Tag: Christmas Baking

Baking and Sweet Endings

Greek Butter Cookies

Getting a “leg-up” on my Christmas baking by starting with these buttery little morsels that have just a hint of anise flavour. They’re good keepers and freeze well!  You can use either blanched or unblanched almonds to make the cookies. 

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Baking and Sweet Endings

Mom’s Shortbread

Mom made these every Christmas, we loved them.  Talk about getting caught with your hand in the cookie jar!  So buttery and delicious! When I worked as a corproate chef, I must have made thousands for work, us and family members

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“Not a Christmas Cake”

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Sometimes you just don’t have the time or feel like making a traditional Christmas cake and although they are a wonderful addition to Christmas, sometimes you want something different, which

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“German Stollen”

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Making this bread is a tradition in our house & so is having some on Christmas morning, with coffee, sitting up in bed opening our Christmas stockings! It’s not hard

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Baking and Sweet Endings

“German” Stollen

Making this bread is a tradition in our house as is having slices on Christmas morning, with coffee, sitting up in bed opening Christmas stockings! It’s not difficult to make and while things are rising, you can decorate your house!

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Woes of a Modern Day Baker

All of us bakers are gearing up to get baking our Christmas goodies! Aah…I can smell those mince tarts right now! Every time one of my recipes specifies candied fruit I get really miffed! All we can get here these

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What Will There Be This Year?

Today is the big day, the Christmas cake I make every year for my San Diego cousin has just left the building! Fingers crossed it arrives safely, or should I say all in one piece, in a few days! And

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What’s Been Cooking Lately…

  Well, the push is on!  Phyllis, the elf, has been baking up a storm, menu planning for Christmas and New Years, making lists, inviting guests, accepting invitations, putting up  the decorations and last and perhaps not the most fun, cleaning

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Baking Day And Christmas Memories

It’s the time of the year I always look forward to so I can head to the kitchen and bake my traditional goodies for Christmas, plus a few new things to change it up a bit. Memories always arise when

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