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Delicious and HEALTHY Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These truly healthy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are a new favourite around here. I’m sharing the recipe over on Hellobee if you’d like to give it a try!

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Bake Bread in One Hour

On the way home from school on Wednesday, Alec slowed his scootering in, pulled up alongside me, and said “Mama, I think we’re soon out of bread. I want to bake bread today. And I’m going to make space bread.” So when we got home, I threw together some dough for Alec. I made a [...]

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Melted Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops

I made these cute cake pops for Alec’s fourth birthday party in December. He had an ice cream theme, so these little ice cream cones were the perfect treat! I’m not going to say that cake pops are super easy to make – they can be a little tricky. But I think I can promise [...]

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A Swedish Christmas Gathering – Glögg (and a Blue Cheese Tart)

All through December in Sweden, we get together for little Christmas parties, or “glögg” parties. Glögg is spicy mulled wine served with almonds and raisins that we drink together with ginger snaps (“pepparkakor”) – often served with stilton cheese – and saffron buns (“lussekatter”). It’s a lovely way to get into Christmas and the flavors and [...]

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Saffron Truffles

A few days ago, Sumit came home from our local Chocolate Factory with a couple of little truffles in a bag. He had been given a saffron truffle to taste and he was in love. I had a taste (they really were good) and thought “I can make that”. So I adapted a recipe that [...]

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Day 11: Saffron Biscotti

Today is Day 11 of 25 Creative Days of Christmas and it’s finally my turn to share a Christmas recipe. In Sweden, Christmas and saffron go hand-in-hand. We start munching on saffron treats at the beginning of December and saffron buns are an especially big part of our Lucia celebrations on December 13th. I think [...]

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