This is an incredibly impressive yet easy dessert to serve to a crowd. Make it the centrepiece of your holiday dessert table.
Dulce de Leche Croquembouche
Strawberry Dulce de Leche Trifle
Trifle is always a popular holiday dessert- it feeds a crowd and is made well ahead of time, with no last minute preparation. Frozen berries are an economical alternative to the usual fresh berries- and they are always ripe.
Pain Perdu with Maple Blueberry Sauce
So-named because it can be made with stale bread that would otherwise be lost (perdu), this dish is a brunch classic. It’s low fat as is, but you can dress it up by serving with whipped cream and fresh strawberries if you like.
Pretzel-Crusted Pork Chops
Pretzels and mustard are a classic combination. Here we combine them with pork, for a quick-bake pork chop.
Fattoush is a Middle Eastern vegetable and herb salad that contains toasted bread, usually pita. You’ll need a vegetable grill basket for this grilled version, to keep the smaller veggies from falling through the grill.
In spring, a young child’s mind turns to chocolate and bunnies. Here’s a sweet, child-friendly dessert kids will love, at Easter especially.
Whole Wheat Scones
This low fat treat doesn’t sacrifice flavour for reduced fat. Share with others within a day or so of eating, or freeze, as the lower fat level affects keeping quality.
Mincemeat Pinwheel Cookies
Pinwheel cookies are a Christmas classic. This version uses pre-rolled puff pastry as the dough, and seasonal mincemeat as the filling. Much easier than the traditional version with two colours of home-made cookie dough stacked and rolled.
Chocolate Cherry Brownie Cookies
Melted chocolate makes this drop cookie extra delicious. Look for dried cherries in the bulk area of the grocery store.
Teriyaki Beef Noodle Salad
Buy the teriyaki beef thinly sliced, then pull it apart to shred it for this pretty salad. Dress it up by adding lime wedges and coriander sprigs to the platter.