Tag Archives: Christmas

French Canadian Tourtiere Meat Pie Recipe

tourtiere recipe

One of my all-time favourite winter traditions is making a tourtiere for dinner.

We usually make one for Christmas Eve and it’s a traditional French Canadian meat pie with mashed potatoes, onions and spices. It’s SO good that I thought that it was worth making again after the holidays as a winter comfort food idea. You could even re-create my holiday brunch if you’d like! (more…)

Happy Holidays from This Beautiful Day!

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I can’t believe Christmas is almost here!

It’s a race to the finish line for us as we are closing on our new house just a few days before Christmas. I am super excited to move in, get decorating and finally figure out what we need to get this place up and running on airbnb.

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I’ll be taking a small blogging break to rest, recharge and strategize for 2017. I’m always panicked that my blog traffic will disappear – but it turns out everyone is out-of-the-office and relaxing with friends and family as well!

I decided to take a blogging break every year because I find I’m completely refreshed and ready-to-go when January rolls around. Look for new blog posts coming your way on Monday January 2nd, 2017. (more…)

How To Create An Easy + Relaxed Holiday Brunch

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Brunch is one of my favorite meals and I love having the time to put in a little extra care and effort this time of year for a full-on holiday brunch for friends and family. I definitely want things to be special, but at the same time – I like to keep things easy, simple and relaxed.

If you’re hosting a holiday brunch for your own family, here are 5 easy holiday brunch ideas and recipes to get you inspired! (more…)

How To Wrap The Perfect Gift

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There are some people who look forward to wrapping gifts and there are others that dread it like the plague. No matter how you feel, Christmas is on the horizon and it’s time to wrap those gifts! Unless you haven’t even started shopping and need these last-minute gift ideas.

During my final year at the University of Toronto, I scored a seasonal job wrapping gifts – oh you know, just around a couple hundred of them. I managed one of those mall gift-wrapping kiosks in the underground path and it was a sweet temporary gig that was sort of fun and crafty at the same time. (more…)

An Easy Festive Cranberry Orange Punch

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Are you hosting a big get together over the holidays? Not sure what to serve?

I like to put out a big bowl of this super Easy Festive Cranberry Orange Punch! It doesn’t require any fancy ingredients – unless you want to get fancy. It’s a nice non-alcoholic signature beverage to welcome your guests with if you plan on doing any holiday hosting.

You can always leave out a chilled bottle of vodka in an ice bucket next to your punch in case anyone wants their drink spiked! (more…)

6 Ways to Make Holiday Hosting a Breeze

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Are you doing any holiday hosting for friends and family this month?

Don’t panic!

I love to entertain and have thrown many a party or two and am sharing a few tips and tricks on how-to take the stress out of holiday hosting. You definitely want to make sure you get the most out of your time so you can sit back and actually enjoy your own party! (more…)