Last Minute Christmas Recipes

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  Well today marks the official one week countdown to Christmas!  If you are still wondering what to put on your table this holiday season, here are some delicious last minute Christmas recipes for you!  These are a mixture of some great features from my Holiday Link Party, as well as a few of my favourite family recipes! There are main course ideas, side dishes, appetizers and desserts.  Enjoy!   - - - - - - - - Let's get eating! This Kale Salad with Pine Nuts and Pomeg … [Read more...]

Easy No Bake Christmas Desserts

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Since it's almost Christmas, I thought I'd share some easy no bake Christmas desserts with you!  We could all use some easy in our lives this time of year, I'm sure!  These scrumptious recipes are feature from our Holiday Recipes Link Party.  I hope you enjoy them...they're fast, delicious and perfect for the holiday season! - - - - - - - - This Tiger Butter by The Rolling Spoon looks SO good!  Aside from being served at Christmas, it would also make a great homemade gift for the teachers, … [Read more...]

Candy Cane Cloud Dessert

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We're coming up to the final stretch before Christmas!  I can't believe how fast December is flying by, can you?!  I really have to remind myself to step back and enjoy the holiday season.  Next week I'm going to be slowing down over here and spend some quality time with my family...the kids are going to be off of school soon so we'll bake some whipped shortbread, make some cinnamon salt ornaments, build our gingerbread house, and hopefully get out to do some skating!  I'm really looking forward … [Read more...]

Delicious Holiday Appetizers

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Can you believe it's already the second week in December?  So much to do and so little time! Over the next couple of weeks we'll be getting together with friends and family in celebration of the holiday season, so I have been spending some time planning what we'll be eating.  Because, I mean food is the most important part right?  Food + friends and family = best time ever. I especially love nights where we hang out with wine in our hands and appies on the table.  So I've been busy pinning appe … [Read more...]

Baked Goat Cheese & Bacon Spinach Dip

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Hello friends!  I'm so thankful to have you here during this holiday season! Today with the help of 3 other bloggers:  Shauna of Satori Design for Living, Cheri of Kitchen Simplicity and Heather of Setting For Four, we are bringing some delicious recipes for the holiday season right to you! Here's what we made: Heather of Setting For Four made Snowball Cookies Shauna from Satori Design for Living made Festive Pomegranate Mojitos Cheri of Kitchen Simplicity made these adorable Gingerbread C … [Read more...]

Cheesy Baked Mexican Chicken Dip

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I'm officially knee deep in holiday season planning and prep!  How about you?  It's a crazy time of year, but I'm really trying to enjoy it...I don't want to go through my favourite time of year feeling stressed!  So my goal is to be prepared and plan for holiday parties and the big day well in advance so that I can enjoy all the moments when they arrive! One of the areas that I struggle with the most is food to be served before big dinners.  Appetizers.  I always struggle with what to make … [Read more...]

Peppermint Kiss Sugar Cookies

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For the past few years I've participated in a local blogger bake sale here in Calgary in support for various charities.  I always enjoy baking for these events because not only is it for a good cause, it's also a great opportunity for me to meet and work with local food bloggers!  This past weekend was our most recent bake sale in support of Brown Bagging for Calgary's Kids...a charity that works in partnership with Calgary schools to make and deliver free healthy lunches for students who would o … [Read more...]

Homemade Eggnog Latte

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I have a deep love affair of holiday lattes from Starbucks...especially eggnog lattes.  But we all know that these treats can really add up, so why not make one at home?  Or something similar, but equally as delicious!  Honestly though, I can't tell the difference between my Starbucks eggnog latte, and this one that I make at home...and that is saying something...I'm an eggnog latte expert after all these drinks I've had over my lifetime haha ;) By whisking the eggnog and cream on the stove, y … [Read more...]

Grey Cup Recipes

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Well it's Grey Cup time next weekend!  And it just so happens that my home citys team is in the big game!  Ok, who am I trying to kid?  I actually had to do a search on the net to see who was in it this year haha...nonetheless, if there's an excuse for game day food this is it right? Ain't no party like a football partaaaaaay! And it just so happens that I have some recipes that make for great game food...so here you are, 10 Delicious Grey Cup Recipes. Go Stamps!  ;) - - - - - - Let's ea … [Read more...]