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Cherry Scones with Saskatchewan Sour Cherries

Cherry Scones with Saskatchewan Sour Cherries

Now don’t get too shocked when you read this next sentence: helloit’s Carlene here. I know….. I’m slightly ashamed to say I haven’t blogged in the past four months… yes FOUR months. Luckily Bob has been able to keep everyone up to date with some delicious recipes while I took on the challenge of a new job and a completely new schedule, said “see you when I see you” to a dear friend who lost his courageous battle with cancer, took a new focus on myself and those who matter most to me and continued to tackle my photography business. While food was still a centerpiece in my life over the past four months, unfortunately the blog got the shortest stick while I took some quality “me” time to figure what life really is about and what truly matters. I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s not money, a job, things or status. It comes down to time and who you choose to share it with and who chooses to value yours and share theirs back in exchange.  Within that shared time is where memories are made and friendships take life. Perhaps it’s time that is the most valued commodity, not gold, gas or oil, and the one true gift you can share with those who matter most to you.

After taking some of time to “spend” on me, I’m back in action with a fresh cherry scone recipe using Saskatchewan cherries picked from our parent’s orchard. Let’s get to this recipe… Continue reading

Fresh Homemade Cherry Pie

A while ago, Bob & I were contacted by Taste of Home to review their “Cooking School Cookbook” and immediately we said yes. Taste of Home is one of the premier cookbook companies so how could we say no?! One of the recipes that first caught my eye was the Cherry Pie recipe – I’ve never cooked a pie from scratch before and each summer we have pounds upon pounds of fresh tart cherries. With my schedule finally freeing up and having a free evening, I dove into the kitchen to make this pie. Let’s get to the recipe! Continue reading

Black Forest Cake Cookies


I’m often searching for new cookie recipes – something that is a bit out of the norm or takes a spin on a new classic. So when a friend told me his favourite cake was Black Forest Cake, I immediately thought to myself…’hmmm. I bet I can make that into a cookie…’. To make these delicious cookies, I altered my favourite recipe for s’more cookies & came up with this… Continue reading

Black Forest Cupcakes with Double Chocolate Buttercream Icing

On another recent adventure with the loveable douchebag, I made some velvety smooth cupcakes with the *ahem* better half of Team BrittSchmidt. These Black Forest Cupcakes are the cheater version – but hey, if you’re in a bit of a hurry or just generally lazy, these are a great option.

So in true BS’ fashion, let’s get to the recipe:
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Fried Green Tomatoes

Whenever I am lucky enough to get home from work at a decent time while the sun is still shining bright, I try to cook something. All that light and I just want to take pictures of food! I’m crazy I know.

So after getting home from work I wanted to whip up a quick recipe and thought what better than fried green tomatoes, seeing as I had several in my garage (which my lovely mother worked painstakingly hard to pick from her garden – Thanks mom!). I have never even had fried green tomatoes, but I have had green tomato relish and really enjoy that, so what couldn’t be delicious about fried green tomatoes? I definitely enjoyed these, they had a unique flavour and I really enjoyed the tartness along with the rich flavours from the breading. I really want to put these in my next sandwich!
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