They say the way to someone’s heart is through his or her stomach. We say it’s through a box filled with gifts. Be it in a jar, bucket, or basket, a homemade Christmas hamper is surely the most generous gift you can give this year and simply the perfect holiday gift for all the special people in your life. Whether you’re on a tight budget or willing to go all out, we have the best gift hamper ideas for you. (more…)
Got invited to a housewarming party? Think of pictures frames, painting, night lamps, or a smart coffee machine. They all seem to be perfect housewarming gifts for any new homeowner. But if you’re into inviting good fortune and ushering good aura into their dwellings, these traditional housewarming gift ideas come along with a blessing. (more…)
With World Chocolate Day coming up, I am quite certain chocolate lovers like me are just as excited to celebrate this all-important occasion with lots of chocolate making and eating! And while some love the fancy, more indulgent treats, I prefer to stick with the basic yet versatile chocolate—the classic chocolate ganache, that is.
I’ve always been interested in baking. Back in the day when I had no idea what a stand mixer was, I remember spending my weekends baking at home, mixing everything by hand. I used to read the backs of cake mix boxes and would cut out and save those recipes I thought I can do. Some turned out okay. Most were not. But I really like baking and working with the oven so much, I even decided to study it formally.
Chocolate truffles themselves are indulgent, but what makes them truly irresistible are the soft centres that melt in your mouth upon biting into one.
These chocolate truffles can be made ahead of Christmas. Simply chill in the fridge until needed. Do you like this melt-in-the-middle truffles recipe?
It’s not always easy trying to find perfect gifts for everyone. After all, people like different things. The one thing we have in common however, is food. Compiled here are 12 delicious ideas for food as gifts this season, either packaged in sturdy, attractive jars or simple enough to make for friends and family members at home. Dressed up with bows, ribbons, sprigs of holly, gift tags and other decorative items, these food ideas in jars and mugs go a long way towards showing that you care. Just be sure to make and give these right away!
Christmas Cake in a Jar
The delicious mix of cognac and marzipan creates a taste of the Yuletide Season in this recipe from Ladles and Jellyspoons.
Microwave Berry Cobbler
Domestic Fits puts a new, quick and easy spin on this fabulous dessert for a berry Merry Christmas!
Mini Almond Cheesecakes
Madeleines and cream cheese are transformed into these highly original, tasty almond treats from Baked Bree.
Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie
All it takes is five minutes and a microwave to create this mug-nificent cookie recipe from Sweetest Kitchen.
Lime Coconut Mug Cake
Kirbie’s Cravings brings a tropical touch to the dessert table with this light, zesty and incredibly ingenious recipe!
S’Mores Treats in Mini Mason Jars
This campfire classic from Host the Toast packs all its delicious goodness in a jar and can be devoured anytime, anywhere!.
Oatmeal-Chip Cookie Mixs
A simple yet classy, ready-to-make present for those who love to bake, from Very Best Baking.
(Red Velvet) Cupcake in a Jar
A world favourite in desserts gets a fancy dressing up that’s great for Christmas in this idea from Cakies.
Sweet Potato Mug Cake
Oh My Veggies presents this delightfully healthy cake – perfect for vegetarians or those on a diet.
Apple/Cherry Pie in Jars
For those with more advanced baking experience, this recipe from Cravings of a Lunatic is just the trick.
Peppermint Fudge Cupcake Jars
Christmas isn’t Christmas without peppermint, more so when it’s served in dessert form like this from Our Best Bites!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake
The Novice Chef offers a treat that’s simple, straightforward and utterly delectable in combining peanut butter and chocolate.
Who doesn’t love adorable animal cookies? They’re easy to make, fun to decorate and are delightful snacks. In addition, cookie-making is an excellent opportunity for parents to bond with their kids and provides an outlet for imagination and creativity when it comes to frosting and decorating. Here’s a simple recipe for animal cookies, guaranteed to produce tasty results that will put huge smiles on your kids’ (and their friends’) faces!