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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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Blueberry Lime Bundt Cake

Oh heyyyyy, blueberry season! How are ya? Girrrrl, have I ever missed you. I've missed the cheaper prices in the stores and definitely missed being able to eat an entire bowl for breakfast without taking out a bank loan. I'm so glad to see you! I'm also glad to be baking with blueberries again, natch. This lime and blueberry bundt [...]

By | June 29th, 2016|Categories: Cakes, Breads, Muffins & Scones, Recipes|0 Comments

Ten Things to Do on Your Edmonton Staycation

From Webster's Dictionary: stay·ca·tion ˌstāˈkāSHn/ A vacation spent in one's home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions. I love a good staycation, relaxing in your own home and exploring your own city, so I have no idea why I haven't written about this before. True to form, the idea was [...]

By | June 28th, 2016|Categories: Alberta, Travel|4 Comments

The Best Podcasts for Road Trips

Nothing helps the time pass while on a road trip or a long flight than a good, engrossing podcast and today, I'm going to share with you what I consider to be the best podcasts for road trips. The No Sleep Podcast This is easily my favourite podcast to listen to while on the road. Karlynn and I tend to travel quite a [...]

By | June 27th, 2016|Categories: Road Tripping|Tags: |7 Comments

The Fabulous Esurance “Hit the Road” Giveaway!

I consider myself extremely lucky that I get to write for a living, and not only that, be able to take my friends and family on crazy fun adventures when the time comes. This time around it’s going to be a crazy adventure with one of my long time best friends, Kandice. She and I have been friends since we [...]

By | June 25th, 2016|Categories: British Columbia, Travel|14 Comments

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Click the pic below to pre-order my cookbook, due out Fall 2016!

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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 Latest Travels and Adventures

Ten Things to Do on Your Edmonton Staycation

From Webster's Dictionary: stay·ca·tion ˌstāˈkāSHn/ A vacation spent in one's home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions. I love a good staycation, relaxing in your [...]

The Best Podcasts for Road Trips

Nothing helps the time pass while on a road trip or a long flight than a good, engrossing podcast and today, I'm going to share with you what I consider to be the best podcasts for road trips. [...]

The Fabulous Esurance “Hit the Road” Giveaway!

I consider myself extremely lucky that I get to write for a living, and not only that, be able to take my friends and family on crazy fun adventures when the time comes. This time [...]

Cruise Ship Tour: Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas

Last May we set out on a transatlantic cruise with Royal Caribbean to start out our two month stay in Europe with the kids. Not only was it our first transatlantic cruise, it was our [...]

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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