Christmas Baking Frenzy- Day 3!!

Are you overloaded on sweets yet? I know, silly question right!? You can never have enough goodies this time of year! It seems as though everyday you get another invite to a dinner or cocktail party, at least you’ll be prepared with a tasty tray of sweets.

You have ten days left after today’s post, I hope you are finding some inspiration for your Christmas goodies 🙂

Today’s post is…Peanut Butter Squares! Crunchy goodness, filled with the delicious taste of peanut butter, and topped with a nice hard icing! These are perfect on any tray, and have such a wonderful burst of flavour, best enjoyed with a nice glass of milk! The best part? I guarantee that you have all the ingredients you need already waiting in your pantry…so what are you waiting for?!

Enjoy <3

 

Dainty shortbread cookies with Christmas sprinkles, on baking sheet

Christmas Baking Frenzy- Day 2!!

This Whipped Shortbread cookie is so light and fluffy, it melts in your mouth and is so easy to make! Perfect Christmas Cookie to add to your goodie tray!

This Whipped Shortbread cookie is so light and fluffy, it melts in your mouth and is so easy to make! Perfect Christmas Cookie to add to your goodie tray!

So, what did ya’ll think of yesterdays Chocolate Crinkle Cookies? If you have already made them I am guessing that you ate about a half a dozen…they are just one of those cookies you can’t put down!

Now, for today’s treat…A delicious Whipped Shortbread! Oh boy are you guys ever in for a treat with these ones! This recipe has been in my family since the 80’s and it is by far the TASTIEST shortbread I have ever tried! And on top of that, it is so easy to make you will be blown away! No chill time, no cutting, no rolling…just make, plop and bake! It makes a ton of cookies, and only uses 5 ingredients! One of the best thins about all 13 days of goodies is that they can be made in advance and put in the freezer until you’re ready to make your cookie trays!

And also on the post, a few gift ideas for the Creative Person on your Christmas list! Enjoy <3

Christmas Baking Frenzy

Hey ya’ll!!

There are 43 days until Christmas! Can you believe it? There is no snow on the ground, in fact we are above 5 degrees where I am today, and the stores are now FULL of gift ideas for everyone on your list! I wanted to share with you all that in just a couple of weeks I will be doing my annual Christmas Baking Frenzy with my mom, sister and “second mom” (a great family friend!) and in light of that will be doing my first ever THIRTEEN DAYS OF COOKIES, BARS AND SQUARES to hopefully help get you in the Christmas mood! The picture above is one of our favourite ones, a chocolate crinkle cookie adorned with seasonal chocolate kisses (it will be one of the 13 days!).

Starting November 30 check back everyday for 13 days (a Bakers dozen) to find a new recipe for a delicious treat that we make year after year! They are great for cookie exchanges, teachers gifts, or even just putting yummy trays out for your Christmas guests. Along with each post I will give you a couple of gift ideas for a special someone on your list, and hope that you will share some of your favourite ideas with me as well!

Looking forward to starting this new daily post and inspiring you to change up your Christmas baking!

<3 Every one needs a little more creativity in their lives!

Fall is here!

I don’t know about you guys, but Fall is my FAVOURITE time of year! There is nothing better to me than the cool, crisp air and the changing colours on trees everywhere! With Fall comes a few of my favourite things…there’s our annual trip to the apple orchard (happening this weekend), which results in me spending an entire afternoon making pies for the upcoming holidays (and this years addition: APPLE FRITTERS). There is also the wonderful holiday known as Thanksgiving (my all time fave as it includes all my favourite foods with the combination of the perfect weather and days spent with family and friends). This year will also include an Oktoberfest party thrown by my husbands sister and her hubby, where I just know my ultra creative husband will think up some fun dishes to share with ya’ll!

Fall is also a time I like to get my home ready for the holidays, instead of “Spring Cleaning” we do a larger Fall clean! We also like to go on random drives to places like Collingwood or Port Perry to take in their little towns and shops…and of course bakeries! Perhaps one of my favourite things about Fall is the decor! There is nothing more exciting to me than going to buy my mums and gourds for my front porch (and pumpkins once mid-October hits). It also gives me the chance to get back into my “comfort food” meals which stick to the ribs and just make me smile.

Stay tuned friends for the next few weeks of Fall fun on the blog! I will be posting everything from the orchard and fritters to some of my favourite ideas for fun Fall decor!

If you have any suggestions on what you’d like to see please let me know! I am always willing to try something new and inspiring <3