Guest Post: Chocolate Red Wine Cookies

Have you heard of the tipsy teachers??? They are kind of awesome! They are also two girls who have a love for all things boozy. Another thing I love about these tipsy teachers, is that they are Canadian!! I believe that if we were in the same city, we would in fact be good friends! Anyways, I have posted a pretty awesome boozy cookie recipe on their website that you all should check out!

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Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake

Andrew had a birthday recently. I asked him what kind of cake he wanted, and he said a lemon and raspberry cheesecake. So that is what I made. This was my first time making cheesecake, and it definitely turned out better than I was expecting. I know this isn’t exactly a fall recipe, but you can’t exactly deny someone of their birthday wish now can you! So you will have to rake in this one last summer recipe!
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Crock Pot Roasted Herb and Garlic Chicken

Working full time makes weeknight dinners a pain in the behind… One of the ways I solve this pain, is by using my beloved crock pot! It is such a time and life saver when you can throw things in a pot, and come home to something AWESOME ready and waiting for you to eat! Did you know crock pots are extremely energy efficient as well? Yup it is! So you can reduce your hydro bill while making your kitchen smell amazing, all while not having to worry about what to make for dinner when you get home from work. Sounds like a win-win-win to me!! :)

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Pasta with Creamy Rosé Sauce

Pasta, pasta, pasta. I know, I eat a lot of it. Probably (and by probably I mean definitely) far too much. I am very much looking forward to enjoying some authentic Italian pasta dishes when I am in Italy just a mere two months from now. But for now, I have to create my own pasta dishes. Rose is like the best of both worlds – creamy and tomato-ey. If you’re having a hard time deciding between the two classic sauces, you really can’t go wrong with this one.

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S’mores Bars

Welcome to the post about my favourite discovery from summer.  Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love sitting around a campfire roasting marshmallows and then sticking it between two Graham crackers with a piece of chocolate in between. But alas, summer is over and even when it wasn’t there are always a ton of campfire bans in BC so the chance you’ll get to have a real campfire is slim. Good news though, you can enjoy s’mores all year long with these S’mores bars from Sally’s Baking Addiction.

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Easy DIY Chicken Broth

Do you buy rotisserie chickens, or cook up your own roasting chicken on a regular basis?  Are you throwing all the chicken bones away??? STOP right now!!  I have a recipe for you that ensures you use up all of your chicken scraps.  I love making my own chicken broth so that I can control the amount of sodium that is in my food.  Plus it is super easy, and can save you a bit of money on groceries!  I like to always keep a jar of chicken stock in the freezer for when I need to use it in my recipes.

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Pasta Recipe Roundup

Well folks, I am off to Europe tomorrow for a much awaited European adventure! I feel like I’ve been looking forward to this my whole life and in actual fact I probably have been since I was about 7 or 8. There’s something about all the cultures of Europe I find so exciting and while I won’t be visiting all of the places I would like to, I am very much looking forward to the journey. From the UK to Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy and even Dubai it should be quite the time. In honour of my love for pasta and as I will be headed off to Italy soonish I thought a pasta roundup would be appropriate.

Tricolour Pasta Primavera with Roasted Vegetables and Parmesan

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Buttermilk Dill Buns

My mom used to make buttermilk dill buns all the time! The other day I was in a serious pinch and needed to make some fresh buns for these bean burgers I was having for dinner the next night. I couldn’t think of a better bun recipe than those buttermilk dill buns. Of course, I had to chose the one night my mom wasn’t around to give me the recipe, and was forced to make something up! Although these aren’t my mom’s original buttermilk dill buns, they are pretty darn good if I do say so myself!

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Double Chocolate Pudding

I was recently asked to come up with gluten free dessert for a group of lovely people. When I think of dessert, I’m not usually thinking of gluten free, I’m usually thinking everything gluten! I love baking cakes and cupcakes, and can’t seem to bring myself to part with good old fashioned flour to make my baking gluten free. So I had to put my baking aside and come up with some other sweet treat that could satisfy a bunch of sweet teeth waiting for dessert!

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