Holiday Recipes

I love digging up old recipes that I’ve made and sharing them with you again. So many of the good ones just seem to get buried and that makes me cry. Dainty, girly tears with no snot or anything, of course. And none of that red splotchiness that happens to some girls. No, I have a very pretty lady-like cry.

Okay, no I don’t.

But, maybe that’s what Santa will bring me this year? The ability to cry without scaring small children with the aftermath of my face?

It’s a nice thought.

In the meantime, I have recipes that you should look at, drool over, and then make to share with your friends and family this year.

Let’s start with breakfast, shall we?

From top to bottom, and left to right, we have Biscuit Donuts, Apple Cider Donuts, Chocolate Chip Surprise Muffins, Biscuits with Chocolate Gravy, Crescents stuffed with chocolate, Cinnamon Biscuit Balls, and Cinnamon Sugar Brioche Buns. Easiest recipe has to be the chocolate stuffed crescents, and my favorite of those recipes is probably the canned biscuit donuts. The best presentation and ahhhh factor would be the Brioche buns. You’re pretty much guaranteed a win with all of them, though.

Moving on to appetizers, breads, and side dishes, we have my favorite baked mac and cheese, Bloomin’ Onion Bread, Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole, Hot Bacon Cheese Dip, Pretzel Rolls, BLT Macaroni Salad, Jalapeno Popper Dip, Three Cheese Spread, Scalloped Corn, and candied nuts. These are all pretty simple recipes, but the easiest is probably the Scalloped Corn, which is also my most favorite recipe. It’s amazingly delish. The recipe sure to get the most ooh’s and ahhh’s is the candied nuts. People go crazy over the nuts.

And, of course, I have a bazillion favorite dessert recipes. I have a hard time narrowing these guys down.

We’ve got Butter Pecan Squares, Caramel Pecan Brownie Cake, Chocolate Espresso Snowcaps, Holiday Bark, Eclair Cake, Maple Cinnamon Quick Bread, Peanut Butter Brownies, Peanut Butter & Banana Pound Cake, Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites, Pumpkin Crunch Cake, Sweet & Salty Brownies, Chocolate Whoopie Pies, and Butter Cookies.  The easiest recipes out of these are probably the éclair cake and the holiday bark. Both are amazing. I seriously can not choose favorites from this list, though. I will say that every single year I absolutely MUST make Butter Cookies. They are like sugar cookies, but one million times better. They’re my all-time favorite cookie. The Sweet & Salty Brownies are my all-time favorite brownie. Everything else is just plain delicious and must be made, whether it’s for the holidays or just because.

I hope you all have a super fabulous time this holiday season. Love you, miss you, talk to you soon-ish.