Category: Christmas Recipes

Christmas Recipes

My orange marmalade recipe is made with ordinary oranges and lemons, and it’s as unfussy as it is delicious. Every sunshiny spoonful makes your morning toast sparkle. If you love candied oranges and fruit preserves, I bet you’ll be making this on a regular basis.

Orange Marmalade Recipe

Roasted Butternut Squash with brown sugar makes an amazing fall or winter vegetable on chilly nights, and a perfect accompaniment to a baked chicken or roast.

Roasted Butternut Squash

There’s no cookie more festive and seasonal than colorful Fruitcake Cookies—they’re like little bites of Christmas. Make a batch now, and I promise they’ll be eaten up before you decorate the tree, they’re that good.

Fruitcake Cookies

Christmas Crack

I know you’re going to want this recipe for French Toast Sticks; they’re dippable, dunkable, and absolutely irresistible at any age. Trust me; I’ve been making them for breakfast almost every weekend since the 8th grade.

French Toast Sticks

There's something so completely magical about warm, freshly-baked bread with holiday meals, but these Soft Yeast Dinner Rolls are the most irresistible of them all. This is the best dinner roll recipe I've found; every bite is super soft, pillowy, and cloud-like.

Soft Yeast Dinner Rolls

This recipe for Green Beans with Bacon has many names: Texas Roadhouse Green Beans, Southern Style Green Beans, or Arkansas Green Beans, to name just a few. I make mine with fresh green beans and just the right amount of brown sugar for a little extra flavor.

Green Beans with Bacon

The epitome of traditional comfort food, scalloped potatoes seem to feed the stomach and even the soul-- maybe it’s because so many grandmas in the world made them for their loved ones! I’ll walk you through how to make a creamy cheddar cheese sauce for this casserole that's simple and completely satisfying. I guarantee this will be the first empty dish at any potluck.

Scalloped Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Homemade Pancake Syrup

If you don’t have a classic waffle recipe in your morning repertoire, this weekend may be the time to dust off that waffle iron and make some crispy, crunchy, delicious memories. Syrup covered memories.

Classic Waffle Recipe

The easiest method for making roasted carrots. The high oven temperature cooks the carrots fast and leads to delicious caramelization of their natural sugars. All you need is olive oil, salt and pepper, and a sprinkling of fresh herbs if you choose. The perfect side dish for the holidays and all year-round.

Roasted Carrots

A simple method for roasting asparagus in the oven. The garlic adds an aromatic flavor, while the higher oven temperature cooks the asparagus quicker, meaning you will be able to enjoy your veggies sooner rather than later. The asparagus is so good for you, a shaving of Parmesan or any of your favorite cheese is definitely required!

How to Roast Asparagus

My mom's traditional dressing-- my absolute favorite part of Thanksgiving, is updated into a recipe for Make-Ahead Stuffing that can be made in advance for a delicious jump start on the holiday.

Make Ahead Stuffing

At first glance it may seem unnecessary, but trussing a chicken for roasting ensures delicious, evenly-cooked poultry that looks as good as it tastes. Here I’ll show you how to truss a chicken using twine, to make your best roast chicken yet. 

How to Truss a Chicken

A classic, homemade applesauce recipe is super easy to make and can last for a long time by freezing or canning. This version is flavored with a touch of sugar, but added ingredients such as cinnamon, cranberries, or ginger add a super rich bite that can’t compare to any store bought variety. Add it as a side to your next pork dinner or simply serve it to the kids as a healthy, afternoon snack!

Applesauce Recipe

This simple recipe for roasted root vegetables is the best way to eat the rainbow! A variety of good-for-you veggies laid out on a baking sheet and roasted at a high heat leads to golden brown perfection. A sprinkling of rosemary and thyme is added to balance the sweet, caramelized sugars produced during roasting. 

Roasted Root Vegetables

If you’re looking for the best Pumpkin Cheesecake, all recipes are not created equal. This beautiful pumpkin cheesecake with a graham cracker crust is rich, smooth, and made from scratch using a few indispensable tips I’ve learned along the way. For a pumpkin pie cheesecake lover, Thanksgiving can’t come too quickly!

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Vegetable Casserole

Calling all coconut and chocolate fans (you know who you are)! This recipe for German chocolate cake turns up the dial on the chocolate and then gets slathered in a luscious homemade frosting that’s loaded with pecans and shredded coconut. This may be the best layer cake of them all.

German Chocolate Cake

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