My favorite smell is bread baking. So naturally, I make it at home all the time.

Seedy Artisan Bread

Making bread is something that’s pretty new to me, actually. I grew up with lots of fresh baked buns, but they were made in my Nanny’s bread maker and she never really shared the recipe (side note: she still makes these buns, and they’re still delicious).

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I’m not eating like I should. Seeing someone I love in so much pain is hands down the hardest thing I’ve ever done, and I’m not ashamed to say that I eat my feelings.

Broccoli Salad with Honey Toasted Nuts

This past weekend I saw my Gran for the first time since she’s been in the hospital. She was small and frail and quiet. She spoke about pain and being afraid. Watching this…seeing this…is not something I was prepared for.

Yes, she’s 97. Yes, she has cancer. Yes, she’s dying. But knowing these things doesn’t make it easier.

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It’s been too long since I’ve posted some solid breakfast oats. For the oatmeal lovers out there, I promise you that these are swoon-worthy.

Banana and Cobbler Topped Steel Cut Oatmeal

As in, I’m swooning right now and I just ate these for three days straight.

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When things aren’t going perfectly, when I’m sad, or when I’m feeling a bit “off”, I really do believe in the power of comfort food. I like to think that there isn’t a cure for bad news, but that a hot mug of tea and a home baked snack can at least help keep the chin up.

Chipotle Cheddar Cornbread

Growing up, we weren’t much of a cornbread family. I discovered it, and fell in love with it, in my first year of undergrad. It was something that was easy to make in my dorm room kitchen, was inexpensive, and tasted delicious, but what I really liked was that I was able to make something that tasted really good even though I didn’t have my Nanny’s help or baking supplies.

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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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