Monday, December 3, 2012

Holiday Treats and a Giveaway!

As the holidays are fast approaching, my to-do list seems ever expanding - everyday I pin another recipe I'd like to try, or DIY project I'd love to tackle. I'm sure many of you can relate to this, but every year I wish that December was a couple of days longer. Between flavoured marshmallows, indulgent cakes and intricate cookies, I know this holiday season will be sweet, flavourful and time-consuming!

To help ease the hectic season and lend a little festive spirit, here is the first of our December giveaways! I have a copy of Rachael Ray's newest cookbook, My Year in Meals. The book is split between recipes and a series of cocktails concocted by Rachael's husband, John Cusimano. If you're looking for a few colourful drinks to add to your holiday menus, this is a great place to start. I already have my eye on the Panettone, a mix of vodka, Grand Marnier, orgeat syrup and champagne - that has to be a perfect way to ring in the new year, don't you think?

To enter the contest, simply leave a comment on this post and let me know what your go-to holiday dish is when you entertain. The contest ends on December 15th, at midnight. The winner will be drawn at random and you must be a Canadian or American resident to enter. Good luck and I look forward to hearing from you!

And for a few stress-free holidays treats, try a few of my favourite indulgences for this time of year!

{1} Almond, Ginger and Chocolate Buche de Noel
{2} Hot Chocolate with Mini Marshmallows
{3} Lemon Bundt Cake

22 comments:

annc999 said...

Lasagna - in a variety of ways. Always good, always make-ahead. Stress free entertaining.

scrambledhenfruit said...

I always make Iced Spice Cookies in lots of different Christmas shapes- they're my favorite! :)

Jennifer Moscovitz said...

Cinnamon buns! A must during the holiday season

Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies said...

My go-to holiday dish is a quick and easy khorma!

Michael J. McCoy said...

Mexican Lasagna. Kinda turned into my specialty dish

The Erudite Lit-ite said...

Chocolate truffles--definitely!

Elin Woods said...

I love making little munchies for people at parties. All sorts of dips and what not.

Brandee said...

I always do some baking - usually treats, such as lemon squares or truffles.

GoGreen said...

I can make a tasty healthy Turkey Chili.



Bonnie

Maren Z said...

We make Lasagna for the holiday's every year!

Nicole said...

my go-to treat is always some sort of bread. I love baking yeasty rolls and loaves!

Sara said...

I love to entertain with pot roast from the slow cooker...so easy, but everyone loves it!

Sarah said...

My favorite holiday dish for entertaining is homemade candied orange peel dipped in chocolate!

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Oh no, I'm not eliglible. Favourite dish - trifle. My mother makes it every Christmas along with the classic Xmas pudding.

gdwmsu said...

Cream cheese, pepper jelly, crackers. Always have it on hand for last minute guests!

gdwmsu said...

cream cheese, pepper jelly and crackers. Always have it available for last minute guests.

Alicey said...

red velvet cream cheese brownies!

steven said...

Roasted Goose...or Pheasant!

steven said...

Roasted Goose...or Pheasant!

Susan C said...

I love serving appetizers, cookies, candy - finger foods.

Helene Peloquin said...

Chicken with greek salad and greek potatoes.

Laura said...

My go-to holiday dish is always cookies because I spend the whole season constantly baking and filling tins. I also always make beef tenderloin for Christmas dinner itself.

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