Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse – Love and Lemons

October 15, 2017

Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse

So if you remember the cookbook review I did last year, October is National Cookbook Month! I cooked four recipes from A Taste of Greece, although only two (this and this) managed to make it on the blog since I failed to take photos of the other two. This year I’m reviewing The Love and Lemons Cookbook, and this decadent dark chocolate avocado mousse is the first recipe to try!

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Pumpkin Spice Blondies

October 11, 2017

Pumpkin Spice Blondies

I’m trying to get back into my blogging routine. After taking a break, it’s hard getting back into the habit of taking photos, adjusting the settings on my camera, or just getting myself in a creative mindset in the kitchen. The reality of pregnancy is that I’m always tired and sleepy. I was supposed to make these pumpkin spice blondies on October 1st when it was National Pumpkin Spice Day, but I ended up napping on the couch and missed the sunlight!

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Honeymoon in Koh Samui and… I’m Pregnant!

October 8, 2017

pregnant

So, it’s been a long while since I last posted here. In that time I went on my honeymoon, came back, got back to work, and celebrated my 28th birthday. And the photo above would explain why I haven’t been actively blogging…

I’m pregnant! Tristan and I are expecting a little foodie baby in 2018!

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Piña Colada Lamingtons

July 10, 2017

Piña Colada Lamingtons

Happy National Piña Colada Day! I’m celebrating with some fluffy and moist piña colada lamingtons. Lamingtons are an Australian treat made from sponge cake coated in chocolate and rolled in desiccated coconut. Sometimes they’re also filled with chocolate as well and they are delicious! But of course, I had to put a twist on them. So my piña colada lamingtons have a pineapple filling sandwiched between two layers of coconut sponge cake and coated in a coconutty white chocolate mixture before rolling into desiccated coconut.

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Chewy Coconut Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches

July 6, 2017

Chewy Coconut Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches

Let me just make a disclaimer: I don’t believe in frosted cookies. I think cookies should be eaten on their own, and frosting belongs on cakes and cupcakes. That being said, these chewy coconut oatmeal cookie sandwiches were the bomb!

July is National Ice Cream Month so I took inspiration from a Ben & Jerry’s flavor: Coconuts for Caramel. I sandwiched some fluffy salted caramel buttercream between chewy coconut oatmeal cookies. And they are dangerously good.

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Salted Caramel Nanaimo Bars

July 1, 2017

Salted Caramel Nanaimo Bars

Happy 150th birthday, Canada!

I made one of Tristan’s favorites: Nanaimo bars. But not just any Nanaimo bars. Nope. These are salted caramel Nanaimo bars. Salted. Caramel. Needless to say, you should make these this weekend whether you’re Canadian or not!

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Moose Tracks Muffins (Peanut Butter Cup Muffins)

June 28, 2017

Moose Tracks Muffins (Peanut Butter Cup Muffins)

Canada Day is just around the corner! This year is extra special because Canada is turning 150!

I recently posted a photo of the Moose Tracks ice cream cone I had last summer in Canada. It’s a combination of vanilla ice cream, peanut butter cups, and chocolate fudge. It’s definitely in my top 3 favorite ice cream flavors. Since I don’t have an ice cream maker, I decided to make Moose Tracks muffins. These peanut butter cup muffins are fluffy and full of the original ice cream flavor!

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Coconut Boston Cream Pie

June 24, 2017

Coconut Boston Cream Pie

The first week of summer school is done and I am completely exhausted. And because I’m so tired, I’m going to keep this short and sweet.

Coconut Boston cream pie. It’s good. Make it.

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Coconut Lime Blondies

June 10, 2017

Coconut Lime Blondies

Alright, it’s just one more week until school is out! I feel like I can finally see the end of the tunnel, even though I start summer school with no break in between. Oh but I still have to get through editing report card comments… other end-of-year procedures…

Can I just go on my honeymoon now? Please?

These coconut lime blondies were a treat for myself after I submitted my first draft of report card comments. They came out fudgy and chewy, and full of coconut and lime flavors!

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