Category: Christmas

Dec 03

Recipe: Sparkling Pomegranate Citrus Berry Punch

Greet guests with a beautiful and fragrant holiday cocktail. This punch can be prepared in advance, allowing for easy serving during celebrations. It’s the perfect way to entertain your guests when you are busy preparing the food for your dinner or party. The punch looks magazine-ready with sliced orange rounds, fresh green mint and bright …

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Dec 03

Recipe: Chocolate Orange Brioche Bread Pudding

This holiday, whip up this rich and delicious brioche pudding that features a soft and buttery sweet loaf made in France that is hand-braided before baking for European-style flavour and flair. “Toasting the brioche in the oven is a key step to the recipe. It helps to dry out the bread, which makes it even …

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Dec 25

Use Those Leftover Candy Canes In This Peppermint Dessert!

Wondering what to do with all of those candy canes?  Make a candy cane pavlova with them! Peppermint candy cane could be the official taste of Christmas. For added whimsy, add a sprig of holly and a bow to make this dessert look like a festive wreath. Find the recipe for Candy Cane Pavlova here…

Dec 18

How to Make Christmas Decorations From Nature

Making Christmas decorations from nature is a very old tradition. The very first holiday decorations were garlands made from tree branches, live Christmas trees, and evergreen wreaths. Natural materials have always been and will always be part of decorating for the holidays. You can decorate your home with items gotten from nature and not only …

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Dec 11

Christmas in Dairyville!

Last weekend my family and I had the pleasure of visiting Alpenrose Dairy in Portland, Oregon.  We were looking for something fun and Christmas-y to do and Christmas in Dairyville fit the bill! This year marks the 100 year anniversary of Alpenrose Dairy farm.  They’re truly considered a mandatory staple in the Pacific Northwest with delicious …

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Dec 01

How to Make Festive Christmas Bath Bombs

Looking for that perfect, unique handmade holiday gift idea?  Here’s a lovely and useful gift idea! Bath bombs are an excellent choice for a handmade Christmas gift or stocking stuffer. It’s a good idea to make a big batch at the beginning of the Christmas season to keep on hand for hostess gifts or last …

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Nov 29

Spread Holiday Cheer with Gingerbread Butter

‘Tis the season of baking delicious desserts and pastries filled with festive flavours. For many of us, it’s a time to bake and fill our cookie tins with the traditional holiday taste of gingerbread. This year, try experimenting the flavours of gingerbread in more than just cookies. Follow this recipe to purée the perfect gingerbread …

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Nov 28

Christmas Waves a Magic Wand

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. -Norman Vincent Peale