Category Holidays

Pain au Chocolat Cinnamon Rolls and Christmas Recipes & Crafts

Christmas dos are an inevitable part of the Christmas season – I work at a comedy club on weekends, so I see people out and about at work parties (as well as crammed onto the tube in the evenings!)  And Christmas parties can be fun, but for me, the best kind of holiday party is […]

Leftover Pumpkin Loaf

How is it almost Christmas?  How?  Wasn’t it the holidays a few minutes ago?  I was thinking about the beautiful snowstorm I drove through last Thanksgiving on my way home from my Wiltons class and just remembered: it’s over a year ago. When I was a kid, the wait between Thanksgiving and Christmas seemed eternal […]

Christmas foodie gifts

Every year, I run out of time to do everything I want to do on Christmas – from baking cookies, to sending Christmas cards, to getting my gifts organised and wrapped – I am always the person sitting in the incredible traffic in the mall parking lot before Christmas Eve, just to get one last […]

Double Pumpkin Cookies

I am a tad bit embarrassed of my love of pumpkin food in November.  Let’s be honest, it’s a total cliche.  Especially since I’m an American (and Irish mockery of American pumpkin obsession is legendary.)  But still, when I was in the US, I was constantly searching for pumpkin-based products to bring home.  Not everything […]

Dark Chocolate Creme de Menthe Cookies

I am probably one of the least trendy people ever – by the time I find out about something, it’s probably ending!  The adorable charm bracelet I got for my birthday?  Pretty much everyone at work already has it.  The cool bag that everyone on the tube is sporting?  Hmm, maybe I should get one? […]

Chocolate-Dipped M&M Shortbread

I think the easiest way to add a bit of festive colouring for holidays is to pop in some seasonal M&Ms (there are different colours for different holidays) and I have definitely been guilty of this lazy way to make easy treats seasonal. I love shortbread – it’s quick, easy and the real trick is […]

Dark Chocolate Bundt Cake with Red Velvet Bites

I think for a lot of bakers, holidays are about the sweets – I know for me, I’m eager to find any thinly veiled excuse to bake for my friends and family.  This year, I’m already prepared: with Valentine’s Day cards already bought and ready to be sent, all I need are some lovely, sinful, […]