Dinner

Five Easy Steps for a Stress-Free Dinner Party

Mark McEwan | Posted 10.16.2014 | Canada Living
Mark McEwan

For red wine, open the bottle about an hour before your guests arrive so the wine can breathe, or serve it in a decanter. Either way, you won't have to worry about opening the bottle in front of your guests or any potential spills. Stoneleigh Pinot Noir is a great option for a medium-bodied red wine that is a real crowd-pleaser and a great match for many different types of food.

Reclaiming Supper Hour -- Who's With Me?

Lori Gard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

It is time we took back what is rightfully ours, families of the world. It is time we re-claimed our rights to that all-important evening hour -- a time once known as supper, which held the power in its reach to gather together people from diverse activities and places and in so doing, press the pause button.

Save Your Dinner Party From Disaster

Paul Shufelt | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada Living
Paul Shufelt

With the arrival of the fall and winter season we still have dinner parties to look forward to. Sadly, for many, with that pleasure there also comes the anxiety of, well, making dinner. With that in mind, here are a few suggestions I can share to help put your mind at ease and hopefully make your next dinner party a success.

The Manly (and annoying) Art of BBQ'ing

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 08.18.2013 | Canada
Kathy Buckworth

One of the great things about barbequing is that it is usually easy to suck the man of the house into actually cooking. Something to do with an open f...

The Beginner's Guide to Parties

Kaitlyn Kochany | Posted 06.12.2013 | Canada Living
Kaitlyn Kochany

As a person who probably has friends, you may be wondering how to get them over to your house without looking like a total creep. You can't just wander up to someone and bark "Come to my house and I''ll feed you seven-layer dip!" because then you look like a lunatic. Play it cool. Make it a party! Ah, but what kind of party?

Weeknight Meals Made Easy

Amanda Riva | Posted 04.30.2013 | Canada Living
Amanda Riva

Weeknight dinners can be stressful to plan, especially if you work late or have kids' schedules to work around. looking for dinner options that use just a few ingredients, makes life easier. In this case we like to call it the half-homemade approach. These easy recipes will keep meals from being stressful and keep you out of the kitchen longer!

Great Leaders are Born from St. Francis Xavier University - Fact or Fiction?

Sarena Dharshi | Posted 02.15.2013 | Canada Alberta
Sarena Dharshi

When questioned upon the divide between the progressive conservative values from his time in office to the conservative values of today, I heard the "has become more right-of-centre" one too many times, paired with his opinion that the party has maintained similar ideologies, thought processes and policies.

New Family Rule: Ditch Distractions at the Dinner Table

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

Technology has invaded our dinner space with television, tablets, and of course the constant use of smartphones, with email and texting. Eliminate the distractions and start talking. Mom and dad need to be the role models for this behaviour, so put away the phone before you sit down at the table, and make it a family rule.

Reasons to Have a Dinner Party (Hint: They're Not Just for Guests!)

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 07.15.2012 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

I had a dinner party this weekend. It was a Hunger Games themed dinner party which may or may not have included a "Pin the Arrow on Katniss's Face" competition. But not all dinner parties have to be that fancy.

The Magic of Roasted Root Vegetable Soup

Jan Scott | Posted 12.15.2011 | Canada Living
Jan Scott

This is the tale of a persnickety young boy who seemingly detests the beautiful, seasonal vegetables his mother places before him each night at dinner. One day his brilliant mother decides that instead of fighting with him, she's going to turn each of the ground-grown foods he bellyaches about into a pureed soup.

Fast Fall Comfort Food: Whole Wheat Lasagna (RECIPE

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy McCarthy | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada Living

This healthy and delicious recipe for lasagna can be made in a snap and can then be heated in the oven for 15 minutes. For added health benefits, ...

Cap Off Your Thanksgiving Feast With This No-Bake Apple Nut Tart (RECIPE)

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy McCarthy | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada Living

If you like easy, tasty and healthy dishes then you'll love this one. The crust of this tart is raw and the apples inside are slightly cooked. This re...

Cook The Perfect Sweet Potato Side Dish

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy McCarthy | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada Living

Sweet potatoes are nature's absolute perfect comfort food. They're naturally sweet and require very little prep to make them delicious. They also rank...

Polite Kids 101: It's Not Always Your Job To Teach Your Children Manners

The Huffington Post Canada | Shelley White | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada Living

Though turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes usually get top billing, most people would agree Thanksgiving's really about saying thank you. As Canad...

How To Make Butternut Squash Quinoa Bowl

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy McCarthy | Posted 10.09.2011 | Canada Living

After you've worked all day, possibly driven the kids here, there and everywhere, the last thing you feel like doing is slaving in the kitchen for an ...

Cooking: Efficient and Effortless

Jan Scott | Posted 11.24.2011 | Canada Living
Jan Scott