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holidays  // Posts tagged as "holidays"

Lovely Holidays & a Recipe for Irish Brown Bread

Ah, Valentine’s Day. The most romantic day of the year. The day where lovers ‘round the world take time to celebrate one another, showering each other in gifts of jewels, chocolate, and flowers. It is, perhaps, my favourite day of the year. If you know me at all, you know I’m all about romance. I […]


Cocktail Goodness & a Recipe for Eggnog Coconut Muffins

See, I was developing some cocktail recipes the other day. Ones of the holiday variety {also known as the super-tasty, super-boozy, oh my god we should drink these all year kind of cocktails}. I figured I’d make one with eggnog as the delicious, seasonal concoction is already in stores here, so I bought a carton. […]


Holiday Traditions & a Recipe for Hot Cross Buns

I love all holidays. Not for the gifts, the decorations, or – in all honesty – for their true meanings. I love holidays because they’re the most wonderful excuse to get together with those who are dearest to me and just relax. To talk for hours, and to laugh until our bellies hurt. To sit […]


Valentine’s Day Pressures & a Recipe for Honey-Lavender Scones

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and as I’m sure you know, it’s generally an awkward time for all. There are expectations, obligations, and, well, just a lot of pressure on everyone. Do you go out for dinner? Cook a nice meal in? Do you go with jewelry, or chocolates, or flowers… or all three? Ugh. […]


Festive Feelings & a Recipe for Chocolate Dipped Matcha Shortbread Cookies

Were your ears burning? I was just thinking about you. See, I could use your opinion on something… do you think it’s too early to start celebrating? The holiday season, that is. I guess it has technically started, but I can’t decide whether or not I’m being a little over enthusiastic. Am I crazy to […]


Happy National Peanut Butter Day & A Recipe For Natural Peanut Butter Cookies

Happy National Peanut Butter Day! Or, as I like to call it: Excuse To Eat Excessive Amounts Of Peanut Butter Day! In honour of this special occasion, I give you Natural Peanut Butter Cookies. They’re simple, gluten free, and a little less sweet than traditional cookies. Plus, they have a soft, yet crumbly texture and […]


Chocolate, Chocolate, and more Chocolate: Chocolate Crackle Cookies

{Sigh} More chocolate. I’m either warming your heart, or starting to annoy you with all of these chocolaty recipes over the last couple of weeks… … like these Triple Dark Chocolate Mint Cookies… … or this Chocolate Candy Cane Fudge. If you’re pleased, you’re welcome. If not, eat a stick of celery, take a breather, […]


Holiday Preparation & Some Chocolate Candy Cane Fudge

Oh, the humanity. I swear, after the holidays are over, I’m going to need a serious detox. A wellness retreat of sorts; a vacation from all things chocolate, eggnog, Baileys, and baked goods. Until then, I’ll prepare for said detox by enjoying the holidays with obscene amounts of decadent goodness {it’s the logical thing to […]


Holiday Dining at the River Café & a New Online Magazine

It starts to get dark around four in the afternoon now. While it hinders the spirit, without a doubt, the darkness makes way for light – in the form of Christmas lights reflecting on snow, and bonfires adding brightness and warmth to skating rinks. At Calgary’s River Café, located on the picturesque Prince’s Island, the […]


C’s Cranberry Sauce

It’s funny how families combine. New people join, children are born, families expand – and then they become one. It’s the most apparent during the holidays. Family dinners become much larger; ten pound turkeys are replaced by twenty-five pound birds, and once peculiar dishes become tradition. Every new member brings his or her own special […]