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Emo-carons!

Feeling a little goofy this weekend and inspired by the new Emoji movie that was recently released, I baked these emo-carons for the kids. Using my classic vanilla macaron recipe, I used mix of Golden Yellow and Bright Yellow Wilton gels for colouring the shells and decorated the shells with edible markers. It took me…

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Karlo Estate Winery

Last fall, my husband and I had the pleasure of visiting Karlo Estate Winery as part of our weekend getaway to Prince Edward County. We arrived in the late afternoon, after a visit to Prince Edward County’s Taste Festival. The sun was setting as we pulled up to the impressive red barn that has become…

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DIY Glitter Easter Eggs

We’re days away from the Easter long weekend. After a long winter, I can’t wait. And the kids are super excited about hunting Easter eggs this weekend in our annual neighbourhood Easter egg hunt. Like many families, decorating Easter eggs is a family tradition in our home. I love finding crafts that I can do with…

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Peppermint Macarons

I’ve been trying to perfect the macaron for about a year now. Baking macarons is akin to parenting. It can be pure joy and bliss when everything comes together but, at times, it can also feel like a hair pulling experience; leaving you wondering why you ever embarked on the journey in the first place. Fortunately,…

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CLOSED – Win Passes to See the Advance Screening of Deepwater Horizon in Toronto on 09.22

Elevation Pictures and The Inspired Hostess want to treat you and a guest to an advance screening of Peter Berg’s star-studded movie, DEEPWATER HORIZON. On April 20th, 2010, one of the world’s largest man-made disasters occurred on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. This story honors the brave men and women whose heroism would save many…

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Mint Watermelon Feta Bites

I’m always looking for quick and simple-to-make party bites for our summer BBQs. This summer, our family has become obsessed with watermelon. Our little one, who is almost 2 years old, can, if left to his own devices, eat half a watermelon on his own! Here’s one of my favourite summer party bites that’s really simple to make….

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Top Tips for Taste of Toronto 2016

  I attended the Friday evening session of the 2016 Taste of Toronto restaurant festival last night. The festival is in its 3rd year so, when compared to its well established sister events in cities such as London, it’s still in its infancy. However, with 15 restaurants and 40+ exhibitors showcasing their culinary delights, we thoroughly enjoyed the variety…

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