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10 Heart Shaped DIY Recipes for Valentine's Day

Tuesday February 12, 2013 by Alexandra C.



What better what to celebrate love than with food? After all, isn't the way to a man's heart (or a woman's for that matter) through their stomach? I certainly know it's the way to mine. 

In honour of V-Day and of course, just generally delicious food, we found 10 recipes for DIY heart shaped foods! They're all so adorable, you might not even want to eat them (but you probably will...

Valentine's Day Dessert Idea: Easy Tiramisu Recipe

Friday February 8, 2013 by Claire


This is a story about good intentions. And chocolate. And alcohol. 

So as you can imagine, three of my favourite things.

After a few trips to several local grocers (it turns out ladyfingers and mascarpone cheese are rather hard to find) and the liquor store, I came home laden with ingredients and a firm plan to make the recipe "tomorrow".

In other words, I had every intention of making it later...

Spiced Winter Tea Recipe

Tuesday February 5, 2013 by Alexandra C.


(image via onemoreflewoverthecuckoo.com)

This spiced winter tea will completely make up for the harsh winter we've been having! Cinnamon, cloves, orange, tea and lemon. If those aren't the perfect winter ingredients to warm you up and keep you cozy, I don't know what are. 

This recipe makes a quite a large amount of tea, so it's perfect for any night when you've got a...

Super Bowl Game Day Chip Dip Recipe

Wednesday January 30, 2013 by Claire


This year the Super Bowl is set to play in New Orleans, pitting the Baltimore Ravens against the San Francisco 49ers.

Some of us have a horse in that race. The rest of us are there for the fun, food, and big budget commercials. And the food. Oh, did I already mention that?

One of my favourite appetizers is a perfect fit for this year's event, combining a rich creamy base with shrimp and colourful...

10 Delicious Recipe Twists for Chocolate Cake

Friday January 25, 2013 by Alexandra C.


 
Were you aware that January 27th is the best day of the year? What, you weren't?! Why, it's only Chocolate Cake Day! 

Let me repeat that. Chocolate. Cake. Day. 

In honour of this prestigious holiday, we rounded up 10 recipe twists on your basic chocolate cake. These aren't your average black forest cakes, these are some totally drool-worthy chocolate cake recipes with...

10 Easy Recipes for Meals Made in a Mug

Tuesday January 22, 2013 by Alexandra C.



The other day I was in need of some serious comfort food. However, at the same time, I was also feeling extremely lazy. The battle of hunger vs. laziness is a constant struggle. Well, until now that is, because I've found an excellent compromise: mug meals.

Imagine getting that slice of chocolate cake that you're craving within minutes. It's possible. You can literally have your cake and eat it...

Cranberry Banana Bread Recipe

Tuesday January 15, 2013 by Claire


After the holidays I discovered some forgotten cranberries at the bottom of my fridge. Looking over to the counter at some browning bananas, I immediately thought of my favourite loaf cake.

My husband calls this "casseroling" - combining leftovers of this and that he thinks should rather be thrown into the compost instead of a mixing bowl - but when I spy him later tonight wolfing down his third...

Post Holiday Health Rescue: 5 Detox Drinks

Friday January 4, 2013 by Alexandra C.



Overindulging is a well known holiday tradition, right? Only, after the holidays are done, Present Alexandra is not such a fan of Past Alexandra's decision to observe that tradition. I don't know about you but I don't think I can look at another plate of turkey. Or mashed potatoes. Or stuffing. And please, don't even offer me any sort of chocolate or cake. 

To help get...

11 Food Cheats and Delicious Recipes

Wednesday December 26, 2012 by Alexandra C.

 

Sure, we can all drool over Martha Stewart's impeccable spreads and dishes. But actually making them? Um, forget it. And yes, Pinterest does provide us with endless inspirational photos, but I think those are usually best left to the professionals. Besides, who's got time for all that fancy pants business during the holidays? 

What's a less-than-Martha type of chick to do...

3 DIY Holiday Cocktails

Wednesday December 19, 2012 by ChickAdvisor Team



When you get asked to come by for a personal mixology lesson at a downtown restaurant and local, you whole heartedly say: 'Yes! A thousand times, yes!'. So obviously when local hot spot Brassaii asked us to do exactly that, we went on over immediately to see what they had in store for us. 

They did not disappoint. Brassaii's mixologist, Simon Desilva-Naimji was on hand to show...

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