• Christmas & holidays,  Recipe Round-Up

    Some last-minute Halloween treat ideas

    The big day- or night- is upon us! I’ve heard plenty of stories from my friends living in the States about how excited their little brothers and sisters are for trick-or-treating (and though they don’t admit it straight out, they like baby-sitting on this particular evening as well). I can only imagine how fun it would be to put up all those creepy yard decorations to give trick-or-treaters in their cute costumes a little thrill before they come knocking at your door. (I am reminded of the Modern Family Halloween episode, from two seasons back I think. That looked like a heck of a party!) I’m in a particularly festive/Halloween-y…

  • At home,  Baking Recipes,  Christmas & holidays,  Dearly Dreaming Dorie,  From the books,  Spoon desserts & puddings

    {Dearly Dreaming Dorie} Chocolate Pots de Creme with a spooky twist

    When I was very little, I dreamed about Halloween. I could visualise my tiny self braving those neighbourhood streets lined with scary yard decorations to get my candy fix; knocking on doors with my little trick-or-treat basket, anticipating the sort of person who would answer and the sort of trick and/or treat they would share. There would be other kids pointing to the direction of haunted houses created inside rickety shacks, where flashing lights and screaming would seep from covered windows. There would be important decisions made on what kind of face my jack-o-lantern would have, or what kind of crazy costumes my brothers and I would wear. It was a…