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Rudolph Chocolate Sugar Cookies

  Kids will absolutely love seeing these Rudolph Chocolate Sugar Cookies on your Christmas cookie tray this year.     My kids are so picky when it comes to Christmas desserts. That vintage English trifle that gets served up every year basically doesn’t stand a chance. Nor do the mincemeat pies, or Christmas pudding. Generally …

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Peppermint Mocha Cookies

      Tender chocolate cookies, smothered in a chocolate mocha ganache get a festive kick with the addition of peppermint candy canes – these Peppermint Mocha Cookies are the perfect treat for any Christmas cookie tray!     These delectable chocolate cookies are a peppermint mocha in cookie form – absolutely delicious and easy …

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Winter Wonderland Paper Plate Wreath

               Get your kids into the holiday spirit with this festive Winter Wonderland Paper Plate Wreath craft. With just a paper plate, a little paint and basic craft supplies you can make your own Christmas wreath.     This Paper Plate Wreath is the perfect kid friendly craft for the holiday season! …

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Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Pomegranate

Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Pomegranate makes for a tasty holiday side dish that works just as easily for a weeknight side. You won’t want to wait until Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner to serve these brussels sprouts! Roasting Brussels sprouts brings out their natural sugars and creates a crispy outside while keeping them …

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Mini Candy Cane Red Velvet Cheesecakes

    Luscious, thick and creamy mini Red Velvet Cheesecakes smothered in a smooth chocolate ganache and topped with candy cane. Perfect for any holiday party.     How to Make Mini Cheesecakes Made with simple ingredients these mini red velvet cheesecakes come together in no time. Detailed instructions are found below.   Preheat the …

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Picture Frame Snowman Door Hanger

    Simple picture frames and paper doilies transform into a cute as can be snowman to decorate your door all winter long! Make this Picture Frame Snowman Door Hanger in just about 30 minutes with supplies from any dollar store.   Picture Frame Snowman Door Hanger Supplies: Plastic Picture Frames, 3” x 5”, 4” …

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6 Must-Know Christmas Tree Safety Tips

Photo by Євгенія Височина on Unsplash A favourite holiday movie is “Christmas Vacation.” One of the most memorable scenes is the squirrel flying out of the Christmas tree. While funny on the movies, the threat of Christmas tree mishaps can actually be quite serious. Unsecured Christmas trees can topple over and cause serious injury, especially …

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Chocolate & Pistachio Meringue Cookies

  If you are looking for a real show-stopper dessert then these Chocolate & Pistachio Meringue Cookies are just what you are looking for. These melt in your mouth meringues are dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with pistachio bits.         Chocolate & Pistachio Meringue Cookies Yields: approx. 12 meringue cookies Ingredients: 2 …

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How to Keep Holiday Spending in Check and Start the New Year off Right

  The holidays are the season for giving and spending inordinate amounts of time with friends and family. Unfortunately for many, tis also the season for overspending, financial hardship and a feeling of unpreparedness when the new year begins. Let’s face it, the holidays can get extremely expensive rather quickly. Especially if you haven’t taken …

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Candy Cane Christmas Tree Ornament

  This a fun craft for kids – classrooms, play dates, Christmas parties, etc. Give as a little gift, add to a wrapped gift to make it extra special! Candy Cane Christmas Tree Ornament/Gift Topper Materials: Felt Sheets Stars (either printed and cut out, or simply cut out from construction paper, foam, etc. Glue Jewels, …

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Wood Slice Brown Bear Ornaments

These Wood Slice Brown Bear Ornaments are an easy Christmas ornament craft that results in adorably rustic décor for your tree!       Wood Slice Brown Bear Ornaments Supplies: Wood Slices Glue Scissors Twine Dark Brown, Light Brown, Pink and Black Craft Foam White Paint Paint Brush Black & White Paint Marker     …

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10 Pantry Items to Stockpile Over the Holidays

  There is nothing quite like fresh homemade food over the Holidays. Over the holiday months there will be plenty of baking opportunities, some will even arise last minute. Those school holiday parties that your little one forgot to tell you about, or that last second invite to a potluck you found in the mail, …

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Sugar Cookie North Pole Cupcakes

  These Sugar Cookie North Pole Cupcakes are as delicious as they are adorably festive.     Serve these oh so seasonal cupcakes at Christmas and holiday parties, and watch them get devoured!     Sugar Cookie North Pole Cupcakes (Yield about 24 cupcakes) INGREDIENTS Cupcakes: 3 cup Flour 1 tsp Baking Powder 1/2 tsp Salt …

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Gluten Free Gingerbread Men Cookies

  This recipe for Gluten Free Gingerbread Men Cookies results in cookies your whole family can enjoy over the holiday season.   Gluten Free Gingerbread Men Cookies Yields:  25-30 cookies Prep: 35 minutes | Cook Time: 8 minutes | Total Time: 43 minutes Ingredients: For the cookies: 1 ½ cups gluten free all-purpose flour ¾ …

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