Entertaining, Holidays & Special Occasions

Gluten-Free Apple Pancakes
A perennial favorite, apple in the form of applesauce and chopped apples contributes the flavor for these esay-to-make, hard-to-resist pancakes. Perfect for Father's Day brunch or even a weeknight dinner! More »
Chocolate Turtle Panini
Simple to make (get the kids involved - they'll love it) and certain to be the hit of Father's Day! 'These are "to die for" as one person said when I served them for dessert,' says author Alison Lewis More »
French Toast Panini
'Oh my … this is a culinary treat, if I may say so myself. I love this recipe, as you will too, if you love French toast. It would make a wonderful Father's Day treat!' ~Tiffany Collins Blackmon More »
Croque Monsieur
This French-style ham and cheese sandwich typically has Gruyère or Emmenthal cheese. It originated in France as a fast food snack in cafés and bars. Now, it's the 'go to' comfort food of many North Americans. Your dad would love it this Father's Day! More »
Indian Scrambled Eggs (Akoori)
Weekend breakfasts in Suneeta Vaswani's home often meant a big dish of Akoori, spiced scrambled eggs with onions and tomatoes, piled high on buttered toast. The dish is of Parsi origin and much loved by Mumbaiites. Perfect for a weekend brunch. Ideal for Father's Day. More »
Walnut Flax Waffles
Have a heart-healthy dad? You might make him these waffles because of all you've heard about the benefits of flax seeds - from the omega-3s to the lignans to the fiber - but you'll fall in love with them (and make them many times over) for the flavor. Trust us...the whole family will love them! More »
Easy Decorating Tips for Father's Day
Want to dress up your table for your dad? Want to impress him by going that extra mile? Why not show dad how much you care by adding a special touch to the table... Other topics you may find of interest: Julia Aitken's Top Twenty Tips for Entertaining Tips for serving cheese More »
Men Need to Take Care Too
 Men Need to Take Care of Their Skin Too  Modern men have discovered that caring for their bodies is good for their health and their confidence. It can also keep them looking great as they age. Traditionally, men had no idea what type of skin they had or which shampoo worked best on... More »
Gift Ideas for the New Parent
Buying for a new parent, a parent to be, or a caregiver (nanny, babysitter, grandparent)?Taking care of our children is one of life’s biggest and most important challenges. We believe that, in general, parenting skills are intuitive and should not be overthought. That said, the right guide to the... 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 »
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