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Peeps Coconut Cake with Mascarpone Frosting Recipe

Whenever Easter rolls around I get a kick out of seeing all the Easter candy at the store. I’m not a huge fan of candy — I didn’t even taste Peeps until I was well into my twenties, but I…

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Blueberry Lemon Mini Crêpe Cake Recipe

Blueberry Lemon Mini Crêpe Cake Recipe

Back when I was still in school, one of my girlfriends worked at a doughnut shop. She didn’t fry doughnuts (the newest employees had that job) or sell them (usually the lazier employees) — instead she got to decorate and…

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Kaya Toast: Coconut Jam on Toast Recipe

I have been wanting to make homemade kaya, or coconut jam, forever. Growing up, kaya was a staple at our weekend breakfast table. My mom would crack open a blue and yellow can of Yeo’s for me and my brother…

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Quick & Easy Apple Tart Recipe

When I think of classic diner desserts I think of chocolate cake, sundaes and apple pie and ice cream. I kind of don’t get the whole warm apple pie and vanilla ice cream thing, but I do enjoy the combination…

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2 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe

Okay, food confession time. When I was a kid, I LOVED McCain’s Deep ‘n Delicious chocolate cake. My mom never baked chocolate cake, so Deep ‘n Delicious is the chocolate cake that has all my warm and fuzzy nostalgic childhood…

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Lemon Meringue French Toast Recipe

It’s February already, can you believe it? Soon, Spring will be right around the corner, but in the meantime, February means Valentine’s Day, which means an influx of heart-shaped sweets and pink. I happen to love hearts and pink things,…

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Peach Pistachio Galette Recipe

I had a pretty epic Saturday and it all started out with A Cozy Kitchen’s Peach Pistachio Galette. I got up bright and early and had myself a little treat while the house was asleep. Galettes are not technically a…

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Baked Pumpkin Cat Doughnut Recipe

I’ve been seeing these Japanese cat doughnuts all over the internet and I knew I just had to make them, especially since one of my besties is a cat and doughnut lover. These cutie-pie doughnuts are a birthday treat for…

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Baked Banana Donuts with Nutella Glaze Recipe

I’m on a doughnut binge! First I came down with a midnight craving for doughnuts that resulted in some deep-fry action, then I saw a doughnut pan on sale at Crate and Barrel. I just had to buy it. Anything…

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Fifteen Minute Doughnut Hole Recipe

Do you ever get hit by a random craving in the middle of the night? The other day it happened to me and it was doughnuts, of course. Delicious, hot, sweet and fluffy doughnuts. I could have left the house…

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Brown Sugar Bacon Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

Like most kids, I lived for sweet treats. Not so much anymore, but I still like to throw it back sometimes and relive my childhood. A perfect evening back in the day was a bike ride at dusk with my…

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Best Banana Bread Recipe

I’m a purist when it comes to banana bread: no nuts, no chocolate, no dried banana chips. I like my banana bread to taste like bananas. I love how something magical happens when bananas are baked; the sugars caramelize and…

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Ranger Cookie Recipe

Mike and I love going on long rambling walks that go nowhere in particular. More often than not, we’ll end up in a grocery or kitchen goods store. The other week we stopped into Williams Sonoma where they were sampling…

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Raspberry Lemon Cake Recipe

Do you have any friends who don’t like sweets? It seems to me that all the people I know don’t like chocolate or sweets. What’s a girl obsessed with sugar supposed to do?! Its downright difficult pawning off my baked…

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Raspberry Pistachio Pavlova Recipe

Is there anything better than summertime and desserts? The sun has finally been shinning down on Vancouver and the gorgeous weather is perfect for picnics and barbecues. In my books, no picnic or barbecue is complete without dessert – picnics…

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Crème Brûlée Doughnut Recipe

Have you ever had the creme brûlée doughnuts from Doughnut Plant in NYC? They are hands-down, my favourite doughnut in the world. Imagine biting into a super-soft, fluffy doughnut with a crisp caramelized sugar crust. If the brûléed top isn’t…

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Brown Butter Brownies Recipe

I have a thing for those Two Bite Brownies they sell at Costco. It’s embarrassing, but I get unreasonably excited when I see the nice Costco staff sampling them. They’re just so delicious. So soft, so fudge-y, so good. And…

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Momofuku Milk Bar Liquid Cheesecake Recipe

I’m a pretty big fan of David Chang’s Momofuku restaurants. I even cooked through his entire cookbook! It’s no surprise then, that I thought I would be equally enthralled with the sweets from Momofuku Milk Bar, the dessert outpost of…

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Chai Tea Cupcake Recipe

I kind of have a slight addiction to Starbucks. I’ve heard all the arguments against: caffeine isn’t great for you; the drinks are sugar bombs; and you can save hundreds of thousands of dollars if you just don’t go–but I…

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Bacon Sticky Bun Recipe

It’s so cliché, but everything is better with bacon, especially sweets. I love the combination of smokey, salty bacon with baked goods. When I saw the sticky buns on the cover of the April Bon Appétit, I knew I had…

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Palmier Recipe

Palmiers are one of Mike’s favourites at bakeries. They’re like his litmus test: if they can do a palmier, they can do anything. Funny thing is, before Mike, I’d never eaten a palmier before. I even had to look up…

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Earl Grey Madeleines Recipe

When I’m feeling a bit peckish and I don’t want a full-on snack, I’ll often turn to tea. A warm cup of milky earl grey always makes me feel super cozy. And of course proper tea needs to have a…

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Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

I love bacon and I love chocolate chip cookies. With this cookie, two of my favourite childhood treats are combined into one salty, chocolate-y cookie for the ultimate indulgence. If these cookies existed when I was a kid I’m pretty…

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Bacon Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe

I heart oatmeal raisin cookies. They’re sweet, chewy and oat-y enough to feel a bit healthy. But, my love for oatmeal raisin cookies isn’t steadfast; I’m a picky oatmeal raisin cookie lover. I strongly dislike crunchy oatmeal cookies. For me,…

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Churros Recipe

I don’t think I’ve every met anyone who doesn’t like churros. Deep fried dough rolled in cinnamon-sugar? What’s not to love?! Churros are best straight out of the oil when they’re warm and somehow manage to be crispy and soft…

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Chouquette Recipe

Biting into a chouquette is a little like biting into a soft, rich, eggy, cloud topped with crunchy sugar. My first taste of these slightly-sweet treats was in Nice, France. Tummy rumbling, Mike and I headed into a bakery. I…

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