2010 has been an amazing year for me and my family. We were lucky enough to experience the Olympics first-hand in Vancouver; moved back across the country to Ontario in the spring and are now closer to our families, who we have been far away from for years; Ashlyn has gone from a baby to a toddler; I took my first trip to the Maritimes; and we're expecting our second baby in a few months. Not to mention all the fun I've had with this blog, of course!
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At 1.5 years old, Ashlyn didn't have the anticipation of Christmas, but she sure enjoyed every minute of it! We had our first Christmas in 6 years where we could spend time with family and we had a wonderful holiday season. Next year will be even more fun, with a second baby and a child will really "get it". I can't wait!
I think the hardest part was finding new homes for all of her new toys...and is it just me or do they multiply in the night all by themselves? Read more [...]
I think this used to be called a "wifesaver" back in the day. I originally got the recipe from Kraft Canada but it looks like they've changed it since I found it a few years ago. I've made a few modifications based on our favourite foods, but you can use whatever veggies and meat you want. It's a tradition on Christmas morning in our household - I love it because I put it together the night before, then throw it in the oven in the morning and it bakes up while we open presents.
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Snickerdoodles are my brothers favourite Christmas cookies, so I've been baking them for him for years. They're also great for mailing and for cookie exchanges because one recipe makes a TON! I can't wait until Ashlyn is old enough to help, I think she'll really enjoy rolling the cookies in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
This recipe says it makes about 80 cookies, but I've gotten closer to 100 before; it all depends on how big you want the cookies to be. I like them to be bite sized so I make Read more [...]