While you never really need a special occasion to share a great meal with friends and family, this is the book you'll automatically reach for anytime you entertain. Divided into 35 seasonal celebrations with menus, these 250+ recipes (plus handy kitchen tips and tricks) will take the guesswork out of cooking big holiday meals and more casual get-togethers.
The menus range from a family-sized Christmas buffet, an everything bite-sized Hanukkah get-together and a warm 'n cosy après-ski fondue in the winter, to an early spring sugar shack celebration, a kid-friendly Mother's Day brunch and even an elegant afternoon tea. Don't let summer slip by without a Texas-style Father's Day BBQ, a multicultural Canada Day cookout or a simple seasonal Sunday dinner made with fresh local produce. And of course, there's two Thanksgiving menus to choose from: a glorious make-ahead meal for the turkey traditionalist and a birdless feast for the adventurous, showcasing the best our Canadian fall has to offer.
So whether you're cooking a turkey for the first time, hosting the big family holiday dinner or you're simply a savvy home chef looking for inspirational ideas, you'll find everything you need for any occasion. Plus, you can cook with confidence, knowing that each recipe has been Tested-Till-Perfect in the Canadian Living Test Kitchen. And did we mention this is just in time for holiday gift giving? While it'll quickly become the dog-eared, food-stained handbook for any cook, put it on the list for college students, new home owners, teachers, siblings, your BFF and even yourself!
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