Category Archives: Holidays & Occasions

Recipes and Ideas for Celebrating Life’s Special Moments.

Birthday Celebrations

Happy 18th birthday Pioneerthinking

Thank you to all of our readers over the years who have supported us in keeping a great place to be.  Looking forward to many more years with you. Love you  guys!

Here is a list of different ways to celebrate not only our birthday but Canada day and Fourth of July!

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How to Organize a Perfect Picnic

Picnics are fun if they are organized well. The ideas for a great picnic never end as there are plenty of them to enjoy yourself. Let's find out what are the necessary things to be taken care of while we plan a picnic. (more…)...
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Tips for Hosting a Better Brunch

Love the idea of hosting a brunch, but begin to regret it the moment you’re toiling over a pan of bacon grease while your friends are chatting over mimosas? You’re not alone. Whether you’re planning a simple brunch for a small group or an Easter brunch to wow a crowd, these simple tips and ideas...
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A Dozen Valentine Activities to Make and Do With Your Children

Even though my children don't understand Valentine's Day, they still like to enter into the spirit of things by sending Daddy an anonymous card, or even asking why Daddy hasn't sent Mummy a card! Here are a dozen simple craft and cooking activities that you could make in the lead up to the 14th February,...
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Make Food Gifts Special by Adding a Family Story

At this time of year, newspapers, magazines, and television tout food gifts. I wondered what I could give to my distant relatives. Because I wasn't up to date on their children's ages or interests, I couldn't give them clothes or toys, so I decided to give three families food gifts.? Read more

Have a Chocoholic Party

Create a Chocoholic Party Looking for some fun party ideas? How about a chocoholic party?  New research is touting the benefits of dark chocolate and in fact, our ancestors knew about many of the benefits for many years. Hosting a Chocoholic party is easy and your guests will enjoy the unique idea. Read more

Hashbrown Chili Dip Recipe

When you hear the phrase "'tis the season" you might be thinking holidays. But it's also the season of families and friends gathering together around the big-screen TV to cheer on their favorite college or pro sports teams. (more…)...
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Red Rice Stove-Top Dressing

I am a traditionalist and an adventurer, too. Maintaining a family tradition, I include the canned small French green peas with pearl onions that my mother always served. Call this retro, but it’s essential for me. However, serving only the same dishes every year would be too dull. Read more