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Pumpkin Cinnamon Buns with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Cinnamon Buns with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Cool mornings generally mean that fall is just around the corner, which means that it’s pumpkin time!  I’ve been waiting all year for this-fall is my favorite season.  It’s hard giving up summer, but I think I might just be ready.  But definitely not ready for winter!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Skillet Lasagna

Okay, so here’s the deal-I RARELY cook pasta-type dishes.  But for some reason, I decided to put this one back to back with the Blackened Seafood & Chorizo Pasta.  I have no idea what’s going on, but I think I need my head checked.  Just kidding!

Gavin LOVES lasagna, but I find it’s a tad expensive and time consuming to make, so I’ll only make it for special occasions.  But this, my friends, changes all of that. 
Because:  a) it only takes 45 minutes to make. 
                b) it’s super easy.
                c) inexpensive.
                d) minimal prep.
&, lastly,   e) one skillet…say what! 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Cherry Slab Pie

It’s a rare and unexpected occurrence when my dad asks me to make something for him.  It’s even more so when he says “Put that on your organization {he meant the blog, I hope!}”  He tries to refrain from the sweets for the most part so it’s a little serious when he asks.  Of course I can’t say no, but I always get nervous because I want him to love it!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Blackened Seafood & Chorizo Pasta

It’s been a really, really, long time since I made pasta-I had to double check when was the last time I made it (10 months ago!).  The weather’s been warm so I’ve been avoiding cooking for quite some time-hence why I haven’t posted anything lately.  Summers close to being over and I’m already dreading it….there’s just so much more I want to do! 

Monday, July 28, 2014

BLT-Styled Panzanella Salad

BLT’s are such a classic-it’s no wonder they are on my top 5 sandwich list.   Of course, it’s even better deconstructed into salad form.  Genius!  I’ve been thinking & planning on making this salad for quite some time now, so I thought I’d better get on it.  It’s super easy & comes together quickly.  The dressing is slightly garlicky, so don’t use so much if you don’t like it-we both thought it was perfect but then again, we are garlic lovers! 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Vunderbars

 I’m sorry.

You’re welcome. 

Have you ever made something so tasty that you feel like you have to immediately apologize and say you’re welcome in the same sentence?  I did today.  It doesn’t happen very often, but then again, these bars don’t happen very often!

I can’t seem to contain my excitement for these-they are fantastic.   I really don’t think that there’s anything that I disliked about these bars-they are the perfect combination of peanuts & chocolate with a crunchy texture from the Rice Krispies and rolled oats.  Seriously-I know these take a little bit of work but they are totally worth it.   I had one last week at a local cafĂ©, and well, I was sold.  They’ve been on my mind ever since and I was really excited to make them! 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Cheesy Quinoa & Cauliflower Bake

My first experience with quinoa that I can remember is Marlina making this recipe.  It was a hit in our house and gone fast-too fast!  This was before quinoa became so popular.  I think what I most liked about it stands true to this day-it’s healthy & you can feel good about eating it.  Quinoa is definitely one of my favorite grains to work with-I love using it in salads or as a main dish. I love the vegetables added to this dish-I don’t eat a lot of cauliflower & leeks and the combination works out perfectly.  Plus the cheesy cheddar & dill flavor-you can’t beat thatJ Yum!  I’ll be sure to make this before I work-great leftovers & lunch!

P.S. Happy Canada Day! 
 

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