How to prepare for (and get through) the drinking season

How to prepare for (and get through) the drinking season

It starts somewhere around Thanksgiving and gains momentum, culminating in a blaze of glory during the festivities of New Year’s Eve. This is the time I like to call ‘The Drinking Season’.

It affects every one of us, whether you are a drinker or not, due to a few important factors of life during this time of year.

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DIY Decorative Tree

DIY Decorative Tree

My children thoroughly enjoy arts and crafts, especially when it involves gluing things together and getting sparkles everywhere! This activity is great when it's too cold to play outside during the winter months. This craft has almost no prep, it can take anywhere from 15 minutes to over an hour to complete (depending on the decorations you use) and you can choose any theme you want. 

These decorative trees are a nice complement to our other holiday decorations! 

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Bittersweet Nanaimo Bars

Bittersweet Nanaimo Bars

One of my fondest memories from childhood is baking treats with my Mom over the holidays, and I have continued this tradition with my own children (sometimes with Grandma too!). Nanaimo bars are one of my favourite desserts at this time of year but I find that most recipes are too rich.

The bittersweet chocolate topping and unsweetened dark cocoa bottom layer in this recipe complement the sweet center perfectly.

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