This recipe for cookie butter rice krispie treats adds a delightful cookie taste to the already perfectly chewy treat. Chocolate is slathered on top of it all for a wonderful and delicious combination!

Cookie Butter Rice Krispie Treats

First I should start this off by saying that cookie butter is totally, 100%, in Canada now! So you can buy it and enjoy all of the awesomeness of these bars. Or these bars without rice krispies. Or these chocolate chip cookies. Or these no bake cookies! It’s a magical spread.

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These overnight oats are protein packed, creamy, and not too sweet for the perfect grab and go breakfast.

Strawberry Vanilla Overnight Oats with Chia

I am taking any and every suggestion on how to transition a new puppy to new food. WE ARE NOT SLEEPING! Real talk right here…food transitioning leads to hourly poops and sleepless nights.

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These snickerdoodle cookies are chai spiced and sugar-coated with crispy edges and soft and chewy centers.

Chewy Chai Snickerdoodles

Something I’ve come to realize after living here on the west coast for a month is that I swear more than everyone I’ve met so far. It’s blatantly obvious, and I can’t decide whether everyone is just more grown up than me, or if swearing is just something that comes natural to city people who might watch too much television…whatever it is, I’ve taken note!

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These Banana Oat Pancakes are healthy and absolutely delicious with only 5 ingredients! They are naturally gluten free and are the perfect way to get your pancake fix!

Healthy Banana Oat Pancakes

The whole family is together now. On Thursday my cat arrived by plane from Ontario and it is really starting to set in that we live here. Molly (the cat) has made herself at home, Ellie (the puppy) isn’t bothering her too much, and Paul and I are happy with our funny animal family.

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This potato salad is packed with flavour combining fresh chives, hard-boiled eggs, and a creamy, garlicky grainy mustard dressing.

Grainy Mustard Potato Salad

The amount of fresh produce that I’ve dealing with this past week is blowing my mind. We had over 45 peaches to use up, a giant bag of various spicy peppers, more cucumbers than is normal for this world, and whole heck of a lot of lettuce.

And with all of this produce hanging around I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to buy a big bag of new potatoes that I saw at the market. They were too pretty! And I have a “thing” for grainy mustard in potato salad, so I went with it.

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This is the first thing that I baked in my new oven and BOY was it was a show-stopper.

Strawberry Balsamic Pie

I hesitated writing “strawberry balsamic pie” as the title because really, this is just a regular strawberry pie without any frills. Think of the balsamic as lemon juice. All it does in this recipe is compliment the flavour of the strawberries, so if you’re feeling scared, don’t be! Strawberries and balsamic belong together!

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I really, really, do not know where to begin BUT we should probably start with a friendly hello!

Wrapped Breakfast Quesadillas

I meant to post while I was away on vacation but my computer broke on my second week in, and with another 3 weeks to go there was really nothing much to do other than a shoulder shrug. I had sightseeing to do!

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My summer favourite right here. Fresh strawberry ice cream!!

Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream

If this had to be the only dessert that I could eat for the entire summer, I’d still devour it every dang day. Good thing it takes a little time to make!…and I’m on vacation without an ice cream maker (follow along on Instagram!), so realistically, there is no ice cream being made until I’m back home in September.

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When I talk about my best friends to the new people I meet, they genuinely can’t believe that I still hang out with the same girls that I did in high school. We don’t live in the same city, but we’ve always made an effort over the years to see each other. These women have taught me so much about life, about myself, about love…and now that I’m moving away (like, a 6-hour plane ride away) for good, I’ve been reflecting on these friendships more than ever.

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Back in June, right as I was packing up my stuff to move from my cozy Montreal apartment where my friends lived within driving distance, Joy the Baker wrote a beautiful post about her friends and it brought me to tears. It was the timing clearly, but since reading that (and spending up to 10 hours a day on the road) I have really been reflecting on my gal pals and what I have learned from them over the years, and I wanted to share all of the goodness with you!..and them, obviously 😛

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I awoke to the sound of a buzzing mosquito in my ear this morning. Actually, it’s still buzzing…a sound I haven’t heard in a LONG time.

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Living in Montreal is so different than life where I grew up. My childhood home is quiet and peaceful on the river and there isn’t much to do other than run around outside. I am currently visiting my Grandparents and this morning is my last morning here before Paul and I begin our 4-week road trip through the States to British Columbia.

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