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5 DIY Holiday Gifts Made With Beer

5 DIY Holiday Gifts Made With Beer

While receiving craft beer as a Christmas gift is always a hit for me (subtle hint for those out there that have me on their list!), handmade gifts can be really special, and these 5 DIY Holiday Gifts Made With Beer are quick, easy, and will be a great surprise in anyone’s stocking!

The Beersar, The 50th Anniversary of the Caesar, and Matt & Steve’s Prize Giveaway!

The Beersar, The 50th Anniversary of the Caesar, and Matt & Steve’s Prize Giveaway!

Being a Canadian, I am very familiar with the Caesar cocktail. It’s a cocktail that I enjoy all year round; in the winter months its spiciness can warm me up, and in the hot summer sun on the patio, they go down like water. This year is the 50th anniversary of the national cocktail, invented in Calgary in 1969! I had the opportunity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Caesar by collaborating with Matt & Steve. Matt & Steve’s…

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Winter Warmer Beer Pumpkin Ice Cream

Winter Warmer Beer Pumpkin Ice Cream

In the dead of winter, most don’t think about making ice cream. But what if it were a winter warmer beer pumpkin ice cream?! A boozy, spicy, sweet treat might be just the perfect end to a heavy winter meal – maybe after chocolate stout beer beef stew? That’s what I was thinking when I made this ice cream – and by make, I mean throw a few things together and into the freezer. That’s right. This is a no…

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Whole Wheat Hot Cross Buns with Dried Berries

Whole Wheat Hot Cross Buns with Dried Berries

First off I have to admit I have never had a hot cross bun before, and I am not sure why?! They are bready, and I like bready things; and they also have a lot of flavour with all the spices added, and I love spice! So since it’s Easter, I have been seeing a lot of hot cross bun recipes floating around the web, and as I checked them out, I realized I needed to make them! I changed…

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Christmas Dinner Ideas

Christmas Dinner Ideas

I’ve hosted Christmas dinner a few times now and love it every time! But when I tell people I am hosting, I hear groans and “Oh sorry to hear that!”, like I’ve caught some incurable plague or something. It turns out, not everyone loves entertaining and cooking, and some actually find it frightening to be responsible for cooking Christmas dinner! If you are reading this and nodding your head yes, then keep reading! This post is packed full of ideas…

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Celebrating Canada Day

Celebrating Canada Day

It’s Canada Day tomorrow and I am celebrating in British Columbia, camping in the bush on a lake; eating and drinking lots, canoeing and fishing and just enjoying my Canadian life. When I thought about writing this post for Canada Day I tried to think about what being Canadian means to me.  As a food blogger, obviously this post will be heavy on the food and I am rounding up some of my very own blog posts, mostly Canadian recipes of course! …

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Basil Goat Cheese Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

Basil Goat Cheese Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

How do you shorten a title like basil goat cheese stuffed cherry tomatoes and still provide a small detail of what the post will be about? You can’t. Well I couldn’t. Every part of that title deserves to be there and if you try making these sweet little gems, you will know what I mean. The basil pops through the rich creamy goat cheese and the cherry tomatoes aren’t just a carrying pod for the creamy delight; they also add…

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