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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August Favorites: Recipe Roundup

It’s a few days late but I can’t believe that August has officially come to an end and summer is pretty much done with it. We’ve still been getting some amazing weather here and I’m jetting off on a European adventure in just over a week so the end of summer blues haven’t hit too hard for me. I will definitely be reminiscing and missing the summer fruit, weather and drinks though as we move into fall. For now, let’s look back at August and pretend that summer will continue forever.

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Strawberry Peach Sangria

Happy Labour Day Long weekend everyone!! Man I cannot believe this summer is coming to an end. It seems as though the older I get, the quicker the summers go by. Must have something to do with the fact that I am always on the run, trying to fit in as many life experiences as possible while we have the good weather. Andrew and I have been on quite a few hikes around Vancouver, gone camping, and enjoyed some much needed relaxing time up at his cabin. Overall, I would say this summer has definitely been one to remember – especially with Andrew and I getting engaged! So with this post, I would like to say cheers to a wonderful summer!

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Garden Risotto

Ever since I made my first batch of risotto I’ve been hooked. Now I am continually trying to find seasonal recipes to create and post because I don’t want to overwhelm this blog with risotto recipes. I wouldn’t necessarily really call it a summer meal but for me it’s an any time, any where, any day meal. Okay, we get it I love it so I’ll stop gushing over that now. This particular one is full of green goodness which is very summer-esque in my opinion.

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Skor Bar Ice Cream

After making these Skor bar cookies I could not help but dream about making Skor bar ice cream. It really is one of the best chocolate bars to be putting in baking, ice cream, trifle, or any dessert for that matter. They are a perfect blend of chocolate, caramel and crunch! Anyway, enough gushing about Skor bars…. I think what I like most about this ice cream is the almond extract. Normally, this ice cream is made with vanilla, but I find the Almond gives it a much more unique flavor.
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