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Cheddar Biscuits

Submitted by: Christin Roper, Halifax

“These biscuits are a homemade version of a popular american restaurant item. They're rich & cheesy with just a small kick!”

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Cheesy Cheese Sauce

Submitted by: Ian Conrad, Halifax

“Warm and comforting on a cold winter's night, this cheese sauce will turn any broccoli nightmare into a cheesy broccoli dream come true, or simply enjoy in your favourite holiday mug by the fire with a good book.”

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Cherry-Chocolate Volcanoes

Submitted by: Emilie Dutil-Bruneau, Montreal

“At my house, my mother was the chief cook, but at Christmastime, my father tied on his apron and made his famous volcano cookie recipe. My sister and I couldn’t wait to savour these cherry-chocolate concoctions, and my cousins would place their orders with my father for family parties. It’s a family tradition that continues to this day. ”

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Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

Submitted by: Isabel Soper, Madano

“The recipe is fun and the reward for getting a good swirl is disproportionally exciting - many years of practice has made this recipe special as my family have been the testers. Every Christmas the swirl gets a little better! ”

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Christmas Skor Bark

Submitted by: Stefany Grieve, Toronto

“Every time any member of my family makes this bark, we can't stop eating it and spoil our appetite for dinner. :) SO GOOD!”

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Cranberry Almond Bark

Submitted by: Janet MacMillan, Halifax

“While this may not be a "new" recipe to many, it is special to me, and I'm told, my colleagues. Every year since I became an owner/partner with the firm (2002), I have made this recipe for all my colleagues. In the early days, that simply meant seven or eight packages hand-delivered to the desks of my Halifax colleagues. Then, as we grew, so, too, did the supply of "Bark" that I would prepare each December. Last year, I happily dleivered 40+ packages of the sweet surprise to colleagues in Halifax, St. John's and Saint John. It now takes a few days to prepare, and I've always involved my now-grown children in the process. I say every year: 'As long as I am lucky enough to be surrounded by great colleagues, I will make this for each and every one of them, no matter how many we are!' ”

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Cranberry Scones

Submitted by: Maryse Bienvenu, Montreal

“Goes well with a good cup of coffee or tea on a cold winter day.”

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Crispy-Skinned Salmon

Submitted by: Judith Lebel, Montreal

“This easy recipe can be made in advance and is always a big hit as an appetizer. I’ve served it on several occasions and was always pleased so see how much people liked it!”

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Curried mussels

Submitted by: Yvan Loubier, Quebec

“Fifteen years of patient experimentation to achieve perfection, and many disappointments with mussels ordered at restaurants.”

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Eagle Brand Magic Squares

Submitted by: Sébastien Boudreau, Montreal

“The Holidays are a time to enjoy or rediscover the “signature desserts” made by all my aunts. When you factor in my girlfriend’s aunts, there must be about 18 of them! Which means 18 ways to get my sugar fix! Some of these desserts, including Magic Squares, have been part of my Christmas for more than 30 years. Above all, I think fondly of my aunts as I enjoy them.”

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Easy Christmas Morning Breakfast

Submitted by: Brandon Carroll, Halifax

“This easy-to-make twist on french toast is something my mother makes every Christmas morning, but it can be enjoyed any time of the year. It's great because you can prepare it the night before on Christmas Eve, and pop it in the oven while you're blearily opening presents on Christmas morning. It's the definition of breakfast comfort food, with bacon, cheese, bread, and eggs— It's the perfect thing to lull you into a post-present-opening food coma.”

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Eggnog Cupcakes

Submitted by: Allison Pothier, Halifax

“This is one of the first Holiday traditions that I've started on my own, and continue to make every year. Always a crowd pleaser! ”

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Festivus Party Punch

Submitted by: Wendy Richmond, Vancouver/Victoria

“Festivus is a holiday celebrated on December 23 that serves as an alternative to participating in the pressures and commercialism of the Christmas season. The holiday's celebration includes a Festivus dinner, an unadorned aluminum Festivus pole. Activities include the Airing of Grievances, Feats of Strength, and the labeling of easily explainable events as Festivus miracles.”

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