I never have (and never will) claim to be a cook, a baker or anything of the sort, but I highly enjoy spending some of my free-time in the kitchen (and sometimes the results are pretty great!) One of my biggest pet peeves is finding a recipe that just doesn’t live up to my expectations. I’ve decided to take some time over the next little while to document some of the recipes that have made their way into my official keep pile. Here are a few tried, tested & true ones for your enjoyment.


Apple Cranberry Sage Bites*
{world’s best} Bacon & Spinach Dip
Pea Pesto Crostini
Pico de Gallo


Apple Pie Bagels
Banana Crunch Muffins
Baked Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast
{healthy} Blueberry Banana Muffins
Blueberry Breakfast Loaf
Blueberry Fritters
Blueberry Vanilla Breakfast Popsicles
Cheddar Cheese Biscuits with Rosemary Butter
Cheddar Chive Popovers
Coconut Almond Granola
Cranberry breakfast cookies
Greek Baked Eggs
Heatwave breakfast
Homemade Granola Bars
Maple Walnut Scones
Nutella Banana Swirl Muffins
Orange Almond Blueberry Muffins
Pancake Muffins
Quinoa Yogurt Breakfast Bowl
Strawberry Poptarts


Chocolate Chunk Blondies
Cookies and Cream Brownies
S’more squares
{homemade} Snickers Bars
{homemade} Twix Bars


Chocolate Cake (for one!)
Chocolate Chestnut Mousse Cake
{vegan} Coconut Cake
Frozen Chocolate Cheesecake*
Olive Oil Orange Cake
Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake
{world’s best} Double Chocolate Layer Cake
Raspberry Pistachio Cake
Strawberry Shortcake Cake*


Boozy Fruit Punch (with striped ice cubes!)
Fresh Lime Margaritas with a Sweet & Salty Rim
Blood Orange Sparkling Cocktail
Boozy Shamrock Shake
Fall Sangria

Gin Tarragon Cocktail
Ginger Pear Cocktail
Maple Spiced Cocktail
Peach Gin Fizz
Raspberry Basil Champagne Cocktail*
Raspberry Rose Fizz
Strawberry Basil Bellinis
Strawberry Watermelon Mojitos
Watermelon Mojitos


Almond Sugar Cookies
Cardamom Sugar Cookies
Chewy Mandarin Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies (for one!)*
{grandma’s} Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
Earl Grey Shortbread
Flourless Fudge Cookies
French Meringues
Nutella & Salted Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Cookies*
Peanut Butter Cookies
Pecan Shortbread
Peppermint Stuffed Cookies
Swedish Dainties

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
S’more Cupcakes
Tiramisu Cupcakes*
Vanilla Almond Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting


Avocado Chickpea Salad
Baked Mac & Cheese

Barley Risotto (with peas and shrimp)
Beet & Goat Cheese Ravioli in a Brown Butter Shallot Sauce
Butternut Squash & Orzo
Butternut Square & Pear Soup (with rosemary croutons)
Caprese Pasta
Charred Tomato Pasta Salad
Cheaters Gnocchi
Coconut Curried Chickpeas*
Grilled Zucchini Ribbon Salad
Late Summer Salad
Lemon Artichoke Pasta {a 20 minute meal}
Penne Frittata*
Prosciutto, Pear & Gorgonzola Pizza
Roasted Acorn Squash with Mascarpone
Roasted Shrimp & Orzo*
{simple} Roasted Rosemary Root Vegetables
Spaghetti with Roasted Tomatoes
Tequila Chicken with Tomato Corn Relish
Watermelon Feta Salad with Blueberry Balsamic


{world’s best} Bacon & Spinach Dip
Easy Homemade Ketchup
Oreo Cookie Butter


Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Milkshake
{healthy} Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
Double Berry Banana Smoothie
Lavender Lemonade
Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothies
Toasted Almond Hot Cocoa
Toasted Coconut Banana Smoothie


Banana Tatin Verinnes
Blueberry Blintzes
Cinnamon Rolls
Coconut Donut Holes {aka Easter Bunny Tails}
Coffee Ice Cream (without an ice cream maker!)
{homemade} Drumsticks
Glazed Donut Muffins
Lemon Thyme Loaf
Nutella Banana Bread
Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwiches
{Healthy} Strawberry Donuts
{mini} Strawberry Eclaires*
Whipped Cream Hearts
Wine Soaked Cherry Eton Mess


{heart-shaped} Apple Hand Pies
Banana Cream Pie
Chocolate Coconut Tartlets
Pear Cinnamon Frangipane Tartlets
Rustic Peach Galette


Blueberry Vanilla Breakfast Popsicles
Cookies and Cream Popsicles
Peaches and Cream Popsicles
Pumpkin Spice Latte Popsicles
Roasted Strawberry & Toasted Coconut Popsicles
Rootbeer Float Popsicles


Bacon Cashew Caramel Corn
Buffalo Wing Popcorn
{World’s Best} Guacamole
Pumpkin Seeds {two ways}
Homemade Dill Pickles
Maple Cinnamon Almonds
Pink Popcorn
{no-knead} Rustic Bread*
Sea Salt & Honey Butter Popcorn*
White Chocolate & Peppermint Popcorn


Bourbon Beef Noodle Soup
Broccoli Soup
Chicken Noodle Soup with Lemongrass*
Spinach, Tomato & Barley soup*
Thai Coconut Curry Soup
{homemade} Turkey Soup


* = personal favourites (often on heavy rotation around here!)

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