Triple gingerbread | Mary Poppins

“And in a case under the glass were rows and rows of dark, dry gingerbread, each slab so studded with gilt stars that the shop itself seemed to be faintly lit by them.” -Mary Poppins, P.L. Travers Disclaimer: Ginger products were gifted from The Ginger People. Gingerbread– it’s such a core of our Christmas baking rituals, and yet there are so many variations of gingerbread. Your family recipe might be a soft gingerbread cookie that uses golden syrup, or a...more

Niffler Bread | Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

Move over, Minions. The latest cheekiest, lovable character has arrived- the Niffler! I know I’m not the only one who was turned to mush over the cute little critter in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them ....more

Throw a 1920’s speakeasy party in ‘The Blind Pig’ | Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

Background information If you were into the whole Great Gatsby party thing, looks like we can pull out our flapper dresses again! 1926 was right in the middle of Prohibition (1919-1932), a time when government banned the manufacturing and sale of alcohol. Of course, that didn’t stop anyone ....more

Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde transforming potion | Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Wonder what makes this Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde transforming potion special? There’s two reasons. While butterfly pea flower extract makes the liquid blue, all the other liquids we’re adding are clear ....more

‘Welcome to New York’ Theme | Throw A Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them Party

I hope everyone is as excited as I am for Fantastic Beasts! Like everyone, I’m sure, I’ve been scouring the trailers and new tidbits of information they’ve been giving us for clues about the new film. To make sure we all celebrate the release in November the best we can, I’m pulling together everything we know, and publishing three themes that can be used to inspire your Fantastic Beasts party over the next few weeks ....more

Steak and kidney pie | Harry Potter

Only one thing is better than a dinner party- a Harry Potter themed one! But being across the water makes it hard to take part when all the other guests are based in Canada. Thanks to I Say Nomato and 365 Days of Easy Recipes (and Food Bloggers of Canada who put the idea in their heads), a Harry Potter virtual dinner party was born ....more

Peppermint Toads | Harry Potter

“…peppermint creams shaped like toads (“Hop realistically in the stomach!”)… -Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling ...more

Caramel Apples | The Night Circus

“Apples dipped in caramel so dark they appeared almost blackened but remained light and crisp and sweet.” -The Night Circus,...more

Sleepy Hollow Slapjacks

“…and anon he passed the fragrant buckwheat fields, breathing the odor of the beehive, and as he beheld them, soft anticipations stole over his mind of dainty slapjacks, well buttered and garnished with honey or treacle, by the delicate little dimpled hand of Katrina Van Tassel.” -The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving Ask me to choose a story that makes me think of Halloween, and Sleepy Hollow will top my list. I grew up watching the Disney version, a tradition I’m adamant in sticking with each year. Later, I fell in love with the story ....more
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