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12 (Easy, Edible and Homemade) Gifts of Christmas

It’s the beginning of December. Our tree is up, wreath on the door and nutcracker in place. Now I can sit back… and really panic. For, added to the usual holiday card and gift exchange madness with which you are no doubt familiar is, for…

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Gem Bread

This recipe is a birthday gift to my brother.¬†Having grown up in a house where the smell of banana bread baking was just par for the course, this will feel very familiar to him. It is, in fact, based on our mother’s tried and trusted…

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Nanaimo Bars

I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a good feeling about 2011. I’m getting off the resolution roller-coaster and making plans instead.

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Christmas Cookie Ornaments

We typically get our Christmas tree up the first weekend in December, and this year I was freakishly organized enough to bake these ornaments the very next day. Don’t ask me how that happened – it was definitely a one-off.

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Gingerbread

I don’t like pumpkin pie. There, I’ve said it. I know it’s tantamount to heresy, my being an American and all, but it’s true. So when Thanksgiving rolls around, I always find myself wondering what to serve for dessert.

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Two Ways with Pumpkin

Apologies, first of all, to any US readers who are in pumpkins up to their ears by now. Here in the UK, the season comes upon us more gently.

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Sugared Plum Pudding

For some weeks now, with booking Nutcracker tickets high on my to-do list, I’ve had ‘visions of sugar plums’ dancing in my head.

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Chocolate Muesli Bars

I must be getting old. It was only a few days ago and yet I still can’t remember why I decided to make these bars.

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