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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Enter to Win a #SparklingClean Cascade Platinum Pack! #PGMom

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Summer time often means more entertaining of guests, often with barbeques and outdoor cook-outs.  It's also a time of more kitchen messes and an abundance of dirty dishes.  It's all good though!   With the kids being out of school for the summer and often saying : 'I'm bored' there are lots of hands on deck to help with the kitchen messes.  As for the abundance of dirty dishes, there is also lots of Cascade Platinum on hand to help with the sink full of dishes.

Even better - - how about some tips from our favourite chef: Michael Smith shares some of his tips for keeping a kitchen clean.  Chef Michael Smith makes any dinner party sparkle.


  1. Spend time to save time: Prep as much as you can in advance – from food to your table. Smart preparation will allow you to spend more time with your guests.
  2. Make your guests feel special: Thoughtful details tell your guests they are special. Set the mood with music, place cards, flowers and sparkling dishes and glasses. I use Cascade Platinum in every cycle to make sure everything is ready for a big event.
  3. Start with a bang! Do something collectively right away. A group activity subtly reminds everyone “We’re in this together!”
  4. Give your guests something fun to do: At some point, engage your guests in an interactive activity, something hands on, that’s not work.
  5. Clean as you go: Get the mess out of the way, and load the dishwasher as you prepare dinner. With Cascade Platinum, you don’t need to worry about pre-rinsing – it will clean stuck-on food in one wash.
  6. Share the work: Many hands make light work. After the main meal and before dessert, encourage everybody to pitch in with clean up.
  7. Grand finale: End the evening with something spectacular, something memorable, or my favourite—something flammable!

Visit www.foodnetwork.cacascade for more tips and recipes from
 Chef Michael Smith and Cascade Platinum.

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37 comments:

Silvia said...

I try to do as much prep work ahead of time so that i can spend time with my guests. Always accept help with the clean up too!

Jonnie (JB) said...

My best tip is to prep as much as you can ahead and to cook tried and true recipes so you're not worried about whether or not it's going to turn out right.

Brenda Penton said...

My best tip is to prep as much as you can in advance and don't be afraid to ask for help

Victoria S said...

My tip is to plan well ahead of time. Victoria Ess

Victoria S said...

My tip is to plan well ahead of time. Victoria Ess

Jana Liu said...

have a pot luck. that way you aren't rushed and frazzled trying to make multiple dishes

2012july/Cheryl Grandy said...

Keep it simple, so you can enjoy the company of your guests.

Glogirl said...

My tip is to choose a menu that can be made in advance so that you don't spend all your time in the kitchen while your guests are there.

SG said...

Use a recipe that you're already comfortable with - this is not the time to experiment!

leanne_mac said...

I try to do as much prep before the party.

Amy C said...

Plan ahead and accept help.

spike said...

Use tried and true recipes so that you don't have any surprises!

Lori Butler said...

preparing what you can in advance

Lori Butler said...

preparing what you can in advance

Flo said...

Prepare in advance as much as possible. I even set my table the day before.

Rebby said...

If your cutlery has hard water stains, use vinegar to make them shine!

Gillian Morgan said...

Do as much as you can in advance to avoid rushing.

Juliee said...

I like to do as much prep ahead of time and use the slow cookers for the potatoes and meat.

Judy C said...

I do as much prep as I can in advanced and always use recipes that are tested and turn out so I have no surprise flops at the last minute. (Judy Cowan)

Debbie said...

I make lists, and prep as much as possible the day before
(Debbie W)

Angela M said...

Prep as much as you can the night before and get the help of the whole family.

Nate Fuller said...

I try to keep the menu simple and the drinks flowing!

Kelly PC said...

I try to do as much prep work as I can the day before & I try to tidy as I go.

Jenny Major said...

plan ahead

flowerchild said...

My tip is to prep and plan before guests arrive.

Stephanie LaPlante said...

Try to prepare what you can a day ahead.

Nicolthe pickle said...

Mine best tip is have amazing food, then people won't mind so much if the decorations are less than perfect.

davy said...

plan well ahead of time

Marie S said...

I do the dishes before the guests arrive. reduces the load and you can spend more time with the love ones

tanyab79 said...

I do as much preparations the night before and early the day of the party. I also clean up as much as possible as I go to have more quality time with my guests.

Tanis S said...

Plan well ahead of time and don't leave everything until the last minute!

Tina L. said...

Do as much preparation ahead of time as you can.

Doris Calvert said...

I have a few buffet type steel warmers that keep things hot, so I make most of my dishes ahead of time and keep them hot in the trays and my main item like roast, steak or chicken is cooking while guests arrive, also your table settings and lighting sets the mood so always use a look for the type of party you are trying to acheive

Cheryl MacPhail said...

Try and prepare as much before had is my best tip :)

Julie bolduc said...

I prepare as much as I can before hand

Maria Katie said...

Love to prepare ahead

outasite said...

try to get your family to help.