Picnic Fun has Just Begun – #LetsDoPicnic with Maple Leaf Foods

#LetsDoPicnic Twitter Party

It’s time to head outdoors and take in everything summer has to offer before the cold blast of winter hits again. There isn’t a better way to spend a summer day than grabbing a few of your favourite people and heading outside to enjoy a meal, unless it’s chatting all things picnic in the same… 

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I’m Cooling Off With #MenchiesMyWay #Giveaway

Menchie's Calgary

Nothing says summer quite like a stop at your favourite frozen food purveyor. Since leaving Quebec we have been missing “our” ice cream shop, so I was thrilled when I discovered something new and wonderful just a few blocks from where I work. Something I didn’t expect to enjoy so much. Frozen yogurt to me, as… 

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7 Ways to Make Family Dinners Fun

Family meal times are some of the most important moments in any day. It’s a brief respite from the hustle and bustle of getting to and from activities, cleaning and all the other mundane tasks that keep us apart as a family. We aren’t always able to sit down and connect so when we can… 

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Win The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on Blu-ray

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

One of my most unexpected movie favourites was The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. I don’t know what it was that drew me into the film series: the stunning cinematography, the all-star cast, or perhaps it’s that it’s filmed in India. I love all things Bollywood! Whatever it is I know that it’s one film I could watch… 

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A COLD SOUP FOR A HOT DAY – CARROT GINGER SOUP #HBSOCIALKITCHEN

carrot ginger soup

Summer is here and that means hot days, backyard barbecues and spending time with the people you love.  No one wants to spend hours upon hours in the kitchen doing food prep. That’s why I’m thrilled to add the Hamilton Beach MultiBlend™ Blender & Food Processor to my small appliance collection. It makes short work of all… 

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Need to #GetHomeFaster? TomTom Shows You the Way – #Giveaway

tomtom giveaway2

I’ve always had a pretty good sense of direction. That is after I get lost getting there at least once. I don’t know what it is, I can plan the route out ahead of time, print up a map, and even have written directions and inevitably I take a wrong turn, spend 15 minutes getting… 

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A Tale of Two Beverages #HBSocialKitchen #Giveaway

Banana Loaf and Coffee

You know how your mom used to say, “No, you can’t drink coffee. It’ll stunt your growth”? Clearly my family never heard that one because I started “drinking coffee” or rather, coffee laced milk, from a very early age. When I was young I used to spend my Sundays with my Oma doing all the things I… 

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