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Game Day Menu

Hey Superbowl fans, your time is now! Truthfully, I couldn't care less about football, but as many people know I'll take any excuse to throw a party. Here's the list of tried and true recipes I'll be serving on Sunday.  — Read More —
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Easy Peasy Pupcakes

As anyone who owns a dog knows, the furry little buggers can cost you a lot of money: food, toys, grooming, dog-walking, daycare, vaccinations, not to mention dealing with any health issues. It can REALLY add up. — Read More —
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Vegging Out

Over the Christmas holidays I was asked to bring escarole lettuce to a new year's eve dinner party. The host had forgotten to pick it up. I had to go to four grocery stores to find it, but I'm glad I finally did. It was added to soup, right before serving. Crazy good! Lettuce in soup. I had no idea this was a thing. — Read More —
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Best Cookbooks of 2015

For anyone with a keen home cook on their Christmas list (or if you happen to be one yourself) read on for my top cookbook picks from 2015. — Read More —
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Raising Your Bar(cart)

I like to keep a well stocked bar. Not just for myself, but for my friends who seem to invite themselves over a lot. Which I love of course. I was born to entertain! And as we're soon heading into the official entertaining season, it's more important than ever to be at the ready. Here is everything you need to become a mixologist along with a few buying tips and recommendations. — Read More —
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The New Starbucks

On a recent trip to Seattle I stumbled across the latest offering from that ubiquitous coffee chain that was born in this very city, Starbucks. If you find yourself looking for something to do while in The Emerald City and in need of a "coffee break", the Tasting Room is worth your time. And this from someone who doesn't drink much coffee. — Read More —
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Best New Restaurant(s) in Canada

En Route magazine has just announced the Top 10 Best New Restaurants in Canada list for 2015. It's a good time to dine out in this great nation! (Full Disclosure: Kristina and I are happy to be part of the group of insiders across the country providing restaurant intelligence for this prestigious ranking.) — Read More —
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Worth Every Penny

I love getting a good deal and don't believe that paying more necessarily gets you more.  I buy drugstore skin creams and hair products; love my Zara jeans and Old Navy tank tops and swear by generic cleaning products. — Read More —
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Waste Not Want Not This Thanksgiving

As some readers already know, Thanksgiving is my favourite holiday of the year. It's all about the food, drink and fun and without the stress of gift-giving. Plus it's a shorter season than Christmas, since we've got to move on to the Halloween season. (Which is the other most excellent day of the year.) — Read More —
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World’s Best Chili Recipe

There is nothing better than coming across a recipe that is easy to execute, made up of accessible ingredients and turns out to be The Best X You've Ever Had. Well, for anyone who likes a warm bowl of spicy chili on a crisp autumn night, here it is. — Read More —