Category Archives: Christmas

Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini

Sweet figs with a hint of orange are thinly spread over a toasted baguette and topped with fresh goat cheese and a sprinkle of chives or green onions in this, my newest “go-to” appy. I’ve made this one several times … Continue reading

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Pomerita Cocktail

It’s time to celebrate as we welcome the New Year! What better way than with a heart-healthy glass of pomegranate juice. Or . . . ¬†how about a pomegranate margarita–a pomerita. The Prado restaurant in beautiful Balboa Park in San … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Smoothie

What do you serve for Christmas breakfast? A search of Pinterest boards dedicated to Christmas breakfasts brings up fat and sugar-laden dishes:  cinnamon rolls baked in the shape of a Christmas tree, Monkey Bread dripping with eggnog drizzle, baked French … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chunk Whipped Shortbread

I have a classroom elf. No, not an Elf on the Shelf–I have one of those too. This elf is a lovely parent volunteer, actually a grandmother, who comes in to help out in my Grade 1 classroom. She is … Continue reading

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Greek Salad on a Stick

Kids love anything on a stick, and the kid inside all of us does too. These mini Greek salad appetizers are fun to eat and they offer a healthier alternative to all the high calorie finger foods we often find … Continue reading

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Got it under Contreau? Cranberry Sauce for Grown-ups

Shopping. Wrapping. Decorating. Baking. Cleaning. Then Eating. And More Baking. Christmas time is a busy time of year, but with a focus on keeping it simple and enjoying the things that are really important in our lives, it can be … Continue reading

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Christmas Finger Foods

Years ago, one of my Christmas traditions was to participate in a cookie exchange. With young children underfoot, year after year I somehow made twelve dozen Nanaimo bars. (Do you know how hard it is to cut through that chocolate … Continue reading

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