Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Ok so we have one week left in January… Where did the time go?? I mean seriously, it feels like just yesterday that everyone was making a New Years resolution. It’s funny how crazy busy the gym is for the month of January…. I mean I have seriously never seen it this busy any other time of the year. So, now that you’ve all had your few weeks of being healthier (because let’s face it, most of you probably made that New Years resolution) I think it’s time to indulge into something delicious! I mean Valentines day is pretty much around the corner right?? Not that this recipe is very Valentine-y… You can think of it as a pre-Valentines day treat because you have been so good at keeping up your healthy lifestyle for the month of January :)

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Tomato, Feta and Arugula Tart with Balsamic Reduction

Living in an appartment means we don’t have a big deep freezer. As much as I would like one, we just don’t have the space. Every now and then I have to go through our tiny freezer and try and clean out a bunch of stuff so I can make room for a Costco run :) I’ve had this puff pastry in my freezer staring at me since the summer, and figured now was the time to use it up. Saturdays are kid of an awkward day for food in our appartment. Usually, we have used up all the food we bought the previous weekend and have to be super creative until we can go to the grocery store again.

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Boozy Apple and Sour Cherry Crisp

My boss recently approached me asking for a great apple crisp recipe. I thought about this for a minute and realized that I actually don’t really have a great recipe. I sent her the link to an Ina Garten chrisp recipe, and then thought hmmmm, I should really make an apple crisp soon. You know when someone places a thought in your head, and it’s in the back of your mind until you do it? That’s what happened. I started to actually crave apple crisp! So, as soon as I had a free moment, I made up this fab crisp!
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Banana Raspberry Muffins

I am very particular about my bananas. There is such a short window where I like to comsume them. I do not like them when they’re green, I like them when they are perfectly yellow with just a few brown spots. This is when they are no longer starchy, and instead nice and sweet! The problem is… I have to eat the entire bunch of bananas within the few days they are up to my standard. Meaning I always have to freeze a bunch of bananas that accidently get too ripe.

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Cranberry Pistachio Granola

Happy New Year!! Sorry for being slightly MIA.. I’ve been extremely busy with family and friends over the holidays and of course had to go get sick. The one down side to the holidays is that I always seem to catch a cold. I luckily had some Chicken Broth in the freezer for this specific reason. When I’m sick, I like to make up big bathes of things so that I have some more time to relax. This granola usually lasts me 2 weeks or so, especially when I eat most of it myself :) And hey – the less time I have to spend making breakfast in the morning, the more time I have to sleep!

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Chocolate Rum Balls

There is something about the winter holidays and rum balls that just seems right. I got this recipe for chocolate rum balls from my Fiance’s mom, who got it from her family friend. I always find that the best recipes are passed down from person to person. I have no idea what cook book this recipe actually came from, all I know is they are truly the best rum balls I’ve ever had! I think rum balls are such a fun treat to have on New Years. They are a good mix between a cookie and a drink – best of both worlds!
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Merry Christmas: Christmas Tree Meringues

Merry Christmas to all! I hope you are all enjoying a lovely day with your family and friends. I am finally home for the holidays in Victoria with my family! I can’t believe it’s already Christmas! It is extremely sunny and quite warm here in Victoria which is quite lovely, but totally doesn’t feel like Christmas! We have our tree all decorated and lights up! Christmas lights are so magical. Do you have a real or a fake tree?

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Christmas Morning Sticky Buns

Are you a sweet or savory breakfast eater? I have always been a pretty big sweets person… I guess that’s why I’m so big into baking. One of the things I love the most is a warm fresh out of the ocen batch of sticky buns. And what better way to celebrate Christmas morning than with a gorgeous batch of these caramel-covered beauties! Now usually on Christmas morning, my family eats eggs and bacon and of course pannetoni! But oh what I wouldn’t give to have something as delicious as a big sticky caramel bun!

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Christmas Chocolate Bark

When I was growing up, my mom actually made us anh advent calendar. Every year, she would fill it with awesome treats, and I would look forward to it every year! This year (now that I am moved out) I had to buy an advent calendar… I mean don’t get me wrong, Lindt chocolate is amazingly delicious, but it’s just not the same as opening up that classic home made advent calendar.

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Eggnog Loaf with Rum Glaze

This time of year I absolutely love having rum and eggnog. It’s usually best when you are watching a Christmas movie by the Christas tree. Living in appartment means we can’t have a real Christmas tree. We also totally don’t even have enough room to get a big tree. To compromise, I got a teeny tiny little tree for $1.25 from the dollar store. It might be tiny, but I decorated it up with lights, christmas balls and ribbon and I think it looks beautiful! Much like the Charlie Brown Christmas tree… Except it’s fake :)

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