Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Moist, flavourful zucchini muffins are studded with oats and chocolate chips. No one will guess that they’re whole wheat, refined sugar-free and packed with vegetables!
If you have a garden, if you know someone with a garden, if you live anywhere near someone with a garden – you have probably benefited from a gigantic zucchini crop! I’m not sure why it’s always zucchini…I guess that the plants produce a lot and tend to all get ripe at the same time. Last summer I had a lot of zucchini, but it was the cucumber I couldn’t keep up with. This year I’ve only had 2 cucumbers but my zucchini is at its peak right now…I just picked one that weighed almost a pound and a half!


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Olympic Donuts by the Bluenose Baker

Olympic Donuts

Hello again! After a longer than intended hiatus, I’m finally back into blogging mode. I had planned to take a bit of a break in June, thanks to the insanity that is the end of the school year. Life continued to intervene in a variety of ways through July, but I’m back at it now with a special treat just in time for the Olympics!

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Strawberry Shortbread by the Bluenose Baker

Strawberry Streusel Shortbread Squares


Crumbly shortbread, juicy strawberries and sweet streusel  – these squares have it all! Pretty, portable and oh so tasty, they’re a great dessert for summer.

Strawberry Streusel Shortbread Squares for graphic

Strawberries have always been one of my favourite foods.  I spent a whole week blogging about them last summer – my very first theme week!  So I’m super excited to be a part of a Strawberry Celebration with Canadian Food Creatives. We are a group of Canadian food bloggers who get together to share recipes on a common theme. Thanks to Amanda at The Cinnamon Scrolls  for hosting this month’s party! Follow the links below or check out #CDNFoodCreatives on social media to see all of the strawberry awesomeness!


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Slice and Bake Cookies

Gluten and Dairy Free Slice and Bake Flower Cookies

Simple slice-and-bake cookies stuffed with adorable flowers are the perfect spring treat! And even more amazingly, this version is gluten and dairy free!

Do you have a gluten-free kiddo staring longingly at the seasonal sugar cookies in the refrigerated aisle? A dairy-free friend who deserves a special treat? A crew of co-workers you want to impress, in spite of everyone’s different dietary needs? These are the cookies you need!

GF Slice and Bake Cookies by the Bluenose Baker

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PB Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

A year.

Bluenose Baker Birthday Cookies


Precisely one year ago, I hit post on the Bluenose Baker’s first recipe. I had no expectation of what that would bring. I knew very little about blogging or food photography (and that is evident from the pictures!) I wasn’t sure if anyone other than my mom would read it.

We’ve come a long way since then!  I’ve found my blogging “voice” and have learned how to write a recipe. My photos have improved a lot (at least I think so!) I’ve learned how to share and promote my posts and have gained some followers.

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