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Mini Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecakes

31 May

I like cheesecake.

Actually, I have to admit, I am a really high maintenance cheesecake eater.

Cheesecake do’s and don’ts:

DO make sure the crust is thin and crispy

DON’T make the crust hard as a rock and 3 inches thick. If you can’t cut through it with a fork with very little pressure, it’s too thick.

DO serve it with a light topping (if it is a fairly plain cheesecake)

DON’T serve it with 10 lbs of cookies, chocolate syrup,  nuts, and whipped cream. Keep it simple!

DO make sure the recipe you’re using calls for LOTS of cream cheese and not too much of anything else. It is CHEESEcake we’re talking about here.

DON’T try to make this a low calorie dessert.

DO let me know what your favorite cheesecake recipe is

DON’T get weirded out when I show up at your house for dessert

Told you I was high maintenance.

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Mini Lemon Sugar Donuts

8 May

Good afternoon everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful day so far!

I really hope it is nice and sunny wherever you are! It has been pretty nice in Vancouver the last few days. We had a gorgeous weekend and it has been pretty hot and sunny since then.

What have you all been up to lately?

I haven’t been doing much cooking lately which is obvious due to my pathetic amount of posting the last couple weeks! I have been a little preoccupied because we have a trip to Vegas coming up next week. It’s for my Momma’s 50th birthday and a bunch of her friends from high school are coming as well. I have pretty much been planning the whole thing, which I love. I love being organized and having copious amounts of lists. I am also the queen of excel spreadsheets, love ‘em.

I am only slightly embarrassed to say that I researched which places near our hotel have good happy hours and have the info recorded in my phone.

The other reason I have been preoccupied is that we got invited to see a friend DJ at one of the Rehab Pool Parties while we’re in Vegas. I’m really excited to go but that also means I have to wear a bikini which is kind of scary. Let’s just say this whole food blogger gig has taken a toll on the old bod.

I am usually fairly active, I eat healthy for the most part and I try to hit the gym as often as possible, but I decided to amp it up a notch and I started doing Insanity.

I know, I’m crazy.

Trust me, I am reminded of that fact every time Shaun T, tells me to “dig deeper.” Although it is a super crazy workout and I am sweating like crazy after, I have been having lots of fun with it and found myself sticking with it more than any other workout I tried.

So in a nutshell, that is why I have been kind of MIA.

So now onto a better topic, donuts!

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Old Fashioned Cinnamon Sugar Cake Donuts

1 May

Good afternoon everyone!

I hope you are all having a wonderful Tuesday so far.

I have been MIA for a week or so! No particular excuse just life has been busy and I haven’t been cooking much unfortunately.

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Dreamy Peanut Butter Mousse Pie

11 Apr

Oh my!

You are all in for a treat today, let me tell you.

We’ll get to the pie in a minute but first, let’s talk about how it’s Thursday!! Who has fun weekend plans?

Ooh, I do, I do!

This Friday I am going to check out an amazing singer who happens to be a family friend of ours! Her performer name is Jet Tangerine and she does some awesome covers as well as beautiful original songs. She will be playing at a neighborhood pub on Friday night in Langley so I am going with a few friends to check her out!

If you want to see what she’s all about and listen to some of her lovely music, I am sure she would appreciate you stopping by her YouTube channel! You can also find her on Facebook. It’s always great to support local up and coming artists and I would be so grateful if you would all show her some love! Tell her I sent you :)

Oh, and if you live in the Langley area, feel free to stop in, it is an open event at Barons Manor Pub in Port Kells. Jet will be playing on and off from 6-9pm.

My weekend of fun doesn’t end there either! I am heading out to my friends cabin, just 3 of us ladies are planning a lovely relaxing weekend on a secluded island. OoOoh! Sounds wonderful right? I think we will probably enjoy a few bottles of wine as well.

It’s so important to have time with your friends, just as much as it is for guys to have their “Man Time” as well.

One last thing before we move on to the recipe, I would love love love to do a fun giveaway once we reach 1500 likes on Facebook!  If you could head over there and give me a like and maybe share with your friends, that would be great! I will announce the giveaway once we get to that big 1500! Only 188 to go.

Okay, lets get on to some food considering that’s what this site is all about, right? Who am I kidding? I just write about what I want!

But for now, what I want is some peanut butter pie!

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Salted Caramel Drenched Cupcakes

9 Apr

Morning ya’ll.

I’m about to ruin your diet only one day into the week, who’s ready for it?

I don’t know about you, but I’m the kind of person that will pack a fairly healthy lunch, bring a travel mug of green tea, and eat a healthy breakfast Monday-Thursday.

When Friday rolls around, all bets are off.

I usually grab a starbucks on the way to work, maybe a breakfast sandwich too, probably order take out for lunch with the ladies from work, and then who knows what will happen later on.

Like I said though, this time we’re going to kick this week off with something naughty!

These cupcakes are bananas. Not really, that might be somewhat healthy.

These are sooo, sooo, not.

But they are darn good. I played around with the recipe for these a few times before I got it the way I wanted it.

Wanna know a secret? Lean in real close and I’ll tell ya.

The secret is boxed cake mix.

Okay, I haven’t been exactly secretive about the fact that I think cake mixes are a perfectly acceptable ingredient to use. They are easy and the cupcakes always come out perfectly. Win win!

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