For whatever reason, 2015 has become the year where weekends are dedicated to baking.

Milk Chocolate Cookies with Dulce De Leche

It’s awesome, really. In the morning when my workout is finished, I spend the afternoons creating something sweet and delicious. My kitchen wafts the scent of fresh baked bread, scones, and cookies throughout the rest of my tiny apartment, and I know that my afternoons and evenings will be spent enjoying whatever treat was just made.

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I wish I could have scones for breakfast every day.

Spiced Oatmeal and Raspberry Scones

But they take time, and a good homemade scone takes some home-baker love. Luckily, these scones come together quite fast! As in, under an hour fast, which is perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch.

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Making an entire cheesecake “because you feel like it” when there are only two people to consume a whole cheesecake can only end in a tummy ache.

Guinness Chocolate Cheesecake

But the lead up to the tummy ache is pretty awesome.

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I essentially ate this entire loaf of bread by myself.

Irish Soda Bread

Have you heard of maple butter? In Canada we have tons of it this time of year and when its slathered on some homemade bread it makes any cold morning feel warmer.

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I’ve got a little Irish snack for you today since St. Patty’s is coming up.

Baked Cheese Toasties

Well actually, in the coming days I have two more St. Patrick’s Day recipes scheduled before the 17th, but this one is actually Irish.

And it’s dang delicious.

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Over the weekend Paul and I were discussing how this winter has been more than just cold. Our nostrils are sick of sticking together and our faces have never been so dry.

february-things

At work and with friends it seems we’re all on the same page. It’s FREEZING! And we’re done with it.

Well, it looks like we haven’t been complaining for nothing. February was the coldest month in recorded history in Montreal. Thank goodness it’s over.

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