When I have cream in my fridge that's starting to reach its prime, I bake a batch of scones.
We've been baking these painted sugar cookies since we were kids - paintbrushes are far easier to handle than icing bags, there's far less mess, and the "paint" bakes on to a smooth, colourful sheen - perfect for giving or hanging on the tree!
At Christmastime, I'm in the habit of delivering tasty things to friends, neighbours, teachers and co-workers in the weeks leading up to Christmas. These maple-bacon spiced nuts are completely addictive - you may have a hard time giving them away.
'Tis the season to bake cookies - and if you have kids in the house, gingerbread men are likely on the agenda.
Here's a new idea for meatless Monday - fresh, homemade falafel come together quickly with a single can of chickpeas. Top with creamy tzatziki made with ripe avocado. It makes great party food too!