Whiskey Marshmallow, Caramel and Bacon Bark

Whiskey Marshmallow, Caramel & Bacon Bark  |  Amandeleine

So today is actually another episode in our saga of “When Amanda messes stuff up”.

You see, the picture above may look wonderfully gooey and delicious… and it was both gooey and delicious.

It was just a little… too… gooey…

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Maple Bacon Biscuits

Since getting married, Trevor and I have come to learn that marriage doesn’t mean the end of the peculiar dance that is a first date.

When you get married, you date other couples.

And apparently you also watch a lot of Game of Thrones and eat a lot of biscuits. But more on that in a minute.

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Cupcakes and Bacon

When I was in grade 1, my class had a singing recital where we all dressed up as Care Bears, making our own Care Bear ears and Care Bear bellies.

When we were told to go home and find clothes to be the rest of our Care Bear costume, nothing I had worked. It was all patterned, multicoloured and inappropriate for representing Care Bear fur. I was a big Care Bear fan and was very particular about how this had to be done. I did have an all pink outfit, but most of the girls also had all pink outfits, resulting in a sea of repeat pink bears. I did not want to be just another one of many Cheer Bears.

My mom, however, had a big cozy orange sweater.

With this, I could be Friend Bear, but she wasn’t one of my favourites. I could be Tenderheart, but he felt like the MAIN Care Bear, and that was just too much responsibility.

The path was clear. Birthday Bear.

Yeah, that’s me. That’s a pretty finely painted cupcake, don’t you think? I miss those shoes.

Like most, I developed a love for cupcakes at a young age and was excited to wear one on my belly. Not to mention in my belly. So when I think of cupcakes, I think of things like Care Bears. Of pink fluffy frosting, rainbow sprinkles, and everything soft and sweet.

Not of bacon.

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Pierogies Fried with Onions and Bacon

I messed up.

I just spent the last two weeks in Singapore for my brother’s wedding (yay congrats!), visiting extended family and being generally touristy. Which, by the way, was amazing. But I knew that baking/updating while on vacation overseas would be somewhat unreasonable and I actually did prepare for this case. I had 3 recipes lined up to share with you wonderful folks during the time I was away. All I would have to do was write blog posts to go with them and have internet access on my laptop to push them live.

But here comes the part where I goofed. Goofed bad. I remembered my laptop and forgot its power cable. Add on a factor of old/sad laptop battery and me not realizing the missing cord until the laptop was almost dead in Singapore… and we end up here.

A whole lotta no updating.

I apologize greatly, but I will make it up to you. Starting with one of my favourite foods, pierogies.

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Claire Robinson, Ice Cream & Bacon

About a week ago, I got an interesting email in my inbox. Its subject line read “Hi Amanda! It’s Diane (formerly) of Bon Appétit”. That had me extremely intrigued.

Then I opened the email. Diane had discovered my blog when my Chocolate-Malt Cake had been featured on the Bon Appétit Blog as one of the recipes for “What People are Cooking” in September and she had been following it since. She had left Bon Appétit recently and now worked for Electric Artists, a social media strategy company.

Her coworker Matt, worked with the Food Network.

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