Boston Cream Pie – for Father’s Day

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Today is all about Dad. The man of the house, the king of the castle, and speaking as my daddy’s little girl – the most awesome, selfless, coolest, tougher than nails, genuine, always make you smile, give you the shirt off his back, truest person that I will never know. I am blessed to have an amazing father and a great relationship with him. We are best friends, and I can’t imagine it being any other way. He’s where I get my stubborn streak (ask Handsome, he is the one who points this out to me all. of. the. time.) my sense of humor, my mad people skills, and my food pushing. ūüėČ Dad can make you belly laugh once a day – any day – and twice on Sundays. Seriously, you should all come to a barbecue at our house some day. You’d love him.


As for others, the opportunity to love their father’s lives on through their memories. That’s why a bunch of us bloggers have teamed up to celebrate dad and raise some awareness. So as I’m sitting outside grilling with my Papa Smurf tonight, I will be enjoying our time together, and thinking of many others and hoping you are enjoying your time too.

Today’s event is being hosted by Kim of¬†Cravings of a Lunatic¬†and Jen of¬†Juanita’s Cocina. They teamed up with their blogger friends to help raise awareness and support for¬†Cancer¬†and Hospice today in memory of Kim’s dad. We encourage everyone to read the posts and share their own experiences with¬†cancer. We also would like to encourage everyone to donate to the¬†Canadian¬†Cancer¬†Society, the¬†American¬†Cancer¬†Society¬†and also to the¬†Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. Hospice was a key element during Kim’s father’s battle with¬†cancer. They made it possible for Kim to care for him at home. So please show your support and donate if you can. You can also contact your local Hospice and donate directly to them if you wish. A little goes a long way!¬† #recipesfromtheheart

Boston Cream Pie from

Boston Cream Pie from

Enter for your chance to Win an Artisan¬ģ Series KitchenAid¬ģ ¬†Stand Mixer in the color of your choice (there are 26 to choose from) as well as an Ice Cream Maker Attachment. A sweet choice for all, ¬†this creative attachment features the largest ice cream bowl capacity in the industry. Prepare 2 quarts of ice cream, sorbet, gelato or other frozen desserts. We’re pleased to announce the giveaway is open to Canadian residents, as well as U.S. Residents. Winner will be chosen and announced during the pinchatlive event, described below. Winner will also be notified via email and has 48 hours to respond. If winner does not respond another winner will be chosen. 1 Stand Mixer and 1 Ice Cream Attachment are being given away as a group, not 1 per blog just to be clear for our readers.¬†
There are bonus prizes for the pinchatlive event. We are giving away 1 Vanilla Infused Gift Box Set, 1 Lemon Infused Gift Box Set and a $30 Amazon Gift Card. ¬†In order to participate in this event follow the Pinterest Board¬†#recipesfromtheheart. Hop on the Pinterest board on¬†June 22 at 2 pm¬†Est to follow along. We’ll ask questions and those who comment are entered to win the bonus prizes. There will be a G+ Hangout on Air during the event as well.¬†Winners of the pinchatlive event must be Canadian or U.S. residents.
Visit¬†¬†and click on the¬†‚ÄúMore than a Mixer‚Ä̬†tab to explore all 12 attachments available for the KitchenAid¬ģ Stand Mixer.

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We are giving away 1 Artisan Series KitchenAid Stand Mixer and 1 Ice Cream Attachment to 1 lucky reader. The winner will get to choose from 12 colours so they can match their own kitchen. Giveaway is open to Canadian and U.S. residents ONLY! Winner will be drawn on June 22 at 12 a.m. (Est) and will be announced live during the pinchatlive event. They will also be notified by email. Winner has 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be chosen. Bonus prizes of 1 Vanilla Infused Gift Box Set, 1 Lemon Infused Gift Box Set and a $30 Amazon Gift Card will be drawn randomly during the pinchatlive. Winner needs to respond during the event to win. Bonus pinchatlive giveaway is open to Canadian and U.S. residents only.

Please check out all the other awesome blogs participating in #recipesfromtheheart

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Home-made Strawberry Topping by Cravings of a Lunatic

Chili Verde¬†by Juanita’s Cocina

S’Mores Brownies in Jars¬†by That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Dark Chocolate and Orange Muffins¬†by The Dutch Baker’s Daughter

My Fathers Day Recipe Round Up by Curry and Comfort

Tropical Smoothie by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

Mini Gugelhupf by Masala Herb

Sauteed Strawberry and Sugarsnap Salad by Cook The Story

Cranberry Cashew Breakfast Muffins by In Fine Balance

Arugula Salad with Sundried Tomatoes and Mushrooms by Crazy Foodie Stunts

Spicy Beef Sliders¬†by Katie’s Cucina

Thai Red Curry Soup by Damn Delicious

Suman (Sweet Rice and Banana Leaves) by Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Fresh Vegetable Salad by White Lights on Wednesday

Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Sundae by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

Cinnamon Chip Cookie Butter Bars by The Messy Baker

Berry/Cherry Fro-Yo Ice Cream by Cookistry

Honey Beer Bread by Hungry Couple

Cinnamon-Chocolate Chip Pancakes by The Spiffy Cookie

Chocolate Cherry Granola Bars by Sweet Remedy

Cookies and Cream Brownies by Cooking in Stilettos

Blueberry Lemon Cake¬†by Roxana’s Home Baking

Angel Cake by Ninja Baking

Knit (or crocheted) Grey Brain Cancer Mustache Pin by Knit, Purl, Damn!

We are hosting a pinchatlive event on¬†Saturday June 22 at 2 pm EST. The event will be live on G+ and also on Pinterest. You can join us by following along on G+ Hangouts on Air, and also by following the PInterest Board¬†#recipesfromtheheart. The winner of the KitchenAid Stand Mixer and Ice Cream Attachment will be announced live. There are bonus prizes up for grabs during the pinchatlive for those who participate in it. We’re giving away 1 Vanilla Infused Box Set, 1 Lemon Infused Box Set and a $30 Amazon Gift Card. So make sure you join us for this event!

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  1. says

    Kita I adore you to bits. You always make me smile. I wish I could join you and Papa Smurf for a BBQ today. Give him a big hug on my behalf, he’s raised a kick ass daughter who I happen to think is wicked awesome.

    And this pie, seriously woman, this is amazing. I swear the next time we’re together I’m forcing you to give me a quick photography lesson. So jealous of all your mad skills.

    Thanks for joining us for this. It means the world to me and I cannot thank you enough for your friendship. xx

  2. says

    I love that you call your father Papa Smurf… too cute. :) Enjoy your Dad today… and some good bbq.

    I’m also proud to be apart of such a wonderful event thanks to Kim and Jen. :) Your Boston Cream pie makes me extra happy because it is my hubby’s favorite dessert. We are actually having one tonight to celebrate with him too. :)

  3. says

    The first thing I would make would probably be a cake. For my mom, for letting me always borrow her kitchenaid stand mixer. And for being the best mom on earth.


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