• Is it ok not to have a Christmas tree?

    Do you need a tree in your home to enjoy the Christmas spirit? What if you have children– will they miss out on the fun?


    My childhood memories of Christmas are of a real pine tree. I remember the scent, the needles on the carpet, and the tips that would circulate as to how to keep it looking its best until the 25th. The trek to purchase the tree from a special farm marked the start of the season.  Continue reading

  • Fill your home with the scent of Christmas Part 2

    In Part 1 I showed you how to make the dough for spicy Speculaas biscuits. You can leave it in the fridge for up to three days, so it’s really easy to make your home smell lovely on Christmas day.

    Roll the dough out onto a floured surface:

    Speculaas Christmas baking recipe

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