Category: Food & Entertaining

The Perfect Holiday Gift: Chocolates with a Twist

Chocolate is the universal holiday gift idea. It’s the perfect gift for a hostess, a client, a hard to shop for loved one or the person who has everything. Nearly everyone loves a good chocolate. The problem is that with so many people giving chocolates as the go-to gift, it can seem a little “been […]

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Marc and Mandy’s Delicious Pumpkin Seeds

Ingredients: 1 seeded pumpkin 3 cups water 1tbsp salt olive oil Seasoning variation: Seasoning salt Barbeque seasoning/ salt Red pepper flakes/ paprika/ cayenne/ salt Cinnamon/sugar/salt Parmesan cheese/black pepper/ salt 1. Seed a pumpkin using a large metal spoon. 2. Use a colander and water to separate the seeds from the stringy pumpkin insides. 3. Bring […]

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4 Creative Ways to Use Leftover Halloween Candy

  Freeze it.  Candy can last anywhere from two weeks to a year, depending on how you store it. Check the labels or do a quick Google search to find out which treats will and won’t keep. For the ones that will, freeze and unthaw throughout the year to make sundaes, milkshakes, cakes, brownies, or […]

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Melissa Maker’s Thanksgiving Cleaning Tips

Cooking can be messy business, especially when it comes to a big event like Thanksgiving dinner. That said, there are a few things you can do to set yourself up for success with minimal mess. Melissa Maker, from the YouTube channel Clean My Space, shares some tips on how to safeguard your kitchen from typical […]

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DIY Centerpiece Ideas for Thanksgiving

Candles and Leaves ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 10 With all the gorgeous leaves and other elegant touches. These centerpieces are beautiful! Save Save

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Creative Hacks for Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner

Cooking a big meal, especially for a high pressure occasion like Thanksgiving, can be a intimidating and overwhelming. Chef Rob shares some of his tried and true hacks for getting through this big day. For your turkey: The best way to cook a turkey is overnight, slowly and on a low temperature. Chef Rob suggests […]

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Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes So Good Guests Will Want Thirds

Take the bite-sized dessert trend to the next level this Thanksgiving with a mini pumpkin cheesecake. This no-bake treat is perfect for getting the kids involved, and the budget-friendly ingredients can be found at your local Walmart. Mini no-bake pumpkin cheesecakes Makes 24 Ingredients: 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs 2 tbsp melted butter 4 oz […]

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Yummy Thanksgiving Cocktails

Is all that turkey making you thirsty? Wash down your poultry with one – (or a couple) – of these five Thanksgiving themed cocktails.   Pumpkin Pie Martini Find the recipe here.   Cranberry Ginger Martini Find the recipe here.   Autumn Colors Cocktail Find the recipe here.   Thanksgiving Cider Find the recipe here. […]

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DIY Spring Garden Party Ideas

DIY Garden Planter & Bird Bath ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 9 This great piece is a welcomed addition to any garden party and will look great in your garden all summer long! Source

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Creative Ideas for Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed

Caprese Quiche ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 7 If you want to serve mom something a little fancier then PB&J; try these caprese quiches. Tasty! Source jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('7c1442f2c0233ffbf7b0b8573dea7321', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); }); Read More

Carnival & Fair Foods You Can Make at Home

Caramel Apples ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 9 A staple of carnival foods, caramel apples are quite easy to make yourself! Source jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('0881870aac6bf0af131756ea0b47a73f', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); }); Read More

How to Make the Perfect Shakshuka

  Coined one of the most delicious egg dishes in Middle Eastern cuisine, shakshuka is rich in flavor, hearty, and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Learn how to make this traditional Israeli favorite, perfect for sharing, below.   What you’ll need: 4 eggs 1 red onion 2 cloves worth of crushed garlic […]

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Potato Hacks We Love

  In addition to being an integral food staple for many regions around the world, potatoes pack quite the nutritional punch. They are naturally gluten-free, loaded with potassium, vitamin B6, and contain nearly half of your daily value of vitamin C. With all this in mind, you probably want to get the most out of […]

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Tips on Planning a Spring Garden Party

There’s nothing like a long, cold winter to make you itchy for Springtime; and what better way to celebrate the onset of the season than to throw a garden party! Here are some tips on planning and executing your Spring garden soiree.   Play into the Spring theme. This goes for invitations, table decor, and […]

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6 Tips for Setting the Perfect Easter Table

Who doesn’t love walking into a dinner party and seeing a beautiful table scape. Rick Mayhew, from Decorations by Rick, shares his tips on how to make a table scape that will leave a lasting impression. 1. The first thing to consider is tablecloths. With Easter approaching, why not use your tablecloth to show off a bit of colour or […]

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The Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are inexpensive, delicious, and nutritious; so why aren’t we eating more of them? Keep reading for four very convincing reasons why we should all have a little more sweet potato on our plates.   They help to ward of cold, flu, and disease. Sweet potatoes contain vitamin C, which helps the body fight […]

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5 Creative Candy Inspired Cocktails

Did you freeze the leftover Halloween candy like we suggested you do? Here are a few fun ways to use up the leftover candy for your next dinner party!   Lemon Drop Martini If you love classic candies, this cocktail is the perfect choice for you. What you’ll need: Vodka triple sec superfine sugar fresh lemon […]

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5 Fantastic Innovations for Your Kitchen

The Orange Chef Prep Pad In keeping with your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier, this smart food scale informs you of the nutritional breakdown of what you’re preparing and allows you log and track your meals. All you’ll need, besides the product, is an iOS 7 compatible device and an internet connection. Buy it […]

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Tips for Creating a Healthy Work Lunch

When it comes to packing a lunch for work, it can be tempting to opt for something quick, easy, and microwaveable or forgo the packed lunch all together and eat out instead. It’s a widely known fact that you are what you eat, meaning that what you consume for your lunch can directly affect your […]

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10 Delicious Lemonade Recipes

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10 Delicious Raspberry Recipes

Baked Red Raspberry Pie ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 10 A classic favorite is the best place to start: raspberry pie! Source jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('23c310bfeecc9cf2d9c6ad16f8ddf42e', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); }); Read More

Last Minute Valentines Day Gift Ideas For Your S.O. (that aren’t flowers, chocolates or a card)

Much like birthdays, anniversaries and school photo days, Valentine’s day is one of those occasions that has the tendency to sneak up on you. If you find yourself unprepared come February 14th, we have some last-minute suggestions you can whip up or pick up right in time for V-day.   A homemade heart shaped pizza […]

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Valentine’s Day Treats for Your Significant Other

Find the perfect treat to finish of your Valentine’s Day dinner. Champagne and Raspberry Cupcakes ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 10 Let’s start off with the taste of champagne and raspberry. These two flavors sing in harmony. Source Save

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Valentine`s Day Recipes To Make With Your Kids

If you have a family, you’ll know that the Valentine’s Day festivities are never limited to just mom and dad, and rightly so. Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be limited to love in the romantic sense, but love in general.  Getting your kids involved in your Valentine’s festivities is a great way to spark family […]

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Valentine`s Day Cocktail Ideas

February is a month known for hot romance and cold temperatures. Keep you and your SO’s insides warm on what promises to be a chilly Valentine`s Day with these love-flavored cocktails.   The strawberry blonde Find the recipe here.   Clementine Crush Find the recipe here.   Stone Fruit Rosé Sangria Find the recipe here. […]

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