It’s that time of year again. Family, friends and delicious food. It’s when we kick the diets to the wayside and bring out the sweat pants to allow our tummies a little bit of breathing room. And who could blame us when everything looks utterly delicious?
We’ve hunted down some tasty favourites that we think will be a hit at any festive party this year! From starters, mains and even deserts we can’t wait to sink our teeth into these.
Looking for a fresh twist on your favourite starter dishes? Devils eggs are always a winner, but you haven’t tried anything like this before! These Devils Eggs are made with smoked paprika, bacon, and fresh green herbs. They’re devilishly easy and fast to make! Give them a try here: https://bit.ly/2PlK3C3
Or how about something green and crunchy? No, we wouldn’t give you a raw piece of celery to eat at a time like this! But these Feta and Spinach Tartlets sure look almost too good to eat! One batch yields an impressive 35 tarts and takes a mere 35 minutes to put together. Get the recipe here: https://bit.ly/2APVDQx
Next up, is this 5-minute hit, made with whole-grain bread, marinated beets, and crunchy radishes. Clearly if you were able to eat with your eyes these Marinated Beet Toasts with Yogurt would already have been devoured! Find out how to make them here: https://bit.ly/2StAQJW
Nothing compliments the mains quite like some scrumptious side dishes. We can almost taste these crunchy, Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Fresh Herbs. Let’s be honest, these potatoes will go with any type of chicken, beef, pork or lamb dish – just delicious! Steal the recipe here: https://bit.ly/2AUebiq
However way you look at these sweet potatoes, either as a sweet side or a savoury desert, these are a definite crowd pleaser. Made with marshmallows, pecans, cinnamon and brown sugar, these aren’t like any other baked sweet potatoes you’ve ever tried before. Get the 5-minute recipe for your new favourite Fully Loaded Sweet Potatoes here: https://bit.ly/2KWySiu
Put a spin on the classic roasted veg with Italian flavours. This one is made with mushrooms, cauliflower, tomatoes and garlic – simple yet anything but dull. Try these explosive flavours and give the recipe a try here: https://bit.ly/2QdeHCJ
Now for the pièce de résistance, the main event! Just looking at these make our mouths water. There’s no need to stress over pleasing the crowd when we’ve got something for them to feast on right here! A perfectly cooked Brown Sugar and Black Pepper Glazed Ham is our ideal idea of holiday food heaven! Not too sweet, not too spicy, and bursting with flavour. Get the recipe here: https://bit.ly/2QA7SL3
Nothing is as easy to make as a crispy skin Classic Roast Chicken. With meat this tasty and tender you’ll be fighting over the last mouthfuls. We just love the simplicity of this one dish wonder! Find out what goes into making this delicious roast chicken: https://bit.ly/2E1vFg5
For our veggie-loving friends, we suggest a Slow Cooker Curried Butternut Squash Stew. Whoever said that holiday food is only for meaty dishes certainly hasn’t tasted this gem. Hearty, decadent and jam-packed with flavour, this stew will be on every dinner wishlist from now on. But don’t take our word for it, try it for yourself here: https://bit.ly/2RBtaVI
Of course, any great meal needs to end off with something sweet. It’s tradition and frankly, something we look forward to almost as much as the leftovers the next day. If you have a particularly chocolaty tooth, we suggest these Snowman Spoons. Not only are they super cute, they’re a fun end to an amazing meal. Give these candy cane spoons a swirl in your hot chocolate for the ultimate minty treat. Make your own spoons here: https://bit.ly/2E1Xu7Z
Brownies always go down so well in our households. Cut them into triangles and complete with green icing, sprinkles and a candy cane bottom. It’s an easy spin on a classic and we’ll definitely be serving this with a generous dollop of vanilla ice cream – heaven! Get the recipe for these Easy Christmas Tree Brownies here: https://bit.ly/2Pnr5uV
But if you really want to go all out and impress your guests with your culinary prowls, we have three words for you: Red Velvet Truffles. The ultimate in decadent deserts! Complete with cream cheese frosting and a crackling white chocolate coating we can’t imagine not adding this one to the desert menu. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to put these together, so give it a try here: https://bit.ly/2KWPEhE
Be sure to head over to Pick ‘n Pay, Woolworths, Game, and Food Lovers Market for all your festive food, crockery, and décor needs. We’ve got something to appease even the pickiest of diners!
Did we miss listing your favourite festive dish? Tell us what you’ll be making, or simply enjoying this year…