Here is a collection of appetizers worthy of holiday entertaining that you can make ahead. Who doesn’t want to get a head of the game? All of these recipes lend themselves to being made ahead and storing for a day or 2 or freezing and reheating. Continue reading “13 Make Ahead Holiday Appetizers”
This delicious Amaretto Pear Trifle is perfect for winter and large enough to feed your holiday crowd and have leftovers! It uses Italian Panettone Fruit Cake and amaretti cookies in your base.
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Rouladen is a traditional German recipe which literally translates to ‘roll ups’. It is melt in your mouth by the time it has simmered in its juices for an hour or two. This is a typical Sunday dinner or holiday recipe. Continue reading “German Rouladen”
These grapes coated in cream cheese and nuts are absolutely delicious. They make a light and healthy appetizer and you could even serve them after your meal. I served this as an appetizer tree but they are equally good served on a platter. Continue reading “Cocktail Grape Appetizer Tree”
This is a traditional Christmas lasagna according to Chef Fabio Trabocchi. The celery root ‘bechamel’ sauce, the earthy mushrooms with prosciutto and caramelized leeks, the marsala and the combination of cheeses all add amazing layers of flavor profiles to this dish. Continue reading “Mushroom Marsala Lasagna”
This Roast Turkey with Pomegranate Glaze uses pomegranate molasses as a glaze which lends a depth of flavor that many roast turkey glazes lack. Then it does double duty in the sauce for your turkey. I wish I had discovered pomegranate molasses years ago! Continue reading “Roast Turkey with Pomegranate Glaze”
This Corn Bread Dressing gives a hint of Italian fare to your holiday meal. It is much lighter tasting than the traditional bread, onion, celery, sage combination. There is a bit of wine in the mix which surprisingly adds a bit of liveliness to the dish. Continue reading “Corn Bread Dressing”
These savoury Root Vegetable Timbales are an elegant and tasty way to incorporate sweet potato, squash and rutabaga into your meal.
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This casserole gets the Academy Award for Best Supporting Role! It is easy, elegant and does triple duty. It serves 8-12 which is perfect for a holiday meal. You could cut it in half but then you would be missing out on the leftovers which are as good or better than the original. Continue reading “Champagne Roasted Cauliflower”