Outdoor kitchens and dining spaces are incredibly popular these days. They can also be incredibly expensive! Especially the kitchens. Stainless steel appliances, stone and mortar aren'tContinue Reading
It's that time of year when the weather has finally gotten nicer and nobody wants to be inside. And entertaining outdoors gives us a whole new set of creative options for decor, food and beverages, and even activities. Click through for ten totally clever outdoor entertaining ideas.
When Father's Day rolls around, Dads can be hard to buy for, and even more difficult to create a DIY gift for. This year, I have you covered though, with a list of 22 DIY gift ideas for dear old Dad. Whether your father is interested in golf, technology, music, the outdoors, or even beer, there is something on this DIY gift list for pretty much every Dad in the book. Continue Reading
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 eveningContinue Reading
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 go!
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 one include aContinue Reading
These cuban style black bean fritters put a vegetarian spin on traditional crab cakes, served here with a delicious zesty pineapple and cilantro rice.
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
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
This dish is a spring favourite, easy to pull together in around 15-20 minutes and packed with flavour, color and texture.
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
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.