Salted peanut blondies

In my search for small desserts, I stumbled on this delectable-looking recipe. It looked straightforward to make, with ingredients largely on hand, and I so rarely make bars that it seemed a good time to add to my rather meager repertoire. Plus, I’m always a sucker for a tasty blond. Recipe from Sweet 2 cups…

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Chocolate mint cookies

Thin mint Girl Guide cookies were always a favourite of mind. I ran across this recipe and was instantly sold by its relative ease, along with its classic flavor combination. When I started planning my recent dessert party, I wanted to try to introduce more smaller desserts (as my usual tendency is to rock the…

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Salty peanut-pretzel ice cream cake

I admit that I’m a sucker for an ice cream pie/cake. Indeed, my favourite dessert that I’ve ever made is a lemon meringue ice cream pie. So when I came across this recipe in my Twitter feed, my ears perked up. Salty and sweet–plus ice cream? Sign me up!

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Avocado herb pesto grilled cheese

In my zeal to eat healthier fats, I bought a bunch of avocados, which all ripened simultaneously and needed to be consumed. While I have been enjoying them chopped up and in my salad, I wanted to diversify. When I came across this recipe that married avocado with one of my favourite foods (grilled cheese sandwiches),…

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Protein smoothies

Smoothies for breakfast are by no means a novel concept, even to me, but it’s a practice that had fallen by the wayside for me (in part because my blender had become a bit unwieldy and somewhat broken). With all the working out I’ve been doing, it was useful to learn about appropriate portions of macronutrients…

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Chicken with cashew nuts

As part of my year-long fitness challenge, I’ve been endeavouring to eat healthier and have been reading about the health benefits of different types of nuts. Cashew nuts, a healthy source of monounsaturated fat, immediately made me crave chicken with cashew nuts, a classic Thai dish, that was always one of my favourite meals as a…

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Carrot cake

I wanted to find a new dessert to celebrate Easter, and carrot cake was a frequenter of many Easter dessert lists I came across, thematic I suppose because bunnies > carrots. I’d always enjoyed carrot cake and thought it high time I try my hand at it.

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Peanut butter chocolate chip muffins

A collection of labs at UTM hold a weekly Thursday social–just an opportunity to have a few afternoon snacks and chat. In the past, I’ve brought pie and various other types of desserts, but it had been awhile since I’d baked for it. I was feeling remiss, though lazy and didn’t want to shop for…

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