What do you think of Screech-Ins? We asked that question of our readers as part of a November 2013 print story, and we received phone calls, comments, and mail on the topic. We've collected some of the responses here.
But first, here is what Screech-In Master Keith Vokey of...
Dress your children in the spirit of Newfoundland and Labrador this year with these three easy-to-sew costumes created for us by Diana Klaassen. For each of these costumes you will need sharp scissors, pins, coordinating all-purpose thread, iron and board, sewing machine, pencil, old wrapping paper and a tape measure.
• One brown bath towel or blanket
• 10" of beige flannelette
Pumpkin Carving Stencils
This Halloween, Downhome is helping you have the best-decorated house on your street. Don't settle for carving a standard jack o'lantern, with the triangles for eyes and a jagged grin - it's been done, people! Instead, we've created great downhome-oriented stencils that you and your family can try out this fall - or carve out your own creative design (see below for downhome-inspired stencils). When your masterpiece is complete (whatever the design), snap a photo
A Glass Act
Shortly before he retired a decade ago, Wayne Wells received a rather unique gift from his wife: stained-glass lessons.
"She said, 'You're going to need something to do when you retire!'" chuckles Wayne, surrounded by intricately designed pieces of stained glass in the basement of his St. John's home, which is also the setting for his business, Stained Glass de-Lights.
Not having any experience with stained glass - and unsure whether he'd
Want To Go Back to School?
"Back to school" time isn't just about shopping for new supplies and updating wardrobes. It's about starting clean, broadening your horizons and learning lessons that will enrich your life. And who says going back to school is just for kids? This fall, learn a new way to express your creativity by taking a crafty class in something that's completely new to you. Who knows? You might just find a talent you never knew you had.
Quiche Me - It's Easter!
Sorry for the pun; we couldn't resist. With egg dishes being an Easter staple, we could think of nothing nicer than quiche. This dish is great for breakfast or brunch, a lovely lunch or even a light dinner. Many people are intimidated by quiche because they're worried about it setting up, or they don't get the texture they're after. Have no fear, the quiche recipe we have for you is foolproof. You can flavour it
There's nothing better in the fall then huddling up next to a roaring bonfire with your best buds, swapping funny stories, belting out campfire songs and stuffing your faces with ooey, gooey s'mores! The next time you head to the beach, or your own backyard, for a fire, try these tasty variations on the traditional s'more that are sure to tickle your taste buds.
2 graham wafers
Reese's peanut butter cup
2 chocolate wafers
Dark chocolate block
6 Ways to Serve Apples
Apples are one of our favourite flavours of fall, right up there with pumpkins and squash. But for many people, apples aren't thought of as ingredients in recipes; instead, they are simply tossed into the lunch bag for an afternoon snack at school or work. If you want to use apples for more than just the lunch bag, here is a recipe guide that'll show you how you can use them all day long!
Mini Black Forest Cakes
Coated in chocolate ganache, these mini black forest cakes are the perfect way to cap off a scrumptious Valentine's Day meal with your sweetheart.
(makes five individual cakes)
2/3 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup water
2/3 cup butter, softened
1¼ cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 can cherry pie filling (reserve some for garnish)
1 cup whipping cream, prepared
2 ½" round cookie