Getting healthy winter meals on the table in time becomes increasingly challenging as days get shorter and shorter, and we struggle to accomplish more with shrinking energy. And with temperatures dropping, grilling outside is not attractive… Heavier meals are also on the menu in order to help maintain body temperature and keep energy flowing. […]
What more appropriate to start the Holiday season with a kick than a Christmas Moscow Mule drink? All decked up in a copper mug and dressed up with a rosemary cranberry skewer, it’s a tough act to follow! For a more dressed up occasion, other Christmas cocktails with vodka might be more appropriate, like a Candy Cane martini or a Sparkling Pomegranate – or consider making margarita.
Come the Holiday Season, drinking eggnog is pretty much considered a ritual, so why not make your own which your guests can choose to have spiked or not… […]
Looking for amazing Holiday finger foods to serve with those tantalizing Holiday drinks? Fret no more: here’s a choice of yummy recipes that should inspire you to get in the kitchen and start cooking up a storm!
While it’s true that some recipes are easier than others, keep on the lookout for those like our orange-cranberry relish that can be made ahead of time.
One thing to keep in mind is that these recipes don’t just make great Christmas party finger foods, but they will wow your guests at any celebration year round. […]
It may surprise you to hear that next to apple, pumpkin drinks are some of the most popular fall alcoholic drinks.
Not entirely surprising, as they rely heavily on pumpkin pie spices, a winning combination of flavors which can be found in many seasonal comfort foods. […]
Fall automatically brings to mind apple cider, which opens up a whole world of opportunities: the slew of other apple drinks you can make yourself in no time at all.
These hot drink recipes are a great way to relieve the stress of entertaining this fall. Simply take a minute or two to add a few ingredients to your one pot cooker and before you know it, you’ll be serving up a special treat for everyone to enjoy. And it comes with an added bonus: your kitchen will be filled with the wonderful welcoming aroma of warm spices! […]
Thanksgiving leftovers are both a blessing and a curse once Thanksgiving is over and the mess cleaned up. A few extra traditional holiday dinner servings, and it’s time for something different. Here are a few healthy meal ideas to help transform those leftovers into something different and appealing. […]
Have you been racking your brain trying to come up with healthy Thanksgiving food ideas with nothing to show for it?
Here are a few options to get you started so you can conjure up your own tweaks and make this holiday healthier for everyone. Don’t be afraid to let your imagination run wild and create your own masterpieces. […]
Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner: four words that just don’t belong together, right? A quick look at our Thanksgiving dinner recipes, and you’ll start decompressing: they’re full of time-tested tricks that enable you to accomplish the most with minimal effort – including three Thanksgiving casserole ideas you’ll be thankful for. You’re welcome! […]
Whether you’re hosting a lavish party, a simple lunch with the girls, or just want to elevate dinner and surprise everyone, these super tasty appetizers are a guaranteed hit and will have tongues wagging till spring.
Vary the ingredients or the flavors a little, and some can easily be transformed from sweet to savoury to suit any menu… […]
These easy fall dessert recipes are a great foil for a busy back-to-school season. Pressed for time? Go with a dessert that can be made a day or two ahead of time or cheat a little and use partially processed ingredients like frozen puff pastry, canned pumpkin, Cool Whip topping to give yourself a head start.
Having company over for dinner? Start with our first sweet and savoury dessert – the perfect ending to a sophisticated meal. […]
Easy Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter
An unusual mix of sweet and savory flavors you can use as a sandwich spread or even to top pancakes – or add to Greek yogurt and homemade granola for a seasonal breakfast treat. Whether you spread it on toast, bagels, English muffins or croissants, you are guaranteed to fall in love with this pumpkin butter – and not just for the wonderful smell that will permeate your home! […]
Some of our easy fall dinner recipes can easily be dispatched with the use of an electric cooker: a little prepping on your part, and let your sous-chef take over while you watch a game or catch up with family.
Others are one-skillet concoctions which require a little more of your time. Either way, get ready for the delicious scents of autumn harvests to permeate your home. […]
Fall vegetable sides provide the perfect opportunity to marry a cornucopia of seasonal colours with complementary flavors that have gradually become traditional through the years.
Witness our maple-roasted acorn squash rings with maple syrup, our apple and butternut squash combo finished with a scrumptious bacon-pecan topping – and think of the appetizing colours in our thyme-flavoured roasted Brussels sprouts, red onions and beets! […]
Nothing like fall harvest salads to provide great nutrition while being a feast for the eyes: think of a colourful seasonal mix of lime green Bibb lettuce, rich golden beets and purple potatoes with a blue cheese dressing for example. Or how about a flavor packed combo of peppery arugula, tart apples and blue cheese tossed with sugar and toasted cinnamon walnuts enhanced with a maple vinaigrette.
For a quick fall lunch with friends, try some Romaine lettuce topped with rotisserie chicken, grilled peaches, crunchy pecans and goat cheese finished with champagne vinaigrette… And for the grilled bits, no need to worry: simply use a handy indoor grill! […]
What better than easy Halloween snacks for that Halloween party you’re planning.
With Halloween being the first occasion to kick off the harvest season, pumpkin soup and chili are all very nice, but Halloween finger food is much more fun and can be enjoyed whenever you’re feeling peckish. […]
Halloween candy apples may be a popular seasonal treat, but that certainly doesn’t make them healthy.
All that red candied sugar covering a 95-calorie green apple turns what started as a healthy fruit into a 300-calorie liability. Not good for your weight, but also unhealthy for your teeth! […]
For a more formal dinner, think light starter such as a Cream of Carrot Soup, a mix of Roasted Pear and Acorn Squash, or perhaps Butternut Squash and Apples – all of which marry well with exotic spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, ground cloves and allspice. Or just go for a satisfying bowl of New England Clam Chowder.
For Game Day, our One-Pot Beer Cheese Soup is a no brainer: a blend of beer, goat and cheddar cheeses, Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce can’t be beat. Better use a large cooker if you want any chance of leftovers! Oh, and one more tip: blending with an immersion blender is a whole lot faster and easier… […]
Nothing is more welcoming than comforting fall dishes redolent of the rich flavors and aromas associated with autumn. With days getting colder and summer activities less attractive, more time gets spent indoors where a cornucopia of seasonal fare beckons – time for some serious home cooking! […]
Our easy one dish meals are sure to come in handy, whether you have a family to feed or are looking for great meal ideas for one. Not only do they save you time, but each recipe also provides multiple servings – and let’s not forget the added bonus: less dishes to clean…!
The more often you cook these dishes, the more comfortable you will feel substituting ingredients and creating unique versions out of each of these meals. […]