German marble bundt cake recipe
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German Baking: Marble Bundt Cake

I finally had a day last week to bake, and it was wonderful. I’ve missed baking. I find it so relaxing!

(Note: This recipe & blog post was originally published in November of 2013 and I’ve now updated it with new photos! So, no, I’m not currently pregnant but I AM craving cake.)

It’s slightly dangerous, though. I’m a huge fan of eating baked goods too. This marble bundt cake I made last week only lasted a couple of days. I’ll say that’s due to my hungry hubby and not my pregnant, cake-loving self. Yes. That’s it.Continue reading

Delicious treat and snack ideas for St. Patrick's Day!
DIY Family Food, DIY Recipes

9 Treats to Make for St. Patrick’s Day + The Creative Corner #86: DIY, Craft & Home Decor Link Party

Happy, happy Sunday, friends! It’s craft, DIY & home decor link party time – welcome to  The Creative Corner! I’m excited for another week of linking up your favourite projects.

Thanks so much to those of you that linked up your projects last week. So many of you are linking up and sharing your creations, and I love seeing all of your projects. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Creative ways to wrap Christmas baking - love these fun packaging ideas!
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How to Wrap Your Christmas Baking (+ Tiny Prints Giveaway – Ends 12/6)

I’m always trying to create interesting ways to wrap edible Christmas gifts. I think homemade cookies and breads are such an easy and heartfelt gift to give to neighbors and friends, don’t you? Today, I want to share with you a few fun ways to package your Christmas baking gifts this year. Then, scroll to the bottom of this post to see more Christmas gift wrapping ideas from my blogging friends & enter to win your own Tiny Prints goodies!
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Christmas Cupcake in a Jar Gift Idea with Adorable Free Printables!
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Christmas Cupcake in a Jar + 16 More DIY Gift Ideas (Free Printables!)

Aren’t cupcakes the cutest little treats ever? I’ve always loved them. I make them for every party we have, and I also like giving them as gifts. Here’s a fun way to give a cupcake to a friend this Christmas – in a sweetly labeled mason jar! Once you’re done checking out this easy DIY Christmas gift idea, make sure to scroll to the end of this post to see 15 more beautiful DIY Christmas gift ideas from my blogging friends.Continue reading

The BEST 100% whole wheat & honey bread recipe. It's quick to make, stays moist and delicious long after its baked, and uses healthy and simple ingredients. Great sandwich bread!
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Bake the Best Whole Wheat & Honey Bread

As I’m writing this post, I have two loaves of this yummy whole wheat & honey bread rising in my oven. I’ve gotten into the habit of making a couple loaves every week or more lately, and we use it for our morning toast or sandwiches throughout the week. It’s the best 100% whole wheat bread I’ve ever made, and it stays moist and delicious long after it’s baked. This bread also compliments my diet of avoiding white flour and white sugar – it’s sweetened with honey, and it’s made all whole wheat flour. You can even add extra yummy and nutritious fillers like oats and flaxseed.Continue reading

Gold and black glamorous Christmas or New Year's dessert table with Ferrero Rocher
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A Gold & Black Christmas and New Year’s Dessert Table

We’ll be hosting Christmas Day dinner at our house this year, and I’m so excited to have my family over to celebrate with us! I love decorating dessert tables to make parties and get-togethers extra special, and I thought it would be a lot of fun to design a beautiful and festive, sparkly dessert table for Christmas Day. This glamourous gold and black Holiday dessert table idea would also be beautiful for a New Year’s Eve party – just switch out the chalkboard message and you’re set! I’m so happy to have been able to partner with Ferrero Rocher Canada on this project. Not only do we love Ferrero Rocher (a delicious candy with a roasted hazelnut center, smooth filling, a crisp wafer, AND it’s all enveloped in creamy milk chocolate and finely chopped hazelnuts) in this house, but their glamourous gold foil packaging was just perfect for my dessert table idea. Scroll to the bottom of this post to enter to win some yummy Ferrero Rocher for yourself!Continue reading

Bake Healthy Egg Breakfast Muffins
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Bake Healthy Egg Breakfast Muffins

Starting October 1st, we made a diet change in our home. We decided to cut out as much white sugar and white flour as possible. I have thyroid disease (hypothyroidism), and it seems to have been really affecting my health lately – especially my digestive health, it seems. I asked my Dr if I should try going gluten-free, but he suggested to simply cut out more processed foods to see if that helped. It really, really has. It’s been hard, but it’s also been fun to experiment with some more creative meals and snacks that don’t have white sugar or flour in them. One of our latest favourite breakfasts and snacks are these tasty egg “muffins” that are so simple to make and honestly so yummy. I usually make a dozen or two every Sunday, and then I refrigerate them for easy re-heating and snacking throughout the week. My natural tendencies are to grab something sugary or bready for a snack, so having things like these, some cut up fruit and some veggies has really helped steer me in a different direction when I’m hungry.Continue reading

Tips for making perfect soft pretzels
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Tips for Making Soft Pretzels

Secret: I am totally in love with soft pretzels. I made a batch a little while ago that I just loved so much that I had to take out my DSLR camera and photograph them. That’s how much I adored them. I’ve made quite a few different pretzel recipes over the years, and I think I’ve finally figured out the tricks to make them turn out delicious every time. I’m going to share them with you today. Ready?Continue reading