Backyard Cookout Tips + Coleman Get Outside Day

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All across the country, Canadians are counting down to Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation on Saturday. We’ll celebrate our country from East coast to West coast to the Arctic coast, each in our unique ways.

I’m guessing that most of us will be outdoors, because getting out into nature is what Canadians do best. In case you are entertaining friends or family on July 1 (or 4th, for my US readers), I’ve put together some of my best tips for a backyard cookout and I’m sharing them over at

Once again, Coleman Canada, in partnership with Canadian Tire, is championing a national Get Outside Day, encouraging Canadians to step out into the sunshine.

For this noble effort, and in partnership with both Canadian Tire and Coleman Canada, I’m happy to be the “Get Outside Master” in the area of Cooking. As you all know, I love to bring the fun outside, whether we’re canning summer produce, throwing a backyard pie social or hosting a really BIG gathering.

In my most recent Get Outside Masters post, I’m sharing how to be the boss of the backyard cookout. Oh yeah.

From the post…

“Our favourite summer gatherings take place no further than our own backyard. We host friends and family all summer long, taking advantage of the warm temperatures and making the most of our green space. Because we’re frequently entertaining, I have to keep things simple and streamlined – after all, I want to enjoy the summer too!”

Read the rest over on >> How to be the Boss of the Backyard Cookout.

Getting outside is important for our mental and physical health, not to mention integral to our national identity. I encourage you to move the party outside this summer – be it with a pitcher of iced tea shared with a friend on your back patio or a block party in the street with friends and neighbours.

As always, keep watching my Instagram and Instagram Stories for up-to-the-minute party tips, tricks, and menu ideas all summer long. We’ve got about 30 friends coming over for a Canada Day celebration and it should be a lot of fun.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Coleman Canada and Canadian Tire. All opinions are my own.

About Aimee

Cooking has always been Aimée's preferred recreational activity, creative outlet, and source of relaxation. After nearly ten years in the professional cooking industry, she went from restaurant to RSS by trading her tongs and clogs for cookie cutters and a laptop, serving as editor here at Simple Bites. Her first book, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars - Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites, was published in February 2015.

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  1. Shawnna Griffin says

    hey girl- love the post!

  2. Lovely post

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