Category Christmas

Pain au Chocolat Cinnamon Rolls and Christmas Recipes & Crafts

Christmas dos are an inevitable part of the Christmas season – I work at a comedy club on weekends, so I see people out and about at work parties (as well as crammed onto the tube in the evenings!)  And Christmas parties can be fun, but for me, the best kind of holiday party is […]

Leftover Pumpkin Loaf

How is it almost Christmas?  How?  Wasn’t it the holidays a few minutes ago?  I was thinking about the beautiful snowstorm I drove through last Thanksgiving on my way home from my Wiltons class and just remembered: it’s over a year ago. When I was a kid, the wait between Thanksgiving and Christmas seemed eternal […]

Christmas foodie gifts

Every year, I run out of time to do everything I want to do on Christmas – from baking cookies, to sending Christmas cards, to getting my gifts organised and wrapped – I am always the person sitting in the incredible traffic in the mall parking lot before Christmas Eve, just to get one last […]

Little Christmas Touches: George at Asda and Joann’s Fabrics

I can’t be the only person who will frequently slow down to rubberneck at a house that is gaudily overdone for the holidays: multicoloured lights blink, a plastic Santa and his sleigh on the roof, perhaps a nativity scene in the front yard?  Yeah, it’s a bit over the top. I love Christmas and the […]

Peppermint Kiss Cookies

I love participating in the annual Blogger Cookie Swap – not only is it for a great cause, but it’s also a chance to force myself to get creative and come up with a new recipe.  I use the feedback from my family and recipients to see if it’s going to be a keeper (and […]

Creme de Menthe Cookie Truffles

I pretty much consider Christmas to be baking season – while yeah, who doesn’t enjoy Christmas classic movie (Die Hard, Home Alone, How the Grinch Stole Christmas) and receiving Christmas cards and seeing family and snuggling up on the couch with hot cocoa while watching snow fall – but definitely the best part is baking.  […]

Review: Tesco Polar Bear Cupcake Mix

There has been a change in British supermarkets since the success of the Great British Bake Off.  Before, chocolate chips were thin on the ground and a even cake mixes were limited to classic Victoria sponges.  But I’ve seen more and more interesting and creative baking accessories, to the point that, while browsing for a […]