Monthly Archives: November 2012

Daring Bakers Challenge: Lebkucken

Holiday season is the time for sharing and Peta of Peta Eats is sharing a dozen cookies, some classics and some of her own, from all over the world with us. I was VERY excited when I saw that we would be making lebkucken for our November challenge.  I love gingerbread and I’ve long enjoyed […]

Silver Linings Playbook and Pecan Pie

I am probably an incredibly biased person to review Silver Linings Playbook.  I happen to absolutely love Jennifer Lawrence and think she’s an incredibly underrated actress, but I also grew up in the Philadelphia area and a movie with shows the suburbs of Philly with such accuracy was always going to win my heart – […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pumpkins

I love Reeses Peanut Cups in all of its varying incarnations, but I think it’s lovely how they do special Reeses peanut butter for the holidays (eggs for Easter, pumpkins for Halloween and trees for Christmas.)  I bought this peanut butter egg from my favourite American candy shop Cybercandy and it was amazing.  So it […]

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  Today is one of the days where I find it hardest to be away from home – I miss my family’s ritual Thanksgiving pizza on the Wednesday, once school got out for a half day.. I miss the same dishes being made every year, from my grandmother’s creamed spinach to my nana’s […]

Marshallow Madness!

I was never a marshmallow person.  That was my sister, who could eat a bag in a day when we were kids.  I liked marshmallows fine in my hot chocolate, but I never considered them anything special the way that Jackie did.  Until I saw this book.  I was attracted by the lovely fuzzy cover […]

Easiest Pumpkin Cookies Ever

I was deeply skeptical of these cookies from Cookie and Cups.  Come on.  Cookies require an incredible amount of combinations and careful scientific accuracy.  How can it be so easy to just throw cookies together? But I had a difficult week (I don’t know if you’ve been following the news from Ireland, but it’s been […]

Skyfall and Tablet

Unless you happen to be living on Venus lately, I’m guessing you’re probably familiar with the new James Bond film, Skyfall, Daniel Craig‘s latest outing as 007.  The plot is rather convoluted (involving an international terrorist who hangs out in a far more conspicuous locations that your average Al Qaeda operative. It’s a bit of […]