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Easy Homemade Christmas Gifts - Sweet and Salty Balsamic Pecans

If, like me, you are short on time (and money) at this time of year but still want to have something nice to give for a gift, then you should go homemade. 247 more words


Sea salt and brandy truffles

Truffles and Christmas go together like Batman and Robin. Or peanut butter and jam. Or gin, tonic and sunshine. They’re the perfect treat to have around the house over the Christmas holidays, but they also make a lovely present for someone special, and they’re surprisingly straightforward to make (once you master the rolling!). 455 more words


Boozy mincemeat fudge

It’s the final Christmas countdown!


1. You keep wondering where December went

2. The thought of last-minute shopping with thousands of other panic-stricken shoppers makes you want to emigrate to a country where they don’t have Christmas… 445 more words


Christmas Confectionery

Chocolate truffles. I maintain I’m not that into chocolate (I have one particular colleague who is always in the mood for choccie, no matter the time of day) but watch December arrive and my store cupboard fill with Ferrero Rocher and Guylian Belgian chocolate pralines. 742 more words

Jo Bakes

Christmas baking: ginger mincemeat

I’ve been a bit slack lately with blogging, life has simply got in the way. Rather than beat myself up about it, I decided its okay to take a rest sometimes – especially as my wrists have been hurting a lot lately. 381 more words


Cranberry Habañero Jam

The first time I used habañero peppers I was a sophomore in college and just starting to get really into cooking. My roommate and I decided we wanted to make salsa. 646 more words


Homemade chocolate truffles - meltingly good

Just in time to wish you a Happy St Nicholas day. My Polish Aunt and Uncle would appear every 6th December bearing sweets for us children; in fact even while I was temping at jewellers one Christmas during my late teens, my Aunt appeared holding a bag and uttered the familiar phrase “A strange man stopped me in the street and said give this to Sally,” – the strange man being, of course, St Nicholas (or Santa Claus). 853 more words