Traditional with a twist – Cranberry Cardamom Cake

So another Christmas has come and sprinkled its magic over all of us. Like many of you this is one of my favorite times of the year. There is just something about Christmas that chases away my inner Scrooge and makes the world seem better somehow. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and pray that 2017 is a better, bolder, brighter year for you!

Now let’s talk about baking. As I had mentioned in a previous post, my baking hat was reluctantly put away due to expanding waistlines and non-existent willpowers.

But it is Christmas. And what is Christmas without the smell of freshly baked goodies perfuming the air? And so I went on a baking spree. And what a mad spree it was (insert evil laughter soundtrack).

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The havoc of tiny fingers and tiny toes

So the other day we had a few friends over for dinner. OneΒ of these couples have a baby under 2 years of age.

Now I am not the world’s cleanest person (Cue : Hubby’s snort of derision). It takes monumental willpower for me to summon the cleaning goddess within me and to make the house spic and span.

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