Make this pub treat at home for the whole family to enjoy. Use spicy sausage, if you prefer. If you don’t have a large pie plate, you can stack everything on a rimmed baking sheet.
No-Bake Holiday Wreaths and Trees
Here’s a holiday cookie gum craft you can make with small kids. A fun family activity for a Saturday afternoon.
Meyer Lemon Bars
Meyer lemons are sweeter and less acidic than regular lemons, making them perfect for desserts. This bar makes a nice addition to a dessert tray, where the rule of thumb is one lemon item, one chocolate item and one nut item.
Moroccan Lamb Tagine
Memories of Morocco + your slow cooker = the easiest tagine ever! Browning the lamb in a frying pan first adds extra layers of flavour that you wouldn’t get if you just put the meat raw in the slow cooker. Couscous is the traditional accompaniment.
Terrific Turkey Croquettes
Expand your turkey leftover repertoire with this classic turkey-and-potatoes croquette. Serve with a green salad, and if you like, leftover cranberry sauce.
Thumbprint cookies are a classic holiday cookie that you can enjoy year-round. Often made with almonds or walnuts, we’ve used pistachios in this easy version that uses our cookie mix as a base. Get the kids to help by making indentations in the cookie dough. Store baked cookies in an airtight container; fill with jam just before serving.
Leek and Gruyere Bread and Butter Pudding
Make aheads are always welcome when you are serving a crowd. This savoury bread pudding is a wonderful side dish to serve with roast beef.
Ham and Dijon Potato Bake
The saying “eternity is a ham and two people” is not far from the truth! If you have leftover ham and are looking for a different way to serve it up, try this wonderful ham and potato bake. Be sure to use an ovenproof frying pan.
Cheese Tortellini with Pancetta and Wasabi Arugula
A lemony butter sauce with pancetta and peppery arugula dress up cheese tortellini. Saving a bit of pasta cooking water is always a good idea; it bulks up the sauce but is thicker than water as it has some starch from the cooked pasta in it.
Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Orange and Spice
Sweet potatoes are a traditional holiday side dish, but are great at any time of year. This big-batch, orangey sweet potato mash is perfect to make if the main course is in the oven so you need to make your side dish on the stove-top.