christmas archive

holiday baking & gift ideas

If you are like me, you probably haven’t started your holiday baking yet. I’m making plans but I just need a nice chunk of time to immerse myself in butter, chocolate and flour. To get myself started, I took a…

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hot chocolate toddy

Hot drinks always help to keep the cold at bay. Throw in a bit of Tennessee whiskey and woo-ha, it’ll warm your bones in an instant. You can get the recipe for this hot chocolate toddy over on Poppytalk. And…

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happy new years: glazed chocolate cake with sprinkles

Oh, the holidays…so much going on, lots of parties, and way too many sweets! But c’mon, this rich chocolate cake is way too pretty to ignore. I spied this recipe on the Gourmet website and fell in love with the…

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merry merry!

Wishing everyone the best of the holidays!

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let’s call them rustic: brown butter cookies & other holiday goodies

I was super excited when I saw Gourmet’s favorite cookie guide. Cookie recipes from 1941 to 2008…amazing!!! The first cookies that really caught my eye were the brown butter cookies from 1961 and when Cornelius needed to make some cookies…

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for papa: pfeffernusse cookies

When I was little, there was one cookie that signified the start of the holidays: the pfeffernusse. Translated, they mean peppernuts which is because they have ground pepper in them (spicy!) and they look like walnut shells (I’m guessing). My…

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crafty extravaganza: the beautiful project around town

I interrupt my normal food themed posts to bring you a crafty notice! There’s a lot going on this weekend in Vancouver, but if you aren’t in this city, don’t worry, you can see what I’m up to on my…

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christmas cake: icebox peppermint yule log

My mother-in-law had asked me to make a dessert for our Christmas dinner and with so many things to do over the holidays, I wanted something without much fuss. I also wanted something kind of spectacular and festive looking. While…

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