Kick-off the festivities with these recipes for crowd-pleasing apps.
These sweet-tangy pastries are ideal for easy holiday entertaining.
Get the recipe: Apple and Canadian Blue Cheese Tartlets with Icewine Glaze
While the dip is cooling, slice up a fresh baguette and some crudités for dipping.
Get the recipe: Bubbly Bacon and Butternut Dip
We're bringing back the cheese ball with these bite-size versions of the retro party snack.
Get the recipe: Mini Cheese Balls
This baked one-pan version of rösti is our secret to feeding a crowd without spending the evening in front of the stove.
Get the recipe: Crispy Salmon-Topped Rösti Squares
Serve these bite-size fresh mozzarella balls with toasted baguette slices.
Get the recipe: Lemon Pepper Bocconcini
Store-bought pickled beets make a super quick and tasty garnish.
Get the recipe: Smoked Cheddar Pancakes with Pickled Beets
It doesn't get more retro than cheese fondue, and this twist on the classic Swiss recipe offers a hit of Calvados at the end.
Get the recipe: Beer and Cheese Fondue Dip
Topped with crispy golden panko bread crumbs, these jalapeños are full of satisfying spicy flavour.
Get the recipe: Crispy Cheese-Stuffed Jalapeños
These cute individual-size pies are delicious served either hot, as an elegant starter with a salad, or cold, eaten out of hand with a little HP sauce.
Get the recipe: Mini Leek and Bacon Pies
Serve these veggie patties warm or at room temperature with a dollop of sour cream or our Chunky Applesauce.
Get the recipe: Mini Potato Zucchini Latkes
Sausage rolls are a sure hit at cocktail parties.
Get the recipe: Sausage Rolls with Honey Mustard Dip
With a perfect balance of creamy, spicy, sweet and savoury, we guarantee there will be no leftovers.
Get the recipe: Savoury Cheddar Cheesecake Spread
Serve this rich, creamy spread at room temperature with crackers or toast points.
Get the recipe: Wild Mushroom Pâté
Bring a little bit of Asian flair to the dinner table with this elegant recipe for spring rolls.
Get the recipe: Shrimp Spring Rolls and Yin Yang Marinated Vegetables
Move over, plain old french fries! Try an array of root vegetables served with our Chive Mayo dip.
Get the recipe: Rainbow Root Fries with Chive Mayo
Everyone will be reaching for these tasty sliders.
Get the recipe: Lazy Cheeseburger Sliders
Cabbage cut in half.<br> Credits: Getty Images: MakiEni
White, green, red, savoy – there are a lot of varieties of cabbage, and even more health benefits
Cabbage usually isn’t the first item on your grocery list, but it should be. The nutritional rewards and health benefits of this leafy green will make that cooked cabbage smell worth it, we promise.
Rich in vitamin C
While citrus fruits get all the credit for providing vitamin C, cabbage is just as great a source for this powerful nutrient. In a recent study, patients with a diet with high levels of vitamin C have a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Additionally, vitamin C is currently being studied for its affects on cataract prevention and lowering high blood pressure. All of which to say is, you don’t need to be eating oranges to get these benefits.
It’s good for your bone health
Vitamin K is important for building and maintaining bone density, and cabbage is chock-full of it. However, it's important not to take supplements or eat foods rich in vitamin K if you're taking blood thinners, some antibiotics or anticonvulsants, since it also helps with blood clotting and can interfere with these medications.
Cut your calories with Cabbage
Cabbage is an excellent source of dietary fiber, which helps you feel full for longer because it takes more time to digest. As well, cabbage is extremely low in calories—one cup of cooked shredded cabbage has only 34 calories!
If you're still unsure about slaws and sauerkraut, here are five delicious recipes that will definitely help you embrace this cruciferous veggie.
<p><span class="credit separated">Chili-Lime Sweet Potato Tacos </span></p>
Most of us don't need a reason to whip up tacos for dinner, but if you do, we have some pretty delicious recipes to get you started.
Need to eat fast? These tacos come together in no time and use ingredients that you probably already have in your fridge.
Get the recipe: Weeknight Chili Chicken Tacos
Inspired by the traditional Mexican tacos served with spicy thin pork slices and pineapple, this slow cooker version features pork shoulder broken into tender bite size chunks.
Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Tacos Al Pastor
A touch of curry powder gives these Caribbean-inspired tacos a spicy kick. Garnish with baked tortilla chips and low-fat sour cream. Serve any extra salsa on the side.
Get the recipe: Grilled Curry Shrimp Soft Tacos
Tender pulled pork topped with crunchy radishes, creamy avocado and sweet summer corn work together in this easy dinner.
Get the recipe: Shredded Pork Tacos with Avocado Corn Salsa
Panko bread crumbs (which are coarser than regular bread crumbs) give this fish an extra-crunchy crust.
Get the recipe: Fish Tacos With Mango-Avocado Salsa
Any no-cutlery-needed breakfast is welcome in a busy household. The tortillas can be warmed in the oven, filled, rolled and wrapped to go. Serve with your favourite toppings for the full taco treatment.
Get the recipe: Breakfast Soft Tacos
Customize the tacos with your favourite toppings, such as thinly sliced radishes, shredded cabbage or lettuce, diced avocado, shredded cheese, sour cream and lime juice.
Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Pulled Beef Tacos
Topping Vietnamese-inspired tacos with a fresh carrot salad adds the perfect amount of crunch.
Get the recipe: Lemongrass Chicken Tacos
Make this quick version of Mexican carnitas (braised pork tacos) with leftover roast pork. Slice the pork as thinly as you can, then coarsely chop or shred it into bite-size pieces.
Get the recipe: Roast Pork Tacos with Apple Cucumber Salsa
To make the guacamole in advance, leave the pit in with the mashed avocado and place plastic wrap directly on the surface to prevent browning; remove the pit right before serving.
Get the recipe: Pork Tacos With Red Cabbage Slaw and Guacamole
Inspired by traditional Chilean pebre salsa, the salsa on these steak tacos is equally delicious with chicken breast tacos. For a little heat, add a tablespoon of minced jalapeño peppers to the salsa.
Get the recipe: Steak Tacos With Pebre Salsa
Classic beef tacos are a real crowdpleaser and a family favourite. To feed more people, simply double or triple the recipe.
Get the recipe: Beef Tacos with Corn Salsa
Packed with hearty lentils, these tasty tacos are super satisfying.
Get the recipe: Chili-Lime Sweet Potato Tacos
Everybody has that one friend who throws stellar dinner parties and always has sweet treats to share. Reward her generosity this holiday season with these picks.
Cookie cutters, $25 per tin of four, thebay.com.
Felt ketchup ornament, $13, drakegeneralstore.ca.
Kate Spade New York kitchen tools, $40 per set of 3, indigo.ca.
Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne, $71, veuveclicquot.com.
Canadian Living: The Special Occasions Cookbook (Juniper Publishing), $35, simonandschuster.ca.
PC Black Label Pistachio Spread $15, pc.ca.
Herringbone tea towel, $34, avrilloreti.etsy.com.