‘Welcome to New York’ Theme | Throw A Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them Party

I hope everyone is as excited as I am for Fantastic Beasts! Like everyone, I’m sure, I’ve been scouring the trailers and new tidbits of information they’ve been giving us for clues about the new film. To make sure we all celebrate the release in November the best we can, I’m pulling together everything we know, and publishing three themes that can be used to inspire your Fantastic Beasts party over the next few weeks ....more

Steak and kidney pie | Harry Potter

Only one thing is better than a dinner party- a Harry Potter themed one! But being across the water makes it hard to take part when all the other guests are based in Canada. Thanks to I Say Nomato and 365 Days of Easy Recipes (and Food Bloggers of Canada who put the idea in their heads), a Harry Potter virtual dinner party was born ....more

Peppermint Toads | Harry Potter

“…peppermint creams shaped like toads (“Hop realistically in the stomach!”)… -Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling ...more

Caramel Apples | The Night Circus

“Apples dipped in caramel so dark they appeared almost blackened but remained light and crisp and sweet.” -The Night Circus,...more

Sleepy Hollow Slapjacks

“…and anon he passed the fragrant buckwheat fields, breathing the odor of the beehive, and as he beheld them, soft anticipations stole over his mind of dainty slapjacks, well buttered and garnished with honey or treacle, by the delicate little dimpled hand of Katrina Van Tassel.” -The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving Ask me to choose a story that makes me think of Halloween, and Sleepy Hollow will top my list. I grew up watching the Disney version, a tradition I’m adamant in sticking with each year. Later, I fell in love with the story ....more

Butterbeer Sauce | Harry Potter

I was brainstorming butterbeer and thinking,...more

Lembas Bread | Lord of the Rings

“Eat little at a time, and only at need. For these things are given to serve you when all else fails. The cakes will keep sweet for many many days, if they are unbroken and left in their leaf-wrappings, as we have brought them ....more

Cram | The Hobbit

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Barley Cake | Magyk: Septimus Heap

‘Sally had just been around the tables sharing jokes, offering some newly baked slabs of barley cake and refilling the oil lamps that had been burning all through the dull winter afternoon.’ -Magyk; Septimus Heap, Angie Sage While I’m well aware of barley and it’s use in beer, when it came to turning pearl barley into a cake, I was stumped. There’s recipes for parmesan barley cake and apple and barley cake online, but I really wanted to make one that was more rustic. More old fashioned, where the main ingredient was the main taste ....more

Ilvermorny Cranberry Pie | Pottermore

“The robes of Ilvermorny are blue and cranberry. The colours honour Isolt and James: blue because it was Isolt’s favourite colour and because she had wished to be in Ravenclaw house as a child; cranberry in honour of James’s love of cranberry pie.” -Pottermore.com If you’re wondering what Ilvermorny is, I’ll just wait here for you, while you pop over to Pottermore and read up on the history of the North American witchcraft school. I had originally wanted to put the Ilvermorny crest on the pie (and I did attempt it!), but there was too much detail for it to look pretty in the end ....more