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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 Mint Gin Fizz

Happy Thirsty Thursday everyone! Today I bring you a lovely summer drink I'm calling a Blueberry Mint Gin Fizz. The best part of this drink is the particular brand of Gin I've used in the drink so pay close attention and make sure you pick yourself up some and give it a taste. To get started, you need to visit [...]

By | June 30th, 2016|Categories: Thirsty Thursdays with Mr. Magpie|Tags: |0 Comments

The Pierced Fuzzy Navel Cocktail & The How Things Kill You Game

So our drive home yesterday from my parents consisted of the kids playing the "How Things Kill You" game. We had picked up the kids after driving from Swift Current Saskatchewan to Airdrie, Alberta and still had a couple of hours drive left to get home to Edmonton. We were giddy with exhaustion and that's usually when the stupidity starts. Have you [...]

By | June 30th, 2016|Categories: Mixed Drinks & Boozy Delights!, Recipes, Thirsty Thursdays with Mr. Magpie|2 Comments

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 and have a reservation mix-up. While we try to plan to the best of our ability, there’s always something that goes wrong. I’ve left my [...]

By | June 30th, 2016|Categories: British Columbia, Travel|0 Comments

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|6 Comments

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My Latest Travels and Adventures

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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