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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Chocolate Candy Cane Bark

Chocolate bark is fast and easy candy, it makes a great gift, it’s flexible ingredient-wise, and even I can make it! Candy cane bark is my traditional gift to family and friends. I get requests for it every year, starting at around October. Sometimes I change it up with nuts, fruits, or even popping candy.  […]

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Cherry Almond Mini Tarts

This is the easiest holiday party food I’m making this year. There is very literally no baking or cooking involved. These tarts are as simple as: open; build; serve! Pleast note:  do not make these ahead of time. The pastry cups will wilt. This recipe makes 12 mini tarts. Cherry Almond Mini Tarts Ingredients: 1 Can […]

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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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