December 2012

~ Champagne & Cookies 2012 ~

December 28, 2012 Cookies
Pretzel M&M Cookies

Welcome to The 3rd Annual Champagne & Cookies Christmas Party recap! This year was basically an even split between treats I’ve made before that I know are delicious, and some risks that didn’t really work out as expected. Nevertheless, it was great night of food and friends, and a reminder to slow down and chill […]

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Peppermint Mocha Blossom Cookies

December 12, 2012 Cookies
Peppermint Mocha Blossoms

The classic version of this blossom-style cookie is a peanut butter cookie with a chocolate Hershey Kiss in the middle. For some unknown reason, I haven’t made those cookies in about 8 years (I remember bringing them to my brother and sister-in-law’s Christmas party pre-nephew) but *SPOILER ALERT* they are currently chilling in my freezer […]

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Mint Chocolate Chip Rocky Road Squares

December 10, 2012 Bars & Squares
Mint Chocolate Chip Rocky Road Bars

Although I’m obsessed with the S’mores flavour profile (marshmallows + chocolate + graham), the same can’t be said about the whole Rocky Road thing (marshmallows + chocolate + nuts). No logical explanation for that really; I’ve just never really been drawn to Rocky Road recipes. Until this one! I’ve had these squares bookmarked (and now […]

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Mini Oreo Cheesecakes

December 4, 2012 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Oreo Mini Cheesecakes

Yes! It’s here! It’s COOKIE SEASON! Pretzel M&Ms have been bought, butter is being hoarded, and things are about to get real in my kitchen. As per our yearly tradition, Danielle and I have been swapping ideas for a few weeks now, and we debated our choices in a Google chat on the weekend, as […]

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Guest Blogger: Tatiana on The Importance of Rainbows

December 2, 2012 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
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Last week I made a Rainbow Cake for my friend Tatiana’s daughter’s birthday party, and she asked if she could write a guest blog post about it. I know my friends and family get excited when I bake, but I’ve never read something that articulated the feeling quite like this. I got a little emotional […]

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