Before and After: 1980's Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Jun 06, 2014

Carolyn described her 1980's kitchen "yucky." It's certainly far from that now. Confined to a tight budget, she and her husband did all the work themselves except for the installation of the countertops. The DIY mostly happened in the… Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meals: Mexican Inspired Couscous Salad

By: Matt allison May 30, 2014

Mexican Inspired Couscous Salad

There are some nights I just want a quick, healthy meal. I don't want to be fighting with pots, pans and dishes. This delicious recipe is one of those 'one pot wonders' that makes for a quick 'set and forget' dinner: 20-minutes, 1 pot, let's… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Recycled Wine Bottle Hanging Herb Garden

By: Diy maven May 30, 2014

It took Ben about $30 dollars and a few hours to create this marvelous copper tubing and recycled wine bottle hanging herb garden. Besides the tubing and wine bottles, supplies to make oneContinue Reading

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Weeknight Meals: Cuban Black Bean Fritters & Pineapple Rice

By: Matt allison May 23, 2014

Cuban Black Bean Fritters & Pineapple Rice

These cuban style black bean fritters put a vegetarian spin on traditional crab cakes, served here with a delicious zesty pineapple and cilantro… Continue Reading

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Jenna's One-Hour DIY Kitchen Island

By: Diy maven May 23, 2014

Jenna confirms that the hardest part of her DIY kitchen island was figuring out how to construct it. Once that was done, the island took about an hour to build. That, however, doesn't… Continue Reading

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GENIUS: How to Turn a Paper Plate into a Basket

By: Diy maven May 16, 2014

This is another one of those smack-my-forehead, why-didn't-I-think-of-that deals. A paper plate turned basket?? Yeah, it's perfect for when we take treats into the office or give them as a thank-you gift to teacher, but they would also be great for backyard BBQs for… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 90+ Recipes and Tips to Make the Perfect Breakfast in Bed

By: Diy maven May 09, 2014

Do you have a mom who has everything? Are you tight on cash for a Mother's Day present? Do you want to do something extra-special this Mother's Day for the special mom in your life? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, the perfect gift for your mom or momContinue Reading

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Weeknight Meals: Three-Pepper, Chicken & Pesto Pasta

By: Matt allison May 02, 2014

Three-Pepper, Chicken & Pesto Pasta

This dish is a spring favourite, easy to pull together in around 15-20 minutes and packed with flavour, color and… Continue Reading

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25 Best Store-Bought Party Appetizers

By: Diy maven May 02, 2014

Appetizers are BIG in Sweetie-pie's family. Christmas eve is oftentimes a collection of cheeses, rollups, tiny meatballs, chicken wings and other delectables that you can eat with your fingers or toothpicks. Which isContinue Reading

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How To: Host a Simple Wine and Cheese Pairing Party

By: Alicia Apr 30, 2014

How to host a simple wine and cheese party.
Wine and cheese are like Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire - gorgeous together and perfectly suited. But, like any great relationship, they're each complicated and require a little finesse and understanding to work well together.

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Weeknight Meals: Country Captain Inspired Soup

By: Matt allison Apr 25, 2014

Weekinight Meals: Country Captain Inspired Soup

For those that have not experienced country captain, it's a southern-style casserole of curried chicken and rice. With the change of seasons my wife was feeling a bit under the weather and so I was inspired to fuse the two into a springr style chicken soup borrowing from the captains aromatic middle-eastern… Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meals: Seared Tuna, Stir-Fried Vegetables & Chili-Garlic Beans

By: Matt allison Apr 18, 2014

Seared Tuna, Stir-Fried Vegetables & Chili-Garlic Beans

I do love fresh tuna, it's a bit of a taboo as much of it is under severe threat from over fishing, so make sure you use a sustainable option from your local fish monger or market.

This dish is a perfect Spring time treat served with a chilled glass of white wine on the… Continue Reading

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Inspiration: Doodle Easter Eggs

By: Diy maven Apr 18, 2014

Alisa skipped the dye altogether and grabbed a fine point black Sharpie to create her doodle Easter eggs. To make them,Continue Reading

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Inspired by Spring: Make Colorful Breakfast Cake Doughnuts

By: Lovelola Apr 11, 2014

I recently made these doughnuts for my Spring Brunch Gathering. And? They were a total hit, and matched the festive feel and color of the brunch. Every one loves doughnuts...but even better, these are baked and a much healthier option for breakfast. So you can have three :)… Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meals: Spaghetti with Roasted Tomato & Garlic Sauce

By: Matt allison Apr 11, 2014

Spaghetti with Roasted Tomato & Garlic Sauce

This is comfort food at its best, simple, wholesome and packed with flavour. Roasting tomatoes brings out intense flavours, don't be afraid to get a little colour on them under the grill… Continue Reading

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