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Orange Carrot Cookies with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

These refreshing little bites are perfect for Santa's reindeer, the kids or for yourself! Whether the kids like icing or not, these cookies will not last long in your home. Crumbs and a licked spatula may be all the evidence you find.

  • Prep Time: 25 min
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Yields: 36 cookies
A dark metal bowl with rice and topped with Indian spiced chicken

Indian Spiced Chicken

Change up your weeknight dinner and make this hint of spice and creamy chicken meal.

  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min / 45 min
  • Yields: 6
A small white plate with a asparagus marscapone tartlet that is cut through the middle, with pieces of asparagus showing through

Asparagus Mascarpone Tartlets

Rich blue cheese and asparagus offer a perfect pairing, and the mascarpone adds a special creaminess that makes this a special appetizer or first course.

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Yields: 12 tarts
A small metal baking sheet with six shortbread cookies, placed on a white trivet on a wooden table

Bacon, Maple and Cheddar Shortbread

Get ready to make and take these two shortbreads to family and friends this holiday season. Perfect to serve with drinks and more cheese!

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 2 hours / 15 min
  • Yields: 84
A white plate with three buttermilk bacon waffles, two pieces of crispy bacon, topped with fresh strawberries and creme fraiche.

Buttermilk Bacon Waffles

A favourite for breakfast or brunch! Small bites of Ontario bacon throughout these waffles offers up a smokey bite that provides a unique contrast to the berries and cream.

  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Yields: 11 waffles
A grey speckled bowl with a freshly made green salad with pieces of butternut squash and barley mixed throughout

Butternut Squash and Barley Salad

Here’s a fun and flavourful late-season salad that is perfect to prepare ahead and bring to any get-together. Try it with a zesty farmstead cheese like 5 Brothers from Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese in Woodstock, Ontario or Wildwood from Stonetown Artisan Cheese in St. Marys, Ontario.

  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 35 min
  • Yields: 4-6
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