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Sweet Christmas Series: Winter Fruit Salad

Barcelona, Spain

Dear Reader,

It is with great pleasure, and honor, that I close our Christmas Special Series!

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As you have probably noticed, some great recipes were shared to satisfy your sweet tooth, each better than the other… Oh my! I am going to have to be careful during the holidays and not ruin all the efforts I have been making over the past few weeks! Haha.

The following recipe is a dessert I once had at my great Aunt’s house (Thank you Amto Sulafa!). I instantly fell in love with the idea, and let me tell you, this dessert will give you lots of energy to fight the winter cold 😉

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Sweet Christmas Series: Cherry Almond Cake Squares

Herblay, France

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Hello everyone,

It’s a great feeling having a few things tucked in the freezer all ready for the holidays.  I just finished tearing bread crumbs from a big loaf of sour-dough bread. They’ll sit out on a cookie sheet till tomorrow to dry out then I’ll put them in a bag and into the freezer …. my turkey gravy is already in there, chillin’ until the big day.

Now for something sweet! It’s hard to resist the cherry/ almond flavour combination in this recipe from Better Homes and Gardens– super easy and delicious and you can freeze it for up to a month.  I have to confess that I was feeling a little feisty today and made big changes to the original recipe. The result was more cakey and I’m proud to say, yummy. Here’s my version.

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Sweet Christmas Series: Cinnamon Rolls

Good morning dear readers!

What do you have for Christmas breakfast? Over the past few years, after we excitedly go through our stockings filled by Santa- we gather for a hearty breakfast: scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, toast and cinnamon rolls. I love making these, a recipe I’ve adapted from “Cooking Light Five Star Recipes“- I recently made them for a brunch- they literally flew out of the baking pan so fast and onto my friends’ plates that I didn’t get a picture in the pan!

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Bonus with this recipe is that your entire house smells divine 🙂

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Sweet Christmas Series: vegan oatmeal, cranberry and pecan cookies

Barcelona, Spain

Dear Reader,

The holiday season is just around the corner and the Ladies just couldn’t wait any longer to get our Christmas on! Over the next few weeks, each of us will post a sweet recipe as part of our new seasonal Sweet Christmas Series on the blog.

Enjoy and please post a comment to let us know what delicious holiday treats you’ll be making this year!

 

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To kick off the series I decided to make some christmassy vegan oatmeal, cranberry and pecan cookies. And let me start by saying that these did not last very long at home!

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Smug as a bug…scrumptious make ahead turkey gravy

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Hello my dears,

Making our Christmas turkey gravy in November has become a bit of a tradition for me. I change it a bit each year and as you know, send out smug emails when it’s done. American friends might want to do a double batch and have some for Thanksgiving too. It is a bit time consuming and even though this year’s is the best yet, I did make a dumb mistake that cost me a lot of time. I’ll tell you about that later on.

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