Merry Christmas From The Magpie’s!

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Merry Christmas everyone! I hope that you are all having a wonderful day full of love, laughter, food (and maybe a few martini’s) and family! We wish you all a fabulous holiday season and want to thank you for hanging around with us on our little corner of the web! Without you guys we wouldn’t be able to do what we do and we are so grateful for YOU every day of the year!

family picture in a Vintage Christmas Room during holiday season

We wish all the best for you and your loved ones in the New Year, and I look forward to cooking up a storm of new recipes for you all in 2019! I can’t wait to do my second cookbook tour and meet even more of you in person, in real life and chat!

Here’s to a Merry Christmas and a fantastic 2019 full of health, happiness and love for us all.


Karlynn, Mike, Kade and Ivy ( and Fanta the cat, of course.)


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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Joyce Ward says

    Enjoy a Merry Christmas & a very Special 2019 .. I enjoy your contribution to my day with your recipes
    I am disabled & confined to my home But can still do my own cooking. Blessings

  2. Margo & Gordon says

    Dear Karlynn
    What a beautiful picture of you and your precious family! Which one of you developed the film the to get the “old-fashioned”. effect? It is as if every single feature of your faces, the curls, in Mike’s hair and even Fanta, the cat have been softly accented to look like a card from the late 1940’s. Stunning! Back then many greeting card’s had drawings or photographs that had been accented with a soft accenting of a person’s facial features, etc. They were printed onto a heavy cream colored stock that would perfectly match the color of your cabinets! The photgraphy is stunning. The minute I read Fanta’s name I thought of the Fanta orange drink! ( The actor Andy Griffith, years ago used to refer to it as a “big orange drink”). lol I can handle a rum & coke, I prefer a glass of wine, but after two glasses of wine my nose nose looks pink! lol!I’ve only had two martinis in my 81 years of life and to me, (forgive me for the comparision here) they taste like the white colored Vaseline hair tonic used tosmell. lol. While typing this off to the side, out of the corner of my eye, you were mixing your brownie recipe. You made an error in that one, at the end of the video. I cracked up laughing because you had written “drool” at the very end, The “drool” should have followed the stack of them with the ice cream on top at the beginning of the video. because I was “droooling” back then! I haven’t been a subscriber for very long but you, your lovely family and your “fantastetic” recipes will be in my recipes collection for a very long time to come!

    • Karlynn says

      Merry Christmas Margo and Gordon!!! Thank you for the lovely words, and I am so glad you recently found us! Have a wonderful holiday and New Year!

  3. susan gortva says

    hope 2019 is better than 2018. full of love and laughter. hope the sun shines and the birds sing. people smile and feel blessed. love what you do , always giving out the best recipes to eat. so good . thanks. have a great new year too

    • Karlynn says

      Merry Christmas Susan! I hope everything gets better and better for 2019 for everyone!

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