Category: Christmas Recipes

Recipes for Christmas food. Recipes include roasted vegetables, ham, turkey, potatoes, pizzelle, pie and Christmas cookies.

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

If you’re looking for a vegetable side dish to feed a crowd, you’ve hit the jackpot with this Vegetable Casserole! Combine frozen vegetables with common pantry items for a quick and easy make-ahead masterpiece. Fresh vegetables can be used in replace of the frozen, or try my tips to make it healthier!

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

My Grandma calls these no-bake Peanut Butter Bars “Almost Reese’s” for good reason—they’re as close to the real deal as I’ve ever tasted. They come together in 10 minutes with only 5 ingredients and they’re naturally gluten-free; the only hard part is trying not to eat them all.

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

This fantastic lamb chops recipe uses whole garlic cloves which caramelize in the skillet alongside the chops. Once the lamb is cooked, the cloves become a part of a quick pan sauce with lemon juice, herbs, and a pinch of red pepper. A sophisticated dinner in minutes, not hours, for lamb enthusiasts everywhere.

Lamb Chops Recipe

Duchess potatoes (pronounced “du-chess”) make an outstanding accompaniment to any holiday meal or buffet. They have the pillowy softness of a twice baked potato with a crunchy baked exterior from shapes you pipe right on the baking sheet. But don’t let their ornate look fool you— these potatoes are as easy to prepare as they are elegant, and can be made well ahead of the party and frozen, to be baked as needed.

Duchess Potatoes

Carrot cake lovers, rejoice!  This is the carrot cake of your dreams, complete with a swoon-worthy cream cheese frosting. Make a towering layer cake, a batch of cupcakes for a bunch of little rabbits, or a bundt cake for your next book club!

Carrot Cake

This easy Deviled Eggs recipe is my family's most trusted and the only one you'll ever need. They are creamy, delicious, and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser!

Easy Deviled Eggs

For mushroom lovers, these Mini Mushroom Quiche are your new favorite brunch item! Make ahead/freezer friendly and so easy thanks to store-bought pie crust.

Mini Mushroom Quiche

When one kind of ginger isn’t enough, add another! These Double Ginger Cookies bake up soft, chewy, and flavorful with no dough to roll out!

Double Ginger Cookies

Cowboy Cookies have a fantastic chew from oatmeal and coconut plus whatever mix-ins you choose. Try my classic combination of chocolate chips and walnuts!

Cowboy Cookies

To make these easy Snickerdoodles, just roll sugar cookie dough in a cinnamon-sugar mixture before flattening and baking. These are great all year round!

Snickerdoodles

An easy Peanut Butter Blossoms cookie recipe. Soft, chewy peanut butter cookies are rolled in sugar, baked, and topped with a single Hershey's kiss!

Peanut Butter Blossoms

An easy recipe for crisp, buttery Linzer Cookies. With almonds in the dough and a sweet raspberry filling, you'll love how delicious these cookies are!

Linzer Cookies

An easy recipe for classic Gingerbread Man cookies. These cookies are equally delicious and adorable, especially when frosted with royal icing.

Gingerbread Man Cookies

My mom's classic Spritz cookies recipe is the only one you need! These tiny cookies are crunchy, sweet, and perfect with a sprinkle of colored sugar.

Spritz Cookies

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