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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Product Review: Hoover Power Scrub Elite Pet Carpet Cleaner

I am working with Hoover over the next year, to test and review some of their home products and I’m pretty excited about that, because I love a clean house!  Any opportunity to try out new tools that will help to keep my home clean makes me pretty happy. Recently I was sent the Hoover Power Scrub Elite Pet Carpet Cleaner to try out in our home (you may have caught my Instagram story!).  And the timing of it’s arrival was perfect!  We have a 2 year old puppy and even though she adds a lot of love, she also adds a lot of dirt, especially on to our light carpets. Aside from the couch (more on that later), our office space is Molly’s favourite place to sleep.  And over time this carpet has gotten really dirty…actually I think 5 minutes after the last time I washed the carpets, she came inside with muddy feet.  Because of course she did.  Dogs.  Sigh.  Good thing she’s adorable!  😉 Anyway, what better place than here to test out this new Hoover Power Scrub Elite Pet Carpet Cleaner! One of the first things I noticed about this cleaner was how easy it was to assemble, and […]

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Product Review: Hoover Spotless Portable Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner

I am working with Hoover to test and review some of their home products, and I’m sharing my thoughts on them, with you! Recently I gave the Hoover Spotless Portable Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner a try, and I have to say I was pretty impressed. This little machine has big power.   Since adding our dog Molly to our family, cleaning in our home has definitely changed.  Even though she doesn’t really shed at all, she seems to be covered in a fine layer of dust that gets everywhere.  Every. Where.  And it drives me bonkers. I try to minimize the dirt she brings in by adding blankets to her favourite sleeping spots, like the couch, but the dirt is still there. And yes, the dog is allowed on the couch hahaha! But only in one spot and she has claimed it for life. So to give this upholstery cleaner a true workout, I decided to try it out on the couch where Molly sleeps. And the results were not what I was expecting. I mean, I knew that this spot was dirty, but not THAT dirty. This is from one couch cushion!  I was shocked!  And super impressed at the […]

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