Holiday Fun from The Hearth and Soul Link Party

Welcome to our Hearth and Soul Link Party where this week the features are all about holiday fun and treats.

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Preparations for the holidays are in full swing at our house this week. We are planning lots of holiday fun, parties and treats. Last week I shared one of our favourite holiday sweets.

Maple Fudge, a delicious, fun to make holiday treat

This Maple Fudge recipe is fun to make and although it takes a little time and patience, the mouth-watering results are definitely worth it!

Holiday Fun and Treats Features

Holiday Fun and Treats featured posts from the Hearth and Soul Link Party

Today I’m featuring posts about holiday fun and treats from last week’s party. From (top left, clockwise):-

Hot Chocolate Bar for A Caroling Party from AJ at Aspen Jay

Chewy Ginger Christmas Cookies from Mindie at The (mis)Adventures of a Born-Again Farm Girl

A Christmas I Spy Game with Printable from Nina at Grandma Ideas

Chocolate Spiral Sugar Cookies from Leslie at The Extruded Noodle

I also want to give a special shout out to a post that really resonated with me – Giving Holiday Grace from Candace at Signature Blair Blog. It is well worth a read!

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Article by April Harris

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April is a writer, recipe developer, frequent traveller and blogger sharing travel, food, and style. Based in the south of England, April is a British Canadian who is passionate about family, hearth and home, healthy living (with treats!) and the transformative power of travel.
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  1. April, I love your I Spy feature this week. I somehow missed that link last week. My kids love those types of games so it will be a hit during Christmas vacation 🙂 Merry Christmas!

  2. Thank you for the great party!
    wish you a merry Christmas!

  3. Thank you so much for featuring my Christmas I Spy! (And for all of your tweets!) You are so sweet!

  4. Hi April,
    Your Fudge looks fantastic, we would love it. I am sharing my Rosemary Prime Rib Roast a really nice recipe for the holidays and a lovely dessert of Spicy Pecan Custard Pie. Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for the party!
    Miz Helen

    • Thank you so much, Miz Helen. Your Prime Rib Roast sounds amazing and I can’t wait to find out how to make your Spicy Pecan Custard Pie. Hope you have a great week too!

  5. April, your Maple Fudge looks so good! My daughter attended Law School in Vermont and when I would visit her I grew to love real maple syrup. I hope I have time this season to try this recipe. Thanks for hosting the party, it is always great.

    • Thank you so much, Helen. Vermont maple syrup is lovely. I grew up in Ontario, Canada where a lot of maple syrup is produced so I have always loved it. It really is delicious! Let me know how you enjoy the recipe if you try it 🙂

  6. Thanks for the party and happy holdays.

  7. Thank you, April, for hosting, and happy hilidays!

  8. Hi April…Do you know I have never made fudge before? Your recipe looks so easy and yummy…I hope I have the chance to make it for the holidays! This week’s Hearth and Soul Hop, I am sharing my family’s favorite roast chicken which features a wonderful Moroccan dry rub. This chicken is perfect for Chanukah and pairs beautifully with latkes. We also often enjoy it for Sunday Supper and weeknights. As always, many thanks to you and Swathi for all you do. Your support means so much! Happy Holidays! xoxo

    • Hi Linda – Please do give it a try! I know I went for years without making fudge and now I can’t stop myself 😉 I adore roast chicken and yours sounds so flavourful! I would enjoy it anytime! Thank you so much for your support all through the year. Happy Holidays! xoxo

  9. April, I’ve never tried maple fudge. I now think it’s high time I did! Thank you for hosting. I linked candied orange peel – the grown-up chewy orange candy OR perfect baking ingredient for so many things.

    • It’s a pleasure, Jean. I’m so glad you’ve shared a recipe for candied orange peel. I know a lot of people struggle to find it this time of year, and homemade is so much nicer than store bought.

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