You know how delicious and addicting Pecan Crack is? And how easy it is to make? Well, I think it has some competition. With only 15 days until Christmas, you’re going to want to make these Skor Bars.
GLAD sent me some of their seasonal items which are perfect for holiday
baking! The practical containers and bags made festive with snowmen and
mittens are great for wrapping up goodies, either for yourself or as gifts.
With only two days until Christmas, these 2 ingredient cookies paired with GLAD holiday-themed products are a sanity saver! These limited edition designs are perfect for carrying these chocolate
chip peanut butter cup cookies. These cookies are super easy and perfect for last minute baking!
This post has been sponsored by GLAD. All opinions are my own
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
1 tube chocolate chip cookie dough
1 bag mini Reese peanut butter cups
Put little chunks of dough into a mini cupcake tin and bake as per
instructions. When the cookies are done, make a small indentation in the
middle. After cooling for five minutes, add a peanut butter cup in the
It was fun putting together a holiday gift guide this year. These are some of our favourites and sure to be a hit with the foodies in your life.
Robert Rose Cookbooks
Can anyone really have too many cookbooks? Robert Rose has so many great titles out there for the variety of people on your list. From the Best of Bridge to Spiralizer Recipes, there is definitely something for everyone. These books are also filled with so much inspiration for holiday entertaining. Check out their titles: http://www.robertrose.ca/books
Around here, outdoor grilling is a year round activity. We don’t let the snow stop us from firing up the bbq to enjoy a juicy steak and some beef short ribs. Urban Bonfire has you covered for all your grilling needs. From grill accessories to spices, they have your grillmaster covered.
We loved their spices! We tried their Tico, which was amazing on salmon and and we tried the Montreal Steak Spice which was so delicious. Check them out online at http://www.urbanbonfire.com/.
Let’s face it, the holidays are a time of over indulgence. Yonanas helps you enjoy a sweet snack without the guilt. The machine makes ice cream out of frozen bananas! No sugar, no cream, just plain bananas and you have yourself a sweet treat. The resulting ice cream is creamy and sweet and the kids loved it! Hubby loved that the soft serve was lactose free. Find out more here: http://yonanas.com/
The holidays require chocolate and only the best will do. Cococo Chocolatiers, owners of Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut® is a real treat for anyone on your gift list. With a wide variety of award-winning chocolate available, anyone would be happy to receive a box. My favourite are the salted caramels. So delicious! The company is opening a new storefront in the international terminal of the Calgary airport allowing people from everywhere to taste their deliciousness. You can order online at http://www.bernardcallebaut.com/.
Life is busy and sometimes between all the kids’ activities, we need to grab a quick meal. Edo is a favourite for all of us. It’s tasty, healthy and quick and the kids love it! I think anyone would be thrilled to get a gift card from Edo Japan: http://www.edojapan.com
Want to win a gift card for yourself? Enter below. Let us know what’s on your wish list this year! Contest closes on Sunday, December 13th, 2015 at 11:59pm. Good luck!
With Christmas only 2 days away, you may be thinking of what to feed the family after the presents have been opened and the stockings have been emptied. Here are some ideas, both sweet and savoury, to fill up hungry bellies.
Eggs and veggies baked into crusty bread.
Baked French Toast Boat
This make ahead dish is perfect for a relaxing morning.
These buns are one of Q’s favourites and will have the house smelling oh so good!
With a hollandaise that comes together quickly in the blender, it’s easy to make everyone’s favourite bennies.
Baked Eggs in Potatoes
Eggs and potatoes in every bite, here’s another baked egg dish for everyone to enjoy.
Sour Cream Cake
Cake for breakfast? Yes please! Use your favourite fruit to stud the top of the cake.
Unlike most recipes made in the slow cooker where you can just walk away until it’s done, this recipe requires a little extra attention, but not much. Cooked on high, these almonds are stirred every 20 minutes, to ensure that the nuts don’t get burnt.
These were delicious! They were super easy and super tasty. Put them in a little jar, and they make the perfect homemade gift for the holidays!
Slow Cooker Cinnamon Almonds
From Crockpot 365
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1 egg white
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 1/4 cups whole raw almonds
Use a 4-quart slow cooker. Spray the stoneware well with cooking spray. In a mixing bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Set this bowl aside
In a larger mixing bowl, whisk together the egg white and vanilla extract. Pour the almonds into this bowl and stir well to coat. Add your cinnamon mixture to the top of the nuts and toss with spoons to fully coat.
Put the almonds into the slow cooker and cover. Cook on high for 2 hours, stirring every 20 minutes. After 2 hours, take the nuts out of the slow cooker and spread them on foil or parchment paper.
Today I’m teaming up with some amazing Calgary bloggers for a Sweet Holiday Blog Hop. We are all sharing something sweet for the holiday season.
This has been shared before but this candy cane bark is definitely worth mentioning again. The two layers of chocolate topped with crushed candy canes is always a hit. It’s super easy to make and is definitely a fan favourite. Click here for the recipe.
Are you ready for some more tasty treats? Follow along on our blog hop! Simply click on each of the links below and check out everyone’s delicious creations. Have fun and pin away!
Bakers Beans (Orange Gingerbread Cookies)
Because I Like Chocolate (Vegan Nanaimo Bars)
Dinner with Julie (Sticky Toffee Pudding)
Dish N The Kitchen (Salted Pistachio Sablés)
Heather’s Eats (Butter Tarts)
Merry About Town (Nutella, Pretzel and Cranberry No-Bake Cookies)
Miss Foodie’s Gourmet Adventures (Hazelnut Shortbread)
Scrumptiously Fit Food (Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies)
I did a little holiday baking today for neighbours and friends and whipped up a batch of these. If you have a little self control and don’t eat them all, these are perfect for gifting.
For step by step instructions with pictures, check out Dinner with Julie.
From Dinner with Julie
1 1/2 sleeves salted saltine crackers
1 1/4 cups butter
1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment, foil or a silicone mat to prevent clean-up after (and to make it easier to get the crack out); line with saltine crackers, placing them right together.
In a medium saucepan, bring the butter and brown sugar to a boil over medium-high heat. Let it bubble for 3 minutes, then remove from the heat and pour it evenly over the crackers. Spread it with a knife to fill any gaps.
Place in the oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until deep golden.
Remove from the oven, let cool for a few minutes and then scatter chocolate chips overtop while the caramel is still hot. Let sit for a few minutes, then spread with a knife until smooth.
Cool completely before breaking into pieces.
It’s December! That means it’s time to get baking for all those cookie exchanges, holiday parties and homemade gifts for family and friends. Here’s a round up of some cookies perfect for the occasion!
Cherry Jam Palmiers
One of the easiest cookies to make, these palmiers are fast with only a handful of ingredients.
An odd combination, but these buttery peppery cookies are delicious!
Hazelnut Nutella Cookies
Soft and chunky, these are the perfect cookies to leave for the big man!
A little bit of lavender goes a long way in these buttery morsels.
Mint Chocolate Cookies
Mint and chocolate are a match made in heaven. These cookies are soft and rich and pair perfectly with a glass of cold milk.
Chocolate and Almond Whipped Shortbread
These are one of my favourites and always a fun one for the kids to decorate. They are whipped for ten minutes and are buttery and delicious!
Heart Sugar Cookies
Made with love, the glaze on these babies is so delicious!
Chocolate Dipped Walnut Shortbread
The humble shortbread is elevated by the addition of walnuts and dipped in chocolate.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Everyone is happy for a classic at a cookie exchange. These chocolate chip cookies are decadent and delicious.