Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

What’s for (Christmas) Breakfast – Frittata

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. Frittata Ingredients: 4 Read more […]

Christmas cookies – Snickerdoodles

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 […]

Christmas cookies – Shortbread

I’ve made these shortbread cookies for years.  It’s another recipe from my Aunt Jina and they are by far the best shortbread cookies I’ve ever made.  They were my grandpa’s favourite and I’d send them to him every year at Christmas. You can make the dough a day or two ahead and keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to bake it, or make it way in advance and freeze the dough.  These also freeze beautifully, so they tend to get made in November and then are taken out closer to Christmas. Shortbread Read more […]

Christmas cookies – Ricotta cookies

I make these every year; the recipe came from a girl on a bridal forum I used when I was planning my wedding 4 years ago.  They taste like cinnamon buns!  Important note: I’ve posted the filling amounts as the recipe was given to me, but it makes so much that I only do half and still have some left over.  This is a great cookie for cookie exchanges because it makes a ton and it’s not really hard to do; it just takes a little bit of time because you need to chill the dough before you cut and bake Read more […]

What’s for (Christmas) dinner – Turkey and gravy

This past weekend, we hosted our very first Christmas for my husband’s family.  This is the first time in six years that we’ve been in the same province as our family for the holidays and we were so excited to have everyone to our home and to prepare a traditional Christmas dinner! I got this brine recipe from my Aunt Jina, who is definitely one of my “go to” people for excellent recipes.  As always, I was not disappointed!  My husband helpfully told me AFTER I’d put the turkey in the brine Read more […]

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