Whether you want to admit it or not, the holidays are upon us. And if you’re like me, I’m always doing research on different recipes to make for the holidays. That takes a lot of time. So in an effort to save you time searching through this blog for holiday recipes, I’m compiling some of my favorites for you. From sweet to savory and even including a home made holiday potpourri, this blog can serve as your clearinghouse for many of the holiday recipes I’ve chronicled in the past.
All you need to do is click on the caption underneath the pictures and it will link you to the corresponding blog entry and recipe. I’m also including a few thoughts about each of them as many of them have been tried and true holiday recipes over the years. I hope you enjoy this little holiday gift from my house to yours.
In my mind, this cake is the perfect holiday recipe. It’s easy to make, colorful and ever so delicious.
I’ll let you in on a little secret. This is my all time favorite Christmas cookie!! You will need to be on the look out for cinnamon chips. I can only find them in the stores over the holidays. You may want to buy a couple of extra bags and freeze them in case you want to make these during the year.
This is my second all time favorite Christmas cookie recipe! This cookie has three kinds of chocolate and has the consistency of a brownie. What more can you ask for?
They are also fun to decorate and look very fancy with not a lot of work. I’ve made this particular recipe for years and these cookies never stay around for very long. You simply have to try these.
As you’ll see, I love to bake with cranberries over the holidays. This cookie combines cranberries, oatmeal and white chocolate chips. A killer combo! They are absolutely yummy.
I don’t think I need to say much about these bars. The picture says it all. And I’ll clue you in, they taste as good as they look!
This one is my husband’s favorite! Once again, they look very fancy but in actuality they are very easy to make!
A festive cookie that is not only delicious but boasts the colors of the season.
I just made these for the first time last week and they will definitely become part of my holiday baking repertoire. And whenever you combine cranberries with oranges and walnuts, how can you miss?
These are very easy to make. I make them all year round. They turn out perfectly every single time.
These bars are absolute butterscotch decadence. Make sure you hide a few because let me tell you, they won’t last for long!
This is a quick and easy appetizer that boasts the colors of Christmas. It is one of my holiday go-to make ahead appetizer recipes.
It took me years to figure out how to make a perfect roast turkey. I finally nailed it!
I used to love my mother’s stuffing but sadly I never got the recipe from her. I’ve experimented with various versions and finally put together a recipe only second best to mom’s!
I absolutely love this recipe and make it all year long! It is the perfect side dish for a holiday meal.
I’m not a big fan of brussels sprouts but my husband loves them. I finally put together a recipe that even I enjoy!
Making home made cranberry sauce is so easy. Don’t buy the canned stuff. This is so much better!
Forget the scented candles. Make you own home made potpourri and simmer it on the stove for hours of wonderful smells in your kitchen!
There are a wealth of recipes on this blog and one might argue any or all of them are fit for the holidays. What I’ve included here are my favorites but I encourage you to check out my recipe index for many more great recipes.
Here’s to the start of a wonderful holiday season. I truly hope you enjoy these recipes!