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December 20th, 2014 by

How to make Home Made Potpourri with a Crockpot

Sometimes I have trouble getting into the holiday spirit.  I wouldn’t say I’m particularly grinchy, at least, not more than the average busy mom with so many things on the to-do list that I can’t possibly get to it all with a smile on my face.  For me, a gentle reminder that it’s a time …more

Dec #3 Desserts

December 18th, 2014 by

Best Desserts to Bring to Your Holiday Dinner

You’re invited to eat Christmas dinner at the home of a friend or family member and, like most polite people, you asked “What can I bring?” If the host replied “dessert,” there are plenty of options that are easy to make, can feed a crowd, and bring together the flavours of the holidays. Pie Pies …more


December 13th, 2014 by

10 DIY Foodie Gift Ideas

As a food blogger I absolutely love giving food gifts for Christmas! While most people automatically think of cookie mix in a jar – and don’t get me wrong, that is one of the best gifts ever! – there are so many other neat do it yourself gifts that you can give at Christmas. Here’s …more


December 11th, 2014 by

Acorn Squash with Honey Walnut Brussels Sprouts & Chèvre

What could be better than taking a healthy squash and filling it up with an even healthier vegetable, the delicious Brussels sprout? This is one of my favourite ways to eat squash because you end up with a lovely pre-portioned side dish for your meal that’s easy to make, healthy and delicious. The chèvre is …more

Five Ways to Use Christmas ornaments as Decor

December 10th, 2014 by

Five Ways to Use Christmas Ornaments As Décor (Other Than Putting Them on Your Tree!)

If you have a collection of festive Christmas ornaments — be they family heirlooms, vintage garage sale finds, souvenirs of your travels, or just pretty things that you’ve picked up at various stores — you may find that you have too many to reasonably fit on your Christmas tree. Luckily, shiny and sparkly Christmas ornaments …more


December 9th, 2014 by

Robin Hood® German Chocolate Cake

This recipe is courtesy of the Robin Hood® Baking Centre, view full recipe here

Nov #4Christmas recipes

December 8th, 2014 by

10 Must-Try Recipes For the Holiday Season

This is the time of year to pull out your standard recipes: the ones that your grandmother has been making since you were a kid and you’re now making for your own children; the ones you clipped from the newspaper years and years ago and now are stained with butter and smears of melted chocolate …more

Elf on the Shelf Ideas

December 6th, 2014 by

10 Elf on the Shelf Krazy Kitchen Ideas

December 1st marked the return of one of our favourite house guests. Our Elf on the Shelf.  Elfred is his name and he comes to town for the days prior to Christmas and brings all sorts of cheer with him. As everyone knows, elves love candy and Elfred is no exception.  He gets up to …more

tropical pineapple no bake snowball truffle cheesecake ball

December 5th, 2014 by

Tropical No Bake Snowball Truffles

It’s always great to have a super fast recipe you can put together in no time at all and this is that sort of recipe.  It’s got a great vintage vibe to it which I love, and the flavours are fresh and light. These truffles are fun for kids to help with as they can …more

Dec#1 Christmas tree

December 4th, 2014 by

Three Tips to Extend the Life of Your Christmas Tree

If you’re like me, you’ve already purchased a fresh-cut Christmas tree and plan to display it proudly in your home right until the end of December. A full month is a long time for a once-living tree to sit inside a house and if you’re not careful your tree can start to look dry or …more