Tag: tips and tricks

Recipe Schmecipe: Asian-Style Beef and Veggie Noodles

I love the versatility of this dish mostly because you can switch around the meat and vegetables to suit your needs and make use of whatever vegetable is lying around in your refrigerator. Use Napa cabbage, spinach, bean sprouts, green beans, peas or whatever else floats your boat. It is filled with tons of fresh, …Read More

Recipe Schmecipe: Cheesy Herb Garlic Bread

It’s winter and all you want is comfort food and what better way to get that comfort but from this delicious garlic bread. Eat it alongside a piping hot bowl of chicken noodle soup and hopefully you’ll be all set to brave the crowds on Boxing Day. So, without further ado, here is the recipe: …Read More

Recipe Schmecipe: Lazy Man’s Raspberry Pinwheels

This recipe oozes laziness mostly because it is dead simple to make and only uses two ingredients (seriously!).  It’s great for those times when you’re bogged down in work or just not feeling up to spending more time in the kitchen than necessary. More importantly, it costs literally next to nothing! Pillsbury Pie Crust (purchased …Read More

Trick or Treat Canada

Have your plans for Halloween night yet?  Maybe your neighbourhood has the spirit for All- Hallows-Even and you can enjoy a swift trip around the block with some excited children gathering a pillowcase of sweets. My neighbourhood?  Uh, no.  Most people close the doors, turn out the lights or leave town.  It’s not that I …Read More

Canadian Yard Sale Season Tips and Tricks

Warm weather always brings with it spring cleaning. Spring cleaning brings Yard Sales. While in some areas the great garage sale season doesn’t start until May, where I live as soon as it’s warm its time to start hagglin’. For those reaching out to those early garage sales and even if you aren’t ready until …Read More

Make a Surprise Deal

Commercials have a habit of being right about stuff; if you don’t care for that chip in your windshield, one day (Tuesday in my case) it’s going to develop into a crack. Now I have this crack in my windshield and my wife starts calling for quotes. 2003 Dodge Caravan full windshield replacement and the …Read More

Canadian Extended Warranties from Experience

I used to sell extended warranties on electronics.  I was very good at it.  Years of experience has taught me a few things about them. The odds are always stacked in favour of the house.  This is a massive profit driving force for stores and they want to keep it that way.  Don’t say no …Read More

How do you save on airfare?

Most of the time we here at SmartCanucks are the ones trying to inform you — now we’d love it if you could inform us! The internet is plagued with sites promising cheap airfares and last minute deals on flights, but which ones really work? Do we have any frequent flyers here? How do you …Read More


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