10 easy festive recipes that can be thrown together last minute

It may be cold outside, but staying warm and cozy this winter will be easier than ever thanks to Canadian Tire. From can’t-miss dessert recipes to tips on creating a more comfortable living space for you and your family, Canadian Tire is making sure you’re ready to Bring On Winter.

Woman cooking festive holiday dinner for family at dinner table
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The holidays can have a way of creeping up on us, and sometimes it creeps up hours before you’ve committed to cooking for eight.

That said, hosting an impromptu holiday dinner doesn’t have to mean days of prep or waking up at the crack of dawn. When it comes to cooking for a large group -- or just trying to get a nice dinner on the table after a full day of holiday shopping and errands -- there are a number of time-saving measures that won’t compromise the flavour or consistency of a dish. However, we do always recommend having great cookware at your disposal no matter how much time you’ve got to spend in the kitchen. (The PADERNO Canadian Professional Stainless Steel Cookware Set is a great starting point for new, and even experienced cooks.)

So if time is of the essence but you’re drawing a blank on what to make, we’ve put together a list of 10 festive, yet deceptively easy recipes that can be whipped up with minimal effort, whether you’re cooking a weeknight feast for the family or hosting friends for a last-minute dinner party.

Winter isn’t always easy, but Canadians know how to make the best of it, and Canadian Tire is here to help. Whether you’re looking for tips on dealing with messy winter weather or fun outdoor activities to keep kids active, Canadian Tire has everything you need to Bring On Winter this year, so you can embrace all the fun and excitement the season has to offer.

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