Fun and Easy Christmas Party Recipes Featured Image

When you're planning a Christmas party for family and friends, choose easy recipes you can prepare ahead of time. Include appetizers, sandwich fillings on finger rolls or in puffed pastry, platters with cold cuts and cheese, and bite-sized desserts in your menu. Here are some Christmas party recipes that are sure to be a hit at your holiday gathering.

Italian Sausage Balls

Traditional, southern-style sausage balls, a favourite at holiday parties, prepared with pickled cherry peppers, adds colour and spice to your holiday table.

Prep time: 10 minutes. Cook time: 10 minutes. Makes about 24 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound sweet Italian sausage with casings removed
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup self-rising flour
  • 2…

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 Tips to Save Money This Christmas Featured Image

The most important memories at Christmas are about the time spent with family and friends. Keep happiness, good tidings and cheer at the centre of all your shopping and activities with these seven tips on how to save money this Christmas!

Make Your Gifts

People remember homemade gifts due to the personal touch. Purchasing raw materials for crafts, clothing or food is much cheaper than buying the finished product. Homemade is a way to show you care.

Gift Exchange for Relatives

It is always awkward when you don't buy a present for a relative who bought you a present. A Gift Exchange, Draw-One Name or Secret Santa system places all your relatives names in a box and allows each member to pick someone. This is efficient, cost-effective and…

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 Fees You May Not Know About When Buying a Condo Featured Image

Buying a condo is a big step and as with any home purchase, there are a few hidden fees that may take some buyers by surprise. Here are some costs that you may encounter and should include in your home buying budget.

Down Payment

Getting a loan for a condo can be slightly different from getting one for a stand-alone home. While getting a mortgage without a down payment is sometimes possible, as a potential condo buyer you should expect that you will probably need a sizeable down payment of 10-20%. 

Condo Insurance

Even if the condo homeowner's association has insurance, owners of individual units will need to have private homeowner's insurance as well. Ask to see what is covered by the HOA to calculate approximately how much insurance you…

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