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Family Shortbread Recipe

If I were to make just one cookie for Christmas? It's shortbread. In our family, Christmas isn't Christmas without shortbread, spare, simple, ethereal English shortbread. Here I've collected all the family tricks and tips all in one place.
Merry Christmas, All. May your season be remembered for kindness and generosity and if you're lucky, a piece of shortbread or two at the end of the day ...

Simple, Crisp Shortbread, Ethereal In Its Simplicity.

Sugared Cranberries

Prepare to be stunned. Sugared Cranberries are a rush of sweet and sour, wet and dry. It's a big payoff from just two ingredients and a few minutes of time. So pretty!

Fresh & Festive for Decorating Holiday Desserts and Charcuterie Platters

Gingerbread Pudding Cake

Who else grew up with that old-fashioned brownie pudding cake, those magical layers of warm chocolate cake on top and warm chocolate pudding below? This is that cake except – be still, my beating heart – it's gingerbread.

Special Dessert for the Holidays, Warm & Rustic & Homey

Slow Cooker Chicken, Chickpea & Kale Stew

Chicken and vegetables in the slow cooker, a hearty, satisfying mix of color and texture and flavor. Weight Watchers Friendly! And for carb watchers, leave out the chickpeas, this is a low-carb, high-protein entree. A total win, people! ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~


Canadians Are So Civilized! It just makes so much sense to celebrate Thanksgiving in mid-October instead of late November. It's all such a rush, these weeks between Thanksgiving and New Years' with barely a moment to reflect upon the "reason for the season".So this year, I'm working on balance. That might mean a cup of vegetable soup in one hand and a piece of shortbread in the other but, well, at least there's that soup.First up, I've adapted a favorite healthy recipe from 2012 for the slow cooker because yes, I know, you guys do love your slow cookers! And I do too, for this recipe! Enjoy! About This Recipe's FormattingBut first a quick note about formatting. Regular Kitchen Parade reade…

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Recipe: It took a special recipe to turn me into a chocolate-chip cookie fan fiend. For starters, the recipe calls for cold butter, that's right, there's no waiting for the butter to soften! Second, the recipe follows an unusual mixing method that ensures the ingredients are very, very well-mixed. Third, it makes what to my taste is the most amazing chocolate chip cookie ever, tall and tender (but not cakey), slightly craggy and crispy on the outside while chewy on the inside.So if you're a fiend for fan of a plain but perfect homemade chewy chocolate chip cookie that's easy to make, you'll love this recipe. Read on. And that's just the cookie. If you're a cook who lives to evoke smiles? You'll get it. Read on. So yeah, this chocolate chip cookie, the cookie itself, grabbed my heart. It was the technique, the taste, the texture.But then? The real magic happened. Long-time cooks who love to feed people will understand. Don't we live for that speci…