Shrimp and Crab Appetizer Salad Recipe

If you love seafood, you will love this Shrimp and Crab Appetizer Salad recipe. Fresh, light and wholesome, it couldn’t be easier to make. My Shrimp and Crab Appetizer Salad makes a fantastic starter or you can serve larger portions for a light lunch alongside some good brown bread (buttered and with the crusts cut off, Read More…

Holiday Entertaining Without Stress

This is the time of year we all love to entertain, but with mile long to do lists and lots of pressures, it’s also the time we get most worked up about it. So how to enjoy holiday entertaining without stress? It’s easy when you know how. My husband and I love to entertain. We have given loads Read More…

Comfort and Joy at The Hearth and Soul Link Party

Hi there! Welcome to the Hearth and Soul Link Party. I’m so glad you are here! As we get closer to Christmas I’m focusing on comfort and joy, and how we can incorporate this into the season and into our lives. There’s a lot of hustle and bustle around Christmas these days, when it’s actually Read More…

Family Favourite Christmas Squares Recipes

At Christmas more than ever, it’s tried and tested family recipe I turn to. Not only do they taste great, my best Christmas squares recipes bring back memories of Christmas past and make a welcome addition to any Christmas cookie tray. I’ve been making most of these recipes since I was a little girl in Canada and Read More…

Holiday Recipes at The Hearth and Soul Link Party

Hi there! Welcome to the Hearth and Soul Link Party! I’m thinking about holiday recipes and ideas this week, but as always I’m excited about anything that feeds the soul! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here. Except with a garden redesign going on, it’s also kind of muddy round here too! All Read More…

Easy Holiday Appetizers for Relaxed Entertaining

I’m convinced that the secret to relaxed holiday parties are easy holiday appetizers. Serving appetizers and cocktails keeps things informal, your guests relaxed, and makes things easy on the hosts as well. All of the appetizers I’m sharing in this post are either easy to put together at the last minute or make ahead wonders Read More…

Chocolate and Blueberry Pudding Cake

Chocolate and Blueberry Pudding Cake is one of my favourite treats. I’m a big fan of self-saucing pudding cakes like Strawberry Pudding Cake but Chocolate Blueberry Pudding Cake takes things to a new level. Rich dark chocolate cake is enrobed in a gorgeous chocolate and blueberry sauce, making for a dessert to remember. It is seriously Read More…

How to Make a Wreath for Christmas

I love wreaths, especially those made of fresh foliage, flowers and plants. A little while ago I attended a flower school course at my favourite flower shop, Green Parlour in Pangbourne, where Emma, the owner, shared lots of great tips that could come in handy if you want to learn how to make a wreath for Read More…

Welcoming December at The Hearth and Soul Link Party

Welcome to The Hearth and Soul Link Party! I can’t believe it’s going to be December on Friday. I really need to get going on my holiday preparations! It’s a lovely time of year though so I’m welcoming December and sharing features that celebrate this time of year. Please share your posts about anything that feeds Read More…

Chocolate and Cranberry Quick Bread with Cinnamon Glaze

You will love my Chocolate and Cranberry Quick Bread with Cinnamon Glaze! It is my new favourite holiday quick bread. With a decadent, rich, full on chocolate flavour, sweet, sharp tangy cranberries and a bit of spice, it’s full of holiday flavours. It’s also super moist and healthier than your average chocolate quick bread, due Read More…