Tag: Christmas

Christmas Baking, Shortbread with Tuscan Lily Stamp
Baking and Sweet Endings

Mom’s Shortbread

Mom made these every Christmas and we loved them so much.  No secret that we got caught with your hands in the cookie jar on more than one occasion!  So buttery and delicious! When I worked as a corporate chef, come Christmas season I must have made thousands of them both for the dining room […]

Cranberry, White Chocolate Cake, Ring Mold
Baking and Sweet Endings

Cranberry White Chocolate Cake

This cake says Christmas season to me, probably because I make it then! White chocolate, cranberries and orange are such a good combination.  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 brown […]

Blog Post Photo, Del Rey Living Room with Christmas Tree
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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 laid down and “we will never be doing that again”. Did I mention that we […]

Tourtiere with Greens & Green Tomato Relish

My Tourtiere

We may not live in Quebec, but we love this fragrant savoury pie redolent with herbs and spices so much it’s become an absolute must at our house over Christmas!  I have revised, changed and added things over the years and it just keeps getting better and better. I’ve made the filling using a mixture […]

Blog Photo Post, Christmas Decorations
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Random Thoughts On 2014

The Christmas decorations are put away for another year, including the vintage icicles, that hung from 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 staying up until the day after Valentine’s Day! Champagne always goes so well with twinkly […]