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All tips and tricks for making a gingerbread house from scratch.

How to Make a Gingerbread House at Home {Rustic Log Cabin}

Gingerbread making is an annual tradition in our house that I wouldn’t miss for anything. Usually we build one on Christmas Eve. Looking at photos from previous years inevitably brings a huge smile to my face-sneaky children popping sweets into their mouths instead of on the house while thinking they are being so discreet! All […]

Shells smothered in pesto, meat sauce and mozzarella and then quickly baked for a golden top and gooey middle!

Baked Shells with Pesto, Mozzarella and Meat Sauce

This pasta recipe is a one pot wonder, I tell ya! I make a lot of pasta dishes…2-3 times a week…but this one is special. My kids were the most enthusiastic eaters and Brad declared it to be “most special pasta” ever. Whoa! I have no idea what I did right and but I am […]

English Fridge Cake Bars-chocolate, biscuits, pistachios and many more great things!

English Fridge Cake Bars

Have you started your Christmas baking yet? Don’t worry…I haven’t either and what I’ve got here is not baking at all. It literally took me just 15 minutes of mixing everything in a bowl, then throwing it in a pan, waiting for a few hours and then…ahh bliss. These bars are my take on ever […]

Creamy and smoky this dip has it all-a blend of 3 cheeses, smoky chorizo and festive cranberries. Bring out the dunkers!

Creamy Cranberry and Chorizo Dip

None of us can imagine a successful holiday party without a good dip. Sure, we all love our classics but once in a while your guests will crave something new. This dip is IT! The idea came to me, as often happens, from the contents of my fridge. I had a chunk of White Stilton […]

Winter salad with figs and pomegranate balsamic dressing

Winter Salad with Figs and Pomegranate Balsamic Dressing

Some days are so long that at the end of it all you want to do is to feed your kids, send them upstairs and have a nice and relaxed dinner with your favourite person. Preferably one that doesn’t involved a lot of cooking. This salad is so quick, yet it’s perfect for a winter […]

Best Christmas Turkey tips and tricks.

Your Best Christmas Turkey Guide and OXO Digital Thermometer Giveaway

Today is officially the first day of Advent and we need to talk turkey…seriously. Our Christmas tree is up and decorated, the Advent calendars are distributed and the days are being counted down to…our flight to Canada. Needless to say, Christmas spirit is soaring. What a huge difference to Christmases past here and especially here! This […]

Cream of Mushroom Soup @Julia Frey |{Vikalinka}

Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup Rigatoni Bake with Bacon and Curly Kale

Prepare yourselves, my friends, for this post is a triple threat-3 recipes in one post. Whoa, what happened, Julia, you might ask. Well…you see I got an unexpected Friday off and here is the result. Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup Seriously who doesn’t have a love-hate affair with a cream of mushroom soup. I am […]

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