cookies, brownies & squares archive

winter ginger: white chocolate gingerbread blondies

Every Halloween, we invite friends over to carve pumpkins and watch scary movies. There’s always plenty of treats on hand and I usually try to make something special like salted honey caramel apples or a batch of candied pretzel nutty…

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the odd uneven time: loaded flourless oatmeal peanut butter cookies

“August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.” – Sylvia Plath It’s nearly the end of August and once green lawns are now gold and the constant heat, sunshine…

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tastes like spring: rhubarb-raspberry crumb squares

Today is my birthday. It’s sunny out and the whole weekend promises warm weather and good times. I started the day with a strong coffee and this rhubarb-raspberry crumb bar. It’s full of oats and fruit so it’s breakfast in…

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so fresh, so cool: crispy mint chocolate chip cookies

I’m so into fall mode right now. There’s lots of colourful leaves on the trees and crisp leaves on the ground. Some days are rainy and cool while other days are shockingly warm – look ma, no cardigan required! Autumn…

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tastes like my childhood: garibaldi biscuits

I have childhood memories that have stuck with me since the beginning. The vanilla chocolate chip cake my mom made for nearly every birthday celebration is one of the fondest. It’s not just cake but each bite tastes like childhood.…

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honey lovers required: honey walnut cookies

It’s Monday and I want cookies. Maybe some ice cream to smoosh inside. Sadly, I made these cookies almost a week ago and they disappeared pretty quickly…so that seems like as good a reason to share the recipe. These are…

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nut jobbers cookies

The start of the holiday season means that things get a little nuts around here. People want websites and greeting cards so I’m spending more time designing, cutting paper and packaging orders than making sure my meals are “blog worthy”.…

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icy hot: diablo ice cream sandwiches

Uh, yeah, so that happened. Ice cream sandwiches. Like, whoa. The first time I went to Tacofino, I went to their commissary, not their food truck. We went with another couple and when it came to dessert, one friend made the…

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