This holiday season may look different, but it doesn't have to taste different. Whether you're looking for the traditional or wanting to try something new, we've got you covered! We have everything from gifts from the kitchen, holiday appetizers, Christmas dinner recipes, helpful how-tos and everything in between. You could say we're the experts of Christmas!
How-Tos & Recipe Ideas
Even though our holiday gatherings will be much smaller this year, we can still celebrate the season and enjoy a traditional family meal. We have put together a variety of smaller holiday-worthy menus to help you out so that you can still enjoy a festive holiday meal with your family and friends when you join them virtually over brunch or dinner.
Fruitcakes are a dense cake made from a simple batter packed full of candied and dried fruit and nuts. In some families, fruitcakes are popular around the holidays. Follow our simple guide to all about fruitcake – we added some of our favourite recipes and even included some recipes for the non-fruitcake lovers in your life.
Kids Festive Fun
Keep the kids active over the holiday season with some festive fun in the kitchen. We have put together a variety of activities from cooking to crafting to help bring out that budding inner chef.
Tried and true recipes:
SidesMaple Bacon Brussels Sprouts
This luxurious vegetable dish combines Brussels sprouts with maple syrup, crispy bacon and toasted walnuts. Serve it as a side dish at your Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner.
MainBrined and Roasted Turkey Pieces
Turkey roasts more quickly when it’s broken up into individual pieces. These turkey thighs, drumsticks, wings and breasts are brined in a salt solution prior to roasting to ensure a moist and flavourful meat.
SidesSlow Cooker Garlic Smashed Potatoes
Cook these baby potatoes in the slow cooker with garlic. Once they’re soft, mash them up with cream cheese and nutmeg to create an easy creamy side dish.
BakingCaramel Walnut Tart
This elegant tart brings together homemade caramel and crunchy walnuts. Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if you like.
SidesFestive Broccoli Salad
This big batch creamy broccoli salad is a perfect addition to a holiday buffet table. Dried cranberries give the broccoli a festive feel.
Sometimes, a traditional recipe is the best choice, especially when you’re dealing with a holiday dinner. This classic bread stuffing is a great accompaniment to a turkey dinner.
BakingCandy Cane Nanaimo Bars
Give this distinctively Canadian dessert a bit of Christmas flair by adding some candy canes to the mix.
Many people are wary of homemade holiday eggnog. This version of the classic Christmas beverage is cooked so you don’t have to worry about consuming raw eggs. Serve this as is as a non-alcoholic drink or stir in some rum before serving.