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roasted butternut squash andnd cran

Roasted Butternut Squash and Cranberry Salad

I know, I know. Where the cookies at y’all!? It’s December! Full-on Christmas baking season! What is this….. “salad” you’re trying to entice us with? Pffft. But you guys, as much as I love all of the cookies and the eating and the teeth brushing (wait – what)? I really, […]

Chapter Seven – The Big News

That’s right – there’s a bun in that oven! More importantly, there’s a bun in MY oven πŸ˜‰ I’m so happy I can finally share THE BIG NEWS with all of you! I’m overjoyed to announce that Etienne and I are expecting our third child on April 29, 2018. The […]

holiday twix bars

Holiday Twix Bars

I’m bringing you a whole lotta yum today!! I have officially kicked off my holiday cookie baking, and the first star of the show are these homemade twix bars. Shortbread, caramel, and chocolate. Is there really anything else you need in life!? I made these bars this past weekend for […]

healthy chocolate-coconut baskets

Healthy Chocolate-Coconut Baskets

Yes, you read it right. Healthy!! I mean, everyone’s definition of “healthy” is different, and considering there is a chocolate ganache filling in these bad boys, they aren’t exactly akin to a banana – BUT – compared to many other treats you could give to your kiddos, these ones are […]

Cranberry Almond Baked Brie

Cranberry Almond Baked Brie

I’m still alive! Barely (haha). This declaration is just a testament to the way I’ve been feeling since Saturday (and the reason why this is my only post this week). As most of you have read in my previous posts, my boys have been taking turns with the nastiest of […]

cranberry white chocolate donuts

Cranberry White Chocolate Donuts

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snoooooow!! Do these donuts scream Christmas, or what? I know it’s still only the beginning of November, but I am (THIS) close to turning on the Christmas carols and going on a mad decorating spree. I think it’s the winter wonderland outside […]

10 thoughts for thursday

10 Thoughts for Thursday

1.Β  10 Thoughts for Thursday. It’s back. I took a hiatus (more on that to come) but the thoughts have returned! 2.Β  THIS sourdough bread!! Sourdough is my nemesis. Until, this week. It took me 2 weeks to get my starter going, but voila! This loaf turned out perrrrrfectly! πŸ™‚ […]

Spicy Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

Spicy Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

You’re all aware of my love for Thai food, right? If not, please see here, here…oh, and here. Today I’m adding one more favourite to the repertoire. AND – it’s a soup! Perfect for those chilly winter days when you need to warm your soul from the inside out, and […]

Sweet Potato Fries with Dill Dip

Sweet Potato Fries with Dill Dip

Sweet potato fries!! You guys, I’ve always loved them but I’ve never really been able to get them right – until NOW. They always turned out a bit limp or BURNT (ask my previous roommate, it actually became a running joke)! Sweet potato fries from a restaurant are always perfect […]

Tiger Tail No-Churn Ice Cream

Tiger Tail No-Churn Ice Cream

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! I’m so glad my usual day to post something new landed on this spooktacular holiday. Obviously, I had to do something Halloween-themed. You wouldn’t typically think of tiger-tail ice cream when you think of Halloween – but – it’s orange and black, so to me, it fit right […]

Butternut Squash Pasta with Crispy Prosciutto

Butternut Squash Pasta with Crispy Prosciutto

Ok guys – let’s chat for a minute about the horrors of nature. HORRORS. Yes, there is also a lot of beauty and wonder, but have you watched a Planet Earth lately!? Etienne has been watching these nature documentaries the past few evenings, and I have to look away for […]

Halloween Cake Pops

Halloween!! It’s only a week away! Where are you on the Halloween-loving scale? Some people LOVE it, some are indifferent or ambivalent, and some refuse to celebrate it. I would say I’m about a 7 on the scare scale. I love, LOVE the whole idea of it – the dressing […]