A supremely moist and delicious recipe for pumpkin muffins made with buttermilk.

Buttermilk Pumpkin Muffins

This British Columbia rain that I keep hearing about has begun. Looking out from my balcony right now, all I can see is the fog and not even a hint of any mountains behind it. I like it. It makes getting up and going in the mornings a bit slower, but that’s ok! And the showers always stop at least a little bit during the day for a puppy walk.

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A delicious and moist baked pumpkin bread with a brown sugar and oat streusel topping and a glazed maple drizzle.

Pumpkin Streusel Bread with Maple Glaze

These past few days have been so memorable. We took Ellie on her first canoe trip, got invited to a friends house for Thanksgiving, and are currently in British Columbia wine country! Moving to a new place seemed so scary a few months ago, but here we are, settled and happier than we’ve ever been.

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Two recipes to make the perfect pumpkin spice latte at home; one with a pumpkin spice syrup and another easy recipe made in your blender. This recipe was originally posted in December 2011

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Interestingly, I bought and tried my first pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks last week even though I’ve been making them at home for years. I hated it, and I’m not sure whether that’s because the barista who made it for me did a terrible job, or if I’m just used to the way I make them at home. To me, a good latte when sweetened should be subtly spiced and here I have two recipes for you so that you can make the perfect pumpkin spice latte at home.

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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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