Category Archives: Christmas

Chai Spiced Cranberry Bread - A warmly spiced cranberry quick bread, perfect for casual holiday get togethers or afternoon snacks.

Chai Spiced Cranberry Bread

‘Twas the week after Christmas, and still in the fridge
were cranberries waiting to turn into a dish.

As usual I bought way too many cranberries for Christmas. Between baking, cranberry sauce, and jam, I use a lot of them at this time if year. So to be sure that there’s always some on hand I tent to over compensate. Oops! :-)
Continue reading

Peppermint Swirl Cookies - Practically self decorating, this simple, peppermint flavoured sugar cookie makes a great last minute cookie for the holidays.

Peppermint Swirl Cookies

What’s that? You haven’t baked any cookies for Santa yet?!!!!… Um, so I don’t want to startle you or anything, but you know that he’s coming tomorrow night, right?… Don’t worry, I’ve got a recipe for you.
Continue reading

Mocha Peppermint Fudge - An easy to make, dark chocolate fudge, with a hint of coffee, and the festive flavour of peppermint. Perfect for the holidays! {vegan}

Mocha Peppermint Fudge

Making real fudge (from scratch) is a skill. It requires patience, technique, and timing… I’ve tried to make fudge the traditional way before, and found it to be a humbling experience. Apparently I was not blessed with patience, technique, or timing.
Continue reading

Vegan Eggnog Ice Cream

Vegan Eggnog Ice Cream

What comes to mind when thinking about Christmas treats? Cookies? Tarts? Fudge?… How about ice cream?… I mean sure it doesn’t work for a bake swap, and your timing has to be just right if you’re going to leave it out for Santa. But if that ice cream is made with eggnog and rum, well that just screams Christmas! Right? Continue reading

Vegan Butter Tart Bites - pastry shells with a sweet, buttery filling.

Vegan Butter Tart Bites

Canadians love their butter tarts, which is probably why they’re a Christmas staple here… I am aware, however, that outside of Canada, many people have never even heard of them! And that, my friends, is a sad thing. So in case you haven’t already met, let me introduce you to the butter tart.  Continue reading