Tag Archive | Holidays

Mini Christmas Tree Cupcakes

How cute are these?! Perfect for any get together, you may have, this holiday season!!

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

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Sweet and Spicy Roasted Almonds!!

During the holidays, I love to roast almonds. I usually make a savoury version, but this year I really wanted to try something sweeter. When I came across this recipe I knew I had to try it. I followed the recipe to a ‘T’ up until the spice choice. The recipe calls for Chili Powder, but I decided to use Cayenne Pepper instead. It turned out really good, with a bit of a kick, and was quick to prepare. I stirred it every 20mins for about 40-45mins, because in my oven, they were ready by then. For next time though, I’ll use both Chili powder and Cayenne Pepper, to see if it gives it an extra kick 😀 If you like the combo of sweet and spicy, I’d recommend you give this recipe a try!!

Sweet and Spicy Roasted Almonds

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Holiday Baking Part II

So…since the Pumpkin Cream Cheese bars were less then stellar, taste wise for us, I continued on the hunt for another bar recipe!! I came across this Chewy Peanut Butter Brownie recipe, and thought…how can you go wrong with peanut butter right? Never!! These were ridiculously delicious. Super peanut buttery flavour (mind you I doubled the peanut butter measurement :D). To describe it best, it tasted like a brownie shaped chewy peanut butter cookie. OMG doesn’t even cover it. Totally omnomnom-worthy!! If you love PB as much as we do, you’ll definitely love this recipe. It’s easy to make and bakes in about 30mins. This one’s definitely a keeper, for a quick sweet treat any time of year, and may be added to my holiday baking this year!!

Chewy Peanut Butter Brownies

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Got The Holiday Baking Bug!!

On Monday I had the urge, to finally make some Christmas Spritz cookies. I’ve never made them before, so I thought I’d do a test run. They turned out pretty good!! They’re buttery and melt in your mouth…very omnomnom-worthy 🙂 I will have to bake them a few minutes less next time though, as 7 minutes seems too long for these particular cookies. I’ll also have to double up the flavouring, as I didn’t taste it at all. Otherwise, this recipe is a keeper!!

Spritz Cookies

Another test run I did on Tuesday, was for this recipe, for Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars. I was really excited to try these, as the combination sounds super nummy!! Unfortunately, for me, it just didn’t cut it. It wasn’t as flavourful as I thought it would be. I may try these again, in an 8×8 pan, instead of the 9×13 I used. For now though it’s in the maybe pile, and I’m still on the hunt, for a dessert bar recipe to make for Christmas!!

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Is Back!!

It’s that time of year again!! 🙂 So the hubby and I got our first, tall Peppermint Mocha with light whip, of the season this past Sunday . Oh, how we’ve missed you!! We’ll also be enjoying their Gingerbread, Egg Nog and Caramel Brule lattes too, as the season goes on.

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂