Whether or not you embrace Christmas, an extravagant family feast probably lies at the heart of your holidays—but what about all the other days and weeks that make up the season? We’d like to share some practical ideas and inspiration that may come in handy, starting with a battery of recipes for dishes you can take to a party. We’ve also put together a calendar planner that covers a number of different culinary options spread over all five weekends in December. Looking for delicious new flavours, Christopher St. Onge zeroes in on evergreen plants from rosemary to cedar while Joanne Yolles creates some stunning desserts that start with home-baked cookies.
Did you ever feel the party goes on too long while you wait for midnight on New Year’s Eve? We have some solutions for that. And our final two features take care of the big day and beyond with recipes for a light lunch paired with low-alcohol drinks and a story on making scrumptious meals out of leftover Christmas turkey. Together we can make the fun and festivities last all season long.