Brown Sugar Coated Pecans

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We went to Costco today. Every single time I go there I feel like a kid in a candy store, I want everything. But in smaller sizes. Everything is so big, huge bags, huge boxes, but everything looks so good. I have to practice a lot of self control because there's only 2 of us. But one thing I love to buy at Costco is their pecans. I love pecans. Pecans are good for you, full of health benefits. They're rich source of energy and full of antioxidants and vitamins. But most of all they are pretty … [Read more...]

Orange Monkey Bread

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I'm just wondering how much monkey bread one could eat before one goes into sugar overload? Not that I'd want you to, just wondering. I know I can eat quite a bit. Especially because this orange monkey bread it's so damn good. It's sticky just like I like it, sweet and orangey, it's perfect for all kids out there. And adults. This is not a dessert for kids only, it's for all sugar lovers out there, no matter the age. But you don't have to take my word for it, you have to try making this monkey … [Read more...]

Caramelized Pork Loin

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And take 2! I had this recipe post all typed up and almost ready to go when I accidentally closed the tab in my browser before hitting save. It's one of those days. But anyway I'm really happy to share this caramelized pork loin recipe with you because it is one of my favorite recipes and my favorite way of making pork loin. It's yummy and delicious pork! The pork loin is stuffed with apples that were caramelized in butter and brown sugar, the pork loin is then seared to get a nice and crispy … [Read more...]

Apple and Almond Squares

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Here are a few things I love about fall: I love the colors. Cool weather. Halloween candy. Pumpkins. Halloween decorations. Scary movies on TV. The air. Sweaters. Hot chocolate. The fireplace. The smell of bonfires in the air at night. Eating soup. Baking. Baking with pumpkins. Baking with apples. Which brings me to today's recipe. A good recipe for the fall yet a simple recipe for apple and almond squares. Nothing spells fall to me more than eating and baking with apples. I … [Read more...]

Sticky Buns

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When I was 14 years old I used to work in a bakery, probably told you this before, this was my first job ever. But one of my favorite things to eat there, because we could pretty much eat whatever we wanted, were these ooey gooey sticky buns. It was one of the most popular items there and whenever they were available they would sell pretty fast. Boy, were they ever good, your fingers would get all sticky and messy but it was so worth it. This is why I love sticky buns. I don't make them … [Read more...]

Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken

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What a great weekend it's been. Did you all have a great Labor day weekend? It was my nephew's 3rd birthday and it was wonderful. The only sad thing about these weekends is that they have to end. I also made this crockpot teriyaki chicken this weekend which was a great success. I just love teriyaki chicken and I wanted to try it in the slow cooker. As usual, anytime you make chicken in a slow cooker, it turns out so tender, the chicken literally melts in your mouth. I served the chicken over … [Read more...]

Caramel Apple Dip

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It's funny how small the world is sometimes. Remember my friend that gave me the sex in a pan recipe? I had actually lost touch with her for the past 5 years, pretty much since we moved to Calgary. I can't remember how or why it happened, the only reason I can think of now is that life happened. Since then I started this blog and what I learned the most during this process, is how small the world really is. Through this blog I have met people from  all over the world, through this blog I have … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Pull Apart Bread with Raisins

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This pull apart bread has been done now over and over again but I've never really tried it. Until now. I thought it was time. So I started my research, as I usually do before I embark on any project. Of course the internet is full of pull apart bread recipes, so the secret was finding one that would work for me and changing it up so that it is easy enough for anyone to follow. So I came up with a cinnamon brown sugar pull apart bread with raisins. When I was reading about this recipe, … [Read more...]

New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Remember what I said a few weeks ago? Well if you don't, I said we all should eat more cookies. With that in mind, here's a very popular recipe for the New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies. This is the first time I made these cookies so I wanted to make sure I followed the recipe closely with a couple exceptions. I can't help myself, I always try to do something a bit different to make the recipe my own. Now these chocolate cookies are very special. They are super chocolatey! In this recipe … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Glazed Pulled Chicken

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Well I finally did it! I broke down and bought a slow cooker. I never saw a need for one. I used to have one a few years ago and never used it, so I got rid of it. However, people have been emailing me for years now asking me if I have any slow cooker recipes and I always felt bad saying I don't even own a slow cooker, so no slow cooker recipes here. But it was time, so I bought a real cheap one, I thought I'd give it a try and see what comes out of it. All I can say is this, I am so glad … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls

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It's Sunday morning and my favorite day of the week for big delicious breakfasts. But you know that already. So these sweet potato cinnamon rolls are perfect for a Sunday morning. My husband usually does the grocery shopping, so I had asked him to get me a couple sweet potatoes. I initially planned to make stuffed sweet potato skins, but he brought home these huge sweet potatoes, they would have looked just ridiculous if I had stuffed them. So I baked them a couple days ago and since then … [Read more...]

Coffee Cake Bread

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I made this coffee cake bread late last night and I dreamt about it all night. It was late last night when I made it so I didn't try it. Hence the dreaming part. You don't understand. I love my Sunday morning breakfasts. Not a Sunday goes by that I don't make something nice for breakfast. And this coffee cake bread is the perfect complement to a good cup of coffee. To make it even more special I drizzled some caramel sauce over it, but feel free to skip it, it's entirely optional. Coffee … [Read more...]