Homemade Spicy Rosemary Garlic Butter

I know a lot of you who are avid bakers have had stand mixers for ages. I’ve had mine for less than a year but what a difference it makes! I love the large bowl and being able to leave it running while I’m making stuff like meringues or whipping cream. It’s nice being able to walk away even if it’s only for a minute or two just to wash your hands or start prepping something else. The downside is that I have a short attention span and I get easily distracted. With my hand mixer, I couldn’t WAIT to let go of it — it was loud, messy, heavy and I didn’t have control over the speed. It either mixed things on fast, faster or too fast. So you know the recipes that tell you not to overwhip heavy cream or your meringues. It’s very easy to do with a stand mixer!  Continue reading “Homemade Spicy Rosemary Garlic Butter”

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Foodie Penpal – Reveal Day

I can’t believe it’s already the end of May. Where has the month gone? I feel like I was just making plans for Mother’s Day not too long ago. Oh well. You know the saying about time flying, so I must be having fun. Anyway, this month, I got involved in the Foodie Penpal program which was started by Lindsay over at The Lean Green Bean.  Since it’s the end of the month, today is the reveal day! Continue reading “Foodie Penpal – Reveal Day”

Jalapeno and Avocado Guacamole

Happy Cinco de Mayo! I have to admit that it’s not a widely celebrated day in Canada. So I don’t know too much about Cinco de Mayo except that it commemorates the victory of a Mexican army against invading French forces. A bit of a David versus Goliath story.  In any case, I never turn down the opportunity to celebrate especially with food and especially if it involves guacamole! Continue reading “Jalapeno and Avocado Guacamole”