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Valentine’s Day Heart Shaped Pizzas + 25 Valentine’s Day Ideas!

These Heart Shaped Pizzas with Heart Shaped Pepperoni are perfect for Valentine’s Day!  And with this recipe, you can make the dough with your bread machine!  Easy and delicious.

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Valentine’s Day is coming soon!  Do you celebrate?  Decorate? Or make yummy treats?  If you’re looking for some ideas for love day, I’m hoping today’s blog post will get you into the Valentine’s Day frame of mind!  I’ve joined together with 24 talented Canadian bloggers to bring you a total of 25 amazing Valentine’s Day projects, with everything from recipes, table settings, drinks, wreaths, crafts, decorating ideas…you name it, it’s here!  You will find images and links to all the amazing projects created just for you, at the bottom of this post.  I love bloggers.

For my contribution to this collaboration I created these Heart Shaped Pizzas for Valentine’s Day.  I love to make themed pizzas for different holidays…I made this ghost pizza for Halloween, and now these heart pizzas for love day.  Come see how I made them!

Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Pizzas

Pizza is always a favourite around here, especially homemade pizza!  You just can’t beat the taste of a homemade crust…this crust recipe is crunchy, yet light, and so flavourful.  But one of the best things about it, is that you can make it in the bread machine.  SO easy.

Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Pizzas

To make these pizzas festive and special just for Valentine’s Day, not only did I shape the dough into hearts, but I also cut the pepperoni into heart shapes using a small cookie cutter.  Aren’t they deliciously adorable?!  Has pepperoni ever looked more cute?

Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Pizzas

After stretching the homemade pizza dough into hearts, I spread on some pizza sauce.  You can use either homemade or pre-made pizza sauce, I use pre-made sauce because it’s easy.   Eventually I hope to create an easy homemade sauce recipe, but for now, pre-made works great!

Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Pizzas

After I cut out the heart shaped pepperonis, there were quite a few leftover pieces.  I didn’t want to waste this pepperoni so I added them under the cheese so you couldn’t see it, but makes these pizzas extra pepperoni-y!  SO good.

Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Pizzas

Sprinkle on some cheese.  Ok, A LOT of cheese.  #allthecheese

Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Pizzas

And now to decorate!  These heart shaped pepperonis are the cutest.

Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Pizzas

Bake and wait as your cheesy pepperoni pizza bakes and bubbles away in your oven.  It’s worth the wait.

Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Pizzas

Ready to eat…yummmmmmmm

Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Pizzas

Even after baking the pizzas the heart shaped pepperonis hold their shape really nicely.  Such a fun and a great way to enjoy a family Valentine’s Day dinner!

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Heart Shaped Pizzas for Valentine's Day

These Heart Shaped Pizzas are perfect for Valentine's Day.  With this recipe, you can make the dough with your bread machine!

Servings 6
Author Jo-Anna@APrettyLife

Ingredients

Pizza Dough Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp bread machine yeast

Pizza Toppings:

  • 3 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup pizza sauce (more if needed)
  • pepperoni, cut into heart shapes (see instructions below)

Instructions

Making the Pizza Dough:

  1. Add all of the ingredients to your bread machine.
  2. Select the Dough/Pasta cycle (it's usually about a 1 hr and 30 minute cycle).
  3. Once the dough cycle has completed, remove the dough to a surface lightly dusted with flour, and cover with a clean tea towel. Let rise for 15 minutes.
  4. Roll out and shape the dough into one large heart shape, or 3 medium hearts, then transfer to a prepared baking sheet. (I prepare a baking sheet with a light layer of olive oil, or some corn meal.)

Assembling the Pizzas:

  1. To make the pepperoni hearts, use a small heart shaped cookie cutter and cut out the hearts.  Set aside.

  2. Spread the pizza sauce onto the heart shaped dough bases..

  3. Add the pepperoni extras from cutting out the heart shapes (not the hearts, but the edges so you don't waste any pepperoni).  See picture.

  4. Sprinkle on the grated cheese.

  5. Add the pepperoni hearts.

  6. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbling.

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Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Pizzas

25 Sweet Valentine’s Day Ideas

Now it’s time to see more fantastic Valentine’s Day ideas!  I hope you get a chance to visit the all of the talented bloggers listed below, as they share their projects over the course of the next week!  There are some ah-mazing projects.  You can also follow along on Instagram with the #CBValentinesDay hashtag!

25 Valentine's Day Ideas

Monday

Heart Shaped Pizzas for Valentine’s Day by Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life
Blood Orange Limoncello Cocktail for Valentine’s Day by Tara of Suburble
Ombre Cake Makeover from a Grocery Store Cake by Colleen of Lemon Thistle
Valentine’s Popcorn by Janella of Ma Belle Vie
“Warm Heart” Hand Warmers by Sarah of Flourish & Knot

Tuesday

Valentine’s Day Embroidery Projects by Heather of Home to Heather
Valentine’s Candy Inspired Table Setting by Andrea of Personally Andrea
Valentine Heart Strawberry Pop Tarts by Jen of Kitchen Counter Chronicles
Valentine’s Day Date Night In Gift Basket Idea by Christina of The DIY Mommy
Valentine’s Day Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookies by Shauna of Satori Design for Living

Wednesday

Felt Valentine’s Day Cards by Alex of Northstory
Lovey Dovey Vegan Chocolate Bark by Joann of Woman in Real Life
Valentine’s Day Wall Hanging by Thalita of The Learner Observer
DIY Valentine String Art by Tash of The Dreamhouse Project
Fluffy Valentine Sugar Cookies by Kendra of Joy In Our Home

Thursday

Easy DIY Valentine’s Wreath by Laurie of VinYet ETC
Raspberry Pie Mousse Cups by Daniela of Lifeovereasy
Valentine’s Day Breakfast by Dannyelle of Life is a Party
Valentine’s Mantel by Jen of Rambling Renovators
Boyfriend Bouquet | Floating Heart Terrarium by Cynthia of Cynthia Zamaria

Friday

Embroidery Hoop Valentine Art by Christine of The DIY Dreamer
“You & Me” Wood Sign by Lindi of Love Create Celebrate
Chocolate and Coconut Coated Heart Mini-Cakes by Jane and Sonja of Sustain My Craft Habit
DIY String Heart Wall Hanging by Melissa of The Sweet Escape
Heart Shaped Marshmallows for Valentine’s Day by Christine of Amidst the Chaos

Have a delicious day!

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Heart Shaped Pizzas for Valentine's Day

Winter Living Room Decorating

Embrace winter and decorate your home to reflect this beautiful season!

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This year during the week between Christmas and New Years I took down all of my Christmas decorations.  It seemed like the perfect time to get our house back in order.  There’s just something so beautiful about that lull between holidays, the pressure of Christmas is off, the fridge is stocked with delicious holiday leftovers…but the best part is that we never have much on our schedule so we’re sloooooow moving.  The kids are busy with their Christmas gifts, and I get busy getting my house cleaned and ready for January.  One of my most favourite feelings is that one when the house is a clean slate again…the tree is down, the decorations are put away, and now I have a fresh start.  I love January.

At this point many people start decorating for Valentine’s Day, but I just can’t, it’s too early.  I don’t want to move too fast into the next holiday, so instead, this is the time of year when I choose to embrace winter.  Currently we are in a deep freeze with more snow in the forecast, so there is no denying winter is here to stay for a while.  And instead of dreading it, we embrace it, both outdoors and indoors.  Outside we’ve been busy snowshoeing, skating, walking, and tobogganing, and inside we’re cozying up on the couch with homemade hot chocolate, fires and tonnes of Netflix.

So come inside my winter home, it’s fresh and cozy in here.

Winter Living Room Decorating

Winter Living Room Decorating

The nice thing about decorating for winter is the use of bright and fresh winter colours like white and and icy shades of blue.  These colours create such a cheery and light space.

Winter Living Room Decorating

I started with my mantel which is the focus of our living room area.  I wanted to keep it simple and light so I didn’t do much decorating here.  I added in natural elements like pine cones and birch branches, which both are things I love so much in home decor.  I used many of the same elements on my Winter Porch!

Winter Living Room Decorating

I actually kept a couple of things out from my Christmas decor…I left the pinecone garland on the mantle, and kept out the tree candle holders, but moved them to my bookcases.  I think they both work great for winter decorating.

Winter Living Room Decorating

But my favourite part of our winter living room is our couch loaded with soft blankets and tonnes of pillows.  I have a thing for throw pillows in case you haven’t noticed!  But I love how they look on my couch, and I like to snuggle in with them…my husband not so much, he tends to shove them aside but whatevs.  😉

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Molly loves the pillows too.  Isn’t she the cutest?

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I found the snowy owl and birch tree pillows on clearance at Chapters…they were part of their Christmas decor, but I thought they were perfect for winter…the snowy owl and birch trees are all images of our Canadian winters and I LOVE that.

Winter Living Room Decorating

When I was growing up seeing Snowy Owls swoop between fields was a regular occurrence, so when I saw this pillow I was instantly in love.

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Love love love so much.

Winter Living Room Decorating

Winter Living Room Decorating

Fresh and airy, yet comfy.  I’m really happy with how it came together, I especially love it at night with the fire going and candles lit.  It’s all of this that helps me love January as much as I do.

Winter Living Room Decorating

So there is my winter living room!  We’re going to enjoy it for a couple of weeks until I pull out all of the Valentine decorations!  Do you decorate for winter?  Or do you go straight to Valentine’s Day?

If you haven’t seen my Winter Porch, make sure to pop over!

Decorating the Porch for Winter

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Decorating the Porch for Winter

Decorating the Porch for Winter is a great way to embrace this beautiful season and greet your friends & family!

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Let’s take a little adventure today and visit a couple of beautiful winter porches, and maybe gather some inspiration to decorate your own porch, entryway or front step for winter!  I’m participating in a Winter Porch Blog hop with Design, Dining and Diapers and House 214 Design, and we are excited to share our winter decorating with you!  Winter is a beautiful time to decorate…

With winter being our most predominant season here, I think we should welcome it with open arms. Or at least a decorated porch!  Haha!  But honestly, I like welcoming in our different seasons with a little festive decor…it helps break up the monotony of what can feel like a verrrrrrry long winter/spring.  And I have to admit the house feels pretty bare after all the Christmas decorations come down.  So to keep our home feeling cozy during our winter, I add some winter decorations.  I’ve got my living room all decorated, and yesterday I decorated my porch.

Welcome to my Winter Porch!

Decorating the Porch for Winter

Because our winter has been SO cold and snowy this year, I decided to decorate to reflect this weather…which I love, I might add!  Cold and snow needs cozy and rustic, so that’s how I decorated.  And as you can see we have a tonne of snow, and it just keeps coming and coming but I love it.

Decorating the Porch for Winter

To decorate this porch space, I decided to ‘shop’ my home, so to speak.  My goal this year is to keep things as simple and minimal as I can around here, so that means less shopping for stuff.  I have too much stuff already, so I’m just going to try to decorate in new ways with it all.  This porch was decorated with items I have already.  Love that.

Decorating the Porch for Winter

Cozy blankets, pillows, candles, my favourite Sorel winter boots, snowflakes, birch logs and pine cones.  Wintery indeed.

Decorating the Porch for Winter

Decorating the Porch for Winter

What I love most about this space is how quiet and neutral it is.  All soft  colours that reflect what our winters look like here…white, brown, grey, sparkly.  Calming and really lovely.  Winter really is a nice season.

Decorating the Porch for Winter

Add some light from the candles and this is a lovely winter space.

Decorating the Porch for Winter

I love how it all came together…it almost makes me want to sit out here with a cup of hot chocolate.  I said almost.

Decorating the Porch for Winter

Now hop on over to visit Taryn’s Winter Porch over on Design, Dining and Diapers!

Design, Dining and Diapers Winter Porch

So how about you?  Do you decorate for winter?  Or are you all ready for Valentine’s Day?

Have an inspired day!

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Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to my Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour, I’m so happy to have you here!  My home tour is 1 of 29 Canadian Holiday Home Tours hosted by the lovely Christina of The DIY Mommy!  29 homes…isn’t that amazing?!  I hope you can take a moment to visit more gorgeous holiday homes…I have the links at the bottom of my post.

So today is my day to share, and I’m so excited that you are here!  The halls are all decked out, the fire is lit and our mugs are full of eggnog.  It’s a magical time of year isn’t it?  Welcome to my holiday home.  It’s Christmas all up in here y’all!

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

And just in time for your visit, it decided to snow.  I can’t even tell you how excited this made me!  I’m one of those Canadians that absolutely LOVES the snow and the cold, so this was a welcome site to wake up to!  And because I love you, I wanted to make sure you saw the snow too…I even barricaded the door for a few hours so no one would put footprints in this picture!  True story.  You might have seen my picture over on my Facebook page?  LOL  Since then I changed a few things and added my Winter Wonderland Bottle Brush Wreath to the door, and hung my Vintage Truck Wreath on the light fixture.

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So I begin my tour on our front porch…while we may not spend any time out here during the winter because it’s just too darn cold (in fact at this very moment as I write this it’s – 21 degrees C with a – 31 windchill!), but I like my front porch to welcome family and friends to our home in a festive and comforting way.  With lights, greenery and plenty of pretty!

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

This year I have once again embraced traditional colours of Christmas…reds, greens, white…with plaid, faux fur, birch wood and fresh greens.  These are the elements I remember from Christmas’s of my childhood, and it makes my heart happy to surround my family in them for Christmas this year.

Now, come on in where’s it’s cozy and warm.

Come on inside…I’ve got a fire going and hot chocolate to warm you up!

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

First, let’s stop at the office. Last year we had a gorgeous flocked tree in our living space which we absolutely loved, but this year the consensus was to once again have a real tree in the living room.  But because I adore my flocked tree SO much, I decided to put it up in our office and I love love it.  It’s the nicest lighting to work by…so festive and pretty.

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This tree is all decked out in red and white with candy cane ribbon…I just love it.

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

And as sit in my office this is the view I have of our staircase.  Staircases were meant to be decorated with festive garland weren’t they?  Now let’s head into the living room where it’s definitely Christmas!

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

I can’t resist bottle brush trees, so I thought why not put a few out on display?  They’re the cutest.

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

But my favourite space in my Christmas home this year is this little corner in our living room…I love everything about it…our tree, the mantel, our stockings, the plaid pillows…love love love.

Pretty Christmas Mantel

And I actually decorated our mantel for Christmas this year!  With all the Christmas decorating I do, I tend to overlook my mantel.  I think it’s mainly because the tree is such a focus in this room, and I never really knew how to balance it with decorating the mantel…I just didn’t know what to do with it.  But this year I had a vision and went with it…and it all started with those adorable skate stockings!

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

But seriously, these stockings.  Aren’t they the cutest?!  Why I’ve never hung them on our mantel before, I’ll never understand!  They need to be hung because they’re the best.

Pretty Evergreen Wreath. Just add fresh evergreen sprigs to a faux evergreen wreath to make it look more authentic.

Then to tie everything together I hung the Simple Evergreen Wreath I made last year, but updated it by stuffing in some fresh evergreen sprigs and added a Buffalo Plaid ribbon.  Love.

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

Then I added more fresh evergreens right onto the mantel ledge…everything is more festive with evergreen branches!  And it smells amazing.  I love how it came together.

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

And of course our tree!  This year we decided to go back to tradition and get a real tree, and I’m so happy we did.  It smells wonderful and looks right at home again in our living room.  Our tree is loaded with ornaments of all different shapes, colours, and themes…some are from mine and my husbands childhood, some are the kids, many are homemade by the kids over the years and some are new that I have found and loved along the way.  It’s eclectic, meaningful and perfect.

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

Now it’s time to cozy on up to the fire with a hot cup of tea and enjoy the season.

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

I love all the lights at night…so does Miss Molly…

So that is my holiday home tour, I hope you enjoyed it and maybe found some inspiration to deck your own halls this season!  If you are looking for more ideas for your own space, I hope you can take some time to check out these beautiful Christmas homes that are part of this years Canadian Bloggers Home Tour!  I love this tour because I really just enjoy seeing how everyone decorates their home for the season…everyone has such a different style, but they’re all amazing!  Another great way is to follow the hashtag #CBHomeTour on Instagram!

Now Let’s Go On A Canadian Bloggers Home Tour!

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Monday

northern  //  style exposure   //  The Learner Observer  //  The Uncommon Law
Heather In Heels  //  Clean and Scentsible  //  The Sweetest Digs

Tuesday

Amidst the Chaos  //  Brooklyn Berry Designs  //  lemon Thistle
Suburble  //  Life is a Party  //  PMQ for two

Wednesday

Love Create Celebrate  // Satori Design for Living  // A Pop of Pretty
So Much Better With Age  // VinYet ETC  //  Woman in Real Life

Thursday

The DIY Mommy  //  Fresh Crush  //  Time With Thea
A Pretty Life  Me!  //  Home To Heather  //  Nalles House

Friday

This Little Estate  //  Craftberry Bush   //  The Happy Housie
Kimpowerstyle  //  Elliven Studio

Have a very Merry day!

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5 Minute Christmas Mason Jar Candles

These 5 Minute Christmas Mason Jar Candles are a simple and quick DIY!  They’re perfect for a Christmas table setting!

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I really love projects that are simple to make, require really no time and barely any supplies, but are cute, like these 5 Minute Christmas Mason Jar Candles!  With our dark winter nights that basically start at 5:00PM, I find that candles are a nice way to brighten up the night.  I love the soft glow they give off.  I also like to add mason jar candles to table settings.  If you get the candle down far enough into the jar you don’t need to worry about setting your sleeves on fire as you reach for dishes across the table! Ha!

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This year I’ve embraced traditional Christmas colours like red and green, around my home.  These are the colours of the Christmas’s of my childhood, and I’m really happy to be surrounded by them this time of year.  Also because red is so outside the norm for decorating around here, it’s actually a nice change…I appreciate the pop of colour in winter!

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So continuing with my theme, I decided to make these simple mason jar candles for my table setting.

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I used the most simple supplies ever…mason jars, floating candles, twine, Buffalo plaid ribbon and sprigs of fresh evergreens.  SO easy.  And what’s great about this project, is that you can tailor it to your own home decor.  Use ribbon of your colour choice to match your own home, use a sprig of berries…the choice is all yours.

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Supplies for your 5 Minute Christmas Mason Jar Candles:

  • mason jars (I use the 500 mL ones)
  • twine
  • ribbon (I used Buffalo plaid ribbon)
  • sprigs of fresh evergreen
  • floating candles

How to make 5 Minute Christmas Mason Jar Candles:

  • Wrap your mason jar with the Buffalo Plaid ribbon, and secure it to the jar using a bit of twine.
  • Tuck some fresh evergreen sprigs into the twine.
  • Fill the jar with water, leaving about an inch or two from the top.
  • Add the floating candle.
  • Done!

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SO adorable.  And easy.  Love that!

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For more Mason Jar Christmas ideas, visit these easy DIY tutorials!

Bottle Brush Mason Jar Candles

Bottle Brush Mason Jar Candles

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Simple & Pretty Christmas Centrepieces

Simple & Pretty Christmas Centrepieces

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DIY Mason Jar Snow Globe

DIY Mason Jar Snow Globe

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Have a very Merry Day!

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Jewish Shortbread Cookie Pie

This delicious Jewish Shortbread Cookie Pie is a perfect recipe for the holiday season!  Soft nutty flavour with a sweet and cinnamon-y topping!

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Today I have something really fun happening!  I’ve come together with a group of food bloggers to each share a delicious holiday cookie recipe with you!  So welcome to this very special Canadian Cookie Collaboration between the Canadian Food Creatives and the Canadian Christmas Cookie Exchange!  I hope you can find some delicious recipes for your holiday season!

For this cookie exchange I decided to share my recipe for Jewish Shortbread, but with a twist!  I made a cookie pie using the fantastic Nordic Ware Sweet Snowflakes Baking Pan!  I try to make Jewish shortbread every year because it’s one of my favourite Christmas cookies…you could always find this classic crescent shaped cookie on Grandma’s cookie plate…I always loved that they were covered in cinnamon sugar!

Jewish Shortbread Cookie Pie

But instead of making individual crescent shaped cookies, I decided to make this cookie pie with Grandma’s recipe for Jewish Shortbread. To make this cookie pie, I just pressed the cookie dough into this special shallow pan, then baked it for about 45 minutes.  I thought preparing it this way would be a nice twist on Grandma’s classic recipe, and it was!

Jewish Shortbread Cookie Pie

I’m really happy with how this cookie pie turned out!  I love the soft nutty flavour of the ground pecans, with the sweetness of the cinnamon sugar mix on the top.  Classic Christmas cookie flavour!  These cookies are rich and delicious, and you might want to cut them into smaller pieces…or not.

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And how pretty does it look out of this pan?  So lovely.

Jewish Shortbread Cookie Pie

I really liked using this pan for cookie baking and I plan on making a classic shortbread cookie pie with it.  I think next time I would make sure to press the dough a little harder into the pan for better snowflake definition.  Anyway, it was delicious!

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Jewish Shortbread Cookie Pie

Ingredients

Jewish Cookie:

  • 1 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup finely ground pecans
  • 1 2/3 cups flour
  • pinch salt

Topping:

  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar, until it is smooth and fluffy.
  3. Add vanilla, and miix.
  4. Add the ground pecans, flour and salt. Mix well.
  5. Light grease an 8x8 baking pan (I am using the Nordic Ware Sweet Snowflakes Baking Pan)
  6. Press the cookie batter into the pan. You may find the batter sticky, so use a piece of saran wrap over your fingers to help you spread the batter evenly.
  7. Bake for 40 - 45 minutes, or until the edges are soft golden brown.
  8. While the cookies are baking, mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Set aside.
  9. After the cookie pie has finished baking, let it sit in the pan for about 10 minutes, then turn the large cookie onto a plate, and generously sprinkle the top with the cinnamon sugar mix.
  10. Let cool completely.
  11. Cut into pieces and serve!
  12. Enjoy

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Now let’s visit some fantastic Canadian Bloggers for more holiday cookie recipes:

Holiday Cookie Recipe Ideas

Have a very Merry and delicious day!

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 Disclosure:  Thank you to Nordic Ware for providing the Nordic Ware Sweet Snowflakes Baking Pan that I used to make this fun and festive Jewish Cookie Pie!  All opinions and thoughts about this pan are my own!  It’s a super fun way to make cookies!

Comfort & Joy Wreath

I had some fun with the holiday decor at Lowe’s Canada and created this Comfort & Joy Wreath!  A perfect way to decorate your front door and greet your guests this holiday season!

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Comfort & Joy Wreath

Wreaths are such a lovely way to greet guests that arrive at your home over the holiday season.  But sometimes it’s hard to find just the right wreath in stores, so why not make your own?  The great thing about making your own wreath is the ability to tailor the colours and style to reflect your own home.  And really there are no rules with wreath making because it’s all about what appeals to you!  There are so many options.  I find that once you have a theme and an idea of the colours you want, the rest is easy.

Comfort & Joy Wreath {A Pretty Life}

I have been busy making wreaths this holiday season because I love them so much, and so far I have made a Winter Wonderland Yarn Wreath, a Vintage Truck Evergreen Wreath, and now this Comfort & Joy Wreath.  The more wreaths the better I say!

Comfort & Joy Wreath

Making wreaths, especially wreaths with evergreen bases, is so easy.  It’s kind of like decorating a mini Christmas tree.  Christmas ornaments are just the right size and shape for hanging on wreaths, not to mention the many different options to choose from!  For this Comfort & Joy Wreath I chose ornaments from Lowe’s Comfort & Joy holiday decor line and had a great time putting it all together!

Comfort & Joy Wreath

I love the rustic look and traditional colour scheme of this wreath!  The Buffalo check plaid, the vintage truck, wooden snowshoes and holly berries, all come together perfectly in this pretty, and easy to make wreath!

Comfort & Joy Wreath

Supplies Required to Make A Comfort & Joy Wreath:

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How to Assemble

  • Hang your wreath base on a wreath hook and fluff the branches so the wreath isn’t flat, and the branches are as full as possible.
  • Hang the ornaments in groups of 3 for the best visuals.  Spread them out almost in a triangle pattern from each other, so they are equidistant.
  • To hang the ornaments I used the twine hanging loops that came with the ornaments, because the twine tied in nicely with the theme of the wreath.  To secure the ornaments, instead of hanging them on the branches, I tied them on.
  • Continue to tie on the ornaments until you feel that the wreath is full enough.  I wanted this wreath to be quite full, so I added quite a few ornaments.
  • I also tucked in some sprigs of holly berries that I cut off from a holly spray that I also bought at Lowe’s.
  • Then to finish the wreath off, tie a large bow at the base of the wreath, making sure to leave some length in the bow so it hangs low.
  • Step back and admire your masterpiece!

 

I hope I have inspired you to make your own wreath this Christmas season!  Just have fun with it, and you will end up with something you love.

For more inspiration, follow Lowe’s on social media / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / Pinterest

Have a very Merry day!
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Disclosure:  I am working with and am compensated by Lowe’s Canada, to bring you some decor projects for the holiday season.  All ideas, projects, thoughts, opinions and such are my own.  I just really love making wreaths!