Cream Mushroom Sauce Penne

I have been slacking in my recipe department, but I’m back on track and I’ve found a great recipe that’s quick and delicious! I am a huge fan of pasta, and when I found this recipe in my recipe book, I couldn’t stop making it! For the past few weeks I’ve made this dish at least once a week! It’s a must try in my books! Bom Appetit! ~Love CTina xoxo Ingredients: – 4 tbsp. butter – 1-2 onions or shallots sliced – 1 lb mushrooms sliced – salt and pepper – 1 tsp. all purpose flour – 2/3 cup heavy cream – 2 tbsp port (I use occasionally) – 4 oz sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped – 12 oz dried penne –…

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Sugar Cookies + Royal Icing

It’s always a holiday family tradition to bake sugar cookies and then decorate them! This year with so many hectic schedules, it was hard to get all of us in the kitchen at the same time! I decided that I was going to bake the first batch alone! Icing the cookies is such a time consuming and tedious job, but likely I found this great royal icing recipe that was much easier to handle than a buttercream icing, that I usually used!

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Cheddar Cheese Scones

Normally I love to eat plain scones with butter and strawberry jam at tea time, but last night was craving something a bit different! I opened the fridge to find 3 bars of cheddar cheese (one of my favorite cheeses!) and felt it was a great night to bake some cheddar cheese scones (recipe found here) – Happy Eating!  

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Banana Apple Bread

As the holidays are quickly approaching us, I am testing out delicious recipes so I am prepared and know what to bake the eve of the parties! This weekend I tried this recipe for Banana Apple Bread.  If you love banana bread, then you haven’t tried anything yet until you’ve tried this fall mix! It’s moist, tasty, and best of all it’s delicious!

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Halloween Cupcakes

Halloween must to be one of my favourite times of the year and cupcakes could possibly one of my favourite dessert, so why not bring the two together!  A year ago I purchased this AMAZING Martha Stewart Cupcake book – probably one of the best purchases ever ! Flipping through her book I decided that the ‘Devil’s Food Cupcakes’ would be the best recipe for this eerie day!  I used the Swiss Meringue Buttercream for icing, various shades of blacks, purples and oranges food color and Halloween sprinkles to decorate them!

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