Swig Sugar Cookies

Swig Sugar Cookies - The perfect combination of a sugar cookie and shortbread, smothered with a sour cream frosting. | www.staceysrecipes.com

The perfect combination of a sugar cookie and shortbread, smothered with a sour cream frosting. This will become a new household favorite!

Hi! Its been almost 5 months since I’ve posted anything! Now, if you’ve been following me on Instagram you’ll know a little about whats been going on in the Usborne-Campbell house! If you don’t follow me on Instagram, you should! You’ll get to see all sorts of photos from baking to everyday life here in Victoria. Anyways, LOTS has changed in the last few months and will continue to change – eek! I hate change.. doesn’t everyone?! I’ll give you a brief update before I tell you about my new favorite sugar cookies.

Tom and I are expecting our first babe in February! Which is pretty exciting and scary all at the same time! That’s been part of the reason I haven’t gotten around to posting anything in a while – especially at the beginning. Nothing smelt good. Nothing. It was awful and all I wanted to eat was Shake n’ Bake!? I don’t think I’ll every want to eat it again.

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Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting

Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting

Perfect vanilla cupcakes that are moist and fluffy, topped with a slightly tart lemon frosting. The best summer flavor.

I can’t wait to share these cupcakes with you. They’ve been sitting in my “To-post-list” for a few weeks. Terrible, i know. We’ve been crazy busy here. And July is almost over?! I feel like it just started! Have you been enjoying all the sunshine and summer!? Do you have kids headed back to school soon? Either way I can’t wait to enjoy August. Hopefully it won’t go by as quick as July did!

I’m a sucker for cupcakes. I’m not sure what it is about them. Maybe its because its like having a piece of cake you can eat without a plate and a fork?! And if you know me, even a little just by reading these posts you’ll know vanilla is my favorite flavor. Boring, right? Well not when you have amazing frosting like this Lemon Buttercream.

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Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft & tender two bite mini chocolate chip cookies will be your new go-to cookie recipe! No chilling required!

Hi! I have been the worst at being on the blog these past few weeks. It has been gorgeous here. Like heat-wave for a few weeks. Which wasn’t so bad at the beginning, I mean how can you be upset at the first few weeks of summer being sunny and warm and perfect?! But since we haven’t had rain since the end of May our forest fire was set at extreme and there has been a fire ban since mid June. This rarely happens on Vancouver Island – maybe in July or August we get a fire ban. But since we haven’t had a full day of rain there have been so many forest fires all over BC. A few weeks ago there was a fire about 4 hours up island from us and it spread to about 200 hectares(!!) which meant that down here in Victoria our skies were hazey, yellow and orange. Every so often you would see ash falling from the sky! I’ve never experienced anything like it.

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No Churn Strawberry Ice Cream

No Churn Strawberry Ice Cream

Thick, creamy strawberry ice cream filled with real strawberries, just in time for summer – no machine required!

Happy Friday! The best day of the week, yes? It leads right into the weekend, and for most – no work! Yipee. Which also means today is the day to make this No Churn Strawberry Ice Cream. It’ll be ready for Saturday afternoon. The perfect time to enjoy a bowl of homemade ice cream, in the sunshine – hopefully! My favorite part of this recipe? No. Ice Cream. Machine. Required! Yep, you don’t need an ice cream machine to make this amazing homemade ice cream. I love this cause’ I may have the smallest kitchen known to man and I 1) don’t have any counter space to spare and 2) have absolutely no storage space for another kitchen appliance. So, from here on out it’s no churn ice cream for this girl. I mean how could you even tell this wasn’t made with an ice cream machine?

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Homemade Maple Granola

Homemade Maple Granola

Crunchy, feel good homemade granola filled with nuts, seeds and a touch of maple. Get ready for your house to smell heavenly!

Hi! I feel like I haven’t been around these parts of the interweb for weeks! We’ve been busy these last few weeks. How has your June been, sun out I hope?! I’m not entirely sure where the first half of 2015 went but hey, here we are half way through the year. Before you know it summer while be gone (booooo!) and then it’ll be Christmas. I know, I just shuddered as a typed that.

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