Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Coconut Snowman Tart

12 Tenderflake® Tart Shells (1, 255g package)
12 Tenderflake® Mini-Tart Shells (1, 255g package)
2 pkgs white cake mix (2, 250g) or 1 (520g) pkg deluxe white cake mix
350g vanilla frosting (1½ cups)
175g flaked coconut (over ½ cup)

Red cherry ribbon licorice
Green candy sphere balls (substitute with any round candy)
Black licorice laces
Mini candy-coated chocolates
Black gumdrops
Pretzel sticks


Step 1 – Mix
• Prepare the white cake mix as per package instructions in a medium bowl
Step 2 – Bake
• Spoon cake mixture evenly into 12 Tenderflake® Tart Shells and 12 Tenderflake® Mini-tart Shells, filing to rim. Careful not to overfill.
• Bake the filled mini-tart shells as per cake mix package instructions. While baking, the cake mixture will rise to form the snowball shape. Cool thoroughly.
Step 3 – Decorate!
• Frost the top of each cooled tart with frosting, building up the middle a little more to achieve the snowball shape. Roll the tart top in flaked coconut to cover completely.
• To make hat brim, cut a 1/8 inch thick slice off the flat end of a gum drop. Poke a deep hole into the rounded end of the gumdrop. Secure the brim to the hat top by skewering the rounded end to the slice with a pretzel stick and into the tart.
• For eyes, press in two mini chocolate chips; for nose, press in a red mini candy-coated chocolate; for mouth, press in a short length of black licorice lace and adhere with frosting if necessary.
• To make scarf, cut the cherry ribbon licorice in strips and secure to body with frosting. For buttons, press green candy balls into body.
• Repeat decorating steps for all 12 tarts. Arrange mini-tarts (head) and tarts (body) together on a tray and watch your Coconut Snowmen Tarts warm up your Christmas gathering.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Chocolate Candy Cane Tarts

This year, leave Santa a tasty treat that’s sure to keep you on the nice list! These Chocolate Candy Cane Tarts are made with Tenderflake’s Tart Shells and feature a delicious combination of peppermint and chocolate that the jolly man in red won’t soon forget.


1 Package Tenderflake® Tart Shells 1/3 cup (75 mL) Nutriwhip® whipped topping 1 Package (8 oz) Instant chocolate pudding 1 tsp (5 mL) Peppermint extract (optional) 1 cup (500 mL) Milk ¼ cup (50 mL) Crushed candy canes or mint candy

Prep Time < 15 min
Total Time 2 hr 15 min
Skill Basic
Serves 12

Classification: Dessert

PREPARE tart shells as per package directions for unfilled tart shells. Set aside to cool.

WHIP Nutriwhip® according to package directions and set aside.

COMBINE instant chocolate pudding, peppermint extract, if using, and milk in a medium bowl. Beat using an electric mixer until thickened, about 2 to 4 minutes.

PLACE half of the prepared pudding in a separate medium bowl and fold in 2/3 of the whipped Nutriwhip®.

DIVIDE plain pudding mixture (no whipped topping), evenly between cooled tart shells. Top with the pudding and whipped topping mixture.

REFRIGERATE filled tarts and remaining whipped topping for at least 2 hours.

SERVE tarts topped with a small dollop of remaining whipped topping and sprinkled with crushed candy canes.

• Eliminate using the peppermint extract and replace peppermint candy canes with your favourite flavour of candy cane.

Monday, November 28, 2011


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 recently launched the HTC EVO 3D,

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Make-A-Wish Canada

Shop for Wishes and support Make-A-Wish! Visit a Hallmark Canada Gold Crown store to purchase exclusive Make-A-Wish product. When any of these items are purchased, Hallmark Canada will make a contribution to Make-A-Wish.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Mediterranean Quiche

Mediterranean Quiche won’t disappoint. Personalize the recipe by adding your family’s favourite cheese or sliced veggies – the pies the limit!


1 Tenderflake® pie crust
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1 cup, shredded frozen hash browns
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup frozen Mediterranean style vegetables
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
Salt & pepper


Prepare Tenderflake® pie crust as per package directions. Set aside and cool. In a large, flat-bottomed fry pan, melt unsalted butter, and cook hash browns until crisp and golden brown. Remove from heat. In a large bowl, mix together eggs, frozen Mediterranean style vegetables, cheddar cheese and salt and pepper. Add cooled hash browns and mix well. Preheat oven to 375. Pour mixture into cooled pie shell. Place in pre-heated oven and bake for 35 – 40 minutes until golden brown. Using oven mitts remove from oven and serve.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Etre Touchy and Etre FIVEPOINT Fall/Winter 2011

Etre FIVEPOINT Gloves are a stylish way of keeping your hands warm while using your iPhone, iPad and other touchscreen cell phones and devices. (As you may know, it’s impossible to use these types of gadgets while wearing a normal pair of gloves, because normal gloves stop you from making contact with their screens. Etre FIVEPOINT Gloves’ contactwoven® fingertips solve this problem.)

Etre Touchy Gloves have missing thumb and index fingertips, providing even more freedom to text, tweet and touch (and to take photos, shoot film and apply make-up) in wintry conditions.
Both collections are designed and ethically manufactured in the United Kingdom; and are made from pure new wool. (Cashmere and leather versions will be available soon.)

The gloves are available for customers to purchase from our online shop (; and also from leading fashion stores, including Park & Bond, Bonobos and Fair Indigo.

Etre Touchy Gloves retail at £35 GBP (approximately $56.70 CAD); while Etre FIVEPOINT Gloves retail at £40 GBP (approximately $64.80 CAD).

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tenderflake® .. Winter Sparkles Fruit Pie


2 Tenderflake® Frozen Deep Dish Pie Shells
2 Small tart apples, peeled and sliced 2
2 Medium pears, peeled and sliced 2
1/2 cup (125 mL) fresh or frozen cranberries 125 mL
3/4 cup (175 mL) granulated sugar 175 mL
Grated rind of 1 orange
2 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour 25 mL
1 tbsp (15 mL) orange juice
1 tbsp (15 mL) Milk
Coarse sugar

Prep Time 10 min
Total Time <1 hr 15 min

Skill Level Moderate
Serves 8
Classification Dessert

PREHEAT oven to 425ºF (220ºC).

PREPARE pie shells according to package directions for a double crust pie.
COMBINE remaining ingredients and spoon into one pie shell.
USE printable stencils or cookie cutters to cut out
pastry shapes from the second thawed pie shell. Place pastry shapes on top of filling in a decorative pattern. Brush lightly with milk and sprinkle with coarse sugar.

BAKE in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Lower temperature to 350ºF (180ºC) and continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes or until pastry is golden and fruit is cooked.
If you do not have a small cookie cutter you can use an upside down shot glass as a small cutter or use second pie shell as a solid top crust following the package instructions for a double crust pie.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

TENDERFLAKE® Turkey, Cranberry & Cheddar Pocket Pies

Turkey, Cranberry & Cheddar Pocket Pies put a new twist on appetizers this holiday season. These tempting delights are easy to create and a great conversation piece, making them an ideal appetizer that is sure to wow guests at holiday parties. So delicious and full of flavour, you’ll want to make them again with leftovers from your holiday meal!


2 TENDERFLAKE® Frozen Deep Dish Pie Shells

1/4 cup (50 mL) Finely chopped leftover turkey
2 tbsp (30 mL) Cranberry sauce
2 tbsp (30 mL) Grated Cheddar cheese Pepper
1 tbsp (15 mL) milk
Prep Time 30 min

Cook/Wait Time Total Time 45 min
Skill Level Basic
Serves 6
PREHEAT oven to 400°F (200°C).
REMOVE pie shells from freezer and allow to thaw at room temperature for 10 – 15 minutes.
REMOVE pie shells from foil onto a clean, flat, lightly floured work surface. If cracks appear in pastry, press together and repair using fingers moistened with water.
CUT out six shapes from each pie shell using a (2-3/4-inch x 4-inch/ 7 cm x 10 cm) cookie cutter. Set any leftover dough aside.
COMBINE turkey, cranberry sauce, cheese and pepper in a small bowl. Divide mixture evenly between 6 cut outs, mounding in centre and leaving a ¼-inch (5 mm) border. Top with remaining cut outs. Gently press edges together, and crimp with a fork.

BRUSH tops lightly with milk and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until pastry is golden. Allow pies to rest for 10 minutes before serving.
FOR decorating ideas see the Tips section.


If dough gets too warm while preparing pies, refrigerate for at least 15 minutes before baking.

Use any leftover dough to cut out shapes to decorate top. Brush back with milk or egg wash to affix to pie and bake as directed above.

Monday, November 21, 2011

eco.kid Shampoo

Prevent Daily Shampoo is a gentle, plant derived shampoo specifically formulated to use everyday on young skin. Prevent shampoo gently cleanses the hair without damaging the sensitive balance of natural oils on the scalp. It provides effective cleansing for frequent use and is exceptionally gentle on the hair, resulting in tangle free combing and body.

In one step you can cleanse deeply and help to make hair unattractive to head lice; excellent peace of mind when a high probability of head lice exposure exists - during warmer weather, contact in classroom, active outbreaks, camps and sleepovers.

eco.kid Prevent Shampoo contains 6% pure Australian essential oils and is >97% certified organic/pure plant essences. 

Ingredients: Coco-Glucoside (Coconut)*, Capric/Caprylic Glucoside (Coconut)*, Coco-Glucoside and Glyceryl Oleate (Coconut)*, Aqua (Spring Water)*, Dicaprylyl Ether and Lauryl Alcohol (Coconut)*, Botanical Complex” (Cocos Nucifera, d’Limonene, Melaleuca Quinquenervia, Leptospermum Petersonii, Backhousia Citriodora, Backhousia Anisata, Pimpinella Anisum, Eucalyptus Radiata, Mentha Piperita, Citrus Paradisi, Santalum Spicatum, Callitris Intratropica)*, Hydrolysed Wheat Protein*, Lactic Acid, Dehydroxanthan Gum (Corn), Lecithin (and) Tocopherol (Vit E) (and) Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vit C) (and) Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate, Citral†, Geraniol†, Linalool†, Farnesol†, Citronellol†, Eugenol†, Nerolina†

Saturday, November 19, 2011

BP. 'Aiden' Oxford Flat

Vintage inspiration styles a classic oxford updated         
with a wide ribbon taking the place of traditional laces.

Leather upper with textile laces/polyurethane
 lining/rubber sole.

By BP.; imported.
BP. Shoes.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Tenderflake is making holiday baking easy as pie this year!

Happy holidays! ‘Tis the season to give, and Tenderflake makes it easy to treat friends and family to decadent and beautiful treats and meals without compromising spending time with your loved ones.

Celebrate the holidays with your friends and their children by hosting a family-friendly cocktail party where guests can create holiday décor to take home, such as these White Chocolate Snowball Pocket Pies. Kids and adults will love getting into the festive spirit by preparing and decorating these ornament-shaped pies. But be warned – these pies are so good they’ll likely be eaten before they make it home!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Clean dishes and low energy costs - the ultimate dishwasher!


The New Whirlpool® Dishwasher line combines energy efficient options with optimal performance

Holiday entertaining means family, food and a lot of dirty dishes; so it’s important to get dinnerware clean efficiently as possible. Bringing energy efficient appliances to a new level, Whirlpool® brand’s newest line of dishwashers use nearly 50% less water and energy without compromising performance**, making them the most energy-efficient dishwashers in the industry*.

Key features include:

Energy-Efficient Options

• Energy efficient cleaning: These ENERGY STAR® qualified dishwashers use nearly 50% less water and energy without compromising performance**.
• Auto soil sensor: Monitors water clarity and uses the right amount of water by adjusting the cycle to the appropriate soil level.
• Eco wash cycle and Eco dry option: Eco Wash cycle helps minimizes energy and water while cleaning*** and the Eco Dry option is the most efficient drying option on Whirlpool brand dishwashers***.
Powerful Clean
• PowerScour(TM) Option - 40 targeted spray jets in a designated wash area to scour away baked-on foods without presoaking pots and pans beforehand.
• Targeted wash zones: Alternating water flows between the upper, middle and lower wash arms ensuring every dish is thoroughly cleaned.
• Optimized spray arms: High-pressure spray arms with targeted spray jets shoot water from five angles to effectively break down food.

MSRP+: $549.00 - $949.00
Colours: Black, White and Stainless Steel
Availability: Major appliance outlets across Canada

*Based on NRCan average published annual energy usage of Whirlpool® Resource Efficient models (Models WDT* & WDF*) versus usage of leading brand dishwashers
**Compared to a conventional dishwasher manufactured before 2006, based on average replacement.
***Available on Whirlpool® dishwasher models with MSRP+ $549 and above
+Manufactured Suggested Retail Price. Dealers prices may vary. Dealers have sole discretion to set retail prices. Dealers may sell for less.

® Registered trade-mark/™ Trade-mark of Whirlpool, U.S.A., Whirlpool Canada LP licensee in Canada.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Mango Madness Skin Care Announces Exfoliate Me™ Glycolic Acid Cleanser

Anti-aging skin care product retailer Mango Madness Skin Care, Inc. announces Exfoliate Me™ glycolic acid cleanser as both an exfoliation product and a paraben-free facial cleanser.

West Palm Beach, FL, --Anti-aging skin care product retailer Mango Madness Skin Care, Inc. has announced Exfoliate Me™ glycolic acid cleanser as both an exfoliation product and a paraben-free facial cleanser.

Exfoliation is a well known skin care regimen staple, made popular by its ability to rejuvenate skin by removing old, dead skin cells from the skin surface. This encourages the growth of new skin cells, builds collagen, and yields generally healthier skin. Another benefit of this exfoliation process is that it helps with acne - the removal of old skin cells unclogs pores, a leading cause of acne, and by increasing the cell turnover rate, glycolic acid helps fade existing blemishes faster.
Many different strengths of glycolic acid are available for skin exfoliation. Generally, concentrations above 25% should be performed in a clinical setting, and are too strong for many people. The Exfoliate Me face cleanser contains 10% glycolic acid, making it gentle enough for use several times per week at home without irritation.
"Exfoliate Me™ glycolic acid cleanser is one of our most popular products because it provides a wide variety of benefits,” explained Gary Myers, spokesman for Mango Madness Skin Care. "It is effective on acne when nothing else seems to work, it helps fade age spots, it helps build collagen, and can increase skin's elasticity," Myers added.

In addition to being formulated with no parabens, Exfoliate Me™ contains no sulfates, phthalates, BPA, or other suspect ingredients. The company performs no animal testing and all ingredients are animal cruelty free.

Mango Madness Skin Care manufactures a complete line of paraben-free skin care products including hyaluronic acid moisturizers, retinol and peptide wrinkle creams, glycolic acid, amber based and microdermabrasion type exfoliators, a vitamin K under eye cream, gentle skin cleansers, and a broad spectrum sunblock. The company recently opened its newest retail store at CityPlace in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Contact Information

Mango Madness Skin Care, Inc.
Gary Myers

Monday, November 14, 2011

eco.kid... distinctly Australian

eco.kid is an everyday range (for healthy living) specifically designed for helping to prevent and treat the hair, scalp and skin issues that affect kids

eco.kid uses certified natural and organic, paraben free, sulphate free, synthetic free, readily biodegradable ingredients
No artificial preservative, fragrance or colouring

Bubbalicious Soft Hair Styling Wax

Gum in kids’ hair was never a good thing – until now. Slick down fly-aways, make braiding a breeze and create the trendy “faux-hawk” with Bubbalicious. For use on wet or dry hair, it provides sustained moisture and adds strength and extra shine.

Let your kids get creative on their own or make them picture perfect yourself (assuming they sit still).

Key Ingredients:
Jojoba Esters – conditioning agent
Australian Blue Cypress – prevents growth of bacteria and fungus
Apply a small amount to dry hands. Work into hands first and then disperse evenly throughout the hair. Style as desired.

Lice Bomb

No mom likes having to deal with lice but it’s something most moms have to tackle at least once in their child’s loves. Head lice don’t stand a chance against the powerful yet sweet smelling pure plant essences found in Lice Bomb. Derived from nature, this non-toxic, non-drip formula is gentle on young hair and won’t have kids running for the hills. Packaged with a comb, a little Lice Bomb combined with a little patience keeps critters and their eggs at bay.

Key Ingredients:
Lice Bomb Botanical Complex – coconut, orange and tea tree oil stop lice in their tracks
Lemon Myrtle Oil – provides a clean, fresh scent

Apply a small amount to the scalp beginning at the nape of the neck and then massage through the roots in an upward motion toward the crown. Once a thin film has been achieved, comb hair from roots to ends with a fine-toothed comb. Wipe lice eggs from comb, repeat this process for twenty minutes and rinse with warm water.

Daily Tonic Leave In Conditioner

Moms are pro multitaskers already so is our Daily Tonic. A one-stop shop for shape, protection and care, this leave-in conditioner allows for a knot-free existence between kids and their combs. Naturally derived moisturizers add strength and shine to young hair while keeping it soft and supple. The natural formulation creates a separation within the spray bottle – shake well before use to ensure maximum benefits.
Your longhaired little boys and girls with thank you for this one.

Key Ingredients:

Phyto-Chemicals – help prevent head lice
Pure Australian Oils – natural moisturizer, promotes shine

Shake well. Spray onto hair and scalp prior to combing, paying close attention to the name of the neck and behind the ears – this is where lice are most likely to lay eggs.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

take this time to remember

take this time to remember all of the brave men, women and children who have sacrificed and served so courageously

fighting for our freedom


Monday, November 7, 2011

Eco-Kid, healthier natural baby and child care alternatives

Eco-Kid, organics for kids, is a line of organic, ecologically responsible, toxin-free hair and body care products from Australia that is now being distributed in Canada. Started by hairdresser Peter Francis, who desperately sought chemical-free, gentle hair care alternatives for his two young children, this line of products has quickly expanded to be one of the first all natural, fun to use, internationally known brands.

Along with Scalp Care Shampoos, Conditioners, Leave-In Conditioners and Body Washes, the line also features notable products such as an all natural, safe to use Lice Bomb, Bug Spray without Deet and chemical free Bubble Bath.

Eco-Kid is available in Canada at
Whole Foods and select health food stores across the country.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Three Days Only: 25% Off Entire Purchase at The Body Shop

Three Days Only!
November 4th–6th, save 25% off entire purchase at The Body Shop®

The Body Shop Canada

The Body Shop® offers a full assortment of naturally-inspired products, including bath & body, men's and women's skincare, and creative gift ideas for a variety of occasions. They also offer classic and unique fragrances, home fragrances, makeup, and accessories.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Dr. Marc DuPéré -On-air interview with Mad Dog and Billie at Virgin Radio

Dr. Marc DuPéré

Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon


179 John St. Suite 209
Toronto, ON. M5T 1X4

• VISAGE Clinic offers the full range of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic services


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

More Info A Tour Of Canada Wine Dinner Series III -Canadian Wine Series Dinner

Time Friday, November 18 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Location Sweetwater Restaurant


Created By Cobble Beach

More Info A Tour Of Canada Wine Dinner Series III

Friday November 18th at 7:00pm
5 Course Meal Paired With Canadian Wines

Limited to 30 People- Tickets are selling out quickly reserve your place today!

Tickets are $99.00 for members & their guests

$110.00 non-members

For tickets please contact Kari, at 519.370.2173 x 100Tickets are nonrefundable & are subject to HST & 15% gratuity

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Time for Dinner: Strategies, Inspiration, and Recipes for Every Night of the Week

Time for Dinner: Strategies, Inspiration, and Recipes for Every Night of the Week

By Pilar Guzman, Alanna Stang, Jenny Rosentrach

List Price: CDN$ 29.95

Price: CDN$ 18.77 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $39. Details

Product Description

Whether moms have picky or adventurous eaters and whether they love to cook or just endure it, getting dinner on the table weeknight after weeknight is enough to make a mom throw in the towel. It's a grind that wore down former Cookie magazine editors, Pilar Guzman, Jenny Rosentrach, and Alanna Stang until they made it their mission to figure out all the ways they could reclaim the family dinner. Time for Dinner is that playbook of tricks, inspiration, plans, and 100 go-to recipes. With 250 photographs, it's a visual toolkit of a book that gives every mom the ideas and strategies she needs to get a great family meal on the table night after night without losing her mind (or her sense of humor).