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I originally shared this recipe last year, but thought it would be good timing for me to re-post again as everyone is getting ready for the upcoming holiday season and Thanksgiving!
Canadian Thanksgiving is on the horizon and American Thanksgiving is not far behind. I’m already collecting recipes for things I might want to cook for the big feast. I thought I would share my recipe for homemade cranberry sauce for those of you also planning ahead. It is so easy to make, that you’ll never want to open a can again.
This year, my parents are flying into Portland for a visit and staying for about 3-4 weeks to baby-sit BINGO while we have a bit of traveling booked on our calendar. So we will likely do a very small celebration in the city with the four of us before Paul and I head out to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Zion National Park + Bryce Canyon!
Gobble gobble! Bookmark, pin or print this recipe for your Thanksgiving menu.
Bring to boil 1 cup of water + 1 cup of sugar. Make sure the sugar is fully dissolved before you add ONE 12 oz bag of fresh or frozen cranberries.
Simmer for 8-10 minutes until the cranberries begin to burst (more…)
One of my all-time favourite winter traditions is making a tourtiere for dinner.
We usually make one for Christmas Eve and it’s a traditional French Canadian meat pie with mashed potatoes, onions and spices. It’s SO good that I thought that it was worth making again after the holidays as a winter comfort food idea. You could even re-create my holiday brunch if you’d like! (more…)
I can’t believe Christmas is almost here!
It’s a race to the finish line for us as we are closing on our new house just a few days before Christmas. I am super excited to move in, get decorating and finally figure out what we need to get this place up and running on airbnb.
I’ll be taking a small blogging break to rest, recharge and strategize for 2017. I’m always panicked that my blog traffic will disappear – but it turns out everyone is out-of-the-office and relaxing with friends and family as well!
I decided to take a blogging break every year because I find I’m completely refreshed and ready-to-go when January rolls around. Look for new blog posts coming your way on Monday January 2nd, 2017. (more…)
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Brunch is one of my favorite meals and I love having the time to put in a little extra care and effort this time of year for a full-on holiday brunch for friends and family. I definitely want things to be special, but at the same time – I like to keep things easy, simple and relaxed.
If you’re hosting a holiday brunch for your own family, here are 5 easy holiday brunch ideas and recipes to get you inspired! (more…)
There are some people who look forward to wrapping gifts and there are others that dread it like the plague. No matter how you feel, Christmas is on the horizon and it’s time to wrap those gifts! Unless you haven’t even started shopping and need these last-minute gift ideas.
During my final year at the University of Toronto, I scored a seasonal job wrapping gifts – oh you know, just around a couple hundred of them. I managed one of those mall gift-wrapping kiosks in the underground path and it was a sweet temporary gig that was sort of fun and crafty at the same time. (more…)
Are you hosting a big get together over the holidays? Not sure what to serve?
I like to put out a big bowl of this super Easy Festive Cranberry Orange Punch! It doesn’t require any fancy ingredients – unless you want to get fancy. It’s a nice non-alcoholic signature beverage to welcome your guests with if you plan on doing any holiday hosting.
You can always leave out a chilled bottle of vodka in an ice bucket next to your punch in case anyone wants their drink spiked! (more…)