15 no-fail holiday recipes to try out this week

A few of our favourite holiday food and drink recipes to use at home

When it comes to the holiday season we find ourselves spending a lot more time in the kitchen making comforting dishes and spending a few extra minutes crafting an interesting cocktail or two.

Perhaps not surprisingly, we have amassed quite the recipe collection over the past eight years. From our wildly popular recipe for winter-spiced Irish cream liqueur (i.e. homemade Baileys) to a warming curry made with cashews, a jerk-spiced whole turkey (so good!) and a creative take on fruitcake that will impress even the haters (ok, maybe not the haters), here are 15 no-fail holiday recipes from the Eat North recipe vault.

Homemade Baileys recipe

Homemade Baileys-style Irish cream liqueur

Take five minutes to create this cheaper and more delicious version of the popular Irish cream liqueur.

Image for Chef Lynn - Spiced Rum Chocolate Caramel Eggnog

Chef Lynn Crawford's spiced rum and caramel eggnog

An extra indulgent eggnog recipe from one of Canada's most well-known chefs

Image for Pourhouse's mulled cider with hot buttered tum

Pourhouse's mulled cider with hot buttered rum

A warming cocktail for your chilly winter evening

Image for Rudolph cocktail from Odd Society Spirits

Odd Society Spirits' Rudolph cocktail

A refreshing, crisp and bittersweet cocktail to enjoy over the holidays

Image for Cashew nut curry recipe form Milk, Spice and Curry Leaves cookbook

Cashew nut curry recipe from Milk, Spice and Curry Leaves cookbook

An easy-to-prep and filling dish that will bring the colours of autumn right to your kitchen

Image for Renée Kohlman’s balsamic roasted carrots with gorgeous greens pesto

Renée Kohlman’s balsamic roasted carrots with gorgeous greens pesto

Two terrific ways to utilize in-season vegetables

Rosemary potato risotto recipe

Rosemary potato risotto with turkey and fried sage

Turkey dinner, but (sort of) make it risotto

Image for Chef Suzanne Barr's whole jerk turkey

Chef Suzanne Barr's whole jerk turkey

A game-changing spin on the traditional roast turkey

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Baked turkey and onion soup

A French onion and turkey vegetable soup hybird for using up those Thanksgiving leftovers

Chef Karine Moulin's modern fruitcake recipe

Chef Karine Moulin's modern take on fruitcake

Fruitcake re-imagined in a most delicious way

Image for Butternut squash tart with bourbon whipped cream

Butternut squash tart with bourbon whipped cream

Like pumpkin pie, but a bit more unique

Earl grey-infused creme anglaise with roasted fruit

Earl grey-infused crème anglaise with roasted fruit

A simple and elegant dessert that looks way more complicated than it is to make

Image for Upside-down blueberry grunt from A Rising Tide cookbook

Upside-down blueberry grunt from A Rising Tide cookbook

A fun and fluffy twist on an iconic Nova Scotia dessert

Image for Hot chocolate Nanaimo bars from Baking Day with Anna Olson cookbook

Anna Olson's hot chocolate Nanaimo Bars

An original spin on traditional Nanaimo bars