christmas archive

cranberry lemon squares

Last week I wanted to bake something for my friend’s 40th birthday. I didn’t want to go the chocolate route since I knew she’d probably get a ton of chocolates as gifts. She, like me, loves the sour so I…

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rising to the challenge: cinnamon buns with dried cranberries & lemon zest

Sometimes in order to attain comfort you must move outside your comfort zone. I shy away from finicky recipes. Complicated steps and unfamiliar ingredients scare me a little bit. But I do push myself to try new techniques or try…

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citrus wallop fruit salad

This was my kitchen counter earlier and it was a sight for sore eyes, indeed. Is there anything more beautiful and colourful than this? Hues of pink, purple, yellow, orange – how bright and cheery for a January grey morning! I…

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cranberry rum shortbread cookies

I know, I know…you probably don’t want to look another cookie in the mouth for at least another little while. Maybe you’ve been spending your mornings gobbling crispy candy cane bark and stuffing your cheeks with spicy-sweet pretzels & nuts…

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happy christmas to you: candy cane crisp bark

One of my favorite Christmas traditions to make is candy cane bark. White chocolate + candy canes is a cinch to make, very festive-looking and it’s always appreciated. This year, I decided to shake things up a bit…

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christmas is a-coming: chocolate coconut almond bites

This candy is the perfect memory maker as it tastes just like the candy bar of my youth. And because I’m a sucker for an Almond Joy, I decided to tuck in a roasted almond into each ball to make each bite extra special.

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worth the wait: welsh cakes

First of all, I want to thank all of you for your well-wishes during my time of extreme craft craziness. To those who I met at the various fairs and shows, thank you so much for coming out and saying…

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belated birthday fun times: the white out cake

But first, let me talk about cake. In my head I thought it was perfectly reasonable to bake 3 cakes (2 of them would be layer cakes, of course). So I set about making the first cake, a bundt. Easy, right?

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