Year of Joy

Year of Joy: October

2016 is flying by. I can’t believe we’re down to two months remaining in the year. October was a challenging month for many in the Western Canadian farming community with endless wet and cool weather. Here’s hoping the weather improves as we close out the year. Here’s what brought me joy in October. Good friends… Continue reading Year of Joy: October

Food · Recipes

Recipe: Cream Cheese Carrot Cake Trifle

Nothing beats a homemade dessert. Wouldn’t you agree? Last week I got home late one evening after wrapping up an evening course with a final exam. While I really wanted to hit the hay, I still had to prepare a dessert for my work Easter potluck lunch the following day. Of course I couldn’t just… Continue reading Recipe: Cream Cheese Carrot Cake Trifle

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Recipe: Homemade mint Oreos

This past weekend I made homemade Oreos for the first time. I’ve enjoyed these before made by others, and found they’re really simple to recreate. I love the chocolate and mint combination, so I opted for a mint Oreo. Ingredients Cookies: 1 1/4 cups flour 1/2 cup cocoa 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/4… Continue reading Recipe: Homemade mint Oreos

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Recipe: Molasses Cookies with Vanilla Glaze

I came across this new cookie recipe on Pinterest recently and finally tackled it this past weekend. The molasses cookie is very similar to a ginger snap cookie recipe my mom often makes. But the vanilla glaze part was new to me – it was a nice added touch. I highly recommend these cookies –… Continue reading Recipe: Molasses Cookies with Vanilla Glaze

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More spicy pumpkin recipes

This past weekend I went hunting on Pinterest for some new pumpkin baking recipes as I had some leftover pumpkin that I needed to use. I decided to try these two tasty recipes and they turned out great. The first recipe is pumpkin chocolate chip bread from Sally’s Baking Addiction. Sally has great recipes on… Continue reading More spicy pumpkin recipes

Christmas · Food · Fun Stuff · Recipes · Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: A Sweet Christmas Delivery

Here’s the recipe for these yummy sugar cookies. Enjoy!

Christmas · Food · Recipes

Christmas Baking: Peppermint Candy Cane Brownies

So I couldn’t let Christmas pass by without posting at least one Christmas baking recipe. Every year I enjoy making some of my family’s favourite holiday baking, but it’s also nice to try a new recipe. Via Pinterest I came across the following recipe for Peppermint Candy Cane Brownies on the Barbara Bakes blog. This… Continue reading Christmas Baking: Peppermint Candy Cane Brownies