Strawberry Shortcake and a Spring Dinner Party

Strawberry Shortcakes with Strawberry Fluff Filling 3

Hello friends and happy spring day to you! Today we're going to have some fun...I've teamed up with some very talented Canadian bloggers to throw a Spring Dinner Party for you!  You'll be able to travel from blog to blog to get some inspiration for your very own spring inspired dinner party!  Everything from desserts (that's me!) to appetizers to printable menus to kids table ideas, party favours and more!  SO MUCH FUN. Ready? Let's have dessert first mmmkay?  Why not...internet desserts have … [Read more...]

Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Drizzle

Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Drizzle 2{A Pretty Life}

With Easter less than a week away, my mind is on the menu, and in particular it's on carrots.  Easter always makes me think of carrots.  I mean how can it not with Carrot Cake being one of the main desserts this time of year, oh and can't forget glazed carrots on the dinner table!  And we can't forget the Easter bunny...the carrot is his choice of food after all! I wanted to add something new to our Easter eats this year, so I decided to make some Carrot Cake cookies.  I love adding shredded … [Read more...]

Chilled Noodle Salad with Ginger Wasabi Dressing

Chilled Noodle Salad with Ginger Wasabi Dressing

Chilled Noodle Salad with Ginger Wasabi Dressing and my SUPER fun experience with Chef Lynn Crawford!  That is what my title should have read, but it wouldn't fit! Last week I was lucky enough to attend a media event at the SAIT Polytechnic Culinary Campus here in Calgary featuring Chef Lynn Crawford, to celebrate the launch of the new Catelli® Healthy Harvest® Ancient Grains pasta.  We were able to watch a cooking demonstration, then participate in a hands-on cooking session with Chef Lynn. … [Read more...]

Summer Drinks: Blackcurrant Drop and Aquavit Sparkler

Blackcurrant Drop Drink

  With summer just around the corner, I do declare it's time to get making some summer drinks!  Yes.  So today I am going to share the most delicious summer drinks with you!  Good idea right? Recently I was given the opportunity to try the Blackcurrant Liqueur and the vodka-style Aquavitus from Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery (I love my job), and mixed up 2 fantastic summer drinks. But before I get to the delicious drink recipes, I wanted to tell you a bit about the Okanagan Spirits Craft … [Read more...]

Easter Egg Sugar Cookies

Easter Egg Sugar Cookies 3

I really enjoy Easter, especially Easter eats.  At Easter I tend to make the same dishes year after year, but these food traditions are what we love most about this holiday.  Many of the recipes I use are ones I remember my Mom, or Aunts and Grandmas cooking from when we were growing up.  Things like Peanut Butter Confetti Cake, or 7 Layered Salad or Devilled Eggs...all really delicious comfort food.  When these dishes made an appearance it was like they were marking the arrival of spring.  Love … [Read more...]

Easter Basket Table Settings

Easter Table Setting 6a

I've been having some fun with Easter planning this year.  I think it's because we've had a reaaaaaally long winter, and I'm dying for it to be over.  I just want spring and summer...warm sun, green grass, gardens, flowers, birds chirping.  It's time.  And I feel like Easter is the perfect time to pretend it's spring.  The stores and markets are full of fresh flowers and Easter decor, so I decided to embrace it. Earlier this week I prepared an Easter table setting for the Kendall-Jackson wines … [Read more...]