Half-Baked by Liz  recipes, crafting, & other fun things

Homemade Partridgeberry Passion Flakies

December 1, 2016 | Sweet Recipes | Permalink

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Have you ever had a Passion Flakie? These were one of my favourite treats when I was a kid. However, I just learned recently that these were distinctly a Canadian treat, so if you live outside Canada, you probably missed out. It’s basically a pre-packaged puff pastry square, stuffed with strawberry filling and some whipped cream. What’s not to love?

I recently decided to make my own version of these treats from scratch, except instead of mystery strawberry filling, I made partridgeberry filling from Newfoundland berries. read more →

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Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake

November 24, 2016 | Sweet Recipes | Permalink

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This recipe combines two of my favourite things – pumpkin, and cheesecake. While pumpkin desserts are typically associated with Thanksgiving (Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends!), I personally think they’re a delight that can be enjoyed throughout the Fall. This recipe makes the perfect pumpkin cheesecake that’s both light and creamy, with a crispy graham crust. read more →

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Homemade Puff Pastry

November 21, 2016 | Sweet Recipes | Permalink

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While it’s no secret that I love pastry (you can find all my pastry + pie related recipes here), up until recently I had never tried making puff pastry from scratch.  I’m not entirely sure why, because I really do love puff pastry. And the pre-made stuff that you can buy just doesn’t have the best flavour (probably because it’s usually made with mystery fats instead of butter).

I tried making it for the first time a few weeks ago while I was home in NL, and I can honestly say that I’ll never buy the packaged version again! read more →

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The Move Home Has Begun

November 17, 2016 | Travel | Permalink

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Well hello! Long time no blog post, but it’s been a hectic few weeks. So I thought I’d post an update with what I’ve been up to!

Since Hitchen and I will be moving back to Canada in February, I thought it was better to move the dogs home sooner rather than later read more →

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Pulled Pork Tacos with Zesty Cabbage Slaw

October 19, 2016 | Savoury Recipes | Permalink

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A potluck get-together with friends this past weekend, where everyone brought things for tacos, reminded me how much I love tacos. It also reminded me that I had forgotten to post my recipe for Pulled Pork Tacos! You just can’t beat a homemade tortilla, topped with pulled pork, zesty slaw, and a little crème fraÎche. read more →

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Capsule Wardrobe: Fall 2016 Edition

October 18, 2016 | Fashion | Permalink

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I know I’m a bit late posting my fall capsule, but honestly it’s been a work in progress over the past number of weeks. This time around, I ended up buying quite a few new pieces for my capsule (and giving away a bunch of things too), and it’s taken a while to find the new things I needed. And for the most part, I really did need the new items – some things were completely worn out from excessive wear read more →

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