Top 10 Entrees for the Holidays

These past 2 weeks, I’ve shared my favourite holiday appetizers and side dishes. Let’s finish off my holiday meal lists by taking a gander at the main event- entree’s. These recipes will be the talk of the table and will leave you with everyone asking for a copy of the recipe. Show off this holiday season!

Here’s my Top 10 Entrees for the holidays…

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Top 10 Sides for the Holidays

Last week I shared my favourite holiday appetizers, now let’s take a look at the dish that truly compliments your main meal- the side dish. Just because it’s called the side don’t let it fall to the way-side. These recipes will make your holiday dinner spectacular!

Here’s my Top 10 Sides for your holiday festivities…

Persimmon & Squaw Bread Stuffing by Spoon Fork Bacon

Green Beans with Bacon, Mushrooms & Herbs by Cookin’ Canuck
Creamy Cauliflower Purée with Shiitake and Smoked Paprika by Inspired Edibles
Butternut Squash and Duxelles Casserole by Vegetarian Times
Mushroom, Cashew and Ginger Bake by Frugal Feeding
Garlic Butter Roasted Mushrooms by Smitten Kitchen
Pesto Potato Chickpea Salad by Keepin’ It Kind
Oven Roasted Mushroom and Vegetable Salad by Mushrooms Canada
Quinoa Mushroom Pilaf by Gluten Free Goddess
Mushroom Pulav by Kurryleaves
Find these and other great mushroom recipes pinned to our Pinterest boards.

What sides are you adding to the table this Christmas?


Top 10 Appetizers for the Holidays

Now that we are into December, I’m in full-fledged Christmas mode! The tree has gone up, gifts are wrapped underneath and I’m planning all of the tasty eats for the holiday season. In the spirit of preparation, I’m giving you an early look at my top 10 appetizers, in no particular order. Plan ahead and be ready to wow your guests this winter!

Mushroom Polenta Squares by Le Delicieux

Mushroom and Spinach Tartlets by Eclectic Recipes
Trio of Mushroom Tempura by More to Mushrooms
Crispy Baked Mushrooms by The Girl Who Ate Everything
Green Bean, Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Tart by Closet Cooking
Baked Mushroom Topped Brie by Mushrooms Canada
Caramelized Onion, Mushroom & Gruyere Tartlets by Brown Eyed Baker
Creamed Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms by Leslie Durso
Mushroom and Kale Wontons by So Hungry I Could
Mushroom Goat Cheese Phyllo Bites by Kitchen Confidante
Find these and other great mushroom recipes pinned to our Pinterest boards.

What appetizers are you cooking up over the holidays?


Turkey Round Up for our American Friends

To all of our friends in the United States, a very Happy Thanksgiving to you!! We can feel your excitement all the way up here in the North, and today is a day to celebrate! We are doing another round up of some great turkey dishes because even if it’s not a holiday up here today, we still know a good recipe when we see it!

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Happy Halloween!

Although it’s a chilly, rainy day, the Halloween spirit is not lost. I saw children boarding their school buses this morning decked out in their scariest trick-or-treating garb.

I’ve put together a list of great snacks for your little ones to enjoy before going candy hunting! Have these ready for when these little ghouls, witches and super heroes come home from school  this afternoon.

Scary Crunchy Portabella Fingers are the perfect festive snack! This Cap Crew Recipe quickly makes 10-12 slices. Make the dish a little more creepy, crawly, by placing a whole, fresh Portabella Cap on the plate, gills down, and placing the Portabella Fingers around it to make the tasty dish look even more like a hand!

If you have really little ones coming off the bus, you may be trying to get them to the neighbours before our limited daylight goes away. For a great snack in minutes, try this Snappy Cheesy Mushroom Snack on it’s own or on toast.

If you have time for a hearty, warm meal before sending them out to collect their treats, cook up some Yummy Macaroni, Cheese and Mushrooms. For some added texture to this meal, stir in some slices wieners, pepperoni, diced ham or crumbled pre-cooked bacon. Send them out on a full stomach so they wont be quite as tempted to eat their whole bag of goodies tonight.

Be sure to bundle them up in this chilly air and make sure they know the safety rules and the rules of the road. Hope you all have a happy and safe Halloween!