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Slow Cooker Naked Apple Butter

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Last year, I dusted off my slow cooker and made my first batch of apple butter. While it tasted incredible, I realized (after the fact) that I cooked the apples way too long. I was left with a mere cup of apple butter from 5 pounds of apples. That sure was some thick, concentrated apple […]

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All-Natural Pumpkin Butter From Scratch + Many Ways To Use It!

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If you’ve been reading this blog for a year or longer, you may know that I’m head over heels for Homemade Pumpkin Butter. Not only is it one of the most popular recipes on the blog, but it’s also a personal favourite. I eagerly make several batches every fall and winter (umm, and apparently during […]

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Creamy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie for Two + An Advertising Update

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Another weekend is upon us! You know what that means – kicking back, unwinding from a busy back-to-school week, and making this creamy pumpkin pie smoothie to reward all your hard efforts. Whoever said you shouldn’t reward yourself with food really needs to try this smoothie. Seriously! Thanks to adding soaked rolled oats and chia […]

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No Bake Peppermint Patty Bars II – Naturally Sweetened With Dates

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I was recently emailed by a blog reader named Kara who wanted to know if I could make a version of my Peppermint Patty Bars using dates as a sweetener. I thought it was a great challenge indeed! The original Peppermint Patty Bars are below, complete with a chocolate layer and large flake coconut on […]

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Portable Baked Oatmeal – Snack Size! Plus, 10 Other On the Go Snack Ideas

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Strange, yet familiar, back-to-school feelings have been making their way into my brain lately. It has been 4 years since I graduated with a master’s degree in social psychology and I’m convinced I will forever feel like a student this time of the year. Sometimes, I wish I could do it all over because I’d […]

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No Bake Peppermint Patty Bars

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PEP cool mint patties were one of my favourite candy bars growing up. Oh, and Junior Mints. And York Peppermint Patties! Gah. And Wonderbars, but that’s another story. Peppermint and chocolate are a match made in my taste buds heaven. Oh, and don’t tell me chocolate and peppermint is only for the holidays…pssshhh, I don’t […]

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Oil-Free Chocolate Zucchini Walnut Muffins

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I never considered myself a big zucchini fan until this summer. Farmer’s market zucchini is what really sold me; before then, I could take it or leave it. I was used to buying small, shriveled up zucchini from the grocery store, so when I tried freshly picked zucchini it was a game changer. My favourite […]

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Neon Pink Smoothie “Juice”

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When we moved earlier this year, we parted with a lot of household and personal items so we could fit into our new space. Parting with stuff also helped us stage the house – less clutter and personal items translates into a more “showable” house and we had a lot of positive feedback from prospective […]

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Fruit-On-The-Bottom Protein Peanut Butter + How To Make Homemade Peanut Butter

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Between adding peanut butter in smoothies, spreading it on veggies and apples, and of course, baking with it, I can go through a lot of peanut butter in a month. Oh, and I like to eat it with a spoon sometimes too! I recently started to make my own peanut butter to save a bit […]

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Peanut Butter, Jam, & Banana Soft Serve Popsicles + Blog News

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Last weekend, as I was making banana soft serve, the idea struck me to use it as a base for a popsicle. Instead of a typical icy, fruit-based popsicle, I wanted a popsicle with an ice-cream like taste and texture. A bit similar to these fruity popsicles, but more ice cream like. I figured banana […]

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