christmas archive

winter ginger: white chocolate gingerbread blondies

Every Halloween, we invite friends over to carve pumpkins and watch scary movies. There’s always plenty of treats on hand and I usually try to make something special like salted honey caramel apples or a batch of candied pretzel nutty…

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rummies everywhere rejoice: easy french rum cake

I went jean shopping a little while ago and bought a pair of jeans. I loved them so much that I went back and bought a second pair. I do that a lot – find something I love and buy…

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you’re so easy to love: bourbon chocolate mousse with hazelnuts

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and for me going out to a restaurant for dinner is not going to happen. As a rule I hate going out to dinner on a Saturday night because of crowds and being out on a…

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party down with gougères (aka cheese puffs) + a holiday gift wish list

I know, gougères sounds like fancy food. Delicious, of course, but probably super tricky to make. You might think that these are better left to the professionals or at least the person invited to the holiday party with the perfect…

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so fresh, so cool: crispy mint chocolate chip cookies

I’m so into fall mode right now. There’s lots of colourful leaves on the trees and crisp leaves on the ground. Some days are rainy and cool while other days are shockingly warm – look ma, no cardigan required! Autumn…

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a new tradition: salted white chocolate candy cane popcorn

It’s Christmas eve and finally ready to start my holiday baking. Last minute, maybe? Definitely. But I’m okay with that. My favourite Chex mix is in the oven toasting. I’m about to make tiramisu for the first time. And I…

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aw nuts: sweet & spiced almonds

It’s 7 days until Christmas and I feel like I’m only just starting to get into the festive spirit. It’s been a very busy fall and winter and now that Got Craft (an awesome Vancouver craft fair) is over, I…

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love is….raspberry jam thumbprint cookies

For the past few years, we’ve spent our wedding anniversary in different cities. Last year, we celebrated with a whirlwind visit  to Chicago in the middle of a big road trip. The year before that, we spent it in New…

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