Archive | November, 2015


Family Advent Calendar : Make Italian Lemon Knots

It’s the last day of November and the second day of Advent! There’s no better way to kiss this month goodbye AND to welcome the Christmas season than to make a classic cookie! My Nana made the best Italian Lemon Knots. Just after Blaise and I got married, I visited her for a week and took advantage […]

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Family Advent Calendar 2015 : Family Tree Trimming Party

The Lunchbox Season’s Family Advent Calendar Is Back! This is our fifth and, perhaps, final year of Adventing! So, get ready for a wild ride! Welcome to Advent 2015! It’s the first Sunday in Advent. And, we’re starting it off in style! Family Tree Trimming Party Alright, lovelies, it’s time to get out the ornaments, […]

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Advent 2015 Love To Do List

Alright, folks, to celebrate our FIFTH YEAR OF “ADVENTING,” we’re doing something we’ve never done before… That’s right, brother, it’s okay to try something new! We’re going to be giving you a preview all of the things that are going to appear on our virtual Advent Calendar from November 29th to December 24th!   Okay, sister, now, […]

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Our Yule Log Recipe Featured on Huffington Post Canada Living!

Great news! Our Yule Log Recipe, Hazelnut Bûche de Noël, was Featured on Huffington Post Canada Living as part of their sponsored feature on taking a new twist on tradition, Inventing a Holiday Dish for the Ages! Click on the screen shot below and check out all of the amazing recipes! And, be sure to join us […]

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Reinventing a Holiday Classic : Chocolate Hazelnut Bûche de Noël

Now featured on Huffington Post Canada Living During the first year of The Lunchbox Season, as part of our Daily Family Advent Calendar, I posted my family’s Classic Chocolate Bûche de Noël recipe. Each year since, the kids and I have done our best to come up with a modern twist on this holiday classic. We’ve made an amazing Cannoli Bûche de […]

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The Lunchbox Season’s Family Advent Calendar 2015 Is Coming…

It’s that time of year…..Well, almost! Put a star on it, Bumble! Our annual online Family Advent Calendar begins on Sunday, November 29, 2015. So, get ready for a super-fun activity designed for you and yours presented daily, from the start of Advent to Christmas Eve! Oh, and we’ve got a pair of special previews planned.  Thanks […]

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Homemade Personalized Stationery

‘Tis a consummation devoutly to be wished… That when your child travels far away… She will write you [and the rest of the house staff] a newsy letter. When I was about Bea’s age, perhaps a little younger, my Aunt Peg sent me a pile of ’80’s carnation pink stationery, [think Pantone Honeysuckle…It was soooo […]

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Butter Tarts Three Ways : Plain, Pecan, and Cherry Ginger

This is what I imagine I look like when I’m standing around dreaming about Butter Tarts… Plain! Mmm, with Pecans, sweetheart! Oh! With Cherries and Candied Ginger! The other day, when the kids wanted to host a Tea Party for themselves and their stuffed animals [i.e. when, sick of overprocessed Halloween junk, they wanted an excuse to […]

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Congratulations, Plenty!

Congratulations are in order for Nathalie Foy, Beth-Anne Jones, and Carol Chandran on the launch of their online magazine, Plenty, this week. After celebrating their five year anniversary as 4Mothers1Blog, these multi-talented writer-editors decided to expand their spheres of influence and of interest and change over into magazine format. Plenty is an on-line lifestyle and parenting website. […]

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A Few Repurposed Screen Time Rants and Prescriptions

Hello! And Happy November! Did you have a fab Halloween?  I thought about going as one of these guys…I mean, books. We thought we’d start out November, a rather cheeky month, by all accounts, by repurposing some good old Screen Time Rants and Prescriptions for your enjoyment! Now, you must know we’re not espousing that you get the […]

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