super bowl party inspiration: flatbread pizza

Happy Friday!

The weekend begins today and I only have one more post after this for Superbowl inspiration.

Today I am sharing the tastiest item on my Superbowl party menu and tomorrow it’s all about the details!

The modern take on traditional party food- Flatbread pizzas are bite size, so delicious and easy to make- definitely a crowd pleaser

Buffalo Chicken

Chicken & Black Bean

BBQ Chicken

Mexican Hamburger Flatbread

Pesto, Mozzarella & Sun-dried Tomato

My favourite? Artichoke dip as the base, chicken, bacon, chopped spinach and goat cheese YUM!

You add pretty much any topping and it will be a great appetizer or meal.

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wishing you all a wonderful day!

super bowl party inspiration: desserts

Happy Thursday!

The weekend is just a few days away and I hope you all have something to look forward to- whether it be friends, family, relaxing or celebrating!

For those of you who will be preparing for the super bowl on Sunday here are some easy delicious party desserts.

Mississipi Mud Brownies

Peanut Butter Caramel Bars

Football Whoopie Pies

I’ll be making my favourite peanut butter balls!

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Looking for a great party dip? Check out this post.

wishing you all a wonderful day!

 

super bowl party inspiration: party dips!

Day 2 of our super bowl party week!

Some of my favourite appetizers are party dips! I love having a delicious dip for pita bread, crackers, chips or veggies!

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I’ve put together a collection of party dip recipes to inspire your super bowl party menu- I’ve got to warn you they are addictive!

Tuscan White Bean Dip

Goat Cheese and Artichoke Dip

Clean Eating Guacamole

Like a little more spice?

Spicy Shrimp Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip

7 Layer Mexican Dip

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Entertaining tip: prepare small bowls and avoid having your guests lean over each other to get their snack, avoid double dipping and create portion control!

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These are all so yummy and easy! Make them the night before and reheat them before serving.

wishing you all a wonderful day!

superbowl parties: entertaining tips

Happy Monday everyone!

I hope you all had a great weekend.

The super bowl is next weekend so i’ve dedicated this week’s blog posts to super bowl parties! It seems to be a very busy weekend for parties and entertaining so I thought it would be the perfect time to share easy recipes, decorating ideas and entertaining tips.

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Today’s post: my top 3 entertaining tips for a party with boys

1. Make sure you have enough drinks for everyone! You want to have a lot of ice on hand and ensure you keep those drinks cold for your guests (if you are serving alcohol please make sure everyone has a safe way home!)

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I love the use of frozen water filled balloons to keep drinks cold. Add these to a beer bucket to make them more man-friendly.

2.  Arrange to have a variety of finger foods instead of one meal. Super Bowl parties are all about snacks and appetizers! I’ll be sharing some super simple, super delicious recipes later this week so you can serve great food without being stuck in the kitchen all day/night!

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3. Have enough seats. This is really important if you’re having a group over. This party is all about a televised event so your guests will want to sit down and be comfortable. Play around with your furniture and don’t be afraid of rentals! Most companies have decent prices, quite a few options and they deliver.

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For more entertaining tips be sure to check out red envelope’s entertaining tips for 2014

Stay tuned for more super bowl party fun this week!

wishing you all a wonderful day!

3 crockpot dinners

Happy Sunday everyone!

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I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend so far

I promised 3 crockpot dinner recipes so here they are!

Crockpot Cheesy Broccoli Rice

Slow Cooker Garlic & Brow Sugar Chicken (this is really good over rice!)

Creamy Slow Cooker Tortellini Soup

I love these easy meals because you do the prep work and then you can step away for the day and come home to a  delicious dinner!

wishing you all a wonderful day!

Friday DIY: home organization

Happy Friday everyone!

Today I am sharing some of my favourite DIY home organization projects. When it’s this cold out, craft time and a hot chocolate sounds like the perfect Sunday

What I love about these projects is that most of them can be done with items you already have at home!

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Using an old frame or window shutter to hang jewellery is an awesome idea! I love the look of having everything displayed so it can easily be found yet be organized and look nice.

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Does anyone else have a scarf obsession? I have SO many and this DIY project is perfect to keep them all in one spot. Using shower curtain hooks and zip ties- this super functional piece is easy to make and fits right in the closet!

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When it comes to crafts Martha Stewart knows best! Check out this post about how to create this awesome etched glass jars to stay organized in the kitchen.

Tomorrow i’ll be posting 3 delicious weekend crockpot recipes.

wishing you all a wonderful day!

wedding wednesday: cake toppers

Hi everyone!

Remember these traditional cake toppers?

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These are long gone and couples are going for more creative ways to top their cakes.

Today is a Wedding Wednesday post and I am sharing with you a trend that I love right now.

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Although many couples are choosing cake alternatives such as pie bars, candy bars, cupcakes, macaroon towers etc. Cakes are still trending and these unique toppers are so much fun.

Whether it be theme related, monogrammed or florals, these modern, personal touches to the traditional dessert make them that much yummier!

thanks for stopping by, wishing you all a wonderful day!

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weekend happenings

Happy Monday Everyone!

Today’s post is all about this weekend’s happenings..

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I got to spend some quality time with friends and family over lunch and downtown shopping!

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Then I met for coffee with an awesome florist to talk about the industry and she provided me with these beautiful arrangements for a photo shoot I was doing Sunday.

Here are some sneak peeks of the shoot staged with The Millionaire’s Daughter

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I promised you guys some yummy dinner recipes this week so here’s the first!

We had White Chicken Lasagna last night and it was so good! I love this dinner with a salad-and it freezes well, perfect for nights when you don’t want to cook or don’t have time to!

This week we’ll talk about DIY home organization, more dinner recipes and some wedding trends for 2014.

wishing you all a wonderful day!

products I love: kitchen edition

Happy Friday!

The products I love posts seem to be popular so I decided to do a kitchen edition.

Here are some of the best items in my kitchen!

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I love these colorful jars from Target. They are great for storing all kinds of things!

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Everyone needs a good grill! This Hamilton Beach grill has interchangeable plates and is great for grilling indoors.

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These textured mugs from West Elm come in all my favourite colors! Perfect for my morning coffee 🙂

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Stemless wine glasses were one of my Christmas presents and I love using them for entertaining.

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I have a slight obsession with napkins.. I don’t know why, there’s just something about having fun printed and themed napkins for different occassions. A simple way to dress up the table.

Stay tuned for some yummy dinner recipes and DIY home organization tips coming this weekend!

wishing you all a wonderful day!

gourmet sandwiches

Good morning!

Last week I posted about some of my favourite soup recipes, one of my favourite pairings for soup is a yummy sandwich (a great with salad too of course).

Last night we had gourmet sandwiches and soup for dinner- it was delicious and simple!

The Gourmet Grilled Cheese: this is a go-to in our home. use your favourite bread, fill with mozzarella, avocado and bacon then grill on a george foreman or cook as you would a grilled cheese.

Turkey, Apple & Brie: this is a delicious sandwich which tastes gourmet yet is so easy to make. It’s great for days when you have turkey leftovers. Slice your favourite bread, spread whichever dressing you like (we like honey dijon mustard), add turkey, brie and thinly sliced apples. YUM!

Brie, Steak & Arugula Sandwich

The Gourmet BLT

Crockpot Chicken Teriyaki Sandwiches

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wishing you all a wonderful day!