Wife Saver Breakfast

Time to put your feet up and enjoy time with your loved one. You can prepare this in advance and will delight everyone at the table on Christmas morning!

Quantity Ingredient
1/2 TSP Pepper
1 TSP Dry mustard
1/4 cup Onion, minced
1/4 cup Bell pepper, finely chopped
1 TSP Worcestershire Sauce
Tabasco sauce
3 cups Milk
6 Eggs
6 Slices of bread
Cheese (like a cheddar or a Gruyere)


  1. In a pyrex type-dish, make 4 layers as so : bread, ham, cheese and bread.
  2. Prepare the egg mixture, combining the eggs, spices, onion, peppers, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce and milk.
  3. Pour over your layers of bread, cheese and ham.
  4. Refrigerate overnight.
  5. Preheat oven at 350°F and bake for 30 minutes.
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Decadent Christmas Log


Quantity Ingredient
4 Egg yolks
125g Sugar
50g Flour
50g Potato starch
1 TBSP Baking powder
1 ml Vanilla
4 Egg whites
60g Butter
1 pot Red fruit jam
50 ml Rum
100g Almond paste
100g 35% Cream
100g Dark chocolate

Biscuit roulé

  1. Preheat oven at 380° and line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Melt butter – reserve on counter
  3. Separate eggs
  4. In bowl, mix vanilla, egg yolks and sugar-whisk
  5. Sift flour
  6. Add flour, whisk with a little bit of air
  7. Egg white in a big bowl with a pinch of cream of tartar, whisk, then add sugar slowly, keep whisking to medium peaks
  8. Fold in 1/3 egg whites at the time
  9. Whip remaining egg whites quickly
  10. Keep folding
  11. Add 1 scoop of mixture to butter to temper
  12. Add to the mix , fold
  13. Glue parchment paper to cookie sheet with appareil
  14. Put the appareil on cookie sheet and spread from the middle to the edges with a large offset spatula until all even
  15. Bake at 400°F. Turn after 5 minutes and cook until ready
  16. Take out of oven and unmold on counter
  17. Remove the parchment paper and flip it onto another parchment paper
  18. Spread jam onto it – roll while removing paper

Chocolate Ganache

  1. Boil cream in a russe, you could use the whisk to boil the cream
  2. Put chocolate (70%) in a bowl, add cream, mix slowly
  3. Reserve until at room temperature and serve


  1. Add rum to the jam
  2. Use a second layer of parchment paper to flip the biscuit
  3. Spread jam
  4. Roll with the paper to tighten the roll- refrigerate
  5. Cover with ganache
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Two Options For Your Plum Pudding!

Here a two sauces that will highlight your plum pudding and will delight everyone at your table this Holiday season!

Velvety Hard Sauce

¾ cup Butter
¾ cup Icing sugar
Choose one flavoring: 2 tbsp Brandy or 1 tsp vanilla or 1 tsp rum
2 tsp Grated lemon rind
Grated nutmeg for garnish


  1. Cream butter and add sugar gradually, beating until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  2. Add your flavoring of choice.
  3. Beat again
  4. Spoon into serving dish , grate nutmeg over top and chill

Serves 10-12

Lemon-Butter Sauce:

¼ cup Butter
1 tbsp Lemon juice
¼ tsp Grated lemon rind


  1. Have butter at room temperature
  2. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients and stir until well blended
  3. Serve.
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Make your own Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread taste like Christmas! Get the everyone involve in making these delicious goodies, from baking to decorating, make good use of your little elves!

Quantity Ingredient
½ cup Honey
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 Clove, ground
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Baking soda
1½ cup All-purpose flour
1 tbsp Water
3 tbsp Milk
1 Egg


  1.  In a mixing bowl with paddle attachment, gently mix together the butter and honey. May still be lumpy. Add the egg.
  2. Add all the sifted dry ingredients.
  3. On slow speed, gradually add in the milk.
  4. Gather the dough in the bowl and transfer to a sheet of plastic film. Press to flatten the dough into a disk using with the heel of your hand. Wrap and refrigerate for at least 24 hours before using.
  5. Roll a portion of the dough to 1/4” thick.
  6. Cut with cookie cutter.
  7. Mix leftover dough with fresh dough – repeat until done.
  8. Freeze for 30 minutes.
  9. Set oven to 375°F and bake for 15 minutes.
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Christmas Butter Cookies


Your sweet table wouldn’t be complete without butter cookies! Here’s our favourite Christmas Butter Cookies recipe.

Quantity Ingredient
2 ¼ cups All-purpose flour
½ tsp Salt
1 ¼ cup Butter, softened
1 cup Icing sugar
2 tsp Vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Stir together the flour and the salt in a small mixing bowl.
  3. Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture.
  5. Roll and cut out with cookie cutters.
  6. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets for about 12-15 minutes.

Alternative:  Almond Crescents

Add 1 cup (250 g) ground almonds to the dough. Form into 1-inch balls and then shape into crescents. Bake 12 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle with icing sugar while still warm.


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Delicious Almond Squares

Open up your pantry and chances are you have everything to make these sliced almond squares! They will look great on your sweet table this holiday season!

Qty            Ingredient
14pcs        graham wafers
6oz          slivered almonds
¾cup         brown sugar
 1/2 lb           butter


  1. Heat oven to 350°. Place graham wafers on cookie sheet and sprinkle with the almonds.
  2. Bring to a boil the butter and brown sugar.
  3. Pour over the graham wafers and almonds evenly and bake in oven for about 8 minutes.
  4. Cut into small slices while still warm.
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Easy Sucre à la Crème Recipe!

The Holiday Season is a time of year you can indulge…we know you’ve been good all year! Here’s a simple sucre à la crème recipe that will please young and young at heart alike.

Quantity Ingredient
½ lb Butter
2tps Vanilla
1 ½cup Brown Sugar
½ cup Milk
5 ½ cups Icing Sugar


  1. Combine butter, vanilla, brown sugar and milk.
  2. Boil for 2½ minutes
  3. Add the icing sugar and mix
  4. Pour into buttered pan
  5. Refrigerate



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Classic Shortbread

A Christmas Sweet Table couldn’t be complete without Shortbread! Here’s a classic recipe…it will taste exactly the way your mother or grand-mother made them!

Quantity Ingredient
250 ml Butter
150 ml Icing sugar
125 ml Cornstarch or rice flour
425 ml Flour


  1. Cream butter until fluffy. Add sugar gradually and continue beating until sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Stir in cornstarch or rice flour and regular flour.
  3. Knead a few times until a smooth ball is formed.
  4. Roll into small balls and flatten with a fork or cookie mold.
  5. Cut in small fancy shapes with cookie cutters or arrange in a circle on cookie sheet, cut into wedges.
  6. Bake at 350°F) for about 30 minutes or until very lightly browned.
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Kale Clafoutis for your MeatLessMonday!

Happy #MeatLessMonday! Try this savoury spin on a French classic!

Kale Clafoutis

Quantity Ingredient
4 TSP Cornstarch
2 TBSP Butter
3 TBSP Breadcrumbs
3 Large eggs
Salt and pepper
1 cup Whole milk
1 cup 35% cream
¼ cup Unsalted butter, melted
4 cups Kale, cut in 1 inch pieces
1 Onion, diced
1 Garlic clove. diced
½ cup Provolone picante cheese grated
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Generously butter shallow 1 1/2-quart glass or ceramic baking dish. Melt butter in dish and coat with breadcrumbs
  2. Sauté onion, add garlic, sauté add kale sauté and season with salt and pepper. Arrange vegetables in bottom of prepared dish.  Cover with grated provolone cheese.
  3. Whisk eggs, salt and cornstarch. Add milk, cream and butter. Season to taste.  Whisk until smooth. Pour mixture over vegetables
  4. Bake clafoutis until set in center and golden on top, about 45 minutes. Cool slightly. Serve warm with a green salad
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Picnic in a Jar!

A simple recipe, inspired by Dorie Greenspan, to enjoy the end of summer at your favourite picnic spot!

Salmon in a Jar

Quantity Ingredient
1 lb Salmon filet
1 lb Fingerling potatoes (optional)
2 Onions
2 Carrots
4 cups Olive Oil
3 TBSP White wine vinegar
20 Coriander seed
4 Bay leaves
20 Black peppercorns
8 Thyme sprigs
2 TBSP Kosher salt
1 TBSP Sugar
  1.  Stir the salt and sugar in a bowl
  2. Slice salmon into same-size pieces. Put in salt and sugar mixture. Cover and refrigerate at least 12 hours
  3. In a jar, place sliced potatoes (cooked and cooled), onions and carrots. Add spices and herbs. Cover with vinegar and oil.

*Please note if you prefer doing the recipe without the fingerling potatoes, you don’t need to include the vinegar.

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