The Twelve Days of Holiday Baking Projects

THE TWELVE DAYS OF HOLIDAY BAKING PROJECTS

By Aimee Happy December! It's the last month of the decade, so let's wrap it up with a celebratory dessert or two, shall we? I've been...

How to Make a Winter Salad with Seasonal Ingredients

HOW TO MAKE A WINTER SALAD WITH SEASONAL INGREDIENTS

By Aimee Here's what I love about winter salad ingredients: they last a very long time in your fridge, ready and waiting for that moment...

 
 
 
From Homestead to Lakeshore: One Year Later

FROM HOMESTEAD TO LAKESHORE: ONE YEAR LATER

By Aimee Exactly one year ago today the family and I stepped through the doorway of our lakeside home and began a completely new chapter...

Simple, Essential Tips for Entertaining at Home

SIMPLE, ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR ENTERTAINING AT HOME

By Aimee If you've pulled up your calendar recently and thought “This is the year I'll host a holiday dinner or throw a festive party”...

 
 
 
Roasted Squash with Yogurt and Spiced Pistachios

ROASTED SQUASH WITH YOGURT AND SPICED PISTACHIOS

By Aimee Have you ever fallen in love with a recipe, making it over and over again, serving it to friends and working it repeatedly...

How to Cook Butternut Squash

HOW TO COOK BUTTERNUT SQUASH

By Aimee Butternut is the most versatile of the winter squash and so I'm beginning my series with this reliable vegetable. I really...

 
 
 
Winter Squash 101

WINTER SQUASH 101

By Aimee Winter squash, in their various colours, shapes and sizes, are a staple ingredient during the cold months. The world of winter...

28 Cake Recipes for Fall Baking Inspiration

28 CAKE RECIPES FOR FALL BAKING INSPIRATION

By Aimee Fall baking is a home kitchen tradition, just as much as spring cleaning and summer grilling are established seasonal rituals. For...

 
 
 
Swiss Chard, Leek and Sweet Potato Frittata

SWISS CHARD, LEEK AND SWEET POTATO FRITTATA

By Aimee Here's a recipe that initially was the result of a rigorous fridge clean-out and has come to be a fall staple in the Simple...

It's World Food Day

IT'S WORLD FOOD DAY

By Aimee It's World Food Day. I was supposed to have this post written days ago, but until today I hadn't been able to come up with...

 
 
 
Fall Canning: A round-up of simple recipes

FALL CANNING: A ROUND-UP OF SIMPLE RECIPES

By Aimee Today's post is filled with simple fall canning projects, and is intended as a nudge toward the canning pot. My hope is to...

Recipes and Tips for a Zero-Waste Thanksgiving

RECIPES AND TIPS FOR A ZERO-WASTE THANKSGIVING

By Aimee Let's get right to the point: food waste is the single biggest problem in our current food system. A recent study showed that...

 
 
 
Aran's Mix-and-Match Granola Recipe

ARAN'S MIX-AND-MATCH GRANOLA RECIPE

By Aimee Today's recipe is about so much more than a fantastic homemade granola formula. It's Global Goals Week as well as Climate...

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Minty Chimichurri

WHOLE ROASTED CAULIFLOWER WITH MINTY CHIMICHURRI

By Aimee As the weather cools, our little Mallard friends leave the lake to fly South and we make a gradual return to hearty stews,...

 
 
 
How to Host a Modern Dinner Party

HOW TO HOST A MODERN DINNER PARTY

By Aimee I count myself among those who have realized that the act of gathering is much more important than a styled table or fancy...

The Community Zero Waste Picnic Baskets

THE COMMUNITY ZERO WASTE PICNIC BASKETS

By Aimee If you're just catching up, I've officially declared this the Summer of the Picnic. Now that we live just a short drive away...

 
 
 
Fudgy Chocolate Two-Bite Brownies

FUDGY CHOCOLATE TWO-BITE BROWNIES

By Aimee I‘ve discovered the perfect picnic brownie and so naturally I've been making them on repeat. As is my custom with a favourite...

Prepping for Simple Summertime Entertaining

PREPPING FOR SIMPLE SUMMERTIME ENTERTAINING

By Aimee Over the next five weeks, we'll be hosting five families at our little lakeside homestead. We could't be more thrilled about...

 
 
 
The Best Picnic Foods

THE BEST PICNIC FOODS

By Aimee There's something so nostalgic about spreading a blanket and opening a picnic basket. Perhaps because it signals a pause in...

Strawberry, Cucumber and Radish Salad with Pea Shoots

STRAWBERRY, CUCUMBER AND RADISH SALAD WITH PEA SHOOTS

By Aimee I‘m smack dab in the middle of my five-in-five entertaining stretch of summer but I had to pause the kitchen play and open...

 
 
 



Chicken Picatta

Chicken Picatta

A simple pan sauce made with capers, butter, white wine, chicken stock and lemon juice envelop chicken cutlets in the traditional Chicken Piccata recipe made in episode 101 of... Read more ...

Burgers & Griddle Corn - Sound of Flavor

Burgers & Griddle Corn - Sound of Flavor

Burgers sizzling on the grill is the definitive sound of summer in America. Hamburgers with 80 lean meat and 20 fat, that are featured in this video, makes juicier, more... Read more ...

Beer Bread Tasting with Grandkids - FUNNY!

Beer Bread Tasting with Grandkids - FUNNY!

This is a tasting from the end of my Italian Beer Bread episode where I have two of my grandchildren tasting the bread with me. This is my favorite tasting! I've never... Read more ...

Bobby at Home Cookbook & $100 Kirklands Giveaway

Bobby at Home Cookbook & $100 Kirklands Giveaway

Win Bobby Flay's newest cookbook + $100! Sponsored by Clarkson Potter. Bobby Flay is one of the country's most celebrated chefs, restaurateurs, media personalities, and... Read more ...

Isabelle Daikeler, Shakeology Co-Creator, Talks Guilty Pleasures and Why...

Isabelle Daikeler, Shakeology Co-Creator, Talks Guilty Pleasures and Why Real Transformation Happens Within

If you're looking for the definitive answer on the right way to eat, don't expect Isabelle Daikeler, the co-creator and formulator of Shakeology , to tell you how. “Paleo... Read more ...

These 51 Fun and Genius Gift Ideas Aren't a Penny Over $20

These 51 Fun and Genius Gift Ideas Aren't a Penny Over $20

Whether you're looking for stocking stuffers , unique gifts, or just something to treat yourself with, this gift guide is the ultimate place to start. We found over 50... Read more ...

Time For a Living Room Upgrade? These 31 Affordable Furniture Finds Will...

Time For a Living Room Upgrade? These 31 Affordable Furniture Finds Will Blow You Away

Whether you're moving into a new space or you're looking to spruce up your current one, having the perfect living room where you can entertain makes all the difference. Instead... Read more ...

The Brewers Association's Bart Watson on Ballast Point's Craft Status

The Brewers Association's Bart Watson on Ballast Point's Craft Status

Ballast Point Brewing's sale to Kings & Convicts Brewing, announced on Tuesday , came as a shock to industry insiders and beer fans alike. The first question on most peoples'... Read more ...

27 Secret Santa Gifts You'll Actually Want to Keep

27 Secret Santa Gifts You'll Actually Want to Keep

Secret Santa gifts are tricky territory to navigate, but that's why we're here to help. Whether you're doing a gift exchange with your family or a group of friends, it can feel... Read more ...

Pardon Me While I Dive Into This Giant Fuzzy Bean Bag From Amazon and Never...

Pardon Me While I Dive Into This Giant Fuzzy Bean Bag From Amazon and Never Get Up

I'm officially adding myself to the list of mammals that hibernate during the Winter, right alongside bears, bats, and groundhogs. As a proud advocate of essentially sleeping... Read more ...

NBA All-Star Andre Drummond's Weight Loss Secret? A Daily Beer

NBA All-Star Andre Drummond's Weight Loss Secret? A Daily Beer

The evidence that drinking a beer a day might offer health benefits appears to be growing. In what seems to be a very unique, though enviable, diet, Detroit Pistons all-star... Read more ...

NutriBullet 1000 Watt PRIME Edition Giveaway

NutriBullet 1000 Watt PRIME Edition Giveaway

NutriBullet 1000 Watt PRIME Edition, 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System, Includes Stainless Steel Insulated Cup, and Recipe Book I love my Bullet! I used to drink a kale... Read more ...

Fitbit Versa Lite Smartwatch Giveaway

Fitbit Versa Lite Smartwatch Giveaway

Fitbit Versa Lite Smartwatch, Charcoal/Silver Aluminum, One Size Track your all day activity, 24/7 heart rate, & sleep stages all with a 4 plus day battery life Use 15 plus... Read more ...