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No-Stress Brunch Menu & Party Plan

Cooking for a crowd can be stressful, but not when you make this easy brunch. I love having guests over, but when I first started entertaining, I often found myself stressed out with cleaning and preparing food at the same time. I didn’t know how to time things out, so

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Homemade Coffee Creamer

It’s officially winter and the thrill of Christmas has passed.  What’s a girl to do?  Curl up with a good book and a cup of coffee.  About that coffee. . . why not try making your own homemade coffee creamer?

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Christmas Home Tour 2016

Welcome to the first annual Shifting Roots Christmas home tour!  Does it count as a home tour if only two of your rooms are featured. . . just barely. . .?  I say yes.  Last year when we packed away the Christmas decorations we pared down considerably.  I also wasn’t

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Kid-Friendly Snowballs

Today’s recipe comes from reader Toni Campbell.  It’s easy to make, uses ingredients you likely have on hand, and kids can’t resist rolling the snowballs in the sugar!  Whip up a batch of these today and make some memories with the littles in your life.

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Easy & Delicious Christmas Fudge

Over the next two weeks I’ll be featuring my readers best-loved Christmas recipes.  Today’s contributor is Andrea Johnson and her recipe is a winner!  I’ve made a lot of fudge over the years and never been happy with the recipes I’ve tried.  Some have been too cake-like and others too

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Simple Tricks to make your next cake look amazing

Do you want to have the glory that comes from being the person who brought “the nice cake” to the party?  Of course you do!!  One of my readers was asking how I made that rose cake last weekend, so I thought I would do a post about the easy

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5 Easy-to-Make Peony Floral Arrangements

Our peony week has come to an end!  If you missed any of the posts, here’s all the links. Plenty of peonies in your yard and no idea what to do with them?  You’ve come to the right place!  Here’s 5 Easy projects you can make with flowers you likely

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Peony Table Centerpiece

Today we up the ante a little with a table centrepiece, featuring peonies and lilacs.  (Special thanks to my mother-in-law Barb for letting me grab some lilacs from her backyard!)  Arrangements for tables should be lower, so grab a short container and lets get started!

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Peonies+Mason Jar=Simple Perfection

Next up in our week of peony arrangements: peonies in a mason jar.  You could just cut 5 or so peonies and pop them in a mason jar, but strategically placed greenery bumps it up to the next level.

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Easy Peony Floral Arrangements from Your Backyard

Peonies are in full bloom in my backyard and I’m yearning to bring some of the prettiness indoors.  This week I’ll be posting different easy ways to arrange your peonies with things that are easily on hand in your yard. First up: a single peony in a teacup.  Super easy.

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Kristen

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Hi, I'm Kristen and I help new gardeners learn to grow their own vegetables and beautify their yards. I also share recipes that use all that delicious garden produce. Grab a coffee (and your gardening gloves) and join me for gardening tips, simple recipes, and the occasional DIY, all from the lovely city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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