Category: Holiday Entertaining

Dec 23

Ginger-Molasses Reindeer Cookies

Whether you’re participating in a cookie exchange with friends or making a treat for St. Nick, add these adorable reindeer cookies to your holiday baking this year. As sweet to look at as they are to eat, the salty pretzel antlers complement the season’s favourite flavours of ginger, cinnamon cloves and sweet molasses. These homemade …

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Dec 23

Two-Way Holiday Canapes

Tender puff pastry is prepared with two different toppings to whet the appetites of your Christmas party guests. In one hand, they’ll have tart pears topped with walnuts and sweet honey, and in the other, a salty prosciutto and sundried tomato with bitter arugula. Both are layered on a creamy ricotta cheese base. Everything needed …

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Dec 23

Raspberry Linzer Thumbprint Cookies

Holiday recipes ready in 20 minutes or less Holiday baking shouldn’t feel like an obligation, but when you’re trying to tackle a complicated recipe, the stress starts to stack up. Ready in 20 minutes or less, recipes like the one below will take the ache out of baking and get you feeling festive. Start with …

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Nov 30

How to Create a Happy Homemade Holiday

One of the best ways to kick off the holiday season is to decorate. And while it’s easy to load your cart with beautiful décor from your favourite store, Christmas is more personal when decorations are homemade. No time you say? Between planning dinners for the family and throwing cocktail parties for friends, it can …

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Nov 29

Classic Holiday Sugar Cookies with Peppermint Glaze and Peppermint Piping Icing

The cookie that makes everyone merry Many of our fondest childhood memories consist of spending time with friends and family, baking delicious holiday cookies and eyeing the beautifully wrapped presents under the tree. Embrace nostalgia and create the perfect holiday cookie that tastes delicious and is easy to decorate. Instead of displaying a gingerbread house, …

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Dec 20

Quick, simple holiday entertaining tricks

(BPT) – The holidays are that special time of year when we open our homes and welcome guests from far and wide. It is a chance for us to connect with old friends and family we may not have seen since the previous holiday season. If you’ll be hosting holiday guests this year, you know …

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Dec 20

Lights, camera, holiday party

(BPT) – With the holiday party season right around the corner, a growing camp of entertaining experts suggests approaching things a little less like Martha Stewart,, and a little more like Steven Spielberg. Whether it’s a Thanksgiving potluck, a Christmas cookie-baking party for the kids, or a New Year’s Eve cocktail bash, entertaining pros know …

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