Candied Dried Orange Slices

Candied fruit always seems to be a Christmas-only specialty that the local baking wizard produces for potlucks and gifts before he/she vanishes with a puff of smoke, not to be seen again until next year. Well, that doesn’t work for me. It’s too hard to find good dried and candied citrus slices for my tea […]

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Cold Brew Fever

Here we are again, back on my favorite subject – my unrepentant addiction to coffee. I’ve jumped on the cold brew bandwagon. Every time I hear or read about it, I’m told how complicated and difficult it is to make cold brew. There are step by step instructions to make cold brew properly all over […]

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6 Festive Cocktails to Make Your New Year’s Party Ring!

Here we are already! Another year gone, and one more on the horizon suddenly arrived while we were cleaning up the shredded wrapping paper and tossing out the raisin cobbler that odd aunt sent us. Seemingly without warning, it’s time to come up with party favours, snacks, and cocktails for one last fling before this […]

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Winter Wassailing

I’m going to brag. I’m not shy about telling you that you’ll love this wassail. I’ve spent many years perfecting and tweaking it, and it turns out that the best flavors are the simple ones. Don’t restrict wassailing to just Christmas. All Fall and Winter, I make this comforting drink for parties, dinners, or just […]

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Dorky Rudolph in a Blanket

This wonderfully easy and fun Christmas party treat is created by adding a few details to an old favorite. It’s also a great recipe to make with little ones. You can use frozen pigs-in-blankets from your grocery store frozen food isle or make them yourself. Either way, these simple, dorky, festive bites will make everyone […]

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Snowman Canapes

These are wonderfully simple but so cute that everyone will make comments about it. You can also have a little helper on these. Great recipe for the mini-yous to learn on. They’re adorable, but they’re yummy, so they disappear fast. Snowman Snack Bites Ingredients: Cream Cheese Baby Carrots Black Olives Chives Ritz Crackers Instructions: Fold […]

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Spicy Carrot Pickles

I love carrot relish, but I usually pick out all the pickled carrots and eat them like I’m suffering from a serious vitamin A deficiency before anyone at the table can put the relish on their tortillas. Clearly, something had to be done. These spicy carrot pickles will hopefully satisfy my craving enough to keep […]

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