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Chocolate Zucchini bread


Have you seen a more perfect loaf?

Yep. Zucchini again. But this time with chocolate—and you can’t argue with that! After my August fritter mayhem, I ended up with a couple extra zucchini lying around. The answer? Riffing on boring, old zucchini bread by making it attractive, moist, and deceptively healthier than other recipes I have come across. Best of all, it’s as easy and budget-friendly as anyone could ask for.
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Lemon Yogurt Cake


Light as air lemon cake.

Easter brought me a lot of things this year: a food coma courtesy of my mom’s amazing cooking (what she calls “lunch”, most people call “three lunches”), $15 worth of Cadbury Mini Eggs and a weekend full of baking.

Already having made the now-famous quinoa chocolate cake (seriously–it tastes like a Two Bite Brownie!), the next obvious progression was to make something sweet and light. Cue my citrus obsession: Ina Garten’s yogurt lemon cake. It’s lush with lemon flavour, though not too intense, and replete with drizzles of tart, citrusy glaze. Continue reading

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Moist Chocolate Cake


Okay everyone, I have to say a couple of things up front:

  1. I am sorry for neglecting you. Two weeks ago I started taking a really intense editing class and have also been a wee bit under the weather. But I’m back, still impoverished and hungry, and going full steam ahead.
  2. You’re probably going to see a few more gluten-free posts in the future. I recently came into possession of Quinoa 365: The Everyday Superfood and it’s changed the way I think about what “healthy” is.

Now, I’m a person who likes vegetables and food that is generally good for me, but good luck getting me to consume grains of any kind unless they are baked into bread or muffins. Consider this Moist Chocolate Cake from Quinoa 365 one heck of a game changer. Continue reading

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Cranberry Orange Scones


Baked clouds of sweet citrus & tart cranberry.

It looks as though Spring is finally turning up by way of warm, dry afternoons and incredibly gorgeous, sunshine-filled weekends. When I think of the seasons getting warmer I instantly turn to citrus fruits: their colours, scents and flavours jolt the senses out of a wintery rut. Continue reading

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Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies


One could get lost in the cracks of this cookie. It is amazing.

Dear America’s Test Kitchen,

You now have the rights to my soul. Why? Because you have never failed me. Ever. And for that, I thank you and will continue to be faithful.

Sincerely,
Patricia (and the slew of people who have benefitted from my ATK recipes).

Forget what you think you know about spiced cookies. These are going to rock your world.

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Honey Cake


I rule.

I know, I know—it’s been way too long in updating this blog. But truth be told it’s been a far crazier month than I anticipated. This basically means virtually all of my baking and cooking took place over the course of one week. You guessed it: 18 Dec – 25 Dec. I asked for it. Continue reading

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies


Lovely little discs of bliss.

Sometimes all you want out of a day is to curl up into a ball, watch some inane television, and eat a plate of warm, chewy chocolate chip cookies.

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