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Pumpkin Pie Spice in a jar

How to Make Your Own Pumpkin Pie Spice

Pumpkin Pie Spice smells and tastes amazing! Many recipes use Pumpkin Pie Spice and it’s so easy to make it yourself.If you have these 5 common spices in your kitchen, you’ve got all the fixings! 5 spices: cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger If you’d like to try using whole spices You’ll need three pieces […]

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How to Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Latte Creamer

If you’re craving a luxurious coffee right now, this pumpkin pipe spice latte creamer will fix that in one sip any time of the year! What I love about this recipe This recipe is like a best friend – so easy going!  You can tweak this recipe to suit any diet requirements. Switch the dairy […]

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Shortbread and gingerbread cookies set out in the shape of a tree

How to Host The Easiest Cookie-Swap Party

Why Planning Ahead Matters Have you ever wanted to host a cookie-swap and discovered you don’t know where to even begin?For first-timers, the logistics are scary. Let’s take a breath and crunch those numbers. 10 – 20 people making 6 dozen cookies is the equivalent to somewhere between 720 and 1500 cookies . .  That’s […]

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The best dark chocolate peppermint truffles and how to make your own Victorian story

History of the chocolate truffle Did you know the word truffles has nothing at all to do with chocolate!? Originally, the name came from the Latin term tuber, which means, “lump.” Over time ‘tuber’ became known as ‘tufer.’ Today these exquisite, bite-sized morsels are named after the delicious, highly-prized edible fungus, truffles, found growing under […]

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Caprese salad

Classic Caprese Salad With a Balsamic Glaze Drizzle

It’s hard to beat the classic flavour combination of fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. However, this version adds another dimension –  a rich, syrupy balsamic glaze!  Pair this with a quality extra virgin olive oil and you’ve got a winning salad. I get commissions for purchases made through links in this post. Read my full […]

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4 easy-to-grow herbs for your everyday kitchen recipes

Fresh herbs are a great way to bring a pop of flavour to your dishes. Yet herbs are expensive to buy at the grocery store and aren’t always in season. You could use dried herbs, but many of them lose their essential oils and don’t deliver that same WOW punch. Fortunately, you can enjoy fresh […]

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