Little Chefs – Christmas Muffins

It’s very nearly Christmas and we’re well and truly festive in the BakedPotato Mummy house. The decorations are up, the presents are mostly bought and a few are even wrapped, and the kitchen is full of enticing smells. We’ve made more batches of the 3-Ingredient Truffles and some fun mincemeat cookies, which I’ll share if I get a chance. We’ll be making a double batch of our Spiced and Iced Christmas Biscuits for a Christmas Eve party too.

I hope you’ve all been busy in the kitchen too. Last week, I was inspired by this brilliant simple fudge recipe from Loving Life with Little Ones. I love how versatile it is. I’m a big fan of recipes that are easy to adapt with your favourite ingredients. I’m hoping to find a chance to make a last minute batch as gifts next week!

Today though, I’m going to share one of my favourite Christmas bakes. Christmas Muffins.

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Little Chefs – Spiced Iced Christmas Biscuits

2 weeks! Just 2 weeks until Christmas Day? Are you ready? I'm not! I keep seeing people saying they've done all their present shopping and wrapping already. I've barely started!

Potato and I have, however, found plenty of time to get festive with some Christmas baking.

Last week, I loved this post from Kids GL Loves. What kid doesn't love cereal? Lucas and Grace use some of their favourites in some fab new puddings.

So last week we started our festive baking with some simple 3 Ingredient truffles. This week we made Spiced Iced Christmas Biscuits (apologies, but I appear to have mislaid the photo of the finished biscuits! I'll add it if I find it!)

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Crafty Cooks

Potato and I cook together all the time. It’s one of our favourite things to do together. Not only is it a lot of fun and results in something delicious, but there are a plenty of additional educational and developmental benefits for young children.

Not everybody is as comfortable in the kitchen as I am though and not everybody is happy to give a toddler free-reign to make a mess. So when I found out about Crafty Cooks, I just had to give it a go.

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Fighting Sandhoff Disease at Christmas

To me, Christmas is all about family and friends. Traditionally its a time when we all gather at my parents’ house. Of all the Christmas that I remember, they have all been spent with my family. Even the year I was in hospital with appendicitis, we were all on the ward together.

This year, like last year, I’m excited because D will be coming home from Dubai for a week. I’m also a little sad because my little sister won’t be able to join us from Bermuda. It’ll be quiet at my parents’ without her!

As Christmas approaches, I always take the opportunity to count my blessings. I am truly very lucky and I can’t help be think of all those who aren’t as lucky. For some, Christmas is a reminder of loved ones missing and of happier times.

I love giving and receiving Christmas cards. I love having them strung up along the wall. I love sitting down to write them all, with a glass of wine and Christmas music on in the background, thinking about all the people I’m sending them to.

This year though, like last year, I won’t be sending Christmas Cards.

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