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Your best Christmas party ever

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Your best Christmas party ever

Planning a menu for company can be so overwhelming, especially when you're looking for something unique and new. Before tearing your hair out flipping through old cookbooks for inspiration, have an easy scroll through these Canadian Living holiday recipes. We've listed more than 100 choices for your upcoming festive events, including vegetarian main courses, so you're sure to find something to please any crowd.

Appetizers
Chicken Tortilla Cups
Crab-Stuffed Jalapeños
Cranberry Walnut Brie
Egg and Mushroom Tapas
Gorgonzola and Black Mission Fig Cups
Herbed Crab Dip
Indian Hot Wings with Mint Dipping Sauce
Korean Hot Wings with Garlicky Soy Dipping Sauce
Mexican Hot Wings with Green Salsa
Mini Meatballs
Mushroom Phyllo Rolls
Oysters on the Half Shell

Prosciutto Shrimp
Puff Pastry Rolls
Rarebit Tapas
Roasted Garlic Tapas
Sesame Pork Bites
Spinach and Red Pepper Pinwheels
Wilted Greens with Raisins, Pine Nuts and Garlic Croûtes

Dips and spreads
Bean Dip with Zahtar
Hot Chipotle Cocktail Sauce
Lemon Dill Mayonnaise
Lentil Hummus
Old-Favourite Cocktail Sauce
Sardine and Cream Cheese Spread
Smoked Salmon Spread
Wasabi Spinach Mayonnaise

Soups
Cauliflower Bisque
Potiron Bisque
Sweet Potato Bisque with Cherry Garnish

Salads
Beet, Orange and Watercress Salad
Chestnut Tournedos on Hearty Autumn Greens
Chunky Cucumber Slices with Tarragon
Orange and Avocado Salad
Radicchio and Pear Salad
Red and Green Pepper Salad
Salad of Greens, Fennel and Tangerines with Honey-Lime Vinaigrette
Seafood Salad

Side dishes
Almond Honey Carrots
Balsamic Onion Crisp
Broccoli and Cauliflower with Garlic and Oil
Cranberry Relish
Chive Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Fennel Gratin
Fennel with Oil and Lemon
Lemon Hazelnut Brussels Sprouts
Make-Ahead Mashed Potato Casserole
Maple-Glazed Squash and Beans with Walnuts
Mashed Potato Shallot Crumble
Orange Balsamic Cipolline Onions
Parsnip Oven Fries with Yogurt Curry Dipping Sauce
Pine Nut Pilaf
Potato Gratin with Caramelized Onions
Puffed Potato Casserole
Purée of Roasted Potatoes and Pears
Roasted Squash, Onion and Fennel Toss
Scalloped Brussels Sprouts
Tri Colour Pepper Sauté
Wild Rice and Mushroom Dressing
Wine-Poached Baby Apples with Cipollini

Main courses
Braised Beef in Wine
Classic Tourtière
Coulibiac of Salmon with Dill
Fritto Misto
Herbed Turkey with Cranberry Apricot Stuffing
Pilaf-Stuffed Rack of Pork
Poached Pike in Aspic
Roast Turkey with Corn Bread Pepper Stuffing
Roast Turkey with Pan Gravy
Turkey Breast Stuffed with Macerated Dried Fruit
Salt Cod and Potatoes with Pepper Sauce
Shrimp Newburg
Veal in White Wine with Pearl Onions
Whole Baked Fish with Hazelnut Stuffing

Vegetarian
Bulgur-Stuffed Acorn Squash
Polenta and Provolone Spinach Bake
Red Beans and Walnuts with Garlic Sauce
Sweet Potato Strudel with Balsamic Mushroom Sauce
Tomato Potato Torte
Vegetable Goat Cheese Terrine
Wild Rice and Broccoli Casserole

Desserts
Caramel Pumpkin Custard
Cherry Almond Bundt Cake
Cranberry Syllabub
Hazelnut and Almond Meringues
Honey-Roasted Pears with Raspberry Wine Drizzle
Orange Honey Cake
Rum Ball Ice-Cream Cake
Winter Fruit Kompot

Cookies, squares and bars
Apricot Macadamia Biscotti
Brownie Buttons with Candy Cane Icing
Brownie Truffle Bars
Chocolate Crispy Bars
Kourambiedes
Maple Hazelnut Triangles
Pecan Butter Tart Bars
Poppy Seed Butter Cookies
Struffali di Natale
Swirled Raspberry Slices
Surprise Peanut Butter Cookies
Triple Sec Apricot Bars
Walnut Shortbread Bars

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