20 Favorite Holiday Recipes

Snow cakeYou probably already have most of your holiday decorating done and gifts bought. If you're anything like me all that's left now is wrapping a few more gifts and squeezing in a few more holiday treats! If you're in the mood for something chocolaty might I suggest this chocolate buttermilk cakePeanut brittleThe holidays are THE time of year for peanut brittle—try this sweet and spicy kind.TrufflesMini treats that double as gifts? Yes, please! Try these white chocolate and Nutella trufflesCheesy apple pieIf you're in the mood to bake a pie might I suggest this Cheesy Apple PieMadeleine cookiesMaking cookies for Santa? Try these classic Madeleine cookies.Strawberry cheesecakeThis is probably one of my very favorite cheesecake recipes. Yum! Bourbon apple pieThe holidays are the best time to bake with booze! Try this bourbon apple pieBundt cakeThis red velvet swirl bundt cake is so easy to make, and delicious to eat!Pomegranate donutsI will be dreaming of these come Christmas morning: pomegranate glazed donuts.Mint mocha frappethese mint mocha frappes are decadent and oh-so delicious. I plan on enjoying all the peppermint I can this season! Peppermint hot cocoaSpeaking of peppermint, try this peppermint hot cocoa.Peppermint marshmallowsOr if you want to fancy up a plain hot cocoa try making your own peppermint marshmallows. It's not as hard as you might think. Peppermint white russianWhat about a peppermint white russian? Too much peppermint? Have you had enough yet? 🙂Sweet tea hot toddyI don't know about you but during these chilly winter months I don't mind a hot toddy. Don't mind it all. 🙂Pumpkin cheesecakeIf you're a pumpkin kind of gal you should totally try this pumpkin cheesecake martiniAebleskiverTo me the holidays are all about the breakfasts. Of course there is Christmas morning breakfast, which is a big thing in our family. But there is also just leisurely breakfasts at home with out of town family or friends in for the holidays. If you're feeling adventurous you might try making Aebleskiver.BagelsIf you're wanting to make something ahead of time I would suggest giving homemade bagels a try (these are our favorite!).Biscuits and gravyHere in southern Missouri biscuits and gravy are a big deal. 🙂 I like this vegetarian version for mushroom gravy. Yum! Sticky bunsIf you're feeding a crowd you should totally try these peanut butter sticky buns. French toast sticksFrench toast is good, but french toast sticks are a party. Enjoy! xo. Emma 

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