Grandma's holiday dessert recipes can help you to prepare delicious desserts that will make those wonderful family occasions extra special. You'll find links to the special holiday pages further down the page. Use the old fashioned recipes on this site to make delicious treats for all your parties and family get-togethers.
Our modern word "holiday" comes from the Anglo-Saxon halig daeg, or "holy day." That's because the first holidays were days set aside to honor a favorite saint or sacred event. They revolved around services of worship and special feasts which always included "sweetmeats," or desserts.
Nowadays, in our busy, increasingly secular society, holidays are often viewed as simply a day off work, but there are many who still observe holy days like Christmas, Good Friday and Easter.
Traditional foods are a big part of these special celebrations, and tasty treats like Christmas puddings, Easter candy, and Thanksgiving pumpkin pies have become identified with the occasions.
Everybody loves to celebrate special holidays, and Canadians are no
exception. We look forward to those days when we can lay aside our
everyday work and concerns, and celebrate a special event, or simply
relax and have fun.
In Canada, we celebrate 12 statutory holidays:
We also celebrate several other nonofficial, fun occasions:
Our American friends enjoy similar holidays, while our friends in other countries have their own celebration days. Wherever you live, you are sure to find some unique holiday recipes on this site that you can use for celebrating.
Declare a holiday of your very own! Why not?
After all, you deserve one, don't you?
There are times when we don't need the excuse of an official holiday, we can simply create our own holiday and take a Saturday or Sunday off to go on a picnic, attend a family get-together at the beach, or organize a neighborhood block party.
Desserts always make these occasions extra special, and with the help of these holiday dessert recipes, you can make the best old fashioned holiday desserts imaginable.
Here are the holiday recipe pages that will help you to make old fashioned cakes, pies, cookies, puddings, candies, and other desserts that can be used throughout the year to make your meals or events special.