Holiday Entertaining

Photo of: Lobster Popcorn from The Hatfield House
It’s a busy time of year and everyone has different ways of relieving stress during the holiday season. Cooking  is one of many creative avenues that can provide therapeutic effects and help to reduce stress. So is eating hearty, local-inspired, comfort foods!

If cooking for others, hosting family gatherings and enjoying comfort food get you through the holidays, try these local, chef-inspired recipes for your holiday entertaining.

The Ultimate Brunch

Organic Hot Cereal with Cranberry, Toasted Almonds and Maple Whipped Cream.

This healthy and hearty recipe provided by Sugar Moon Farm makes for the perfect weekend brunch.

Sugar Moon Farm

The Movie Snack

Lobster Popcorn – The Hatfield House Culinary Experiences & Restaurant Style with Laura’s Tastes

Make a large bowl of popcorn and drizzle it with fresh shucked lobster pieces that have sizzled in real butter, add melted butter, sea salt and caramel sauce (toss together before serving) for a tasty unique Nova Scotia treat!

lobster popcorn - hatfiled house

Photo Credit: Laura Muise

The Flu-fighter

Grandma’s Acadian Fricot with Dumplings, Jessica Emin (@thejessicaemin)

Cool fall weather calls for warm, hearty soups. This is an old Acadian recipe passed through generations. It has undergone very slight modifications, but stays true to what fricot is meant to be, a hearty and healthy chicken soup with an abundance of summer savoury.

Fricot with Dumplings

The Seafood Sensation

Lobster Ravioli, Trellis Café

Head over to Trellis Cafe to try this rich, creamy lobster dish –  or impress your guests by making it from scratch (pasta recipe included) on your own.


The Meat Lover’s Main

Lamb Shank Shepard’s Pie – Chef Craig Flinn, Chives Canadian Bistro & 2 Doors Down

A traditional recipe with an enticing twist. This lamb shank shepherd’s pie recipe from chef Craig Flinn’s new cook book is a hearty and flavour-packed meal.

Craig Flinn Cookbook

The Sweet Finale

Pudding Chomeur – Chef Renée Lavallée, The Canteen

Incorporate the sweet taste of Acadian Maple syrup into Renée Lavallée’s Pudding Chomeur recipe – to end (or begin – dessert first?) the evening off right.

feisty chef Recipe

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