Tis the season for Christmas baking! This week I’m in full prep mode for my 13th annual Christmas baking marathon. Last year I spent an entire weekend in the kitchen and ended up with over 1,000 cookies. That’s a new personal record!
Mini Gingerbread Houses
December is finally here! If you haven’t already started counting down the days until Christmas, now’s the time to start. What better way to kick off the season than with decorating a gingerbread house or twenty?
Alright folks, it’s time to get real. Today I’m going to tell you about how these these “easy, no-bake treats” became the bane of my existence. If you’re having trouble imagining what could possibly go wrong when making such a simple, innocent looking bar, don’t worry. You’re about to find out.
I remember the first time I had any sort of freeze dried fruit. It was an orange segment decorating the top of a decadent, flourless, chocolate cake. I was blown away by how light and airy the orange piece was. It seemed to dissolve in my mouth so quickly, almost like cotton candy, but the flavour was so bright and intense. Since then, I’ve been wanting to try experimenting with freeze dried fruits, but have had difficulty finding any locally.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake
Earlier this week, we were invited over to my best friend’s house for a belated birthday celebration for her mum. My friend is an insanely good cook, and she prepared an incredible meal of roast lamb, chicken, veggies and saffron rice. As stuffed as we were, we still managed to finish the meal with an epic dessert featuring not one, but six cheesecakes!
I made this caramel popcorn recipe for the first time more than a decade ago. I was blown away by how quick and easy it was to make. I was even more blown away by how quick and easy it was to eat!
Pumpkin Roll Ghost Cake with Mascarpone Whipped Cream
The Halloween baking continues my friends! This week I made a spooky pumpkin roll ghost cake with mascarpone whipped cream filling. You might be thinking its the ghosts that make this cake spooky, but in actual fact, it’s something else…
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Halloween Mummy Cupcakes
Halloween is rapidly approaching and I’ve been desperately wanting to make some halloween treats. It’s been another busy week around here, so I needed to find a project that wasn’t too time intensive. That’s when I decided to try out these Halloween Mummy cupcakes! They’re incredibly quick and easy to make and require minimal effort when it comes to the actual decorating part.
Fall Gourd Candles
Happy Thanksgiving weekend to all my Canadian friends! As is tradition, we’re spending the weekend with family, gathered around a massive turkey dinner with all the fixings. My mum always prepares way more food than we could ever need around this holiday, so this week I opted to skip the baking and try out a fun fall decorating project instead.
Dad’s Mini Pumpkin Pie Tarts
If you’ve been following along with my blog for a while now, you might recall the recipe I shared last thanksgiving for my Dad’s Pumpkin Pie. Well it’s that time of year again, and the pie is back, but this time it comes in the form of mini pumpkin tarts!