Simple Iced Sugar Cookies

I have never actually made sugar cookies before, so please excuse my poor first attempt! I think decorating cookies is a true art, and one that you may not get on the first go! Have no fear! It’s just a cookie! And regardless of the looks, they will always at least taste good! I think the trick is finding youtube videos to help you get a good understanding of what the consistency of the icing should look like! I think mine was a tad too thick.. Oops! Well I will know what to do differently next time – Add more water! Seriously what did we do before youtube! It is so fabulous for demonstrations and showing you how to do something you have never done before. So when in doubt – just youtube!
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Cheesy Pepperoni Bread Sticks

So I must admit, that even though I pay to use Spotify, I broke down and had to buy Adele’s new album. She isn’t planning to stream it yet!! I obviously couldn’t wait to listen to pure perfection, so I gave in and paid the 10.99 for it. I can officially tell you that it is worth every penny! That woman has the most amazing voice, I love every single one of her songs. Anyways, in anticipation of her new album, I spent my last weekend re-living all her older songs… That, and making these yummy cheesy pepperoni bread sticks which I must say went really well with the potato leek soup I made for dinner that night!
Cheesy Pepperoni Bread Sticks | Everybody Loves Pretty

Apple and Cabbage Slaw

In the winter, we naturally tend to eat heavier foods. Stews and roasts seem like the perfect meal for a cold day, but we forget that fresh veggie salads can also be quite divine! I love to try and encorporate fresh veggies into our diet throughout the year. I am a huge cole slaw person. There is something about raw crunchy cabbage that always makes my mouth water.. Even right now just thinking about it is making my mouth water!
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Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal

Mornings during the week are always such a frantic rush, so it’s nice to spend a bit of time making breakfast on the weekends. The good thing about this recipe, is that it’s actually quite quick to make, and I have made it both on the weekend, and during the week. I made this slowcooker whiskey apple sauce last year and still had a couple jars. (I canned the applesauce in jars). One morning I decided to throw the apple sauce in our oatmeal, and found perfection.
Apple Pie Oatmeal | Everybody Loves Pretty

Pumpkin Bundt Cake With Cream Cheese Icing

Since I got my bundt pan, I’ve been having quite some fun making bundt cakes! They are such a fun shape, especially for Halloween!! I thought it would look quite similair to a pumpkin, so why not make a pumpkin cake? Well, that’s what I did… Along with my classic and well known Witch Finger Cookies! Always a fun option when you are entertaining, and especially when you are entertaining medical students. I hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween!
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Apple Spice Bundt Cake with Caramel Drizzle

Fall is one of my favorite seasons. I love the cool crisp air, and the gorgeous colours of the leaves as they change before falling off the trees for winter. I love that it still doesn’t quite get dark until after dinner, and that the air outside is still relatively warm. Not to mention all the root vegetables and apples that are available! Speaking of apples.. Caramel and apple are really a great combination, in fact, probably one of my favorites. I literally went out to buy a bundt pan just so that I could make this apple spice cake. My mom used to make a cake very similar to this one, and I for some reason couldn’t stop thinking about it the other day.
Apple Spice Cake with Caramel Drizzle | Everybody Loves Pretty

Nutella Mousse

I love lumps in my mousse… mostly when the mousse is chocolate and the lumps are bits of chocolate (or in this case Nutella). Am I crazy? Am I the only one? There is something so satisfying about eating something as smooth and light as mousse, and them coming across a small bit of chocolate that melts in your mouth. Those lumps are exactly what happened with this mousse. Was it supposed to have little Nutella lumps? Probably but, but I stopped mixing mine in the earlier stages so that I WOULD get the little lumpies. I personally like foods with a bit of change in texture so I don’t get too bored when I’m eating it.

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Roast Herbed Chicken with Root Vegetables

I’m super excited to be coming back home to Victoria for thanksgiving! I haven’t been on the island since mid-summer and I must say, it sure is nice coming home! I am so thankful for many things! My amazing family and friends, this beautiful country we live in, and of course my amazing fiance! I feel very fortunate to be living in Canada with such amazing people (and nature) around me! I know typically people eat turkey around thanksgiving, but what if you are only 2 people and you don’t want to cook up a huge turkey? Well you could try making this turkey breast roast, or you could try making a roast chicken instead!!
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Parmesan Tomatoes

These tomatoes are super duper easy and super duper quick to make!  But don’t let their simplicity fool you!  They are also delicious!  Quick and easy things are my favorite to make when you are having people over.  That way you stay out of the kitchen, and spend more time in the living room with your loved ones enjoying their company!  Since today is the first day of fall, I thought it best to say bye bye to summer tomatoes with this post!!

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Fresh Tomato Salsa

There are so many amazingly delicious tomatoes out at our local produce store lately. I have been eating them until my heart’s content. They are my favorite kind of tomatoes, you know those massive ones that are extremely firm. So full of flavour and absolutely delicious. I have never really been one for store bought salsa.. Especially because my mom makes such an amazing zucchini salsa, and after eating that it’s very hard to go back to eating the store bought one. I am however, a HUGE fan of fresh salsa. If only I had a Vitamix to do all my shopping for me! One day :)
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