From the monthly archives:

December 2011

Merry Christmas!!

by Destini on December 25, 2011

Hello!! Just wanted to take a quick moment to wish all you have a fantastic Christmas and Happy Holiday.

I thought what better way to share today with all of you then to share something from home. This is Sean Quigley, he is from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada! 16 years old and he did all the arrangements, played all the parts and recorded/edited the video with his sister. Beyond AMAZING



The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap

by Destini on December 12, 2011

This has to have been the most fun I have had baking, receiving and eating cookies. Coming home to a parcel with yummy cookies has been the highlight of my week! I am still waiting on one more batch of cookies, but the ones I have received so far have been soooooooooooooooo good 🙂 I received fantastic cookies from Lindsey at A Running Tale, in fact I had seen her gift these in our Favorite Christmas Things swap and wanted the recipe!! I also received some mouth drooling cookies from Dana at Hot Pink Apron.

Now onto my cookies. I wasn’t going to make these, but then they are usually my most requested cookies of the year. I made some changes this year and I am unsure if I will keep them.

Gingersnap Cookies

Yield: 36 cookies

  • 2 cups flour (I usually use whole wheat, but for the swap I used white flour)
  • 1tbsp ground ginger
  • 1tsp baking soda
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 3/4cup margarine(softened)
  • 1cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses

1. Preheat oven to 350c

2. Cream margarine + sugar till light and fluffy. Add egg + molasses.

3. Add dry ingredients. Mix well

4. Roll 1tbsp of batter into some granulated sugar and place on a greased cookie sheet.

5. Bake for 8-10mins.

They smell just amazing!

 Now who did I send these to?

Elaina @ Flavour Food and Wine
Christina @ Oven Adventures
Shannon @ Red Deer Foodie

I hope everyone enjoyed their cookies! I really enjoyed making them 🙂 And thank you to everyone who sent me some. SO amazing 🙂


Wedding – A Serbian Ceremony

December 6, 2011

Here is one of a few promised wedding posts. I will put them in categories of how the day went. As some of you know, I married and was baptized as a Serbian Orthodox.  My husbands family is from Serbia and I made the choice of having our wedding ceremony in Serbian tradition. Our ceremony mostly wasn’t in English, minus the parts in which the Priest spoke to me and I needed to respond. It was quite traditional and also very different from some more common wedding ceremonies. I had to make a large program for my guests with information on all the parts, as it is quite different. My husband waiting […]

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A gift + a party

December 6, 2011

This past Saturday was my work Christmas Party and it was a blast! It had all sorts of entertainment. We enjoyed ourselves very much.   The red dress!! On Friday I got a notification that a parcel had arrived. As soon as I had a free moment I went to go pick it up! Look what it was!! My Favorite Christmas Things Swap from Amber!! I loved it! So much so that I was in the Salted Chocolate Caramels before my husband reminded me that I needed to take a photo….whoops My gift had a  1. Big Coffee cup 2. Gingerbread tea(my fav also) 3. Hot chocolate 4. Salted chocolate Caramels 5. Starbucks […]

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