Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sugaring Off

Last Sunday, my family went sugaring off and we had so much fun! I didn't really intend on blogging the whole experience but it was too cute not to blog! Going sugaring off is a typical Quebecois spring time experience. My family has tried a few different sugar shacks over the years but this one was by far the nicest one I've been to! It was called 'Sucrerie de la Montagne,' you can find more information about them HERE.

When you arrive, you park in a lot and get picked up by a horse drawn carriage. The horses bring you up to the main area, where you can find the restaurant, the gift shop, the chalets... 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Music for Mondays: The Sound

I recently saw the movie Me Before You and it was so good! I read the book last summer and I loved it but I loved the movie even more! I love so much about the movie but I especially love the music - there were so many good songs in Me Before You. And I am so excited to share one today!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday Favorites: Featured Blogger Edition!

Happy Friday! Every Friday, I link up with Katie from Cup of Tea, Della from Della Devoted, Tif from Bright on a Budget and Becky from BYBMG and this week, they chose me to be their featured blogger! Thank you so so much to Katie, Della, Tif and Becky for featuring me and for hosting this link up every week! Now onto some of the best things going on in my life right now...

1. Last weekend, my family celebrated my Gammie's 81st birthday and I got to make the cake! I love baking for loved ones and this cake was a big hit! I posted about the cake on Wednesday, you can find all of the details HERE.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

I made these muffins a couple of weeks ago and just haven't had free space in my blogging schedule to share the recipe with you! I go through weeks where I feel like I'm scrambling for content and others where I feel like I'm overloaded on content. And lately, I've just had so much to blog about! This recipe was delicious and so perfect to pack as a snack in my lunch! I got the recipe from A Kitchen Addiction, you find it HERE.
In a small mixing bowl, combine 3 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 cup of sugar, 2 tablespoons of poppy seeds, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and a half teaspoon of salt.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Easter Bunny Cake

My Gammie turned 81 on Easter Sunday! My family celebrated her birthday on Friday evening with a delicious butternut squash & Fontina cheese lasagna, some Italian sausages, my favorite apple & walnut salad (recipe HERE!) and a fun cake!

Technically, there is nothing new about what I'm sharing today - I've shared the cake before (recipe HERE) and the chocolate icing before (recipe HERE), and I used store bought fondant. So, I won't be sharing a new recipe today but more so a concept, and I'll talk about how I made my cake making process.
Most of my cakes start out with a drawing. I had so many ideas about this cake - pastel colored icing for Easter, flowers, bunnies on top of the cake, bunnies on the side of the cake, a banner on top of the cake... I have never made a cake for Easter before so I was full of new ideas and Pinterest was filling my brain with so much more! I ended up deciding on icing the cake to look like a tree trunk, having a little bunny bum made of fondant sticking out the bottom of the cake, some little pieces of green fondant to look like grass along the side of the cake, and a little flag banner on top supported with 2 paper straws.