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Saskatoon Berry Mini Pavlovas

We all love a good Saskatoon berry pie, crisp, or muffin, but what about when you want something different?  These Saskatoon Berry Mini Pavlovas are easy, low carb, and they look super impressive! Because let’s be real, I always want my desserts to look impressive.

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Saskatoon Berry Hand Pies

You’ve been making pies, and now you have this awkward little bit of pie filling left over. What do you do? Don’t throw it out, make these easy hand pies instead! You’ll need 2 heaping tablespoons of leftover pie filling per hand pie, pre-made butter pastry, and a pizza cutter

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Easter Cupcakes with Mini-Egg Buttercream Icing

I am obsessed with Cadbury mini eggs.  If I could only have one candy in my easter basket, mini eggs are it.  While I love a bird’s nest treat as much as the next person, when I saw the local cupcake store come out with mini egg buttercream icing, I

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End of the Rainbow St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

Looking for an easy St. Patrick’s day dessert that looks impressive but doesn’t take all night?  Look no further.  These end of the rainbow cupcakes don’t require any special skills and they’re sure to be a hit with your kids, at a St. Patrick’s Day party, or at a potluck.

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Red Velvet Cake with a Fraction of the Food Colouring

Red Velvet Cake is like that girl at the party who laughs a little too loud, wears a little too much make-up, and tries just a little too hard to be your friend. She’s really an awesome person, she’s just overcompensating.  If you got to know her a little better,

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6 Creative Uses for Leftover Eggnog

The presents have been opened, the feasts have been feasted, and all you’re left with is. . . eggnog. Let’s face it, you’re not really in the mood to drink it as-is anymore.  Here’s 6 ideas to use up that last carton.

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No Bake Peppermint Mocha Cheesecake Bites

This Christmas season often means a lot of preparation, parties, concerts (for me and my fellow musicians anyway!), and late nights.  I’ve created a stunning and easy dessert you can take to the office or the party with a little caffeine boost to keep you going.  Make sure you get

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How to Organize an Apple Pie Making Day

My childhood memories of both of my grandmas revolve heavily around apple pie.  Both of them always had tons of pies stored in their freezer, ready to whip out at a moments notice for company, or to send to a friend in need of encouragement. I’ve only managed this feat

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Raspberry Bran Muffins

The first day of school is fast approaching, and if you’re like me, you’re looking for easy snacks and meal plans–stat!  While I still haven’t mastered the fine art of meal planning, I’m pretty good at whipping up a batch of healthy muffins. This recipe was born out of a

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Kristen

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Hi, I'm Kristen and I help new gardeners learn to grow their own vegetables and beautify their yards. I also share recipes that use all that delicious garden produce. Grab a coffee (and your gardening gloves) and join me for gardening tips, simple recipes, and the occasional DIY, all from the lovely city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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