This has to be one of my favourite holiday cookies of all, the Empire Cookie!! Its soft biscuit like cookie is sandwiched between a sweet layer of raspberry jam, drizzled with almond icing and topped with a plump little cherry! It doesn’t get any better than that!...more
Isn’t this the cutest idea for your Christmas brunch, a cinnamon bun wreath?! Not only is it beautiful to look at but also it’s down right delicious!! And the best part, if you know how to make basic cinnamon buns then you won’t have any troubles turning them into this beautiful wreath! It’s so simple!...more
I’m in love with this simple shortbread recipe that pairs so well with so many flavours! This 1 recipe makes 3 cookie flavours, making your life easier during the holidays and making you look like a super star! 1 recipe, 3 cookies, how amazing is that?! ...more
With Halloween approaching, the kids and I have been having some fun in the kitchen. One of our favorite treats this time of year is these Halloween spider cupcakes. I’ve seen many variations of these cupcakes on my social media streams, and we ventured into them last year. They became an instant favorite for the kids. ...more
Each year I love celebrating the holidays by becoming Martha Stewart, Super-Mom. I make cookies, fudge, pies, and desserts. I wrap all the presents in matching wrapping paper and make my own bows, usually something different every time. When I was literally 8 1/2 months pregnant and going into early labor, I made about 30 personalized salt dough ornaments that doubled as gift tags on the presents. I always bring my neighbors packages of goodies. I donate to the less fortunate. I buy everyone a gift....more
What's my favorite part of the holidays? The food, family, friends and the holiday parties of course! And would there be any holiday parties without the food? The more I become acquainted with food, the more I come to realize how much it has to offer. Not only does it give us the constant nourishment we need to live our daily lives but it brings us together. It builds friendships. It also opens a world of opportunity to experiment with exciting flavors and try new recipes. That's one thing I love about food, it never has to be boring and there are limitless combinations of what can be created.