It’s always fun to find out what our readers are cooking and baking, and this month it was all about cozy comfort food classics, decadent desserts and holiday baking. From the creamiest vegan mac and cheese ever (yes, really!), to the sticky toffee pudding of your dreams, read on to find out our most popular recipes from the last month, and let them inspire you to make something delicious in the kitchen.
Creamy Vegan Mac n' Cheese
We’re always looking for new ways to put plant-based spins on our comfort food favourites, and this creamy vegan mac and cheese checks all the boxes. Made with just seven ingredients, it’s super quick to whip up, whether it’s for lunch or a snappy weeknight dinner.
Sticky Toffee Pudding
Our readers agree: Cold weather calls for cozy, luxuriously decadent desserts like this sticky toffee pudding. A soft and spongy cake made with sweet dates and soaked in a rich toffee sauce? Count us in!
Hong Kong French Toast
It’s so rewarding to learn how to make your café favourites at home, and even more rewarding when they’re as delicious as this Hong Kong French Toast! A peanut butter-filled sandwich is dipped in egg, shallow fried to golden perfection, then drizzled with condensed milk and maple syrup. Yes please!
Canadian Baked Beans
Canadians know how to do cold-weather recipes, and these hearty Canadian baked beans are proof! Navy beans are slow cooked and infused with maple syrup for the perfect soothing dish – we recommend serving them with a slice of buttered crusty bread.
Gingerbread Spiced Pound Cake
We simply love the concept of a snack cake: it’s delicious any time of day, and can be paired with everything from your morning coffee to your after-hours nightcap. This holiday-themed take is swirled with gingerbread spice and vanilla bean paste – delightful!
Caramelized Banana Tiramisu
It’s hard to beat tiramisu, but adding brown sugar-caramelized bananas to the mix takes this classic dessert over the edge. Whip this up for a seriously impressive dessert at your next holiday gathering.
The Perfect Vegan Lasagna
Our readers just can’t get enough of our vegan takes on classic pastas! Layered with tangy lentil mushroom sauce, tofu “ricotta” and melty vegan mozzarella, this vegan lasagna recipe is a sight to behold. Now the real question is: do you go for a crispy corner slice, or a melty middle slice?
Air Fryer Chicken Katsu
If there’s one thing we know for certain: our readers love an easy air fryer recipe, and this Air Fryer Chicken Katsu was at the top of the weeknight dinner list this month. Japanese-style chicken cutlets are cooked to crispy perfection in the air fryer, then served alongside freshly-steamed rice, finely-shredded cabbage and smoky-sweet-savoury tonkatsu sauce.
This bolognese recipe is the real deal: it was featured in Big Food Bucket List season 3 from Kitchen 76, and it’s one of their most popular dishes. It’s a delicious combination of veal, pork and beef simmered in creamy tomato sauce until infused with the aromatic flavours of thyme and onions.
Gingerbread Spiced Shortbread Wreath Cookies
When it comes to the holidays, our readers are always craving creative new cookie recipes, and these shortbread wreath cookies are sure to be the star of the next cookie swap. Featuring hints of gingerbread spice mix, these buttery cookies are decorated with a vanilla bean glaze, then topped with edible flowers, candies, and herbs for a low-effort cookie that’s seriously impressive.