Christmas Baking Recipe Post: Gingerbread Men for DAYS……

Recently, an amazing new friend and I had a hoot and holler of a time at the BirdHouse, making and decorating gingerbread men from scratch. The idea was to batch-bake and decorate a bunch of gingerbread cookies which we would then gift pretty much entirely to a big group of other friends we were hanging…

Christmas Baking: Cranberry Maple Nut Tartlets

When I was learning how to bake professionally at college, I had the opportunity to participate in an auction that was being held by one of the Marketing students. And by “participate”, I mean “donate stuff to the raffle” for no remuneration whatsoever. However, I liked the person who asked me, and since I was…

Recipe Post! Cranberry-Glazed White Chocolate Cheesecake

This beautiful dessert was a delicious ending to our massive Christmas dinner, and well-received by all guests, even those who normally don’t eat cheesecake! Sadly, my own photo of my lovely cheesecake was so comprehensively awful, I had to pinch one from the internet; I guess I was too busy serving and clearing that I…

One more (belated) Christmas present!

Waaay back in late March of last year, a good friend and I picked up a couple of lovely, somewhat odd lace scarves at the OOAK (One Of A Kind) artisan exhibition. They were expensive, but we both fell in love with our respective colour choices.  And, being the crafty-face that I am, I was…

A Very Grumpy Cat Christmas to you all!

In the absence of a real post here (lots of family stuff going on right now!), I’m sending you lovely Christmas-related memes, all to do with my favourite Scrooge, Grumpy Cat! I promise that later this month I’m going to be writing about tons of fun Christmas baking, crafts, and all sorts of other awesomeness!…