Classic Cinnamon Buns


I have been wanting to make cinnamon buns for a loooooooooong time now. I have a recipe that my Grams gave to me, but I have been too lazy to find powdered milk, so after searching other blogs, I decided to try Ree Drummond's (The Pioneer Woman) cinnamon bun recipe... and I am so glad I did! Super easy! First, let me tell you, this recipe made a shit tonne of cinnamon buns, like so much I had to give them away (after I ate my weight), so be prepared to have a kitchen full of these amazing cinnamon buns. I did end up going to the dollar store and purchased eight foil baking pans (the round ones) for this, and I think this is the best way to go about baking them. But feel free to use whatever you want. I also didn't use my stand mixer, I knew the amount of dough I would have would be too much for my little kitchen aid (note to self, maybe it's time to upgrade) so I used a large pot. Worked really well. Anyways, let's get on with it. What you will need: 4 cups of 2% … [Continue reading]

Avocado Turkey Club on Ciabatta


Funny fact - I only have two lunch recipes on the blog - the first one is the Cabin 46 Special, which is just a fancy name for a turkey sandwich on raisin bread - the other... the avocado turkey club on ciabatta. I have a thing for turkey sandwiches... it all started back in 2009 when I was pregnant with James, but that is totally off topic! Turkey sandwiches are my favorite - so one day I got a little creative in the kitchen, and made up my own version of a turkey club. This is a super easy lunch, and it tastes amazing! What you will need: This is for a single sandwich 2 slices of Swiss cheese 3 slices of turkey meat *I used deli meat green leaf lettuce 2 stripes of crisp cooked bacon ciabatta buns avocado mayo First make up the avocado mayo.  I used 1/3 cup of mayonnaise and 1/2 of a ripe avocado. Mash them together. (I know there are actual recipes that do not use mayo, but I love the tang of the mayo and the avocado together) Wash and dry the lettuce and … [Continue reading]

Twenty Weeks of Snapshot Sunday


It's been an emotionally tiring week, and to top it all off, I'm sick.  It's been a while since I was this ill, I had to ask my Mother in law to watch the boys for a couple of days so I could rest and try to get this house back in order. We're dealing with a five year old who is trying to spread his wings, and this Mama is trying very hard to let him do that. It's a struggle at times with J. We are so much alike, and that causes a lot of head butting, and arguments. But that is a complete different post for another time. I feel I had a great week when it came to my photos - I didn't get to do a full week of black and white, but there are a lot of creative shots. Hard to believe we are twenty weeks in! Summer is almost here, my birthday is coming up and then after that life will change - come September my daily routine will change! Anyways, I'm rambling... here's week twenty of snapshot Sunday. 05/15/15 These were to be in last weeks post, but we were away. I did include … [Continue reading]

Summer Time Vodka Lemonade

Vodka Lemonade

Ok, so since I was away, and didn't have time to put any 'fabulous' recipes together, I thought I would take the easy route and share a drink recipe... that really isn't a recipe, but I needed something to post... I think I just did a full loop there - you still with me? I'm not much of a drinker.. I mean I will drink, but I don't need to do it everyday. In the Summer beer get's to be too much in the heat, and I like to cool off with a refreshing drink!. Lemonade is by far my favortie Summer drink - I shared my recipes last year, and still use it to this day... for this recipe, I added a splash or two of vodka - and voila! Summer time vodka lemonade. What you will need: 1 cup white sugar 6 cups of water 1 1/2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice Vodka of choice Lemon wedges   **You could totally use store bought lemonade as well.. just saying** Summer Time Vodka Lemonade   Print A refreshing lemonade drink made for adults! Author: alisha enid Recipe … [Continue reading]

Osoyoos- May Long

The Boys

  We spent the May long weekend away in Osoyoos. If you've been a reader for a while, you know that we spend a lot of our holidays in the interior, soaking up rays and swimming in the … [Continue reading]

BBQ Beer Can Chicken


**Before you start this, make sure your BBQ has enough clearance for this bird to stand up!** Over the weekend I realized I didn't have any recipes ready to go for this week. That's poor planning on … [Continue reading]

Film from here, there and everywhere


Film from here, there and everywhere. Taken with my Canon Av-1, shot with 400ASA Fujifilm. A little glimpse into our life photo cred: James Duncan … [Continue reading]

Snapshot Sunday: Week Nineteen – Part One


So I am a little short this week on photos for week nineteen - we are off spending some quality family time together, so I only have the first half  of week nineteen complete. I am hoping to have the … [Continue reading]

Spumoni Poke Cake; Almond, Pistachio and Chocolate


This next recipe is one that I popped into my head one night while I lay awake next to my snoring husband. I get a lot of ideas at that time! I had been browsing Pinterest, and saw a lot of 'poke … [Continue reading]

Wordless Wednesday: My little Slugger


My little slugger! … [Continue reading]