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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 : 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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Provide a Newborn Checkup via Plan Canada Gifts of Hope

It’s another giving day on our 2015 Advent Calendar. Our family’s focus today is on world health.  Plan Canada provides a global movement for change, mobilizing millions of people around the world to support social justice for children in developing countries. And, today, via their Gifts of Hope program, we will sponsor a newborn checkup for a mother and […]

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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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Family Advent Calendar, Day 21: Christmas Cookie Party! Make Chocolate Chocolate Chip Crinkle [Kringle] Cookies, Pfeffernüsse, and other Old Favourites

It’s time to make loads and loads of Christmas Cookies! Today, we’re making two new Lunchbox Season recipes: Chocolate Chocolate Chip Crinkle [Kringle] Cookies and Pfeffernüssen.  We’ll also be whipping up batches of some of our old favourites: Cookie Meteors and Santa Babies. Print Recipe Chocolate Chip Crinkle Cookies Servings: 3 dozen cookies Author: Roseanne […]

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Chewy Christmas Nougat with Pistachios and Dried Cherries

Family Advent Calendar, Day 10: Make & Eat Chewy Christmas Nougat [with Pistachios and Dried Cherries]

It’s time to make more treats the kids have never tried before! Today we’ll be tackling Chewy Christmas Nougat [with pistachios and dried berries]. This recipe took FOREVER to formulate…so, please, enjoy!!!! Print Recipe Chewy Christmas Nougat [with Pistachios and Dried Cherries] an adaptation of flavour profiles and recipes from Bon Appetit, Anna Olson, and Gail […]

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Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 24, Christmas Eve Checklist

□ Make sure there are enough cookies for Santa. If not, make some more! □ Prepare the Cannoli Buche de Noel for tomorrow’s Christmas dinner. □ Go to Family Mass □ Indulge in the Feast of the Seven Fishes □ Drink Hot Chocolate and Sing Carols. □ Leave Cookies, Milk, and Maybe Even Some Reindeer Biscuits by the Fire

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Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 19, Pre-Christmas Concert Pizza Party with Quick & Easy Individual Thin Crust Pizzas

Today, we’re making our quick and easy thin-crust pizzas for a little supper before the kids’ Christmas Concert at school. Print Recipe Quick & Easy Individual Thin Crust Pizzas adapted from thekitchn makes 4 5.5-in pizzas Author: Roseanne Carrara, The Lunchbox Season IngredientsFor the Crust.75 c warm water1 tsp yeast2 c flour.5 tsp saltolive oil […]

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Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 15, Gingerbread Party, Design, Build, Decorate

Today, the kids are going to have a Gingerbread Party. They’ll cut, bake, and DECORATE some gingerbread cookie cutouts. Then, they’ll use paper and charcoal pencils to DESIGN the ultimate gingerbread house. Finally, they’ll use store-bought royal icing, graham crackers, ice cream cones, some of those gingerbread men, and candies [even a few leftovers from […]

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