Recipe Round-Up: Holiday Season Selections

Decadent December

It’s officially the holiday season and we want to help you celebrate! Although the holidays may look a little different this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t explore new festive recipes. Read along for tasty appetizers, festive cocktails, homemade cranberry sauce, grilled halibut and a triple chocolate holiday trifle to top it all off.

1. Cheese, Charcuterie & Seafood Board

Charcuterie board

This Taste of Nova Scotia cheese, charcuterie and seafood board is your new holiday staple. While it looks elaborate, it’s actually the key to a stress-free holiday gathering. So go on, celebrate!

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2. Homestyle Cranberry Sauce

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Who says delicious recipes need to be complicated and time consuming? All you need to whip up this delicious Homestyle Cranberry Sauce is local cranberries and twenty minutes! A versatile recipe, you can stick to classic cranberry sauce, or add orange peel, cinnamon or local maple syrup for a twist.

3. Mistletoe Martini

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Deck the Halls with Mistletoe Martinis – a perfect way to celebrate the holidays this year. This festive, fun and easy to make Mistletoe Martini might be your new holiday favourite. Made with Coldstream Clear Holiday Candy Cane liqueur and crushed candy cane pieces as a garnish, you can’t go wrong with this tasty take on a classic.

4. Just Us! Savoury Morning Buns

For those mornings between Christmas and New Years when you just can’t figure out what day it is – turn to these Savoury Morning Buns. Warm, flaky and filled with cheese from Fox Hill Cheese House, this delicious recipe from Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op is exactly what you’ll want to wake up to.

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5. Grilled Halibut with Glynnevan® Whisky Sauce

In true Nova Scotia fashion, swap out your meat main course for seafood this holiday season! This Grilled Halibut recipe makes for a fantastic wine and dine meal. The inclusion of local whisky in a smooth sauce with local halibut creates a wonderful blend. Top this recipe off with your favourite in season vegetables.

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Seafood: Evan’s Seafood & RestaurantClearwater Seafoods Ltd. Fishermen’s Market, or Afishionado Fishmongers.

Whiskey: Glynnevan Double Barrel Whisky

Maple Syrup: Sugar Moon Farm or Acadian Maple Products

Produce: Noggins Corner Farm Market, Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd., Masstown Market or one of the many other Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia.

6. Triple Chocolate Holiday Trifle 

Triple chocolate Holiday Trifle

Need a simple yet delicious dessert this holiday season? Look no further! This Triple Chocolate Gluten-Free Holiday Trifle has layers of vanilla pudding, chocolate cake and chocolate whipped cream. Take it to the next level and top it with chocolate covered pretzels and truffles from local chocolatiers to create a rich, delicious tower of decadence.

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