Tag Archives: festive

Steamed gingerbread milk

A festive treat for the whole family! My family knows the phrase ‘pumpkin spice’ drives me bonkers. When, why and how did the warm, comforting spices like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves become the exclusive domain of pumpkins or pumpkin … Continue reading

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A festive, flavourful brunch menu

Show Mom you care with a delicious feast! Truth be told, most Moms do NOT want to be served breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day. I can state from experience that it’s more than a little nerve wracking to be … Continue reading

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Baked brown butter doughnuts

A simple yet spectacular sweet treat! I had no idea just how easy it was to make doughnuts until I bought a doughnut pan at my local kitchenware store. Baked doughnuts are great because they don’t involve the fuss and … Continue reading

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Small batch fun and festive lion cupcakes

Perfect for parties, bake sales and more! I have always been a big fan of cupcakes. Not only are they quicker and easier to serve than cake, they can be so fun to decorate too. These cuties are inspired by … Continue reading

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Mocha Crinkle Cookies

A flavourful, festive treat! These are the most wonderful cookies. Not too sweet, fragrant with coffee and chocolate and ever-so-pretty with their dusting of icing sugar. That dusting is part of their magic – by rolling the dough balls first … Continue reading

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Chocolate Macaroon Nests

This no-bake, fibre-rich, gluten-free confection almost qualifies as a healthy treat. I loved making macaroons (not to be confused with pillowy French macarons) as a little kid, particularly because I could execute this recipe independently, since the oven wasn’t needed. … Continue reading

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Sunshine cocktail with grapefruit, vanilla and vodka

Go ahead – feel virtuous about having a cocktail. After all, when it’s packed with Vitamin C thanks to freshly squeezed grapefruit and lemon, it’s got to be good for you, right? I really enjoy grapefruit in the dead of … Continue reading

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