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 servingContinue 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 mom equivalentContinue 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 texture.

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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 is why I LOVEContinue 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 flavors.

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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 patio or deck.

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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, justContinue 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 either.

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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. Check outContinue 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 in.

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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 the off-whiteContinue 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 starting point!

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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, most mightContinue Reading

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