A Dino Family Halloween

Pumpkin Carving, Parties, and Trick-or-Treating made this Halloween a memorable one for the Dino Family!

Holiday Menu Planning: Thanksgiving Recap

Over the years I’ve learned a few trade secrets when it comes to holiday meal-planning. Here I share my tips for an easy to execute Thanksgiving menu that will still wow guests!

Mulled Wine Cranberry Sauce

If you’re looking to try something new and ensure all your guests want the recipe after tasting it, this one’s for you! My Mulled Wine Cranberry Sauce encompasses festive fall flavours into a mildly sweet sauce that serves as the perfect side-kick to your stuffed turkey.

The Secret to a Juicy and Tender Turkey Every Time: Dry Brining!

We’ve been dry-brining our birds for years and the result is off the charts! It’s the key to a juicy, flavourful and tender turkey every time. Does it mean starting the turkey prep a little earlier? Yes, but your family and friends will thank you for it and possibly even declare you a Thanksgiving Hero!

Father’s Day Heat-Wave Adventures

To keep the portrait session a surprise I told Dave I had entered him in a local father daughter talent show and that I had signed him up for singing a duet with Elowyn. He refused to leave the house. “It’s going to be awesome! You have a great chance at winning!” I said. “No, I’m absolutely not doing it! See this is why I hate surprises.” he replied.

Fun Half-Birthday Celebration Ideas

See why my family celebrates half-birthdays and if this tradition might be right for you!

Also included: Elowyn’s 18 Month Milestones and a Video of her Β 1Β 1⁄2 BirthdayΒ Party Adventures.