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.

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

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

{heart-shaped} Apple Hand Pies
Banana Cream Pie
Strawberry Shortcake Cake*

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

Banana Tatin Verinnes
Raspberry Pistachio Cake
Blueberry Blintzes
Chocolate Chunk Blondies
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
Pear Cinnamon Frangipane Tartlets
Rootbeer Float Popsicles
Roasted Strawberry & Toasted Coconut Popsicles
Rustic Peach Galette
{Healthy} Strawberry Donuts
S’more squares
{homemade} Snickers Bars
{mini} Strawberry Eclaires*
Swedish Dainties
Whipped Cream Hearts (perfect for hot cocoa)
Wine Soaked Cherry Eton Mess

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
Penne Frittata*
Prosciutto, Pear & Gorgonzola Pizza
Roasted Acorn Squash with Mascarpone
Roasted Shrimp & Orzo*
{simple} Roasted Rosemary Root Veggies
Spaghetti with Roasted Tomatoes
Tequila Chicken with Tomato Corn Relish

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

Banana Crunch Muffins
Baked Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast
{healthy} Blueberry Banana Muffins
Blueberry Breakfast Loaf*
Blueberry Fritters
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
{heart shaped} Red Velvet Pancakes
Strawberry Poptarts

Apple Cranberry Sage Bites*
Pea Pesto Crostini
Pico de Gallo

Bacon Cashew Caramel Corn
{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

Double Berry Banana Smoothie
Lavender Lemonade
Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothies
Toasted Almond Hot Cocoa
Toasted Coconut Banana Smoothie

Fresh Lime Margaritas with a Sweet & Salty Rim
Blood Orange Sparkling Cocktail
Boozy Shamrock Shake
Gin Tarragon Cocktail
Ginger Pear Cocktail
Maple Spiced Cocktail
Raspberry Basil Champagne Cocktail*
Strawberry Watermelon Mojitos


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

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