Weekend Links

Today’s weekend links are all over the place, but that merely mirrors the kind of week I’ve had. I’ve been running around with two fist fulls of little unfinished projects, all requiring just 15-20 minutes of my time, but adding up to hours and hours of work. Does anyone else ever feel like this?

Thankfully, Danny is now on holidays (Yay!) and is around to swoop in and whisk the kids away on the toboggan so I can have a moment’s peace to finish writing a handful of Christmas cards.

In no particular order, here are a few links I loved this week.

Noah has declared that he wants waffles every.day. of Christmas vacation. There’s no way he’s getting that request, but I did haul out my waffle iron today for a batch of Stacie’s Gingerbread Waffles, which were a hit.

I’ve decided to leave the appliance on the counter, to facilitate subsequent batches. I’ve already bookmarked the next recipe…

Taking prize for one smart cookie, is Christoph Niemann with his not-to-be-missed sugar cookie art. A brilliantly snappy view of the world using cookie dough and sprinkles that made me laugh out loud this week.

Because I’m doing Christmas dinner at home this year (more or less THIS menu, if you’re curious), the thought of having a table centerpiece crossed my mind. I’m not a super crafty kind of girl, but when I saw this edible centerpiece on The Kitchn, I knew instantly it was meant to be. Lovely, simple, and original.

My Saturday afternoon was spent making a massive batch of our favorite Chai-Spiced Granola (6x the recipe!) to give out to the staff at Noah’s school for Christmas gifts. A quick poll on the Simple Bites Facebook page had informed me that granola would be better received than sweets. Apparently teachers get a whole sleigh full of sweets at Christmas. Maybe I should have been a teacher!

It’s not to late to whip up some homemade gifts of your own.

Have a wonderful week, everyone, and may all your last minute projects come together the way you want them to!

About Aimee

Cooking has always been Aimée's preferred recreational activity, creative outlet, and source of relaxation. After nearly ten years in the professional cooking industry, she went from restaurant to RSS by trading her tongs and clogs for cookie cutters and a laptop, serving as editor here at Simple Bites. Her first book, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars - Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites, was published in February 2015.

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  1. Hey! I knew my waffles were good, but I didn’t realize they were the WORLD’s best! I follow a similar formula for my waffles, though mine includes cornmeal and whole wheat.

  2. I made the “world’s best” this weekend and they were very light and crisp…almost flavorless, but excellent with pure maple syrup.
    Printing out the gingerbread recipe now. Thanks Aimee.

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