Recipe Index

christmas archive

merry merry!

Wishing everyone the best of the holidays!

Read more »

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…

Read more »

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…

Read more »

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…

Read more »

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…

Read more »

jingle bells and chocolate shortbread cookies

I think I’m all ready for Christmas. Phew! The only thing I have left to do is our dessert for tomorrow’s family dinner and making tonight’s cozy supper for two. Every Christmas Eve, Cornelius and I relax, drink boozy cocktails,…

Read more »

delicious confections: mint melties

I’m in the throes of Christmas baking and homemade gift making. We’re heading to Ontario first thing tomorrow morning to visit family and won’t be back until a week before the holidays really kick in. I’m making/baking most of my…

Read more »

ho! ho! ho!

Oooh, I love the holidays! Our tree has been up for weeks now, all our presents are wrapped and all the holiday baking is finished. Phew! Now, it’s relaxation and celebration time. I have a slightly more detailed list of…

Read more »