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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Strawberry Plum Crumble Cake

I'd love to be able to say that this recipe came about because I am on top of the season and June = strawberry recipes. Sadly, because this is me that we are talking about, this recipe came about because I had strawberries and plums that were almost too ripe and had to be used up ASAP before we left [...]

By | June 24th, 2016|Categories: Cakes, Breads, Muffins & Scones, Recipes|0 Comments

Pisco Mint Smash by Baconhound

Since Karlynn and I are on the road this week, I thought I'd share a cocktail recipe from a fellow blogger of ours, Baconhound. If you live in Edmonton, you'll likely have heard of him as he tends to do a great job of promoting the local scene here. This drink recipe of his looks like a great one and [...]

By | June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Mixed Drinks & Boozy Delights!, Recipes|0 Comments

Coconut Rhubarb Scones

I have been waiting two years for this very moment. While that may sound a little dramatic, anyone that has started growing their own rhubarb is bobbing their head in agreement. I finally got around to planting a rhubarb last year, even though we have been in our current house for 5 years now. The first year that you plant [...]

By | June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Cakes, Breads, Muffins & Scones, Recipes|0 Comments

Retro Tuna Macaroni Salad

As I’m sure you know by now, I am a big fan of using whole wheat or grain-filled pasta whenever you possibly can in dishes. Sometimes you do need a glorious white pasta (decadent mac n’ cheese is a perfect example of this) but most times a dish and your health can benefit from substituting in a whole wheat or [...]

By | June 17th, 2016|Categories: Appetizers, Snacks & Side Dishes, Recipes, Salads|0 Comments

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Thirsty Thursdays with Mr. Magpie

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More great drink recipes..

My Latest Travels and Adventures

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 [...]

Beat the Blue Monday Blues!

Planning a vacation = the best cure for Blue Monday!

Christmas in November 2015

A recap of my adventures at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge's 2015 Christmas in November!

Visiting Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery & Juno Beach

Our trip to the beaches of Normandy and the Canadian War Cemetery in France.

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.