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Recipe Roundup

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Two three of my favorite things to do are: cook, bake and eat. Sounds to me like a match made in the kitchen. Cheeseball status: elevated.

Everyone always asks for my recipes, quickly followed by “where do you find your recipes”. To address this, every month I’ll be doing a roundup of my favorite dishes I prepared the previous month. Sweets, savouries, beverages – anything goes. Join me on my culinary adventures and perhaps you’ll pick up a new recipe on your way. (And now I sound like I’m in my own show on Food Network.) 😀

Brown Sugar Butterscotch Cupcakes
Let me start by saying, I wanted to crumple this recipe up and set it on fire because it gave me so much trouble, but it’s my own rushed fault and they actually came out perfectly even with all my back and forth. The cupcake isn’t super sweet on its’ own but when you add the frosting and butterscotch filling and drizzle it is incredible! Took these to a pig roast and got nothing but rave reviews. Note: the recipe only makes 12, so double it if you want 24.

Beef and Bean Chimichangas
I am teaching my little brother how to cook every other Friday night and this past Friday he wanted to do another Mexican night. Little brother + Mexican night + Deadpool = Chimichangas. These were everything good Mexican is: simple, flavorful, with a bit of a kick. I like mine with lettuce, tomato and guac.

Slutty Brownie Cups
Yes, really. We made these for dessert for Mexican night and they were a big hit – nothing but yums from around the table. Another plus? Super simple. They’re basically a brownie filled a lump of chocolate chip cookie dough sandwiched between two oreos and smothered in a chocolate ganache. Tip: the recipe says to use cupcake liners – don’t, just grease the pan well.

All Day Apple Butter
I don’t know about you, but when September 1st hits two things happen: 1) pumpkin spice lattes and 2) apple butter. This is a fall staple recipe that I come back to year after year because it’s so easy and so darn good! I like to make it at about 7pm and let it cook overnight so when I wake up I can have it for breakfast. Not to mention it makes the whole house smell incredible.

Shrimp and Gnocchi w/ Parmesan Cream Sauce
My brother and I made this for my husbands’ birthday at his request. It was the first time I had ever cooked gnocchi and it will not be the last! As fancy as this dish sounds, presents and tastes, it’s deceptively simple to prepare. Thumbs up across the board, from picky teenagers to foodies.

Honey-Lime Grilled Drumsticks
Another simple prep dish with big flavor. The honey lime combo sounded really weird to me, but the photo looked delicious so I went for it. The  honey adds a subtle sweetness to the BBQ sauce and you can definitely tell the lime is there, but not in a weird way. My husband told me how good it was at least five times while we were eating – totally husband approved.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Pretzel Cake
Saved the most extravagant for last! This was one of the cakes I made for my husbands’ birthday and probably one of my favorites of all time. Let be really clear. This. Cake. Is. Rich. And sweet. My family thought it was too sweet, but they also all had large pieces. I have one heck of a sweet tooth and thought it was fantastic! So did my husband and it was his birthday so that’s all that matters. 🙂 Tip: have it with a huge glass of milk

And that’s a wrap for this months’ recipe roundup. Check back next month (hopefully sooner!) for another round of recipes!

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