Canada Day Party: Maple Leaf Cookie S’mores

Up your s’more game and make these Canada inspired Maple Leaf Cookie S’mores at your next campfire! – – – – – – Here we are at day #5 of Canada Day theme party ideas!  If you missed any ideas, you can see them at the bottom of this post.  They’re all easy, delicious and quick to make…which is perfect for party planning!  It is my hope that you have been inspired to have a fun and tasty Canada day! Today I’m sharing a yummy campfire dessert with a Canadian twist, Maple Leaf Cookie S’mores! These are SO good, and a nice change from regular s’mores.  Just swap out graham crackers for maple cookies, and milk chocolate for white chocolate. Delicious.  But you will need a glass of milk after.  😉 What you need to make Maple Leaf Cookie S’mores: Maple Leaf Cookies Marshmallows White Chocolate A campfire! That’s it.  Sugar overload…but what’s a party without sugar!  Enjoy Here are more Canada Day Party Ideas! Make these delicious and fun 5 Minute Dessert Kebabs.  Only 2 ingredients. These Maple Leaf Shaped Watermelon pieces are a simple and fun way to serve this summer treat!  Aren’t they great? This Strawberry Cloud is a delicious and light dessert, that’s […]

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Canada Day Party: Canadian Animal Cupcakes

Make these Canadian Animal Cupcakes for your Canada Day Party!  To make this even easier, take the pressure off and buy your cupcakes! – – – – – Ok, so I think these Canadian Animal Cupcakes are the easiest thing I’ve ever shared over here.  I put these little treats together using store bought cupcakes!  I just decided that for party planning it’s good to share options that will make your life just a little less stressful.  Sometimes we just don’t need to make everything ourselves, especially if we’re the ones planning and cooking for our Canada Day party.  Why not buy dessert, then dress it up a little at home to make it festive?  Trust me, everyone will think these cupcakes are the greatest! I just bought a 6 pack of cupcakes from our grocery store bakery, and dressed them up a bit to make them fun and Canada themed.  For these cupcakes I wanted to top them with Canadian wildlife that we all can identify with.  So I went in search of miniature Canadian animals.  I was lucky enough to find them at my first stop (Michaels)…they were in the kids toy aisle in those toobs with miniature animals! […]

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Canada Day Party: Strawberry Cloud

This Strawberry Cloud is a simple & delicious dessert made of whip cream and strawberries!  Takes only 15 minutes to make! – – – – – – Hello, I’m so happy you’re here!  Today, I’m sharing another simple and delicious recipe for your Canada Day Party!  So far I’ve shared 5 Minute Dessert Kebabs, and Maple Leaf Shaped Watermelon, and today on the menu are these Strawberry Cloud Desserts.  These desserts are super easy to make, and can be made in about 15 minutes or less.  Keeping things simple makes for a much more fun party for the host!  True story. These Strawberry Cloud desserts are made with just 4 ingredients…whipping cream, strawberries, vanilla and sugar.  That’s it.  Pretty much all ingredients that people love.  And they are just as light and fluffy as their name suggests! I like these because they’re not a heavy dessert which is nice after a big meal!  So when you have a belly full of delicious Canada Day BBQ fare, these cloud desserts are a nice and light after dinner touch.  Just garnish with fresh strawberries and serve.  Oh, and if you’re serving a crowd, feel free to double or triple the recipe.  You […]

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Canada Day Party: Maple Leaf Shaped Watermelon

For your Canada Day Party, make these Maple Leaf Shaped Watermelon pieces!  Such a simple and fun way to serve this summer treat! – – – – – – Hello, I’m back again to share another super easy and fun foodie idea for a Canada Day Party!  I made Maple Leaf Shaped Watermelon pieces!  These will only take you a few minutes to make which is amazing, and really appreciated when you have a party to prepare.  Not to mention how cute they are.  Sometimes the cutest things are also pretty easy. Everyone loves watermelon on a hot summer day, so I thought it would be fun to serve it up in a festive way for a Canada Day Party!  A little different and A LOT of fun.  All you need is a maple leaf shaped cookie cutter (I found mine at Michaels) and you can have the most festive watermelon ever. How to make Maple Leaf Shaped Watermelon Slice the watermelon into circle slices about 3/4 of an inch thick, then using your maple leaf cookie cutter, cut out the shapes and add them to a serving platter (cut out as many leaves as you can from each piece).  DONE.  And […]

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Canada Day Party: 5 Minute Dessert Kebabs

For Canada Day, make these 5 Minute Dessert Kebabs, using just 2 ingredients! – – – – – This year is a big year for Canada as we celebrate our 150th birthday as a country!  I am so proud to be Canadian…I know how lucky I am every single day, that I get to call Canada my home.  And this year with #Canada150 celebrations everywhere, all year long, we are joining our extended family for a big Canada Day Bash, and we can’t wait!  It’s going to be super fun!  I know there are going to be A LOT of Canada Day parties this year, so I wanted to share some simple and quick party ideas with you!  These are the kind of ideas that will not stress you out. They’re easy, and take no time at all…which leaves you more time to sip your Caesar. The first idea I want to share are these 5 Minute Dessert Kebabs.  Ok seriously, this is the easiest dessert idea ever.  It’s almost too easy to share, except I wanted to share it because it is easy. Sometimes when we host or attend a party, we can overcomplicate things, especially the food.  But we […]

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Baked Canadian Camembert with Rhubarb Compote

Make this Baked Canadian Camembert with Rhubarb Compote as a quick and super delicious appetizer! – – – – – – It’s Cheese of the Month time!  This is quickly becoming my favourite time of the month!  Sharing a delicious Canadian cheese is pretty much one of the greatest things ever…cheese is life. Since I began my partnership with the Dairy Farmers of Canada, I’ve had the chance to feature ‘Heidi’ in a Grilled Cheese with Fig Jam, and Dragon’s Breath Blue in a Dessert Cheese Plate.  This month the feature cheese is Comfort Cream from Upper Canada Cheese Company, a small cheese company that raises a rare herd of Guernsey cows to create all of their cheese. Comfort Cream is a camembert style cheese that is creamy, buttery and so delicious.  It is amazing on its own, but served melted with a sweet and tangy topping, it is ah-mazing. I decided to make a rhubarb compote to pair with the Comfort Cream.  Since it’s June, and we are surrounded by loads of fresh rhubarb, a rhubarb compote seemed like a perfect recipe for this cheese.  I have already harvested all I can from my own rhubarb plant, so I had to scour […]

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Corn Chowder

Have this hearty Corn Chowder on your table in less than 45 minutes!  Serve with fresh bread and a salad for a full meal! – – – – – I realize it’s summer and I made soup.  But on a cold and windy rainy day, soup in summer is the best.  The last thing I want to do is get out to the BBQ when I’m about to get whisked away in a rainstorm.  Instead I want to cozy up to the stove and make a delicious pot of comforting soup. Then serve it with a big ‘ol loaf of crusty bread.  Yum. I’ve been making this corn chowder, and variations of it for years.  It is delicious on it’s own as a Corn Chowder, but I’ve also tweaked the recipe to make Chicken Corn Chowder and Fish Chowder.  One thing I really like about this soup, is that you can use up leftover potatoes and corn from dinner the night before.  It’s also a great recipe to make ahead of time and take camping.  There’s nothing better than having dinner ready and waiting when you’re camping…especially if the weather isn’t great! Creamy, comforting and delicious.  Serve it up with fresh […]

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