Entertaining, Holidays & Special Occasions

How to Decorate a Cake for Father's Day
A monogram is a great way to boldy personalize a cake. Use a monogram template to create the letter, then use your imagination to peronalize it ever further.For dad, why not create a smooth scalloped border, add in some leaves or swiss dots and maybe even an embroidered heart or two to let him know... More »
A "Grand" Cake
A grand cake for a grand celebration! This delectable treat will definitely make Father's Day special. More »
Gifts for the Game Lover / Hunter in Your Life
 Are you Father's Day shopping for a hunter / game lover / gastronomist? We've got the book for you! Since time immemorial, hunting has been a way to put food on the table. Grimod de la Reynière, Brillat-Savarin, Escoffier, Paul Bocuse and many other famous chefs have praised the delights... More »
Seeking a gift for the beer lover in your life?
"The mouth of a perfectly happy man is filled with beer." ~Ancient Egyptian WisdomNow, which would you rather give/receive as a gift ~ a fabulous beer book or another pair of socks?Beer has been around for thousands of years, actually as long as we've had civilization. Ancient Egyptians loved it.... More »
Shrimp 'N' Beer
What better way to celebrate Father's Day than with two of dad's favs? Shrimp and beer ~ combined together to create the perfect appetizer! More »
Sunrise-Sunset Apple Bacon Strata
This works perfectly for Father's Day brunch or an easy weeknight supper. Serve with maple syrup in the morning or a green salad at night. What could be easier! More »
Croque Monsieur Strata Bundt
Inspired by the croque monsieur, slices of this savory strata feature layers of Black Forest ham and nutty Gruyère cheese and need only a simple green salad and a glass of sauvignon blanc for a perfect Father's Day brunch or springtime dinner. More »
Puffed Egg Tarts
Perfect for Father's Day or a spring brunch. Simplicity reigns in this elegant, but still easy, dish. Puff pastry cooks up and around each egg, forming a perfect nest. More »
Barbecued Caesar
You can further garnish this unusual take on a Caesar — the brunch drink favored by Canadians — by replacing the celery with a skewered cooked shrimp, or skewer a cocktail onion, a folded slice of salami and a pimento-stuffed olive. More »
Tropical Spiced Tea
The tea picks you up, and the rum mellows you down. It's the perfect Father's Day cocktail! More »
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