserves (something I often  ...

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