Peanut butter banana muffins

One of my favourite flavour combos: peanut butter and banana. And an overripe batch of bananas on my kitchen counter begged to be peanut buttered in muffin form. Recipe from 750 Best Muffin RecipesMakes 12 muffins 1¾ cups all-purpose flour¼ cup wheat germ1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder½ tsp salt¼ cup packed dark…

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Orange cardamom scones with orange glaze

I’m always eager to be finished with a long work week to finally be able to have time to do a little bit of weekend baking. I haven’t made a scone in many moons, and I liked the look of this flavour combination. Recipe adapted from Pinch Me I’m Eating2 cups flour⅓ cup sugar, plus…

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Vanilla chai lemon ricotta muffins

With renewed lockdown restrictions in place in Ontario to kick-off the New Year, I have definitely been feeling the strain of isolation. One of the best pick-me-ups I’ve found is baking (it’s no wonder everyone took to their baking pans during COVID quarantining to turn out loaf upon loaf of sourdough). There is a kind…

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Brown butter pecan shortbread

This holiday season is, for obvious reasons, markedly different than any other holiday season in recent memory. It’s difficult to feel that festive spirit and connected to loved ones when we’re shut up in our respective homes. So I’ve tried to rekindle the holiday spirit by indulging in a little baking. Even if I’m the…

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French yogurt cake

With the onset of COVID-19, necessitating everyone shelter in their homes, there’s been a somewhat amusing surge in baking. I absolutely understand it–part of what I enjoy about baking is the methodical and often time-consuming nature of it all. And for those finding themselves with a lot of time on their hands, baking is a…

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Winter fruit pie with pecan crumble

‘Tis the season for holiday parties, which provide an excellent opportunity and some captive guinea pigs to try some new winter desserts on. At the last party, someone had rather sweetly been disappointed I hadn’t made pie, so I thought I’d investigate some new pie recipes appropriate for the season. Enter: winter fruit pie, an…

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Crostata

This has been a staple dessert for my mother for as long as I can remember. A relatively simple dessert (really just jam and pastry), but makes for a stunning and impressive presentation, not to mention super delicious. A great option to bring to a holiday party! Musings 3 cups all-purpose flour ½ cup sugar 3 tsp…

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Pear and blue cheese scones

Anyone who knows me knows that my love for cheese is strong. So when I had some blue cheese in the fridge and a desire for a savoury breakfast, I investigated what I could incorporate my blue cheese into. Now, pear and blue cheese is a classic pair (pardon the pun!), but I had never seen the…

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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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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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