Christmas Cooking

The holidays are just a week or so away!  I’m super excited to start cooking and have the kitchen fill the house with yummy smells.  Here are food ideas for healthy eaters, Christmas celebrators and other festive celebrations for all day long, and even all holiday season long.

Breakfast and Brunch

Breakfast strata, maple bacon quiche, holiday crepes, french toast casserole, irish soda bannock, challah crowns, cranberry soda bread, eggnog pancakes, christmas bread, french breakfast muffins, cheesy potato bake with eggs, apple butter hotcakes, orange raisin brunch bread, spiral apple dumplings, Christmas morning breakfast.

Snacks

Mexican salad, holiday layered dip, sweet spiced nuts, layered pizza dip, beet orange salad, cucumber cups, holiday appetillas, french onion dip, mini shrimp calzones, spicy potato chips, cheese bread, mini spinach calzones, greek stuffed mushrooms.

Dinner

Rosemary garlic turkey, crown roast, penne with tomatoes garlic and white beans, carrots with ginger and honey, potato pancakes, horseradish crusted brisket, glazed root vegetables, stuffed shrimp calamari with polenta, glazed ham, prime rib and oven roasted potatoes, sweet and sour short ribs, red and green salad with cranberry vinaigrette.

Dessert

Holiday trifle, cranberry tarts or pie, apple cranberry crumble, eggnog bread, chocolate dipped pretzels, Christmas trifle, german chocolate cake with coconut pecan frosting, magnolia lace trumpets, toasted coconut cake, cherry walnut gelatin, apple coffee cake, chocolate cheesecake candy cane bars, figs brulee with vanilla eggnog, potica, chai and vanilla rice pudding, Christmas citrus squares, raspberry and sherry trifle, rudolph cupcakes, snowman cupcakes, rugelach, gingerbread trifle, walnut orange buche de noel, holiday cupcakes, fruitcake parfaits, lattice linzer torte.

Cookies

Butter pecan shortbreads, butterscotch blondies, fruitcake cookies, cherry white chocolate almond sandwich cookies, mint sandwich cookies, eggnog cookies, chocolate chip cookie dough truffles, Christmas blondies, peanut butter bars with chocolate ganache, cinnamon wreaths, lebkuchen, baklava tassies, anzac cookies, healthier ginger pecan oatmeal crisps, healthier gingerbread, honey pistachio biscotti, chocolate hazelnut caramel thumbprints, chrusciki leaves, gingerbread, rum balls, candy stripe cookie sticks, speculaas cookies.

These are just a few ideas, but I’m sure you’ve got some great suggestions!  What do you serve for the holidays?

2 thoughts on “Christmas Cooking

  1. Holidays seem to be all about the food don’t they? We make buttons and bows – french item for breakfast. Fudge of course for candy. Lemon snowflake cookies. Love those. We do a lot of snacky stuff so we can eat all the goodies!

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