Day 5’s gifts that illuminate and solve are mostly about technology. SALIVATING!!!
On day for of our Twelve Days of Christmas Gifts we are lightening up a tad, with gifts that amuse.
On day three of our Twelve Days of Christmas Gift Guides we hone in on gifts that tickle our senses and make us mindful of the joys of a life well lived.
In the second of our 12 days of Christmas Gift Guides we zero in on gifts that comfort and soothe. The world certainly needs to feel safe and cozy these days and we are convinced a few of these selections may help!
It has been a rough month and our world is changing. We are focused on what matters most in our lives, and what is essential. What is most meaningful?
Nothing says Thanksgiving quite like a good savoury sage stuffing. I’ve been using this recipe for years and it’s a winner every time.
1. Thawing a frozen turkey requires patience. The safest method is to thaw turkey in the refrigerator. Be sure to plan ahead — it takes approximately 3 days for a 20 pound turkey to fully defrost.
Oven-roasting a split, spice-rubbed kosher turkey breast is one of my all time favorites. This simple recipe for split kosher turkey breast produces perfect results for any Wednesday night
Sometimes, in my role as ambassador or influencer, I get to work with companies that truly make a difference in the world. This has always been really important to me, even before UrbanMommies existed.
The Love Crunch stopped me in my tracks. And then I discovered the Q’ia. We can’t get enough of Natures Path – nor can the kids. We are doing an epic giveaway of a huge box of #FeelGoodHoliday products, but first I wanted to share a not-so-secret recipe for healthy gingerbread men that the kids and I will be making this year. We may make the odd gingerbread dog too.
As fun to decorate as they are to eat, Gingerbread Men have long held the top holiday cookie title. These DIY gingerbread men are primed to keep the top spot. With just 15 minutes to make, decorating takes centre stage. Use our organic Gingerbread Love Crunch and get creative , using berries or seeds for detail.
- 1 cup Nature’s Path Love Crunch® – Gingerbread
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/3 cup fancy molasses
- Ready-to-use frosting or icing
- Assorted nuts, seeds, dried fruit and/or chocolate chips
- In a food processor, pulse granola until finely crushed.
- Add to a bowl and whisk with flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, cloves, baking powder and salt until well combined.
- In a large bowl, with electric beaters, beat butter and brown sugar until fluffy.
- Beat in molasses.
- Stir in dry ingredients and beat just until mixed.
- Knead as needed to form dough.
- Divide dough into quarters and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 325°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Flour work surface.
- Working with one piece of dough at a time, roll to 1/4-inch thickness.
- With floured 5-inch gingerbread man cutter, cut out cookies, pressing firmly. Reroll dough as needed.
- Arrange on prepared pan, spacing 2-inches apart.
- Cook in batches, baking in middle oven for 10 minutes or until just until lightly golden on the bottom.
- Transfer to rack and cool completely.
- Ice with frosting and decorate with nuts, seeds, dried fruit and/or chocolate chips as desired.