Category Archives for Holiday Recipes

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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Homemade Cranberry Bread

Do you have some fresh cranberries left from Thanksgiving? Or maybe you were able to grab a bag at the store on sale this week. Why not use them to make this delicious cranberry bread. of course you could also use some frozen and thawed berries or even some dried cranberries that have been plumped […]

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Holiday Spinach Dip

I like to keep the  ingredients for this festive dip on hand in December. I can whip up some dip and serve it with crackers when friends stop by and it’s always a big hit at pot lucks. Of course I also make a batch for Christmas Day. We often get together with our extended […]

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Sausage Stuffing with Apples and Cranberries

We just finished the last of our Thanksgiving Stuffing and I’m already planning on what to make for Christmas this year. Thanksgiving was a traditional “dressing” with cornbread, biscuits, onion and celery. I’m thinking of branching out a bit for Christmas this year and make the following sausage dressing with apples and cranberries. It sounds […]

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Traditional Oven Roasted Turkey

November is here and I’m starting to think about Thanksgiving. It’s never to early to start planning for the main attraction which is why I thought I’d share my favorite traditional turkey recipe with you today. It’s simple, but comes out great every single time. The secret to a moist and delicious turkey is the […]

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Christmas Ice Cream

Looking for a fun Christmas dessert? Look no further than this yummy and easy to make ice cream. Made with dried fruit (and nuts if you like). Tasty and festive.

A fellow HBHW reader shared this recipe many years ago. She’s from Australia. I’ve made it almost every year since and it’s always been a big hit. Try adding some nuts in addition to the dried fruit for a nice bit of crunch. 1 cup mixed dried fruit 2 cups Port or Sherry 4 pints […]

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