Recipe: Apple Pie Cupcakes

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Do you know what’s weird? This Apple Pie Cupcake recipe is one of my favourites. I came up with the recipe three or four years ago, and anyone who’s ever tried it loves it. And yet, somehow, I never posted the recipe here.

I figure it’s time to change that.

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Recipe: Strawberry-Swirled Lemon Loaf

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Cravings–we all get them. Yet there are some flavour cravings that I rarely get. Salt, for example, or anything sour. Lemons fall into that latter category.

And yet, every once in a while, they happen. A couple of weeks ago, I was hit by a major craving for something lemon-flavoured. Especially a lemon-flavoured baked something. I tried staving the craving off with something a little more healthy, but that attempt didn’t work (mostly because that recipe didn’t work out for me).

So, I went back to an old favourite of mine: lemon loaf. This time, though, I added a little something extra, which led me to a new spin on the old classic. I ended up with this Strawberry-Swirled Lemon Loaf.

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Recipe: Mocha Cream Frosting

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I’m kind of in love with this frosting. Did you know that? If you follow my instagram, you may have seen my excited post when I first made it. That colour, and the flavour… they’re both incredible.

The funny thing is, this frosting never would have happened if it hadn’t been for another recipe that went wrong. See, my original plan for Gerda’s bridal shower was to make a blueberry cream cheese frosting. It would end up being naturally purple, and would complement the chocolate cupcakes perfectly.

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Recipe: Strawberry Brownies

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Brownies are amazing, don’t you think? Especially when they’re warm. They’re chocolaty, soft and chewy, and perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and strawberries.

At least, they’re that amazing when they’re done right. Unfortunately, in my quest for the perfect brownie recipe, I’ve come across a lot that don’t quite meet the mark.

This one, though. This recipe checks all the boxes. And, as an added bonus, it has the strawberries built right in.

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Recipe: Loaded Banana Bread

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Banana bread is such a staple food. It’s one of the first things I remember learning to bake, and I don’t think I know anyone who hasn’t made it, or asked someone to make it for them, at some point in their life.

As good as basic banana bread is, I’ve always been open to trying something new. Whether that’s adding something like berries, or switching up the flavour combo, there’s always room to play.

That’s what led me here, to my Loaded Banana Bread. I was looking to combine a few different flavours that I’ve come to enjoy over the years, and I’m happy to say that I’ve managed it.

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Recipe: Basic Rack of Lamb

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Have you ever been intimidated by the thought of making something at home? I have.

For a long time, I couldn’t imagine making a rack of lamb at home. I’m not entirely sure why. I think it had something to do with only seeing it on menus in fancier restaurants.

Anyway, one day I saw a rack of lamb for sale at the grocery store. I debated it in my head, and then decided to go for it. After all, if it didn’t work out, it wouldn’t be a big deal. But if it did, then I’d have learned how to make something I’d usually only get on special occasions.

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Recipe: Sweet and Buttery Waffles

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Tell me something. When you were a kid, did you ever get excited to go to restaurants that focused on breakfast?

I certainly did. And all because of the golden, fluffy-on-the-inside, crispy-on-the-outside Belgian waffles. I almost never finished an entire serving (those things were huge when I was a kid), but I’d insist on getting them anyway. Usually with whipped cream and strawberries tumbling off the top.

Those Belgian waffles made me prejudiced against a lot of other breakfast foods. Pancakes just can’t compare, and I’m not a big fan of crepes. Eggs are alright, and bacon’s pretty awesome. But waffles… nothing beats a good waffle.

But, as much as I tried, the waffles I made at home weren’t quite as good as the ones I’d get in a restaurant. I’ve been trying to either find or develop the perfect go-to waffle recipe for a long time. And I’ve finally found it in these Sweet and Buttery Waffles.

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