Delicious recipes for the holiday season
With the holidays approaching fast this year and all the craziness going on it is great to settle down and relax with family over a delicious thanksgiving dinner.
Fall time is the perfect time to take a step back and enjoy the colder weather.
A lot of these recipes are great for Thanksgiving as well as Christmas and overall for any cozy fall night in.
No matter if you are a fan of the traditional recipes or like to experiment – you will find the perfect recipe for you.
And case you can not travel to see family this year why not make it a friendsgiving?
A Friendsgiving is basically the same as Thanksgiving but with your best friends sharing delicious food and cocktails instead of family.
Stuffed Turkey Roulade
Instead of making the classic turkey how about a turkey roulade stuffed with butternut squash, mushrooms and cranberry?
Sounds good? – Head over to everyday delicious and get the full recipe.
Smoked turkey breast
Instead of making a whole turkey this recipe from miss in the kitchen only uses turkey breast.
This is a simple and classic recipe for Thanksgiving and Christmas and perfect for smaller families that don’t want to end up with huge amounts of leftover turkey.
Juicy and with a nice smoked flavor this is the turkey you need in your life.
All ways delicious also has a great vegetarian alternative for everyone not eating meat.
The main ingredients of the dish is mushrooms.
Honey Glazed Ham
A Ham is a absolute must have for any thanksgiving dinner and Christmas dinner.
So why not try this recipe for a classic honey glazed baked ham from at home with Katy?
This Spatchcock turkey has the backbone removed which makes it easier to lay flat.
Dry brining is generally done to retain all the moisture inside the turkey so you are rewarded with a absolutely juicy turkey.
Maple and Mango explains to you step by step how to make it and any additional information that is great to know about the recipe.
French fried onions
When I was reading this recipe for french fried onions from scratch my mouth was already watering.
I don’t really like onions in general but if they are fried – don’t mind if I do.
This whole recipe is completely from scratch and can be found over at served from scratch.
Green Bean Salad
Green beans are one of the classic side dishes when it comes to thanksgiving or christmas.
This recipe from all ways delicious uses green beans in a salad with crispy fried onions instead of the classic green bean casserole.
I think this is something we will have to try and you can use the homemade french fried onions in the recipe above to add to the salad as a topping. Yummy!
Parmesan roasted green beans
If you don’t want to make the green bean casserole again like you do every year and the green bean salad doesn’t sound right how about parmesan roasted green beans instead?
The recipe for this delicious combination comes from saving talents and is so easy to make.
Pro tip: If you want some really good parmesan try to get parmigiano reggiano original from italy – thank me later!
Cheesy Butternut Squash Casserole
Butternut squash is always a great ingredient for a side dish.
This cheesy casserole could also be a great vegetarian main dish instead of just a side dish with the turkey.
You can head to two pink peonies to get the full recipe.
Quinoa stuffed butternut squash
Another great way to use a butternut squash for a side dish is this delicious recipe from green scheme tv.
Baked and stuffed with quinoa it is actually also a great vegan dish with lots of flavor.
In addition to the recipe you also get a few great tips about cooking with butternut squash.
Why not put a little mexican twist to the classic thanksgiving feast?
These thanksgiving enchiladas from burrat and bubbles are made with typical thanksgiving or Christmas ingredients like butternut squash and turkey.
They can also be made with leftovers from thanksgiving.
And they are served with a pomegranate guacamole – What? That sounds really interesting!
Bacon and Apple Stuffing
No thanksgiving or Christmas dinner is complete without stuffing for the turkey.
Food folks and fun made this easy stuffing with bacon and apple pieces which makes it so good with the saltiness of the bacon and the sweetness of the apple perfectly balanced.
Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Balsamic roasted Brussels sprouts are a great healthier alternative to the classic side dishes.
If you love brussels sprouts this recipe from masala herb is perfect for you.
Mashed potatoes are my personal favorite side dish for all the holiday meals.
This recipe from julie blanner is made with caramelized shallots mixes up the normal mashed potatoes with lots of extra flavor.
The cozy cook came up with a copycat recipe for panera breads famous mac and cheese which are absolutely delicious.
This is a recipe I am definitely gonna have to try out.
Mac and cheese are the ultimate comfort food.
Of course you also need a great cranberry sauce for all the meat and side dishes.
This cranberry sauce is made with cider and elderberry is a great alternative to the normal classic cranberry sauce.
You can find the recipe at Raias Recipes.
And if you like it a little more exotic this cranberry sauce recipe is for you.
Made with raspberry and lavender is a fruity twist on the classic sauce and can be found at kitchen of youth.
Cinnamon and Carrot Pie
Of course every good lunch or dinner needs a good dessert.
Something sweet after a festive feast with your family and the world is OK.
The gifted gabber came up with this odd but delicious combination and I think it sounds like it’s worth a try.
With a consistency that is close to a cookie and all the taste from a pumpkin pie these pumpkin bars are also gluten free and made without refined sugar.
So all the people that normally have to skip pie because of gluten can say yes to this one.
Head over to allergy free alaska to get the full recipe.
How absolutely adorable are these turkey cookies?
These eye-catching cookies are so much fun to make and eat especially for kids.
You can find the recipe here at seasoned sprinkles.
This mouth watering dessert with lots of apples is a american classic from the 1800s and early 1900s and can be compared to a apple pie.
Just reading the recipe from the toasty kitchen makes me want to try it out right now.
Sweet Potato Cake
This sweet potato cake is pretty much the classic sweet potato casserole with marshmallows but in cake form with marshmallow frosting.
Perfectly spiced, sweet and with a caramel sauce drizzle this is a true treat for your tastebuds.
The simple sweet life came up with this delicious variation.
Apple cider with spices
If this spiced apple cider doesn’t make you feel warm and cozy then I don’t know what will.
If you ask me this is the ultimative fall and holiday drink.
Just imagine the delicious smell of apples and cinnamon enjoyed hot or cold.
While this recipe from everyday delicious is non-alcoholic it can always be spiked with some alcohol and make it a more adult version for late nights in front of the fireplace.
Cranberry Infused Water
Refreshing, no extra sugar and tasty?
This cranberry and apple infused water from tasty galaxy has it all without any extra stuff that you would find in store bought flavored water.
Cranberry and Apple are probably THE fall fruits besides pumpkin.
Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
Of course we also need a drink for all the pumpkin lovers.
Crave the good comes trough with a recipe for a pumpkin pie milkshake that will leave every fan of pumpkin pie on cloud 9.
And it is actually made with a real pumpkin pie so this is a great recipe for Thanksgiving or Christmas leftovers the next day.
It could also count as a dessert more than a drink because it is so rich.
Thanksgiving / Fall Punch
If you are looking for a apple filled cocktail this is the one.
Besides the recipe Thyme and Joy also gives you some great tips and tricks to go with the recipe.
It can easily be made as a mocktail without alcohol too.
Orange Spiced Black Tea
All the ingredients for this orange spiced black tea literally scream holiday season with cozy nights in and lots of family time.
The perfect hot drink for fall that will warm your soul.
Spoons of flavor has the whole recipe for you.
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