Spiced Pear Crumble Cake

Spiced Pear Crumble Cake is packed with juicy pear, warm cinnamon, and generously sprinkled with a crumbly brown sugar oat topping.

Only 4 sleeps until Christmas!

We’ve had our first light dusting of snow here, and everything looks so festive and lovely! There’s a bit more snow in the forecast and I have my fingers crossed tightly so we might have a white Christmas!

I’ve finished work for the year and now can really focus on soaking up the holidays, spend time with family, and read a few books. There’s really nothing better than lazy days spent relaxing by the Christmas tree, listening to my favourite Dean Martin carols.

If you’re still in need of a sweet addition to your Christmas brunch menu – or to your holiday dessert table – this Spiced Pear Crumble Cake would be welcome!

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Strawberry Breakfast Pastries

Strawberry Breakfast Pastries quickly come together with just five ingredients - surprise your love with Valentine's Day breakfast in bed!

Where’s the heart-eyes emoji when you need it?! Are these heart-shaped Strawberry Breakfast Pastries not the cutest thing ever??

It’s just over a week until Valentine’s Day and IĀ love any excuse to celebrate love! (And with the world in the crazy state that it is, we could all use a little more love.)

J and I don’t make a fuss for Valentine’s Day, but we do always make a delicious dinner together and pop open a nice bottle of wine. I also love to make a heart-shaped celebratory breakfast. Last year I made heart-shaped Lemon Ricotta pancakes, and this year, we’re having these heart-shaped Strawberry Breakfast Pastries.

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No-Bowl Gingerbread Blender Muffins

No-Bowl Gingerbread Blender Muffins are made 100% in the blender, and are gluten and dairy-free (bonus!). A quick and easy holiday muffin!

No-Bowl Gingerbread Blender Muffins are made 100% in the blender, and are gluten and dairy-free (bonus!). A quick and easy holiday muffin!

Get ready for the easiest Gingerbread Muffins EVER.

  • They use NO BOWL!
  • ALL of the mixing is done in a blender!
  • They’re gluten-free!
  • Dairy-free!
  • Super fast!

Seriously. All you have to do is dump the ingredients into a blender, blend for a minute, pour the batter into 12 lined muffin cups, and bake.

And then eat warm, spiced gingerbread muffins and taste the holidays. šŸ˜‰

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Cranberry Orange French Toast Bake

Cranberry Orange French Toast Bake is perfect for Christmas morning brunch - make it the night before!

Who’s getting excited about Christmas???

*Both hands up!*

Okay. I am really excited. It snowed here for the first time yesterday – and although I am from the great white north (aka Canada), I live in the mild, rainy city of Vancouver, and we have not had snow like this in 3 years! Exciting times, people!!! If there’s one thing to get you in the Christmas spirit it’s snow.

All this snow, and all the eggnogĀ I’ve been drinking lately has got me thinking about Christmas breakfast and how much it absolutely stinks to cook on Christmas morning. All I want to do is spend the morning by the fire, beside my family, chatting and unwrapping gifts.

Which means I like to set myself up for success by putting breakfast together the night before so that all I have to do on Christmas morning is shove it in the oven.

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Homemade Eggnog

Yes, you CAN make Homemade Eggnog! It's not that hard, I promise! (And it's way more tasty.)

Ho, ho, ho, happy December! To celebrate the upcoming holiday season we’re making HOMEMADE EGGNOG! Yes, I said HOMEMADE eggnog!

It’s not that hard, I promise!

It’s way more delicious than a store bought carton, I promise! (And no preservatives!)

Once your friends/colleagues hear you’ve made homemade eggnog, they will all ask for the recipe, I promise!

I’m about to revolutionize your relationship with eggnog. And I’m also about to transform your relationship with rum + eggnog to bourbon + eggnog. TRUST ME.

Holiday Gingerbread Granola

Holiday Gingerbread Granola tastes like you're eating gingerbread for breakfast! Make some to have on hand for Christmas guests!

Have you ever made homemade granola? It’s the best thing ever. I used to spend lots of $$$ on store-bought granola, even occasionally buying the super fancy granola from specialty cafes. There was a while when I ate yogurt+granola for breakfast every day, so my granola consumption was HIGH.

Then I realised – why can’t I make this?Ā Granola isĀ just oats, right? Pretty much. Oats, coconut, some spices, and a few liquids to hold everything together. My favourite granola recipe is adapted from Smitten Kitchen’s cookbook (original recipe is re-printed here).Ā 

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