Category: Featured

Dec 23

Ginger-Molasses Reindeer Cookies

Whether you’re participating in a cookie exchange with friends or making a treat for St. Nick, add these adorable reindeer cookies to your holiday baking this year. As sweet to look at as they are to eat, the salty pretzel antlers complement the season’s favourite flavours of ginger, cinnamon cloves and sweet molasses. These homemade …

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Dec 23

Two-Way Holiday Canapes

Tender puff pastry is prepared with two different toppings to whet the appetites of your Christmas party guests. In one hand, they’ll have tart pears topped with walnuts and sweet honey, and in the other, a salty prosciutto and sundried tomato with bitter arugula. Both are layered on a creamy ricotta cheese base. Everything needed …

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Dec 23

Raspberry Linzer Thumbprint Cookies

Holiday recipes ready in 20 minutes or less Holiday baking shouldn’t feel like an obligation, but when you’re trying to tackle a complicated recipe, the stress starts to stack up. Ready in 20 minutes or less, recipes like the one below will take the ache out of baking and get you feeling festive. Start with …

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Dec 15

Celebrate Christmas – Scandinavian Style

Scandinavia, which includes the countries of Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, has a variety of beautiful and unique Christmas traditions. While there are a number of similarities, like the use of candles and a combination of red and white decorative elements, there are also many traditions that are unique to each of the Scandinavian countries. …

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Dec 15

Swedish Christmas Cookies – A Recipe To Make Pepparkakor

Christmas is a special time in Scandinavia and Sweden in particular. Tradition and Heritage are extremely important to Swedish culture and there are many traditions which are widely upheld. In most traditional Swedish homes, the smell of home baked foods and desserts fill the air at Christmas time. The Swedes really love to cook and …

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Dec 14

How to Make Christmas Decorations From Nature

Making Christmas decorations from nature is a very old tradition. The very first holiday decorations were garlands made from tree branches, live Christmas trees, and evergreen wreaths. Natural materials have always been and will always be part of decorating for the holidays. You can decorate your home with items gotten from nature and not only …

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Dec 01

How to Make Festive Christmas Bath Bombs

Bath bombs are an excellent choice for a handmade Christmas gift or stocking stuffer. It’s a good idea to make a big batch at the beginning of the Christmas season to keep on hand for hostess gifts or last minute office gift exchanges. There are a lot of creative ways to decorate your bath bombs …

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Dec 01

Classic Quotes from “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

The Peanuts characters have been an integral part of my holidays ever since I can remember, as well as for many Americans. Every year when the Charlie Brown specials come on TV, the family naturally gathers for the event.  “A Charlie Brown Christmas” debuted in 1965, and it’s still welcome in our living rooms year after …

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Nov 30

Double Decker Peanut Butter Fudge

Double your delight with peanut butter and chocolate fudge Too much of a good thing is never a problem with this double decker peanut butter fudge that brings together two favourite flavours in a creamy, sweet treat. If you can pick a favourite, each layer is great on its own as well. Double Decker Peanut …

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Nov 29

Spread Holiday Cheer with Gingerbread Butter

‘Tis the season of baking delicious desserts and pastries filled with festive flavours. For many of us, it’s a time to bake and fill our cookie tins with the traditional holiday taste of gingerbread. This year, try experimenting the flavours of gingerbread in more than just cookies. Follow this recipe to purée the perfect gingerbread …

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