Paloma and 4 Other Non-Alcoholic Cocktails

A trip to tropical destinations always stirs a desire to eat and drink locally. On a recent trip to Royalton Riviera Cancun with Sunwing I thought it would be cliché to order a margarita, a drink one associates with Mexico. Looking for alternative that didn’t involve shots I discovered a grapefruit and tequila cocktail known at the Paloma. […]

Elf Holiday Movie Viewing Party

Christmas traditions and planned activities with the kids can be fun and add to the holiday amusement but tossing in an impromptu surprise can be exciting too. Watching the Elf movie is one of those traditions we love but for a little added fun and with the help of the Command Party Products – now available in Canada on, I put together a little holiday viewing party. […]

Hostess Gifts They’ll Love

As I plan our Elf Holiday Movie Screening Party this week I have a whole new appreciation for friends and collegues who host holiday gatherings in their homes. Of course they do it for the love of celebrating with people they care about but parties are still a lot of work, whether a sit down dinner or a casual cocktail and appetizer drop-in. […]

Alcohol-Free Blueberry Twinkle Recipe

Celebrating a pregnancy or the arrival of a new baby can be exciting especially during the holidays but I must admit drinking a glass of sparkling water while everyone else enjoys festive cocktails can be a little disappointing. The new Momosas Fun Alcohol-Free Drinks for Expecting Moms changes that with a collection of great recipes including this lemonade based Blueberry Twinkle. […]

The Colour of Spring 2014 with PC Home

The temperature keeps bouncing like a preschooler on a trampoline, one moment high in the air with the warm sun and next down by the cold frosted ground. It’s those moments of high, those sunny slightly warmer days that have me dreaming of Spring and Summer and the recent PC Home Spring 2014 preview event helped this feeling along. […]

Snack Idea. Asiago & Prosciutto Shortbread Crackers

The holidays always have me craving shortbread. I’m a bit of a traditionalist but I loved the Apple Cider Shortbread Bars I made last year. And today I discovered that shortbread can also be savory, like these Asiago and Prosciutto Shortbread Crackers. […]

30 Halloween Party Ideas

Are you thinking of throwing a Halloween Party for your kids but are stuck for ideas? We’ve rounded up 30 of the Best Halloween Party Ideas from around the web to help.  Want more ideas?  Check out our Best Etsy Finds for Halloween… […]

6 Summer Sangria Recipes

A lazy day sitting under the giant oak tree in our backyard, sangria in hand, stirs up all sorts of summer holiday memories. I love a fruit drenched Sangria but it seems there is more than one way to make this delightful cocktail. We’ve found 6 lovely recipes to enjoy this summer. […]

2013 Food and Wine Pairing

Whether you’re having a large dinner party or an intimate gathering, deciding on the best wine to serve with your meal can be a daunting taske. Similar to previous years, I’ve tried to make your wine shopping a little easier by creating a wine and food pairing chart based on the L.C.B.O’s General List with wines under $20.00 Cdn. […]

Family New Year’s Party Ideas

When New Year’s Eve comes around our childless couples and single friends lament the loss of our freedom. There’s a sence that once you have kids, you can’t really enjoy New Year’s Eve the way it’s meant to be celebrated. I say we just change the way we ring in the New Year. Celebrating the start of another year full of milestones and adventure is a perfect occasion for families. We’ve gathered 20 ideas to make your celebration fun and memorable for the whole family. […]