Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone!  Hopefully yours isn't as white as ours, it has been snowing off and on for over a week now.  I guess those jokes about Canadians making their costumes so they fit over a snowsuit are true after all :)

A few days ago my sister and I decided to make some cupcakes and deck them out for the big spooky day.

We didn't have any specific plans, we just dyed some buttercream and let our imaginations take over. 

Pretty cool eh? Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Hey folks!

If you follow me on Facebook, you may know that my poor laptop went for a bit of a dive off of an end table last week. As a result... No more laptop.

So in order to share some of the things that have been happening in my kitchen I am giving this blogging thing a shot right from my iPhone! I am using the BlogPress app, if you know of a better one I would love to hear it! Please bear with me during this time, technologically savvy I am not.

In order to dull the pain, I decided to whip up a batch of fudgy brownies! Who says emotional eating is wrong? (Ps: my autocorrect totally tried to change that to "fishy brownies". I think I'm in trouble.)

This brownie recipe is from the awesome cookbook put out by Joy the Baker ( and is pretty much perfect!

This recipe makes about 16 brownies, or 9 large brownies if you are mourning the loss of a laptop.

Chocolate Fudge Brownies

- 3/4 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3 oz unsweetened chocolate, roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1) preheat your oven to 350 F and prepare an 8" square baking dish with baking spray (or grease with butter and coat with flour)
2) in a medium bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt
3) fill a pot with some water, and then place a heatproof bowl on top. Bring the water to a simmer and then add the butter and chocolate to the bowl. Stir to combine as it melts
4) once the butter and chocolate are smooth, remove from heat and stir in the two sugars
5) next add the eggs, egg yolk, and vanilla and mix well
6) finally add the dry ingredients and fold with a spatula
7) once completely mixed, stir in the chocolate chips and pour the batter into the prepared pan
8) bake for 25 - 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center
9) let cool before cutting into squares
10) Enjoy!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A Lobster Boil!

A couple weeks ago we were invited to our very first Lobster Boil!  We had only attempted to attack a whole lobster once before, and while it was a lot of fun, I think we had massacred the lobster more than we got to actually eat the poor things.  As a result we were really looking forward to learning the 'correct' way to enjoy a full lobster and get to see some friends that we hadn't seen in a while.

The set-up was impressive! There were two large coolers full of lobsters, I couldn't believe it. It was quite a sight for us newbies.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving! And a Pumpkin Swirl Pie to Enjoy

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! (Canadian Thanksgiving that is)

I hope you are getting a chance to spend this long weekend with the people you love most :)

We have been (and will continue to be) super spoiled this weekend! Last night was Thanksgiving dinner with my husband's side of the family where we ate our faces off and had an awesome visit.  And now tonight we have dinner with my side where there will be more massive amounts of turkey, stuffing, and family to enjoy all afternoon.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Foodie Pen Pals

This month I decided to try something new, and signed up for the Foodie Pen Pals through The Lean Green Bean blog which is run by the amazing Lindsay!

I received this AMAZING package from Erin of Happier, Healthier, More Fit Me!