Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Make & Take: Ice Cream Sundae Kits

On Sunday, my family went out for dinner and I put this fun little ice cream sundae kit together to take along with us! It could not have been easier and the end result was so cute!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Lemon Poppy Seed Scones

I made these scones right when my family got home from vacation - so as much as we were bummed to be home, this sweet treat brightened our spirits! We all had one when they were still warm and they were perfect, but they were just as good after chilling in the fridge over night! I found this recipe on Annie's Noms, you can find it HERE!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Music for Monday: Frank Ocean

Yesterday, in spent the day redecorating around here a little bit! Connected in the Kitchen is still very much a work in progress but I am loving the changes! Today, I'm talking about Frank Ocean! I first heard one of his songs in my grade 11 English class - my favorite English teacher had writing prompts based off songs! Ummm talk about an assignment for me! This is the first Frank Ocean song I heard 5 years ago... 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Friday Favorites: lots of cricut love!

Happy Friday! I have 2 weeks left of summer vacation and I am just soaking up every minute of sunshine that I can!! Here are the best things that happened this week...

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Banana Bread

When I first started a blog, I wrote a list of recipes on a tiny little post-it note that I knew I wanted to share at some point. I started a blog on a major whim, which is so out of character for me. I'm a major planner, so having that little post-it full of recipes settled my mind big time! This is one of the first recipes that I wrote down and I am so excited to be sharing it over a year later!

This is a recipe that my mom has been making for my entire life - I think I was stirring banana bread for her before I could form coherent sentences! It's definitely a favorite of mine because of its familiarity but also because it is so easy to make! In fact, it is so easy that I only had to take 5 pictures of the process! Here is how we make banana bread in my house...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Lemon Meringue Pie

I made this pie almost a whole month ago for my Uncle Darryl's birthday and I am just getting around to posting it now - how is that possible!? I hardly remember making this Lemon Meringue Pie, but I will do my best to detail all the steps for you! The original recipe is from a blog called Crazy for Crust - how cute is that?! You can find it HERE.

Start by making a pie crust and pre-baking it in an 8'' or 9'' pie plate. You could buy pre-made pie crust from the store or you could make your own pie crust! You can read all about how I do pie crust HERE. I included a little video in that post to share some extra tips! The pie crust should be cooked and completely cooled before filling it!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Baking Supply Labels

I had a completely different post planned for today, but I moved things around because of this little project that I finished on Sunday! This project has been a long time in the making! Even before I had my beloved cricut, I wanted to buy pre-cut letters to label my family's sugar/flour/salt... containers. Since having my cricut, I wanted to up my game a little and make labels that look pretty! On Sunday, I finally got around to making the labels and getting them on our baking supplies! Here is how it went...

Monday, August 7, 2017

Music for Mondays: Give Love

Happy Monday! I'm starting to count down the days before I go back to school - I'll be teaching full time in September and I am so excited! I'm pumped about the song that I am sharing today! I heard it on the radio recently and it became a fast favorite! I love so many of Andy Grammer's songs but this new one is just perfection!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Friday Favorites: Goodbye Beach

This Friday marks my very last week at the beach and it is making me all kinds of sad. Despite being sad about leaving, I am feeling so grateful to have had so much fun on this trip! Here are the best things that have been going on in my life...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Struggle is Real

While I do love most everything about being in the kitchen, there are a few things that just drive me nuts! Today, I'm running through the list of things that I really struggle with while I'm cooking and baking!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Pesto, Tomato & Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken

I should preface this post by saying that dealing with chicken is my least favorite kitchen duty. I don't love working with any meat really, but I find chicken the hardest! If I were to ever go vegetarian, my aversion to raw meat would be the main reason for my vegetarianism! This recipe involves a whole lot of raw chicken work - bleh! If you don't mind it, this recipe is great for you. If you struggle, as I do with raw meat, please know that the end result is so so worth it!!

My dad actually did the bulk of the heavy lifting in this recipe, but I'm so glad I got to take pictures to share with you! The recipe is from a blog called The Laughing Spatula, you can find it HERE.