muffins

Looking for easy weekday breakfast recipes? We’ve got muffins today and more coming next week!

I love making a batch muffins and having them ready for a quick breakfast or snack.

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Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chunk

Corn Muffins

Bacon & Egg Muffins

Black Tea Honey Muffins (I have yet to try these but I saw the recipe and it looks yummy!- I cannot wait to test the recipe next weekend!)

Cinnamon Muffins

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5 benefits to hiring an event planner

Good morning everyone,

Welcome back to creative entertaining. Last weekend I were part of the planning for a 13th birthday party and our client was so happy she featured us on a lifestyle post in her business blog. Today I am sharing part of that post and telling you about my 5 benefits to hiring an event planner!

1. You’ll get more for your dollar– Planners often have connections to vendors and wholesalers. They can negotiate with these contacts and get you the best deals.

2. They are creative! Planners have done this before and will have creative ways of putting things together to make your event look awesome without breaking the budget!

3. Someone is there to help you set up and tear down. Hosting a party can be a long day and having someone on site to help you – or do the setting up for you – can be a huge stress reliever!

4. Planners can help you develop your theme and stay focused. There are so many options these days! Having someone help you stay on track and coordinate the different aspects of the event can be very helpful.

5. Your time is valuable- this is their job. Hire someone who is priced reasonably and you will enjoy giving your input and then letting the professionals get things done so you can work on everything else going on in your life.

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Stay tuned for delicious muffin recipes tomorrow! and wedding planning tips later this week.

wishing you all a wonderful day!

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!

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!

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Happy Saturday everyone!

I hope you are all curled up on the couch with a cup of coffee enjoying your morning. Life gets too busy; sometimes we need a moment to just sit, relax and enjoy.

It’s been cold these past few weeks and i’ve been craving some comfort food and warm soups. Have you?

Here are a few of my favourite soup recipes 

Crockpot Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup (this is the best on a busy day)

Lasagna Soup ( the perfect mix of a pasta and a soup in one dish!)

Onion Soup with Fontina & Thyme

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Chicken Bacon Wild Rice Soup (YUM)

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Next week i’ll be featuring some easy “gourmet” sandwich recipes, a color trend and  products I love : the kitchen edition!

wising you all a wonderful day!

 

smoothies

For those of you who have a healthy resolution this year,  are looking for new recipes or simply interested in a quick breakfast or snack, here are some of my favourite smoothie recipes!

Key Lime Pie Protein Smoothie : reminds my of my recent time in Florida and has a unique flavour compared to most smoothies.

Rich Protein Mocha Frappuccino

Chocolate Almond Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

Spa Cucumber Smoothie (for those who are looking for something really healthy!)

Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake

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Happy Sunday!

What’s for dinner tonight

Happy Friday Everyone!

What are your plans for the weekend? It’s freezing here so I’m hoping to stay indoors as much as possible!

Tonight’s dinner is a comfort meal- perfect for a warm night in

Creamy White Chicken and Artichoke Lasagna with a garden salad

(I love this recipe because you can freeze individual pieces for lunches or quick dinners and it’s still delicious!)

For dessert: Home made chai tea latte and left over christmas cookies..

We’re also working on ideas for a sweet girl’s 13th birthday in February.. This is what’s on the inspiration board so far

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wishing you all a wonderful day!

new year’s eve

Happy Sunday everyone!

Christmas may be over but the party planning definitely is not- New Year’s Eve is just a few days away and I’ve got a ton of ideas. It’s one of my favourite events to plan because you get a room filled with excited guests celebrating a year past and a new year ahead, and lots, lots of glitter!

Here’s what’s on my inspiration board

cheers

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Looking for recipe ideas? NYE parties are all about appetizers and desserts. Check out these posts for easy, yummy recipes (holiday appetizers, appetizers, red velvet, cookies, coffee treats, cupcakes!)

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Black, gold and sparkle- the perfect combination!

2014

No matter what you’re plans are for New Year’s Eve I hope you all have special moments to remember from 2013 and a 2014 filled with love, friends, family & happiness!

happy planning- wishing you all a wonderful day!