Holiday MUST Make Dishes

Yes the holidays just gives me another reason to get into the kitchen! I love making all kinds of holiday meals come this time of year. Not just for the actual holiday but for my family throughout this whole season. I’m Momma first but sometimes I debate whether or not I put the Foodie or Wife second! Eh my husband knows how much I love him and if anyone gets to reap the benefits of this Momma’s love in the kitchen…….it’s him!

Holiday Recipes

I’ve spend the last few weeks drooling at my computer as I saw pumpkin this and turkey that as I scrolled through Pinterest, my friends websites and even Facebook! I have a huge amount of foodie friends via the internet so I thought it would be nice to take some of the dishes they’ve worked so hard to create during this holiday season and share them with you. Now these are mouth watering, reach out and touch, wish you could scratch and sniff kinds of dishes that I’m putting on my Holiday Pinterest board for the upcoming months. Why do we have to say good-bye to the holiday food once the new year comes? Well this year I’m not! I’m going to use the dishes below to stay inspired in the kitchen and of course ¬†it will also help me get through the cold blistering Winter here in New England! If you haven’t already made a Pinterest board for Holiday Dishes I highly recommend that you do now because you will want to make every single one of these!

Appetizers, Snacks or Cocktails

Avocado Bacon Deviled Eggs from Around My Family Table – I love deviled eggs. All different kinds of deviled eggs. Here is a healthier version however it has bacon in it, how can that not be delicious!

Holiday Sangria Surprise from Momma’s Meals – I just made this over the holiday weekend and I think my husband was the BIGGEST fan! I made two rounds of it, that’s how good it was!

Holiday Sangria Surprise


Turkey and Chorizo Breakfast Hash – Brunch with Joy

I’m actually going to make this tomorrow! I have leftover Turkey from the holiday. I love a good hash, nothing like mixing up a bunch of stuff and braking an egg over it that completes a dish!

Thanksgiving Leftover Waffles – Foxes Loves Lemons

How brilliant is this? Why not take your leftovers and serve them over a warm waffle! I can’t believe I never thought of this. I NEED to put a waffle maker on the Christmas list this year!

Vegetable Frittata – Momma’s Meals

I love making breakfast for the week. If I make something like this on a Sunday I have breakfast for a few days. It’s healthy and easy! How convenient!

Vegetable Fritatta (1)

Leftover Stuffing Breakfast Strata – Ruffles and Truffles

I LOVE stuffing. Every kind. Made every way possible. I. Love. Katie shows us how to turn some leftover stuffing (or not) into a breakfast strata. So smart!

Cranberry Sauce Muffins – The Foodie Army Wife

I always have leftover cranberry sauce. This is such a great idea! Connie’s step by step directions shows you just how easy you can turn that leftover cranberry sauce into a delicious bite of breakfast!

Main Dishes

Cornbread Stuffing with Chorizo and Craisins – Family Foodie
This is one of those dishes that has a little bit of holiday all stuffed into a one skillet meal! This is on my MUST list for this season! I’m venturing out there and I’m going all Portuguese style. This recipe is from Isabel over at Family Foodie, I’m sure you’ve heard me talk about her just a few times! ūüėČ

Smokey Pumpkin Fettuccini Alfredo РThe Messy Baker

Pumpkin and¬†fettuccini¬†in one dish I think that speaks for itself. Thanksgiving comes and goes so quickly. We put away the pumpkins and whisk out the Christmas gear and I can hardly get a few Fall dishes on my menu! I can’t wait to try this one.

Creamy Chicken Barley Soup – Cindy’s Recipes and Writings

I actually already made this dish. One night last week. My husband I were in need of a stew/soup after the kids went to bed and this one hit the spot!

Turkey Pot Pie Soup – Cupcake and Kale Chips

You don’t need to wait for Thanksgiving to make this dish! OMG I’m going to make turkey just to make this soup!

Creamy Turkey Orzo Risotto – Family Foodie

This is a perfect dish for my family! We love orzo and I’m always looking for ways to use it! I think the shaved the parmesan cheese on top perfects this dish!

Side Dishes

Duchess Potatoes – Pioneer Woman

Are you looking for something different to do with potatoes? Or are you having friends over for dinner and you want to impress them? Hmmmm I think I just found my side dish for friends coming next week!

Browned Butter Whipped Butternut Squash – Cupcakes and Kale Chips

I love this side dish. If you’ve never made brown butter than you seriously have to try it because it. is. amazing! I love how Brianne incorporated it into this squash dish.

Bacon Wrapped Veggie Bundles – A Spicy Perspective

I don’t know if she had me at Bacon. Veggie. Or Bundles! LOVING this! Then she tops it with a maple glaze. Uhm yeah I’m making these ASAP.

Parmesan Mashed Cauliflower – Momma’s Meals

This is the BEST way to get your kids to eat a vegetable. My kid is the pickiest and she gobbles this up every time! I’m not going to lie. I’ve even fooled my mother-in-law! Why not make it a bit healthier!

Mashed Cauliflower & Potatoes

Cranberry Orange Glazed Green Beans – Cupcakes and Kale Chips

I don’t know about you but I’m always looking for a way to change up the boring old green bean. I’m loving how Brianne takes flavor to the next level with this recipe! I can’t wait to see if the kids eat it!

Sweet Endings

White Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake – Crazy Foodie Stunts

This has decadent desert has officially peaked my interest! Why not combine white chocolate, peppermint and cheesecake?!

Cheesecake Bites with Red Wine Chocolate Sauce – Momma’s Meals

Don’t let the big flashy title intimidate you. This is so simple to make. It’s a great way to impress your guests this holiday season because if I can make it, anyone can!

Cheesecake Bites 4

Santa Hat Cheesecake Bites – Ziplist

OK I think the Cheesecake has officially taken over my brain this holiday season. Seriously though how cute are these little bites of goodness??

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Trees – Momma’s Meals

I made these last season for my daughter, she’s pretty picky but she loved them. I think she loved the pretzel part of it!

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Trees

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