Orange Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies

I love ginger spiced treats. Whether it’s Banana Gingerbread with Ginger Icing, Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins or even my Triple Ginger Pound Cake, I always enjoy a piece of something gingery as a treat with a cup of tea or coffee. My Orange Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies are one of my favourite choices. They are by far the favourite cookie around Read More…

Brandy and Mincemeat Cake Recipe

Brandy and Mincemeat Cake is the cake for people who don’t like fruitcake. It’s got all the Christmassy flavours we crave without the heaviness of a typical dark fruitcake. History of Brandy and Mincemeat Cake I have been making Brandy and Mincemeat Cake for years, and first blogged it way back in 2009. But this year, I’ve Read More…

Holiday Entertaining Without Stress

This is the time of year we all love to entertain, but with mile long to do lists and lots of pressures, it’s also the time we get most worked up about it. So how to enjoy holiday entertaining without stress? It’s easy when you know how. My husband and I love to entertain. We have given loads Read More…

Family Favourite Christmas Squares Recipes

At Christmas more than ever, it’s tried and tested family recipe I turn to. Not only do they taste great, my best Christmas squares recipes bring back memories of Christmas past and make a welcome addition to any Christmas cookie tray. I’ve been making most of these recipes since I was a little girl in Canada and Read More…

How to Make a Wreath for Christmas

I love wreaths, especially those made of fresh foliage, flowers and plants. A little while ago I attended a flower school course at my favourite flower shop, Green Parlour in Pangbourne, where Emma, the owner, shared lots of great tips that could come in handy if you want to learn how to make a wreath for Read More…