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The past couple weeks have been filled with a whirlwind of activity.  Consequently, the blog has suffered big time as a result.  But, it’s been a great month filled with plenty of work, overtime + family time on Vancouver Island, and attending a conference with like-minded people.  The next week will be incredibly busy, and I need to keep it ‘hush-hush’ until after it’s done.  I can’t wait to share with you what it is!

Last weekend Marlina and I attended the FBC 2014 Conference. For those of you unfamiliar with it, it’s the Canadian Food Bloggers annual conference. There were over 140 attendees with incredible list of guest speakers.  I think my favorites of the weekend were Robin Esrock (The Great Canadian Bucket List), Matt Armendariz (Food Photographer) & Adam Pearson (Food Stylist) AND the elusive Thug Kitchen!  I’ve learned so much from the conference, and even though I currently don’t plan on monetizing my blog it has inspired me to find a focus and to try and make it better.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

After a very, very long work week, I was in desperate need of some baking therapy.  I had quite a bit of pumpkin left over from a baking experiment last week, so it had to be something pumpkin related.  I’m not complaining!  These were a total no brainer.  I don’t have too many days off to enjoy, so I figured I’d better have something that would cheer me up in the morning. J Something to indulge in anyways!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Toasted Walnut, Pear & Blue Cheese Salad with a Balsamic Reduction

I think I need to eat more salads.  I’m quite poor with experimenting with them and NEED to work on different combinations!! I always end up eating the same old boring salads-lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, blah blah…you get the idea.  Not very exciting, kind like my life….the same old thing every day!  I think I need a holiday...next month!  I can’t wait to go down south with my twin!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

General Tso's Chicken

I haven’t posted any Asian-inspired meals lately, and I think it’s about time to do so.  I love cooking with chicken-and anything spicy usually gets my attention.  This is a lightened up version of General Tso’s chicken which means that there’s no deep frying involved.  Perfecto!  The sauce is slightly spicy, gingery and quick to make-less than an hour so it’s easily a weeknight meal. Serve with rice and you’ve got a perfect weeknight staple.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

 
I’ve been baking with pumpkin a lot lately, and I still can’t get enough!  I am always trying and testing new recipes to share with you all.  I’m a baking addict and I have a problem.  Please send help! Hahahha-it’s just hard not to love fall and to be in the kitchen moreJ

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Pie 

 
I have a lot of favorite food & desserts on this blog, but I haven’t talked or posted much about pie.  This year I’m planning on trying to remedy this-just you wait!  I can’t :D.

This pie is in my top 3-Yes, it has a lengthy title, but you needed to hear how awesome it is!  I drool just thinking about it.  It’s seriously one of the best pies I’ve ever made and I’m always delighted to serve it.  I usually make it for Thanksgiving & Christmas, but everyone was too full after a Turkey dinner! My friend had brought me a huge bag of apples-so I knew I had to make it!J

Friday, August 29, 2014

Pumpkin Crumb Bars

 
I sound like a broken record, but it’s really feeling like fall around here.  The mornings are so cool lately and there’s a slight bite in the air.  And for some reason we decided that we are going camping today! I hope we don’t freeze to death.  It’s supposed to rain, but I’m hoping it’ll stay away. Ahh!
 

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