I looove holiday recipes! Whether you are cooking an entree, some sides, or an ooey-gooey dessert, you can’t go wrong. They are all absolutely delicious!!
I’m a firm believer that good food brings people together. What is better than celebrating the holidays with the people and food that you love?! Here’s a big roundup of all of the holiday entrees, sides, and desserts! A few of my tried and true favorites are Classic Honey Glazed Ham, Orange Pomegranate Salad, and Peppermint Candy Cane Brownies.
The holidays bring out the best recipes! I love them so much but it really makes me wonder why we wait all year long to cook them. Maybe that’s what makes them more special?! It doesn’t matter though because it IS holiday time and I have rounded up my very favorite holiday recipes for you! There are enough here for you to put together an entire delicious feast! A feast that you can make a tradition for years to come!
The question is, how do you narrow down which ones you are going to choose? They are all so amazing and my mouth waters thinking of them! I like to make sure that along with my main dish, I have at least 2-3 sides to go along with it. I also like to bake a couple of dessert options… especially if I am baking pie! People need variety and there is nothing better than showing up to a holiday event where I can try tons of different food options! These recipes are all doable to even the most beginner of cooks. So browse away, pick your favorites and let’s get cooking!
Holiday Cooking Tips
Holiday cooking can get complicated because you are making so many holiday recipes in your kitchen at once! Here are a few tips on how to simplify the process. You want to set yourself up for success so that you look forward to these holiday meals every year!
- Prep: Pick out all of your recipes and go over each of them together when making a grocery list. That way you can make sure that you are being the most efficient with your purchases and aren’t buying the same thing multiple times! Do your grocery shopping a few days beforehand so that you can be prepared to do some chopping and cutting ahead of time.
- Clean out your fridge: You are going to need a lot of space for all of these dishes. Both before the meal and also after, for leftovers! Clear out your fridge so that when it comes time to cook you aren’t cooking AND cleaning. We’ve all been there before and it’s no picnic!
- Thaw: Make sure that if you have any meat that takes a few days to thaw that you are doing that up to a week in advance. Nothing is worse than having a turkey that’s still frozen on party day!
- Chop: Cut up any fruits and vegetables beforehand. It will save you so much time and you won’t have as big of a mess to clean up!
- Make a schedule: Go through the recipes and find out cooking times and temps. Write evertyhing out and sort it accordingly. That way, all of your food will be steaming hot all at the same time!