Category Archives for Holiday Recipes

Orange Glazed Ham Recipe

With just 3 ingredients, this is the perfect Holiday recipe. Things get so hectic and there are so many dishes to prepare, it’s nice to have a simple main dish that’s as tasty as it is pretty for your table. The sweetness of the molasses and the citrus taste of the orange juice concentrate complement […]

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Garlic Rosemary Potatoes

This is one of my favorite side dishes, not only during the holidays, but also throughout the year. It goes great with any type of meat or fish. In the summer it’s wonderful with grilled chicken, but it really shines on the holiday table. I love the smell of rosemary this time of the year […]

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Simple Sweet Potato Casserole

For is it isn’t a real Holiday feast without some yummy sweet potatoes. The older I get, the more I appreciate the flavor and texture of this yummy vegetable. This simple casserole makes it shine without any nuts or marshmallows. Give it a try. It’s simple but very yummy. Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe Type: Casserole […]

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Christmas Chocolate Truffles

I made some of these simple truffles with my daughter this pas weekend. We had a blast making them and rolled them in cocoa powder, sprinkles, chopped nuts etc. They are pretty and colorful, not to mention very tasty. They’ll make a nice addition to your Christmas cookies and desserts. A small container of these […]

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Holiday Clam Chowder

Cold winter mornings like today always have me craving soup. I don’t care much for canned clam chowder, but this made from scratch version is a different story. It’s a yummy treat and the recipe below makes a nice big batch of soup. It’s a nice holiday treat for your guests and with a little […]

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Pumpkin Bars

My daughter’s Christmas party is later this coming week. I’ve been thinking about what to make to send in and have come up with these yummy pumpkin bars. They’re tasty, festive and not all that bad for you. Plus it’s easy to cut them into smaller or larger squares depending on how many people you’re […]

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Christmas Morning Casserole

A few days ago I shared a Fritatta recipe with you that I was thinking of making Christmas morning. I’m considering changing my mind and making up a breakfast casserole the night before instead. I’m thinking it can bake up while we start to open presents in the morning. How about you? Any special breakfast […]

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Christmas Sausage Cheese Balls

I remember the first time I made these. I had just gotten married and we were invited to a holiday get-together with some friends. I wanted to bring a little snack and my mother-in-law come up with the idea to make these. She showed me how and they’ve been a holiday staple around here ever […]

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Simple Pumpkin Soup

This cold weather has me craving a nice bowl of hot soup to warm up. Tonight I’m going to use up my last can of pumpkin to make up this simple but oh-so-delicous soup. With a slice of homemade bread, it makes for a nice winter day supper … and with a little luck, there’ll […]

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Christmas Morning Frittata

With young children in the house, you don’t usually get much of a Christmas morning breakfast. Hubby and I usually just grab a cup of coffee and munch on a few cookies while we open presents. Once things have settled down a bit, I make a big frittata that we have as a late breakfast, […]

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Spiced Up Eggnog

I love Egg Nog, but hardly ever get around to making it from scratch… it just gets too busy around the holidays. Plus I like the idea of using something that’s store-bought and properly pasteurized. An it’s easy to still add your own personal touch and make it at least semi-homemade. This recipe below is […]

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Spiced Pineapple Pork

If you’re getting tired of having the same old ham or turkey for Christmas Dinner, or are looking for something simple but impressive for a Holiday party, give this spiced pineapple pork a try. The tenderloin is always nice and tender and the fruit and spices add a lot of extra flavor. Of course this […]

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Holiday Sausages in Homemade Barbecue Sauce

I’m sure you’ve come across a variation of this recipe or tasted something similar at a potluck. This little smoked sausages in barbecue sauce make a perfect holiday treat. You can serve them right away, or pour everything into a slow cooker to keep warm. Either way they are very delicious and always a crowd […]

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Making Spiced Nuts

Today is St. Nikolaus Day. I’ll share some of our family traditions a little later, but it’s typically the day I make up a big batch of spiced nuts. These will store well until Christmas in an air-tight container… but who am I kidding, this first batch never lasts until the 25th. These also make […]

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Pumpkin and Leek Soup

I’ve made potato and leak soup for years but thought I’d try making it with pumpkin instead. I don’t cook very much with it, except in the weeks before and after Thanksgiving. I guess just seeing pumpkins everywhere inspires me to cook with them. The leak in this soup adds just enough mild “oniony” flavor […]

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