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Hi everyone! I’m Karlynn Johnston, also known as The Kitchen Magpie.

I keep a husband, two kids, a dog & two cats alive and well- fed, plus full-time author this blog all at home in Edmonton, Alberta Canada, while also working on my first cookbook, all of which should explain my love of fancy cocktails. And bourbon. Always bourbon.

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How to Make a Sea Breeze Cocktail

Sea Breeze cocktails are definitely an eighties-style drink but since I grew up in the eighties (not drinking however, just watching all the adults drink, of course) it seems fitting to bring them back to modern times. This is simply one of the easiest cocktails to make; it looks good and it tastes great and can be put together in only a [...]

My Road Trip Destination Bucket List – And a Winner!!

As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, so it’s time to share my final post about my #EsuranceRoadTrip! To recap, I was chosen to help spread the word that Esurance is available online in Alberta and was sent on an amazing weeklong sponsored road trip to Victoria, British Columbia. It’s been my pleasure to write [...]

By | July 28th, 2016|Categories: Alberta, Travel|1 Comment

Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats

Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats! Crockopt buffalo chicken is mixed with ranch dressing & baked into cheese topped zucchini! Low carb & gluten free!

By | July 27th, 2016|Categories: Appetizers, Snacks & Side Dishes, Main Dishes, Recipes|3 Comments

How to Prevent & Manage Roadside Problems on Road Trips

Growing up in a family that takes road trips seriously – we travelled to and from Dauphin, Manitoba several times a year to visit relatives alone – my Dad has made sure that I know what to look for before I head out on a trip. Indeed, not only my Dad, but my siblings will also helpfully nag remind me [...]

By | July 26th, 2016|Categories: British Columbia, Travel|0 Comments

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Who wants dessert? Pre-order my new cookbook, Flapper Pie and a Blue Prairie Sky today.

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My Road Trip Destination Bucket List – And a Winner!!

As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, so it’s time to share my final post about my #EsuranceRoadTrip! To recap, I was chosen to help spread the word that Esurance [...]

How to Prevent & Manage Roadside Problems on Road Trips

Growing up in a family that takes road trips seriously – we travelled to and from Dauphin, Manitoba several times a year to visit relatives alone – my Dad has made sure that I know [...]

Road Trip Recap: My Week on Vancouver Island

I’m back from my glorious week spent on Vancouver Island and trying to get out of vacation mode (mainly by going back to eating vegetables and not having afternoon tea daily. Sigh.) For those of [...]

8 Tips for Planning the Perfect Summer Road Trip

Let me preface this post with a disclaimer: no road trip is going to be perfect. You’re going to have to roll with the punches, deal with sick kids/dog/spouse or even get to your hotel [...]

Your Dinner Dilemma Solved!

Butter Roasted Chicken – The Only Roast Chicken Recipe You’ll Ever Need Again.

This is literally the only butter roasted chicken recipe that you will ever need again. Perfectly roasted chicken and vegetables every time!

Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

Best. Fajitas. EVER. Did I mention it's totally a cheater recipe as well?

Classic Beef & Tomato Macaroni Soup

I have been craving this Classic Beef & Tomato Macaroni Soup since last January!

How To Make Rotisserie Chicken in Your Crockpot!

Rotisserie chicken in your crockpot. Mind = Blown.

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