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Highly Addictive Almond Roca

Today’s contributor, Sandy Weyland,  is my Aunt and is known in the Weyland family as the one who makes THE BEST squares.  All of us cousins complain bitterly about how many calories are probably in everything, yet find ourselves coming back for more, one “Grandma Weyland slice” at a time.

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Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Christmas Tree Treats

Tired of the same old Christmas baking?  These easy Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats will shake up your usual holiday baking.  The recipe comes together in minutes and is sure to impress.  Your only problem will be keeping enough on hand for friends and family.

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Baked Eggs: The Perfect Christmas Morning Breakfast

Is there anything more exciting than Christmas morning?  I don’t think so.  What isn’t exciting is slaving over a breakfast that keeps you in the kitchen and away from all the fun.  But who wants the same old on such a special day? Enter my family’s version of baked eggs.

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How to Make Easy and Simple Charcuterie

Have you ever looked at those beautiful images of charcuterie boards on Pinterest or Instagram and wished that somehow you could put one together?  But you felt so overwhelmed.  How do I pick the meats?  What about the cheeses?  How do I make it look pretty?  What about keeping costs

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Classic Melt-In-Your-Mouth 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).

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How to Make DIY Christmas Gift Card Boxes

The other day I was finishing up my Christmas shopping with my Mom.  Some sparkly gift card boxes caught my eye and I put them in my cart.  They would be perfect for Dominic’s teacher appreciation gifts. “What are you buying those for?” my Mom asked.  “Don’t you remember when

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Candy Cane Lane Cold Brew

Here’s a quick little cocktail you can whip up this Christmas to keep the party going.  It’s festive, easy, and delicious! Dusty Plains cold brew coffee pairs perfectly with chocolate milk, whipped cream, and a candy cane in less time than it takes to sing “Jingle Bells.” This post is

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No Bake Peppermint Mocha Cheesecake Bites

This Christmas season often means a lot of preparation, parties, concerts (for me and my fellow musicians anyway!), and late nights.  I’ve created a stunning and easy dessert you can take to the office or the party with a little caffeine boost to keep you going.  Make sure you get

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10 Must-Have Items to Hygge All Winter Long

Have you heard of Hygge? Chances are, you’ve probably been practicing hygge all along without realizing it. This post contains affiliate links.  If you purchase anything, I earn a small commission at no extra charge to you.  Thanks for your support! What is Hygge anyway? Hygge is the idea of feeling

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15+ Gifts for Flower Lovers

Looking for the perfect gift for your flower-obsessed friend?  Look no further. For the Home Decor Enthusiast: Watercolour Pillow Your HGTV-loving friend will be thrilled to receive this beautiful watercolour pillow.  Um. . . does anyone want to order one for me?  (Hint, hint!) For the Traveler: Floral Duffle Bag

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Kristen

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Hi, I'm Kristen and I help new gardeners learn to grow their own vegetables and beautify their yards. I also share recipes that use all that delicious garden produce. Grab a coffee (and your gardening gloves) and join me for gardening tips, simple recipes, and the occasional DIY, all from the lovely city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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