Chocolate Cakes with Irish Cream

Today I'm sharing with you the dessert that I made for Christmas. What I love about this recipe is that everyone gets their own little cake to feast on. Also, since the portions are smaller, they end up being the perfect sweet finish to follow a sumptuous holiday dinner. The chocolate cakes are drizzled with... Continue Reading →

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Candied Walnuts

Candied nuts are a favourite of my mine during the holidays. To me, they are the perfect gift to give someone special. I also like to serve these alongside my holiday cheese plate. This recipe combines sweets with salty and even a little heat. I hope you enjoy! Here's what you'll need: -2 cups of... Continue Reading →

Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread

  What would the holidays be without cookies? I like this shortbread recipe because of its rich and buttery taste. Also, due to the slice-and-bake method used here, the cookies are easy to handle. One final bonus is that since the cranberries and pistachios are added on top of the cookies just before baking, you... Continue Reading →

Chocolate Candy Cane Pretzels

There's only a couple of days until Christmas which means I'm up to my elbows in treat-making. Today I'm sharing a fun and easy (and tasty!) nibble that can be put together without too much fuss, but it also looks great. Here's what you'll need: -Semi-sweet chocolate chips -White chocolate chips -Candy canes -A bag... Continue Reading →

Apricot and Date Fruit Cake

   Today's Gifts From the Kitchen offering is a recipe for Christmas fruit cake that you'll actually want to eat! Imagine that. ;) (Just kidding to all of you fruit cake lovers out there. My mom is   one of you.) This fruit cake is not "traditional" (i.e. no glaced cherries, no icing, no disturbingly-long... Continue Reading →

No-bake Choco-Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

With the Holiday season upon us, my hope for the next little while is to share recipes from my kitchen that are both delicious and convenient. Call it my Gifts From the Kitchen Series! We're all crunched for time these days, dividing our time between work, family, shopping for presents, planning holiday parties, attending holiday... Continue Reading →

Whole Wheat Bread with Flax

One of the coolest things that happens in my neighborhood every Spring is a huge garage sale. It's so huge in fact, that it has its own name: The Great Glebe Garage Sale. (Lovingly called "G3" by those in the 'hood.) Over the years I've found some great treasures among the trash--a futon, dozens upon... Continue Reading →

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