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…


Confetti Macaron Recipe

I’ve been on a macaron journey for the past year and the journey has had its ups and downs. After baking hundreds of macarons, I think I can finally say that I finally have the hang of it…well, sort of…occasionally, my batches turn out too moist or too crisp. I also recently baked shells that turned…


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,…


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…


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….


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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