Finger Lickin’ Good: 7 Recipes for National Fried Chicken Day!

July 5th, 2016 • by Anna Fleet • Celebrating Food, Did you know?, Holidays
Hey you...follow the Panko breadcrumbs this way to our delicious fried chicken recipes! Read more...

8 Healthier Fourth of July Dessert Recipes

June 28th, 2016 • by Anna Fleet • Celebrating Food, Entertaining, Family, Holidays
String up the patio lights, bring out the checkered table cloth, and dazzle your guests with this array of healthier patriotic desserts. Read more...

6 Traditional Recipes for National Aboriginal Day

June 21st, 2016 • by Anna Fleet • Celebrating Food, Did you know?, Holidays
Happy National Aboriginal Day! Read more...

Get Cracking: 8 Succulent Recipes for National Lobster Day!

June 14th, 2016 • by Anna Fleet • Celebrating Food, Holidays
Things really get cracking on June 15th, 2016 for National Lobster Day! Baked, steamed, grilled, or boiled lobster is considered a meal of extravegance and delicacy around the globe. However, lobster was once so plentiful in New England during the 1800s that it was primarily a food for the working and lower class. Folks could literally walk down to a local beach and trap a lobster during low tide for dinner.   Read more...

7 Father’s Day Treats Just for Dad

June 7th, 2016 • by Anna Fleet • Baking Tips, Family, General, Holidays
Dad is the best! He's there for you through thick and thin. He was there to assure you there are no monsters under the bed when you were 4-years old and he'll be there to fix that leaky bathtub so you didn't have to call a plumber when you're 35-years old. That's why dad deserves to feel like king for a day on Father's Day. Take the time to cook or bake him up a special treat to remind him just how much you appreciate all he does. Read more...

8 Refreshing Summer Chillers for National Iced Tea Month

June 1st, 2016 • by Anna Fleet • Celebrating Food, Did you know?, Holidays

For many parts of North America, once we hit June, we know it's officially the start of summer. Many of us are lucky enough to be able to bask in the sunshine on a hot summer's day with a refreshing beverage. It makes sense then that June is National Iced Tea Month, rejoicing in America's love of the classic cold brewed beverage of summer. And American's are certainly passionate about their cold tea, a tradition that dates back to the early 1900's, when provers of hot tea tried to boost popularity at the St. Louis World’s Fair by routing the hot brew through a series of lead pipes plunged into ice. Read more...

7 Top-of-the-Class Graduation Party Recipes

May 25th, 2016 • by Anna Fleet • Celebrating Food, General, Holidays
The end of May always has a waft of success in the air. Perhaps its due to pending graduation season, when big and little grads alike take the stage in caps and gowns to celebrate their educational accomplishments. Read more...

8 Memorial Day Eats to Kick Off Summer!

May 17th, 2016 • by Anna Fleet • Entertaining, Family, Holidays

Barbecue, potluck, picnic, or campfire cook out...no matter how you choose to celebrate the first long weekend of the summer, these Memorial Day recipes are all about getting the crowd tether and passing around your favorite summer-inspired dishes. Read more...

7 Victoria Day Recipes Fit for a Queen

May 10th, 2016 • by Anna Fleet • Celebrating Food, Did you know?, Holidays
Victoria Day (or May 2-4 as its often called) is a Canadian holiday that commemorates monarch, Queen Victoria’s, birthday. It's celebrated annually on the Monday preceding May 25 in every province and territory, except for Quebec (where National Patriotes Day is observed instead). This year, in 2016, Victoria Day falls on Monday, May 23. Read more...

Mmmm, 7 DIY Face Masks that Are Good Enough to Eat

May 4th, 2016 • by Anna Fleet • Frugal, General, How To
Need a spa day stat, but don't have the pocket money for pampering? Try one of these delicious DIY (do it yourself) face masks. Read more...

7 Dreamy Breakfast-in-Bed Mother’s Day Meals

April 26th, 2016 • by Anna Fleet • Family, Holidays
Breakfast-in-bed is sure to bring a bright smile to mom's face on the morning (or early afternoon) of her special holiday. After all, according to mom, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”! And when is the last time mom took (or even had) the time to relax indulgently in bed while the hubby and kids take care of spoiling her? Read more...

7 Modern Takes on Time-Honored Passover Classics

April 19th, 2016 • by Anna Fleet • Entertaining, Family, Holidays
I think it's safe to say that spring has officially sprung (even in Southwestern Ontario)! And with the re-emergence of temperate weather and the first signs of green in our gardens, comes the start of Passover. The eight day Jewish Passover holiday is marked by a Seder feast, which is steeped in tradition, prayer, and classic recipes. Read more...

7 Easy Recipes that Make Fruit & Veggies Fun for Kids

April 12th, 2016 • by Anna Fleet • Celebrating Food, Family
As parents it's often difficult to get the kids to try new foods, particularly when those foods are either fruits or veggies. However, I'm sure we agree that letting kids try new foods and making sure they eat nutritiously is a pretty important job.  Read more...

7 Sinfully Sticky Recipes for National Caramel Day

April 5th, 2016 • by Anna Fleet • Celebrating Food, Did you know?, Holidays
Sticky, gooey, and satisfyingly sweet...it must be National Caramel Day! Yes, it's every sweet tooth's dream come true every April 5th, when all things caramel are celebrated. Discovered in the mid-1800's when American pioneers first combined caramelized sugar and water (to make hard candies) and cooked caramelized sugar mix with fat and milk (to make chewy caramels), caramel now has a starring role in everything from brownies and ice-cream cakes, to popcorn and fancy coffee drinks.  Read more...

7 Delightfully Deceptive April Fool’s Day Recipes

March 29th, 2016 • by Anna Fleet • Celebrating Food, Entertaining, Family, Holidays
Happy (almost) April Fool's Day! What better way to pull a prank on your loved ones than by presenting them with dinner that looks like desert, desert that looks like dinner, and other edibles that look anything but edible (hence, recipe number 4), but are still yummy as can be. Read more...