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 makes me wonder why we wait all year to cook them. Maybe that’s what makes them more special?! It doesn’t matter 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 unique, 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 few 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 holiday 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 make 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 recipes 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 ensure 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 you can be prepared to chop and cut ahead of time.
- Clean out your fridge: You will need a lot of space for all 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! Use these containers to store any leftovers in!
- 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 holiday recipes and find cooking times and temperatures. Write everything out and sort it accordingly. That way, all of your food will be steaming hot all at the same time!