Relish Recipes — baking

Chef Michael Smith's Winterberry Shortcake

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Chef Michael Smith's Winterberry Shortcake
Ok Relish friends, you've been so good all month. Have you noticed we've been feeding you recipes with a nod to healthy eating this month - from whole grains to bright greens? However, we take a break during this regularly scheduled time to give you something sweet and delicious. Our friends at Meyer Cookware have established relationships with many Canadian chef's and celebrities - Chef Michael Smith being one of them. Today's recipe is one he developed for Meyer but also speaks to our desire to cook what's in our refrigerator or freezer this month. Instead of using fresh, hard and tasteless strawberries, try using frozen. They are picked and processed ripe in season and they are delicious with a bit of cooking. It will satisfy your craving for Ontario strawberries while you await true summer berries.

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Overnight Holiday Strata

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Overnight Holiday Strata
You may find yourself with overnight guest this year so preparing a breakfast that is done a day or two ahead will make for an easy Christmas morning meal. It takes about 5 minutes to prepare - giving you more time for what's important - family (or watching Hallmark movies).

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Panettone Bread Pudding with Amaretto Sauce

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Panettone Bread Pudding with Amaretto Sauce
This is a perfect way to use up the panettone for a delicious holiday dessert. Feel free to add some chocolate chips for a bit of decadence.

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Cranberry Spiced Snack Mix

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Cranberry Spiced Snack Mix
You can't go to a holiday party without a bowl of this fun party snack mix appearing. The original recipe came out in 1952 when it appeared on the back of the Chex cereal box. It's been tweaked and revised many times over the years and this version is no different. Feel free to put your own spin on it by skipping the nuts or making it vegan or gluten-free. It rarely lasts long once the bowl is put out!

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Hot Chocolate Nanaimo Bars

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Hot Chocolate Nanaimo Bars
A twist on a classic can be a beautiful thing, and adding hot chocolate mix to a Nanaimo bar really works! Nestled between the traditional coconut base and the melted chocolate topping is a layer of hot chocolate - spiked custard icing. When the bars are topped with mini marshmallows, the hot chocolate twist is complete.

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