Three Christmases ago, Don and I decided to start a little family tradition for his mama. Her birthday being in November and us never being able to drive out nine hours for the party, we decided to welcome her each Christmas with a customized birthday cake. The first year, we went for a classic Black Forest cake. The second year, there was a special request for a Strawberry Shortcake. And this year, I decided to take her favourite drink, Red Berry Sangria, and transform it into layers of decadent vanilla cake, red berry sangria compote and a light mascarpone frosting, a Wine Christmas birthday cake. For all the wine and dessert lovers out there, this one is for you!
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Have you ever had way too many apples in the kitchen, long enough that it starts smelling like apple cider and you didn’t know what to do with them because they were kind of wrinkly and not exactly delicious-looking?! Well, I have and I decided to make glorious, spiced apple butter.
We present you with a true Canadian Thanksgiving Brunch; the Thanksgiving Hangover Turkey Poutine! This recipe is for all of those who have had to nurse a post-Thanksgiving hangover whether you drank your way through the “21 Questions” style interrogations about your life or simply had to keep up with your party-hard relatives!