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Festive Recipes to Warm Your New Home

Posted on Dec 18, 2023 in Blog

Celebrate the Season with Delicious Dishes in Your Brand New Home in Edmonton:

The holiday season is a magical time, made even more special when you’re celebrating in a new home. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or just getting started in the kitchen, these festive recipes are sure to add warmth and flavour to your holiday gatherings. From appetizers to desserts, we’ve got your holiday menu covered.

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Maple Glazed Roast Turkey

Nothing says holiday feast like a perfectly roasted turkey. For a Canadian twist, try a maple glaze that adds a touch of sweetness. Marinate the turkey overnight for maximum flavour, and let your new home be filled with the irresistible aroma of a holiday classic.


  • Whole turkey
  • Maple syrup
  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Thyme, rosemary, and sage
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat your oven and prepare the turkey.
  2. Mix maple syrup, melted butter, minced garlic, and a blend of fresh herbs.
  3. Brush the turkey with the glaze, and roast until golden brown and delicious.
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Winter Vegetable Gratin

Highlight the bounty of winter vegetables with a savoury gratin. This side dish is not only visually appealing but also a delightful medley of flavours. Use local produce for that farm-to-table touch.


  • Potatoes
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Butternut squash
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Gruyere cheese
  • Heavy cream
  • Nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Slice vegetables thinly and layer them in a baking dish.
  2. Pour a mixture of cream, grated Gruyere, nutmeg, salt, and pepper over the vegetables.
  3. Bake until bubbly and golden for a comforting and indulgent side.
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Cranberry Orange Sangria

Toast to your new home with a refreshing and festive cranberry orange sangria. This vibrant drink is a perfect blend of seasonal fruits and spices.


  • Red wine
  • Cranberry juice
  • Orange liqueur
  • Fresh cranberries
  • Orange slices
  • Cinnamon sticks


  1. Mix red wine, cranberry juice, and orange liqueur in a pitcher.
  2. Add fresh cranberries, orange slices, and cinnamon sticks.
  3. Chill in the refrigerator and serve over ice for a merry and bright beverage.
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Gingerbread Trifle

Finish your holiday feast on a sweet note with a gingerbread trifle. Layers of spiced cake, creamy custard, and whipped cream create a dessert that’s as visually stunning as it is delicious.


  • Gingerbread cake
  • Vanilla custard
  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel sauce
  • Crushed ginger snaps


  1. Cut gingerbread cake into cubes and layer in trifle bowls.
  2. Alternate layers of vanilla custard, whipped cream, and drizzles of caramel sauce.
  3. Top with crushed ginger snaps for a delightful combination of textures.

Celebrate this holiday season in your new home with these delicious recipes that showcase the warmth and flavours of the festive season. From our kitchen to yours, may your holidays be filled with joy, good company, and delightful culinary creations.

Happy cooking and happy holidays from the San Rufo Homes Family!

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