Greek Inspired Tapioca Pudding

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There is something so wonderful about pudding. It doesn’t matter the type, pudding is comforting. It is also a very simple dessert to master, and you can whip it up in no time; meaning you can always have something sweet and simple to have, when you can’t find the energy or resources to make anything else.

The texture of pudding is usually rich and creamy, but I like to add fruit or nuts to make it come alive. For this recipe, I paired it with pomegranate. The crisp burst of sweet and sour, paired with the creaminess of the pudding, complement each other well. Paired with cinnamon, and you truly have a Greek-inspired treat.

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Snickerdoodle Cookies

snickerdoodle recipe @ thesimpleabode.wordpress.com

Is it bad that for the longest time, I did not know what a snickerdoodle was? To be honest, I just assumed it was a variant of a sweet snack mix, like puppy chow. I am not big on those and never bothered to look up snickerdoodles because of this.

Then one day I while trying to find a cinnamon sugar cookie recipe, I kept encountering snickerdoodle posts. I was very enlightened after my research, to say the least.

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Spiced Pumpkin Doughnut Bites *Fantastic Autumn Recipe*

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I am always looking for quick and easy things to make, but sometimes I really crave things that take more than an hour to prepare. What am I supposed to do about it?

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Pumpkin Pie

I love this time of year. Autumn has got to be one of the coziest and most enjoyable times of the year for me! I love seeing the colours of the leaves changing, the cute fashionable coats and boots popping up everywhere, and the taste of all things spicy and cinnamon in baked treats. Thus, my excitement for [Canadian] Thanksgiving being just around the corner cannot be contained. It’s the one holiday of the year that all my favourite flavours in food are placed in the kitchen, all at the same time. Who cares about Christmas, I want thanksgiving! Turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, gravy, STUFFING, rosemary, thyme, pumpkin, spices, apple cider…. I could go on, but I think my drool would start competing with my runny nose. Oh yeah. The only down side to autumn is the constant warm and cold which usually makes me catch a cold. It’s so worth it though, because I can just cozy up on the couch, sip tea or warm apple cider, and eat a yummy gingery oatmeal cookie, or spiced buns, or pumpkin pie…

Speaking of Pumpkin pie. I baked one today… Okay, maybe more than one. More like six. Yes. I baked 6 pumpkin pies today! I cheated a bit and bought the pie crusts, but still, that was alot of my day spent in front of the oven.  Continue reading

Lavender Cake

I don’t think anyone can understand my obsession with lavender. Not the colour… I actually dislike the color purple. I mean that amazing, beautifully colored, silvery green plant with hues of blue and purple. Just grazing your hand on it leaves you smelling beautiful. I do not regret planting Hidcote lavender in my moms backyard, not one bit! I’m not sure what made me choose Hidcote over Provence though (I have a thing for French things :P), but I think I will plant many of both next spring. Continue reading