Use to stuff poultry or rolled pork.
Asparagus Wreath Salad Recipe
This asparagus salad is easy to make, but very sophisticated. It looks fantastic on the table or on a buffet table, particularly around Christmas time, too, as it resembles a wreath.
Auld Alliance Cheese Spread
This is used as a savoury spread for nibblies or as a starter. You can spread it on warm toast (either dry or buttered), potato scones or oatcakes.
Bacon and Cheese Clafoutis Recipe
This is like a quiche with no crust.
Baked Cheeseballs Recipe
Dead easy cheeseballs to make, with surprise fruit-and-nut centres that give them a bit of sophistication.
Baloney Canapés Recipe
Very common on cold buffet tables in America’s Pennsylvania Dutch country.
Banana Mincemeat Pie Recipe
A very interesting and yummy way to present mincemeat. Nice served warm.
Blue Cheese and Broccoli Quiche
With its robust flavours, a slice of this quiche easily stands up as the main item on a plate of food. You can serve this quiche hot in the winter, or room temperature in the summer.
The 26th of December, the day after Christmas, is an official holiday in the Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK.
Bread Sauce Recipe
For Thanksgiving or Christmas (or anytime), consider reviving an old tradition which has just about vanished completely — bread sauce. Bread sauce was always a classic accompaniment to pork or chicken.
Broccoli with Orange and Hazelnuts
Looks as great as it tastes.
Brussels Sprout Purée with Chestnuts and Bacon
This is a side-dish that you can make entirely in the microwave, making it ideal for times when your stove is already full-out committed — or just for times when you don’t want any pots or pans wash-up.
Butternut Squash and Couscous
Squash stuffed with couscous — very nice!
Candy Cane Day
The 26th of December has been dubbed Candy Cane Day, perhaps by a mother starting to panic over how many candy canes from this year would be left over.
Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Walnuts
A hearty, tasty rendition of Brussels Sprouts.
A very quick trifle recipe.
Cheesy Brussel Sprouts Recipe
A good introduction to sprouts for those who are Brussels sprouts hesitant.
Cheesy Cauliflower Cheese
A dead-easy way to make bland cauliflower into an asked-for dish.
Chestnut Patties with Cranberry Sauce
You can make these patties a day ahead and refrigerate, or even make ahead and freeze. Nice served with a salad made with watercress or rocket / arugula.
A rich soup, nice in small portions as a starter
Christmas Crème Brulée
A great way to serve leftover Christmas cake as a whole new dessert. You can make these the day before or in the morning.
The 25th of December is Christmas. Christmas used to be a 12-day long festival, but with the advent of industrialization it all got crammed into one *long* day.
Christmas Pudding is a steamed pudding that is served at Christmas. It may be decorated and contain prizes, and it may be set alight at the table. It is typically served with a sweet sauce or thick cream.
We have a lot / hate relationship with Christmas cooking. One the one hand, no one likes all the stress. On the other hand, it’s the time of year we like to pull out all the stops.