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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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The Lunchbox Season’s Top 10 Gifts for the Kitchen + a Soundtrack

    After this morning’s post about our Christmas Dinner Plans and my Christmas Wish List, so many of you asked about my favourite holiday gifts, I thought I’d draw up a shopping list for YOU. [Prices, in Canadian Dollars, are quoted at time of posting and are not necessarily the prices we paid for those […]

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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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Christmas Eve Checklist and a Gingerbread Bûche de Noël

Christmas Eve Checklist Turn on the Tree Lights and Meditate! Glaze and Slice our Twenty-First Century Canadian Christmas Cake! Bake Cookies for Santa! Mass at the Cathedral! Light a Candle for a Loved One! Indulge in the Feast of the Seven Fishes! [at a Chinese restaurant] Drink Egg-Nog and Sing Carols in Front of the […]

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Stir-Up Saturday: Reverse Chip Brookie Cookies

Stir-Up Saturday Reverse Chip Brookie Cookies The kids have been dying to recreate a cookie they often choose from a local bakery – a half-chocolate white chip and half-vanilla chocolate chip cookie. Their bakery cookie of choice is just fine, but it’s a bit high on the shortening and a bit too crispy for my […]

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Stir-Up Saturday: Cherry and Pistachio Studded Shortbread Cookies

Stir up Saturday Cherry and Pistachio Studded Shortbread Cookies The kids were so excited by the flavours of last year’s Chewy Christmas Nougat that they asked for more Cherry and Pistachio treats this year. Add one more recipe to the Holiday Treats Recipe Round-Up! Here’s an easy cookie to prepare ahead of time and slice and bake at the […]

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Stir-Up Saturday: Make Soft Gingerbread Crackle Cookies with Candied Ginger Bits

It’s Stir-Up Saturday once again! Last week, we guaranteed you a Christmas Cake with absolutely no candied fruits. Well, this week, we’re fitting in the one candied item the kids absolutely adore…Ginger!  When I asked the kids what their “ideal cookie” would be, they both concurred – Gingerbread!  With this in mind, they demanded a new, very […]

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Our Family Advent Calendar Starts Tomorrow!

Each year in Advent, The Lunchbox Season transforms into a virtual Advent Calendar, with a little something fun to do for each day of the season! Our Annual Family Advent Calendar Starts Tomorrow, Stir-up Saturday, November 29, 2014! Join us as we kick-off advent in style!!! Then, keep coming back each day in Advent for […]

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The Lunchbox Season’s Sweet Shop: Our Best Holiday Recipes

Our Family Advent Calendar begins with a Kick-Off Party on November 29th! As a warm-up to the Holiday season, we thought you’d appreciate a little guide to the best of what we’ve made so far. The Lunchbox Season’s Sweet Shop: Our Best Holiday Recipes Bûche de Noël – Christmas Yule Log Cakes Classic Chocolate Bûche de Noël […]

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Family Advent Calendar, Day 7: Lego Christmas Party! Lego Christmas Building Challenges and Lego Christmas Cookies

This morning we’re going to have a “Lego Christmas Party.” First, we’ll browse the web for a little inspiration. Then, we will choose from one or more of the holiday building challenges below and build our hearts out. We’ll follow this up with some Lego Christmas Cookies (see the recipe below). Inspiration For inspiration, we’ll have a […]

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Advent Shadowbox 2012: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! Thanks for joining us for our Advent Shadowbox 2012 Calendar! __________ Here’s a recap! Advent Shadowbox 2012: An Introduction: We (re)introduce our Advent Shadowbox Calendar Tradition and include some tips for how you might create a similar tradition of your own. Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 1,  Have  a Tree Trimming Party, Make Cinnamon Glitter […]

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