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Chocolate

We Love Baking Our Valentine’s

The factory of school Valentine’s is in full swing. In anticipation of tomorrow’s holiday, Scarlett is working away on the crafts she needs to bring to school. As a family,

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Slow Cooker Gingerbread Oats

My morning madness has been ratcheted up to epic levels now that the holiday are around the corner. In news that will be shocking to every parent alive, one recent

Lunch

10 Easy & Elegant Holiday Brunch Recipes

Having family or friends over for brunch over the holidays? Aren’t you smart! We love the laid back easiness of daytime entertaining. Plus, brunch food is the best food in

The Holidays

Penotti Cookie Butter Pennies with Hazelnut Spread

I’m not exactly sure how it started but three times a year (Valentine’s, Halloween and Christmas) I throw a cookie decorating party for Scarlett and a small group of her

Legumes

8 Easy Party Snacks

In the spirit of stress-free entertaining, we’ve put together of roundup of easy-to-prepare party snacks. We’ve been known to put the kids to work making more than a couple of

Dinner

Grape and Parmesan Flatbread

To keep my stress levels at a low simmer, I need to make entertaining easy. Because, if I were to execute the Christmas season of my dreams (and vague probably

Summer

Caprese Poppers

We’ve gotten a lot of mileage out of tiny recipe we put together years ago during the holidays. Our Pears with Goat Cheese and Cranberries  was born more out of the

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Holiday Cookies: The Right Cookie for the Job

Not all cookies are created equal. Listen, we never met a cookie we didn’t like, but, the truth is, not every cookie is meant for every occasion–like piling delicate cookies

The Holidays

Chocolate and Cherry Shortbread Cookies

I’d begun to think we’d made every Christmas cookie worth making on the site. (I don’t count cookies with elaborate piped icing because that is next-level fussy and not how

Dinner

Thanksgiving Dishes You (and Everyone) will Love

I’m a very lucky girl. I celebrate two Thanksgivings. As an American living in Canada, I get the pretty sweet deal of having not one but two of what I