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.
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).
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!
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.