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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Better After? Robin Egg Blue Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 11, 2014

To the outside world, Nicole's kitchen 'before' might look perfectly fine, but Nicole wanted a change. And all it took was some paint and a new glass tile back splash. Everything else--appliances, furniture, and light fixtures--remained the same.… Continue Reading

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Inspired by Spring: Creating the Perfect Brunch

By: Lovelola Apr 07, 2014

I think Spring is definitely worth celebrating. After a long, cold winter the sun starts to shine and flowers begin to bloom. It's as if life starts all over again. So to celebrate, I put together a little brunch.… Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meals: Scandinavian Brown Cabbage Soup

By: Matt allison Apr 04, 2014

Scandinavian Brown Cabbage Soup

I know cabbage isn't everyone's favorite vegetable, but this recipe may just turn you into a convert. It's rich, luxurious and hearty, without being heavy like many winter variants, perfect for a evening… Continue Reading

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Inspiration: DIY Sharpie-Embellished Cloth Napkins

By: Diy maven Apr 04, 2014

Another fun use for our beloved Sharpies include tarting up cloth, in this case cloth-turned napkins. Their creator made the napkins (17" square with a half-inch seam allowance) double-sided, with one side being a colorful print and the other a simple off white. On theContinue Reading

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Weeknight Meals: Pan-Roasted Chicken with Harissa Chickpeas

By: Matt allison Mar 28, 2014

Pan-Roasted Chicken with Harissa Chickpeas

Harissa is a North African paste, a rich blend of herbs and spices like chili, garlic, caraway seeds & coriander. You'll find it at most Middle Eastern Markets or specialty stores, though a word of caution, no two brands are a like and you'll need to taste it first and add to taste, the 1/4 cup is… Continue Reading

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How To Create Any Number With Store-Bought Cakes

By: Diy maven Mar 28, 2014

Turn store-bought (or, for that matter, homemade) cakes into numbers and you will delight the kiddos for their next "Big One." (Funny how they're all "big" when you're a kid.) Anywho,Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meals: Tuna, Olive & White Bean Salad

By: Matt allison Mar 21, 2014

Tuna, Olive & White Bean Salad

The combination of tuna and white beans is a classic and this is one recipe that you can keep going back to for those moments of 'I need to eat now, but can't be bothered to cook', yes, we all have them!

It's designed for experimentation, swap out the parsley for arugula, spice it up with tabasco or chili, the… Continue Reading

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