Most of us probably think of roasted turkey with all the trimmings when we imagine a holiday meal, but this year we’re suggesting you re-invent the menu with the help of Mary Berg (yes, that Mary Berg, from Masterchef Canada!).

We loved the harmony of this starter/main/dessert slate (with a side of cheesy popover) for a festive feast.

Herbed Mushroom and Camembert Skillet

Meet cheater’s version fondue. Mushrooms, herbs and silky camembert cheese are melty and delicious in a skillet. Don’t even think about skipping the crusty bread.

Pancetta Pork Tenderloin

Marinating pork tenderloin overnight and then wrapping in herbs and pancetta gives this lean cut of meat the oomph it needs to really make it special.

Cheddar Popovers

Cheddar popovers are essentially cheese pillows for your plate. Do you need to know anything else? We’re betting your kids will be on board.

Food Processor Flourless Chocolate Cake

The perfect flourless chocolate cake for entertaining, this little number is best made a day or two in advance so that it has time to rest and get extra fudgy.