Desserts

Eggnog Cupcakes

Submitted by: Allison Pothier, Halifax

“This is one of the first Holiday traditions that I've started on my own, and continue to make every year. Always a crowd pleaser! ”

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Ginger Cake

Submitted by: Sean Lewis, Halifax

“This is my grandmother's recipe. Opening the door to my grandparents' house over the holidays and being hit with the smell of Mimmie's (Kaye Lewis) gingerbread continues to bring a smile to my face. And Mimmie always makes sure there is an extra loaf to bring home. Take a slice of cake, add a little butter and enjoy it with a glass of milk or a cup of tea. It's the holidays... not a time to worry about your waistline. For me it brings back a lot of great Cape Breton holiday memories with our family at my grandparents'.”

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Hello Dollies

Submitted by: Sean Lewis, Halifax

“The recipe is from my wife Lindsay. One of her childhood friends and former Bishop’s University roommates would make these delicious Hello Dollies. Lindsay got the recipe from her friend and now I get to enjoy them when Lindsay makes them for our family.”

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Holiday Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

Submitted by: Matt Triemstra, Ottawa

“What's not to like about the taste of peanut butter and M&Ms in cookie format? Plus making them as a family while listening to Christmas music really helps kick off the Christmas season.”

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Italian Cenci Cookies

Submitted by: Debbie Groves, Quebec City

“My grandmother made these delicious knotted cookies known in Italian as Cenci every Christmas. It reminds me so much of my youth.”

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Italian Knot Cookies

Submitted by: Josephine Di Laura, AXON New York

“Since I can remember, I have always looked forward to the variety of desserts that followed Christmas dinner; these would usually include tri-color cookies, cannoli's, sfogliatelle, and a variety of soft buttery, sweet cookies. The Italian knot cookies were always my favorite, I always looked for the cookie with the most frosting, although my mom was pretty good at making sure each cookie had the same amount of frosting and sprinkles coated on top. ”

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Mike's Cherry-Free Peanut Butter Balls

Submitted by: Kristen Hawker, Halifax

“As children, my siblings and I were always disappointed when we bit into a peanut butter ball that had cherries. We wanted just the delicious peanut butter and chocolate. This is my brother’s super simple kid-friendly recipe.”

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Mme Bariteau's Fudge

Submitted by: Valérie Beauregard, RES PUBLICA

“My grandmother got this recipe from a friend. I make it every Christmas from her handwritten recipe card. It’s the taste of my childhood. ”

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