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.
A very interesting and yummy way to present mincemeat. Nice served warm.
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.
Looks as great as it tastes.
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.
Squash stuffed with couscous — very nice!
The 26th of December has been dubbed Candy Cane Day, though no one seems to know quite by whom. Perhaps it was some mother, starting to panic over how many candy canes from this year would be left over.
A hearty, tasty rendition of Brussels Sprouts.
A very quick trifle recipe.
A good introduction to sprouts for those who are uncertain of them.
A dead-easy way to make bland cauliflower into an asked-for dish.
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.
A great way to serve leftover Christmas cake as a whole new dessert. You can make these the day before or in the morning.
This is a real mid-Atlantic dish: British mincemeat meets North American cranberries, pecans and corn syrup. And it is really good.
Use as a garnish for meat. Serve it cold.
For many people, a creamed spinach dish is often pivotal in getting them to give spinach another chance, after a childhood of being served boiled spinach out of a can.
This is a thick, spooning sauce that you are meant to spoon onto a hot dessert, where it melts. Good with hot mincemeat pies or steamed puddings.
This is a sugar and fruit pie recipe from Cumberland County, England, that in the late 1700s reflected the growing variety of food ingredients available owing to trade with the Caribbean.
Give the designated drivers something interesting to drink.
The actual work for these rolls will only take about 20 minutes. People will go mad for these classic dinner rolls.
These roasted, carmelized root vegetables taste fantastic.
This healthy pickled vegetable salad is more like an antipasto. It’s traditional in Italy on Christmas Eve, but it’s also made throughout the year and it makes a great summer salad.
The juniper-berries make a change from the standard-issue cloves. And what’s not to like about a gin-soaked main course?