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Years ago, when I was still working at HGTV, we had to come up with a title for a new craft show. This show was going to blow all others out of the water. It would be unlike any craft show because it had edge. (I know, that sounds a little ridiculous).  We all wanted to call it “Craft Addict”  but alas, the ‘higher ups’ said no because it was too close, they thought, to crack addict. At least now I can put the term “craft addict” to good use!  🙂  But, seriously, I never considered myself to be a ‘crafty’ type of gal.  Far from it! But, as you can see, I got a little carried away with these DIY mason jar gifts.  I’m thinking they are going to make great treats for Valentine’s Day!

diy mason jars, mason jars, pretty mason jars, mason jar gift, craft project, edible gift, easy diy project A while back, when I shared my granola recipe, I included a picture of my go-to breakfast cereal in a mason jar.  It was all ‘dolled up’ with some fancy paper and bows.  To my surprise, some lovely people actually reached out to say they would pay me to make some pretty mason jars to give away as gifts.  How unexpected! How strange… because I think it brought out this dormant crafting bug I think I caught!   Oh! Oh! Does this mean I will be scrapbooking soon? Help!

diy mason jars, mason jars, pretty mason jars, mason jar gift, craft project, edible gift, easy diy projectSo, off I went to Michael’s to stock up on supplies.  I entered another world.  I went to town on labels, craft paper, jute twine and ribbon.  Made a couple batches of cereal, put them all together and was pretty pleased with the end result.  What fun!  I thought, “Hey, if I can do this, anyone can”. 


diy mason jars, mason jars, pretty mason jars, mason jar gift, craft project, edible gift, easy diy projectSo, in case you want to see how easy it is to jazz up a jar to make anything more enticing, check out my DIY mason jar demo (below)!  Here’s what you’ll need for each mason jar: craft paper cut into an 8”x 8” square, 30” of ribbon and 1 label.  

Here’s the links to the  print recipe and video demo posts of my breakfast granola.  And if you like what you see, please subscribe to my YouTube channel.  Enjoy!  Happy Crafting!


Food Michelle's Favourite Recipes


If EVER there was a time to make potato latkes…

THIS is the year to go to the effort.  WHY?  Because the first night of Hanukkah AND Christmas Eve fall on the SAME night which hasn’t happened in almost 40 years!  AND, potato latkes don’t JUST make a decadent side dish, they are PERFECT as the base of a showstopping hors d’oeuvre that I can’t wait to share! potato latkes, side dish, hors doeuvres, potato, latke, smoked salmon

Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights. Besides lighting candles for 8 nights, it’s traditional to eat food that has been cooked in oil.  Some people eat donuts, and others, like me, go for a more savoury indulgence like potato latkes!  Whether you’re an ‘MOT’ (member of the tribe) or not, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t LOVE these babies.  They are typically eaten with apple sauce.  But I just like them with a sprinkling of salt. Continue Reading

Food Michelle's Favourite Recipes


roast chicken, stuffing, chorizo, cannellini beans. Thanksgiving, Christmas



I’m making a bird.  But, instead of turkey, I’m cooking up a Gordon Ramsay Roasted Chicken Stuffed with Chorizo dish.  Mmmm, it’s a bit smokey,  spicy and so succulent! Did you also happen to notice that I spelled ‘honor’ the American way?  Seems fitting just this one time, right?  OK, I digress.  Back to the recipe…  Here’s what it looks like before and after roasting (below).  Looks good… right?roast chicken, stuffing, chorizo, cannellini beans. Thanksgiving, Christmas


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Halloween is around the corner!

Time to dress up and serve these ghoulish spirits…

jim beam devils cut

Halloween Cocktails Countdown….

Dancing with the Devil Cocktail – if you are a fan of Bourbon, this cocktail will be a real treat for you. Made with Jim Beam’s Devil’s Cut, this spicy + sweet drink has a bold deep colour and finishes off with notes of wood and vanilla .  (Photo credit: Wendy Kam Marcy)

halloween pumpkin martini
Pumpkin Martini– There are 2 times of year I like to eat Pumpkin –  in a pie at Thanksgiving and in a martini at Halloween.  Sounds scary?   Since Halloween is all about candy, the combo of pure pumpkin puree, vodka and maple syrup makes this drink a sweet treat that fits the night.  (Photo credit: Joseph De Leo)  Continue Reading