What We’re Lovin for December

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What Ellen’s Lovin

A Simple Meat & Cheese Plate

Orange and Rosemary Marinated Olives | www.canolaeatwell.com

Simple charcuterie platter for holiday entertaining or what my father would have called it a cheese and meat plate. It’s simple but elegant and easy to put together.  My favorites on my platter include Wendell honey, a stinky blue cheese, a great white cheese and brie cheese, all Canadian please! And of course some mild to spicy cured meats.  Oh, you can’t forgot the olives + a few crackers and a great French crusty bread. Serve a glass of wine with friends over laughter.  Share stories and take the time to celebrate over the holiday season.

What Jenn’s Lovin

Simple Holiday Baking

Chocolate-Dipped Orange Cardamom Pecan Cookies | www.canolaeatwell.com

Over the years I’ve gone back and forth from baking lots and lots to hardly baking at all. For me, it’s about getting into the mood and creating space to really enjoy the process. Some years that happens and some years that just doesn’t and I’m ok with that. Sometimes I only bake the old favourites and sometimes I try a brand new to me recipe. Last year, I included these Chocolate-Dipped Orange Cardamom Pecan Cookies and they were a huge hit! I baked them together with some friends in my kitchen and again with my family. The taste of them is still on the tip of my tongue and I’m looking forward to making them again this year.

Eat Well…Ellen & Jenn
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171 thoughts on “What We’re Lovin for December

  1. My favourite items to make are an assortment of cookies – at least 5 kinds and at least 3 dozens each – for gifts. I’m always looking for recipes from Canola Eat Well for inspiration and to add to my cookie repertoire.

  2. I always make a tray of homemade Christmas cookies and bars to bring to holiday gatherings. My family’s favourite is Pecan Turtle Squares!

  3. Love to make my Cranberry (jellied) salad frosted with lite cream cheese. It looks like a beautiful Christmas wreath, is healthy and tastes even better!

  4. I have 1 of 3 things I bring, depending on my time. A charcuterie plate, with the most time, cookies with medium, and wine or bubbly or some kind of signature drink makings if I’m feeling lazy.

  5. My go-to make and take for 2018 has been cheese platters. Sooo yummy and walks well received. I like to visit my local independent shops and find new and tasty cheeses, meats and crackers. Add in some olives, some fruit (grapes or raspberries, or even figs!) and some nuts. Voila! It’s always a conversation piece.

  6. My favorite thing to bring to a party is my homemade baked beans. Everyone loves them and usually asks me to make them.

  7. My favorite thing to bring at a family gathering is Fried Chicken. I always keep a bottle of canola oil in my house and I deep fried my chicken to perfection.

  8. We enjoy bringing berry maple pecan salad. It’s healthy & delicious. Thanks for this chance to win & good luck everyone!

  9. My favorite dish to take to a holiday gathering is a French Canadian meat pie, Toutiere. It’s savory, filling, and delicious.

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