Mama Bears and Baby Bears
I can’t believe it’s almost the holiday season again. Around this time last year, I planned my first big move after I got to Canada. It was literally a “big move”. I moved out to my current apartment where I started working on my blog and experiencing more with my cooking. It was super exciting and nerve racking at the same time. However, I have to say it’s completely worth it.
Speaking of holiday season, I have never had a chance to experience a family Christmas dinner before. It’s been on my bucket list for the long time, because being able to experience different food cultures is my ultimate goal. The furthest I got to Christmas themed food is gingerbread cookies. To be honest, I wasn’t impressed when I had my first gingerbread cookies. It was good, but didn’t do much for me.
With that being said, I’ve been telling myself that it was probably because it wasn’t homemade. Since I moved out, I’m determined to make my own gingerbread this year.
Now, in order for me to make the perfect gingerbread cookies this Christmas, I need to practice making it now. The thing is that I don’t really want to cheat on Fall. She is spicy. See what I did there? Fall and Spices!! Oh I’m too funny (I need friends, helps). We have a really short and weird Fall in Hamilton this year, so I want to enjoy every single minute of it. Therefore, I picked this wonderful recipe which allows me to work on my skill and still remains the fall flavour.
This “Honey Cinnamon Almond Hugging Bear Cookies” is extremely easy to make and so heart melting to look at. By the way, I’m fully aware of how long the name is. It would be even longer if I included the word “Ginger” in it, so you’re welcome. Try to say it 10 times in a row, I challenge you!!
The best part of this recipe is the tempting smell of the cookies. The combination of cinnamon and brown sugar gives the cookies a sweet and cozy Fall vibe. On top of that, the almonds are like .... Lady Gaga’s “Joanne” album. It isn’t everyone's favourite, but it’s healthy and important. You gotta love it. Y-A-S-S ?
By the way, I was honoured enough to be interviewed by the Silhouette from McMaster University. During the interview, I talked about the reason I started my blog, my experiences with Vietnamese food cultures here in Canada, my favourite things to cook/bake, and more. Check out the interview here: https://www.thesil.ca/fusion-food-cultures
Honey Cinnamon Almond Hugging Bear Cookies