My Nanny used to make the best shortbread cookies every Christmas. They were as hard as hockey pucks and I LOVED them. They were the first treat I looked for on the Christmas goodie plate.
Easter is quickly approaching, so we’ve been having fun in the kitchen as we look for cute ideas to entertain the kids at Easter Brunch. My mom came up with this adorable Easter basket made with her chocolate macaroon recipe.
Mom made some tortière! Every Christmas my mom makes several tourtière– meat pies made with a blend of beef and pork. It’s a French Canadian tradition to eat this on Christmas Eve, but we eat it frequently in December.
Spice-infused creamy pumpkin butter sweetened with a little bit of brown sugar and fruit juice is like pumpkin pie without the calorie-laden crust.
This has been my obsession for the past two weeks. I put pumpkin butter on everything! Spread it on oven-fresh bread, use it as a carrot dip, or spread some on a cozy bowl of oatmeal in the morning.
I even put it in my smoothies for a bit of a fall twist. I made a Molasses Bread to go with this. I’ll post the recipe tomorrow.
Homemade ketchup tastes so much better than its commercial counterpart. Here is a simple recipe that only takes about 15 minutes of active cooking time and a few hours passive. I haven’t tried it as a barbecue sauce yet, but I think it would make a good one!
We made some potato springs to go with it. To make these by hand, pierce a potato with a metal skewer (you can easily find these at the dollar store). Take a knife and, starting at one end, cut a continuous spiral around the potato.