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White Chocolate Dipped Snowflake Shortbread

Christmas is almost here!  If you’re searching for a last-minute cookie recipe, you’ve come to the right place.  Classic melt in your mouth shortbread comes together quickly and is guaranteed to be a hit with Santa (or on the family baking tray).  A quick dip in white chocolate and a

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Easy to Make Rustic Minimal DIY Christmas Wreath

Every year I want to make a Christmas wreath–think modern, rustic, and full of natural greens.  I love looking at all the options in the stores, but the prices make me pause.  So I set out to make my own. This version is super easy to make and the supplies

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Oven Dried Oranges & Grapefruit

This year I’m really into natural, rustic Christmas decor–think lots of boughs of evergreen and cedar, pinecones, berries, and dried oranges and grapefruit. The other elements are easy, but drying oranges in the oven takes a bit of finesse. Sure, it might seem simple, but when you dry orange slices

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Beef Birds

One of my family’s favourite foods to make for special occasions like Christmas or Thanksgiving are these beef birds, or rouladen, filled with stuffing and baked in tomato sauce. Think of it as an all meat version of a cabbage roll. As with any of these family recipes that I

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20+ Gift Ideas for the Gardener in Your Life this Christmas

What do you get the gardener who has everything?  Sure, tools or gardening gloves are the obvious choice, but they will probably only be appreciated by the most serious of gardeners. I’ve come up with a list of pretty and practical Christmas gifts for beginners and advanced gardeners alike, as

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How to Host a Party in a Small Space

Do you want to host the party of your dreams, but find your space lacking?  Never fear!  This past weekend we hosted a party for 26 in a 1050 sqft house with our space and sanity intact.  Here’s how you can do it too.   I have general tips at

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Last-Minute Homemade Fudge Sampler Gift

It’s the last weekend before Christmas and you’ve realized that not only are you very much NOT ready. You still haven’t shopped for everybody on your list. And you forgot about your kids teachers, that nice neighbour who always shovels your sidewalk, and your favourite co-worker who makes going to

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How to Decorate a Cheap Poinsettia so it Looks Expensive

Every Christmas I love to give poinsettias to my friends and family as gifts.  I usually get mine from the grocery store to save money, but they often look a little plain.  Here’s some simple ways I decorate my poinsettias so they look pretty and perfect for holiday gift giving.

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