Tag: Christmas

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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Baking and Sweet Endings

Cranberry White Chocolate Cake

This cake just screams Christmas season; chocolate, cranberries and orange. Perfect with a cup of coffee! And…you can make it ahead and tuck into the freezer. Makes a 9” Tube or Bundt Cake 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 1 cup

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Winter Comforts

Christmas Spirits?

We’ve got our tree! We love going to our favourite “lot” every year and picking out the “perfect” tree. The first year my Husband and I were together we drove all over town looking for “that” tree! Oops… the law was

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Winter Mains

My Tourtiere

Just because we’re not from Quebec doesn’t mean we don’t love this fragrant savoury pie with its herbs & spices that’s become an absolute must at our house over Christmas!  I have revised, changed and added over the years and

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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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Random Thoughts On 2014

The Christmas decorations are put away for another year, including the vintage icicles, that hung on our trees when we were kids. The package still has the 10 cent price tag from Zeller’s! The fairy lights on the window, are

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Cantucci di Prato (Almond Cookies From Prato)

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Prato, Italy is famous for their Cantucci (small biscotti). They are meant to be dipped into a glass of Vin Santo or Morellino wine from Elba or even a late harvest

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Spiced Fruit Chutney

I make this chutney in the fall & winter. Nicely spiced and chock full of fruit!  It is really fabulous served with Tourtiere, roast pork, lamb or roast turkey. It’s pretty darned good with a grilled ham & cheese sandwich

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