It's your first time hosting a holiday dinner and you need easy recipes that are also incredibly delicious
You’ve hosted a ton of holiday dinners but always felt exhausted and cranky by the time the meal is served
You want an expert’s foolproof recipes all in one easy-to-use collection
You've always wanted to host the holiday dinner but are intimidated by it
You want to mix things up for the holiday feast but you don't want to spend hours searching for good recipes that you can trust
You want to win the holidays this year
My eight best traditional, uncomplicated holiday recipes that will make your holiday menu easier and more delicious
Simple swaps to accommodate food allergies and diet choices
Seven bonus recipes including my famous Turkey Pot Pie so that you'll even have amazing leftovers
Full grocery list so you can quickly get started
The work-back schedule that lets you prep a classic holiday dinner over three days (in bite-size chunks) and then effortlessly bring it all together
My favourite vegetarian main course (that's so good everyone will want some) so you can easily make every guest happy
My seven best entertaining secrets (from decades of hosting) so that every party you host is stress-free and joyful
Countless tips and strategies for making and hosting any big meal without stress.
Kale & Feta Spanakopita Pie
Foolproof Pie Pastry
Vanilla Whipped Cream
Turkey Pot Pie
All classic holiday favourites made easier and tastier.
Curated in a way that will make the feast neither too much nor too little but just right
Dishes that are affordable and easy to shop for so you don’t break the bank and you don’t have to go to a bunch of different stores.
Sequenced into a workback schedule so you can take a little prep time for a few days ahead of the feast, and you know just what to do first, second and third - and then can relax on the big day.
Easy to make so you can host a big feast without going to culinary school
Include detailed instructions so that you can follow step by step
Share tips on where to splurge and where to save when it comes to ingredients
Reveal chef secrets on how to make everything that much better so it feels like Claire is right in the kitchen with you
Cheatsheet on how to pick, season, roast and carve a turkey (and even what to do with the leftovers).
Chef's secrets for the most moist turkey, 100% lump-free gravy, impossibly creamy potatoes and Brussels sprouts so good everyone will beg for your recipe.
Hosting secrets so you know what to focus (and what to forget) for a holiday party that your guests will love and you can actually enjoy yourself.
Simple swaps to easily accommodate vegetarians, nut-free, etc.
No-cook appetizers that go perfectly with the meal and don’t fill up your guests.
The simple ingredient no holiday table should be without.
Festive punch recipe so you can make one easy cocktail and be done with it.
Home cooking should be easy, delicious and fun, and that's what I'm here for.
I’ve been in the food business for 20 years, as a restaurant cook, baker, cooking teacher, test kitchen manager and restaurant critic. I ended up as the Food Director at Chatelaine. Now I spend my time empowering people to cook at home so we can all lead happier, healthier lives.
My first book, Uncomplicated: Taking the Stress Out of Home Cooking, set out to prove that cooking doesn’t have to be difficult to be delicious.
My second book, Dinner, Uncomplicated: Fixing a Delicious Meal Every Night of the Week is focused on making the daily dinner ritual easier, faster and less stressful. It’s a deep-dive into how–and why–making dinner can be the highlight of your day.
My new cookbook, An Uncomplicated Holiday, is the next of the series. It's a curated collection of my all-time best, favourite holiday recipes for entertaining plus every tip, trick and strategy I know to make entertaining easier and more fun.