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Family Advent Calendar : Double Chocolate Cookies with Andes Mints

We’ve got school bake sales and cookie plates a-plenty this week. Time for a new [old] cookie recipe! This is a fresh take on a favourite cookie of ours…. A chocolate cookie exploding with chips and bits of Andes Mint. And, a recipe that’s nut free and easily doubled! What could be better than Double Chocolate Cookies […]

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Family Advent Calendar : Bake ALL of the Christmas Cookies + The Lunchbox Season’s Top 10 Holiday Cookie & Bar Recipes

Today is the day when we bake ALL of the Christmas Cookies!  In addition to the world-famous Nestle Tollhouse Cookies recipe on the back of the bag and Better Homes & Gardens’ recipe for Gingerbread Cookie Cut-Outs, we’ve developed an immense list of ORIGINAL Christmas Cookie recipes that we love to bake each year. After six years […]

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Have Yourself a Canadian Little Christmas: Make Fudge! Our Recipe for Penuche, Butterscotch Fudge with Pralines

  Today’s Family Advent Calendar post is also part of an amazing media exchange! I’m working with some fantastic online magazines to help you Have Yourself a Canadian Little Christmas. See the links on the bottom of the page for all of the other makers and innovators who are participating in today’s #canadianlittlechristmas and check out their inspiring […]

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Family Advent Calendar : Plan Christmas Dinner and Make “Test Cookies” for Santa : Dorie Greenspan’s Speculoos Buttons from Bon Appétit

TODAY’S FAMILY ADVENT CALENDAR MUST DO is a MUST DO x 2! I. Plan Christmas Dinner Original Photo [in Pink]: Chicks That Mix, White Peacock Events Blog Today, we will sit around the fire and plan our Christmas Dinner. Partly because I have a rather culinary-based Christmas Wishlist this year and partly because I want to take a turn from last […]

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Family Advent Calendar : Tree Trimming Party with Homemade Eggnog

It’s the first Friday in Advent, which means that it’s time to trim the tree!! Tonight, we’ll be getting out the Favourite Photo Ornaments, along with the tree, the lights, and all the other baubles. We’ll order fish and chips, turn on some favourite holiday movies, and eat a few of the Chocolate-Dipped Macaroons we made […]

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Family Advent Calendar : Make Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons

What would the first week of Advent be without a little holiday baking? We always wanted to test-drive a coconut macaroon. And, over the past few months, we did so. Today’s the day we go from test-drive to license-to-thrill.  Here’s our best-ever recipe for the Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons we’ll be making today. It’s a slightly […]

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Harry Potter High Table : Lemony Wonderful Chicken Pot Pie

Is anyone else having a bit of a Harry Potter themed week looking forward to the release of the Fantastic Beasts movie this Friday? With Bea’s birthday just around the corner, you can bet we are! Break out the The Lunchbox Season’s Famous Butter Beer Blondies! We’re also planning on watching the Mudbluds Quidditch documentary […]

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Election Night Cocktails: The White Pantsuit

I’m not sure about you, but I’ve been election crazy over here. I thoroughly admit I’ve been binge-watching CNN for the last 8 weeks. While we make our home in Canada, everyone in this house is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada! So, this morning, I woke up and couldn’t help feeling a little […]

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Take a Breather! Our Sugar-Free Flexible Granola Recipe

I’m not sure about you, but I’m pretty glad October is behind us. The speed at which it passed, however, wowza! November looks no less busy…So, I’m looking for ways to slow down this month. After all, I’m in the process of prepping this year’s daily Advent Calendar posts [look for those right here on November 27th!] […]

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Tarot, Tasseomancy, and a Matcha Green Tea Texas Sheet Cake

To get ourselves in the Halloween mood, we decided to have a night of magic by having a family Tarot and Tea Leaf reading session. Remember that tea-leaf-reading-cup I was swooning over back around Mother’s Day? Well, the kids gave me one! And I have had great fun with it, subsequently, both at a Harry Potter […]

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October Nesting : Our Best Easy Boeuf Bourguignon

Oktoberfest? How about October Nesting? That first crisp fall chill always makes me think of the month I spent nesting before Bea was born. Nothing about either of my pregnancies every really struck me as “ordinary,” except for that curious and wonderfully “ordinary” desire to stock the fridge and freezer with several months’ worth of […]

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Apple Crisp with Candied Ginger Inside and Out

One of my favourite any-time fruit desserts is a crisp or crumble. Sure enough, right when we got back from apple picking on the weekend, I whipped up a crisp for the family. This recipe for our Apple Crisp with Candied Ginger Inside and Out is a variation on a favourite plum crumble recipe my friend […]

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It’s Lilac Season Again!

It’s lilac season once again! And, our backyard lilacs are more fragrant than ever! So, before I run off for a well-earned ladies weekend, I thought I’d send you back to last year’s amazing lilac ideas!  Click either one of the images below to be transported to the post and recipes: http://wp.me/p3S4I7-2c2

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