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Favourite Holiday Recipes

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Bring on the holidays! We can’t wait for festive parties, time with family, and all sorts of delicious food. To help you plan out your holiday feasting, we’ve gathered some tried and true family recipes and included a few of our favourite bloggers’ holiday creations. There are a few breakfast ideas, some awesome appetizers, and of course, cookies and desserts. Happy eating!

Breakfast

Gingerbread Granola image by Karlene Karst

Gingerbread Granola by Karlene Karst
Did you try Karlene’s delicious chocolate protein bites? It’s an awesome recipe she shared with YOYOMAMA and we are digging it. We are also digging this tasty gingerbread granola. The best part? You can make it up to two weeks in advance. Breakfast over the holidays has now been sorted! Get the recipe on Karlene’s website.

Christmas Morning Wife Saver by Best of Bridge
This dish has been our go-to Christmas morning breakfast for years. It comes together quickly the night before, sits in the fridge patiently, and bakes up in about an hour in the oven while you and your kids enjoy opening presents and spending time together. We like to kick it up a notch and use the leftover ‘fancy cheese’ from our Christmas Eve cheeseboard. Find the recipe in your copy of Best of Bridge (don’t own one? Don’t worry – they have it on their website too).

Land of Nod Cinnamon Buns by Best of Bridge
Another Best of Bridge recipe? You betcha – we treasure our copy of the iconic Canadian cookbook. It contains so many family-favourites! If you are into sweet breakfasts, a batch of these Land of Nod Cinnamon Buns is a must-make for Christmas morning. They are easy to whip up the night before (our favourite Christmas morning ‘hack’), and they get ooey gooey and sticky while they bake. Can’t decide between savory and sweet? Make a batch of Wife Saver and these buns and you’ll have the best of both worlds. Get the recipe at Best of Bridge.

Appetizers

Christmas Tree Cheesy Bread image by Jillian Harris

Christmas Tree Cheesy Bread by Jillian Harris
The only thing better than a Christmas tree is one made of bread! Jillian Harris created this delectable vegan pull-apart appetizer that will amp up the holly jolly of any Christmas spread. Get the recipe at jillianharris.com

Cranberry Pecan Baked Brie by Damn Delicious
A wheel of brie is delightful, but topping it with a delicious mixture of cranberries, pecans, and maple syrup is downright brilliant. Chungah Rhee at Damn Delicious is the creator of this amazing appetizer. The best part? It only takes 5 minutes to whip together. Get the recipe at Damn Delicious.

Sweet Potato Crostini image by Camille Styles

Sweet Potato Crostini by Camille Styles
Looking for a new twist on a classic? We love Camille Styles take on crostini. She uses thinly sliced and baked sweet potato rounds instead of bread. These tasty bites are just begging for your creative twist. What would you use for a topper? Get the recipe at camillestyles.com.

Cookies & Dessert

Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups by YOYOMAMA
This recipe makes adorable little hot chocolate cookie cups. They can be decorated with mini marshmallows, crumbled candy cane, toffee bits, graham cracker crumbles or whipped cream! You’ll find the recipe here.

Brown Butter and Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies by Bon Appetit
These cookies will ruin you for other chocolate chip cookies forever. They’re crisp, yet chewy, incredibly chocolatey and contain just the right amount of flakey sea salt to make your taste buds scream out for another cookie. Gift a batch of these to your neighbours over the holidays or bake these up for Santa. He might just leave you a bigger present! Find the recipe at Bon Appetit.

Samoa Cheesecake image by Powered by Mom

No Bake Samoa Cheesecake by Powered By MomIf you are looking for a showstopper dessert to serve over the holidays or to take to a party, look no further! This No Bake Samoa Cheesecake by Michelle over at Powered By Mom is insanely good. If you’ve never had the pleasure of eating the Girl Scout cookie this recipe is inspired by, let us paint you a picture – think shortbread, chocolate, caramel, and coconut. Drooling yet? Add this to an unbelievably creamy no-bake cheesecake and you have a winner. Get the recipe at Powered By Mom.

We hope this roundup of amazing holiday food recipes has inspired you to whip up something great! What’s your favourite holiday recipe? Let us know in the comments below.

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