Whip Up These Holiday Dishes

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If you’re running out of time and ideas for your upcoming celebrations, try one of these easy and delicious holiday recipes this year.  Who knows, maybe one will even become a new family tradition!

Pizza “Candy Cane” Crescent

This recipe defines “greater than the sum of its parts”. To make this tasty appetizer you’ll only need a can of crescent roll dough, pizza sauce, cheese, pepperoni, a few optional touches like sesame seeds and basil leaves.

Chipotle And Rosemary Roasted Nuts

These spicy-savory-lightly-sweet nuts are the perfect snack to have for your holiday gatherings. Plus, you probably have most of the spices and seasonings already at home!

Easy Cheese Straws

Cheese straws are a southern classic, but they can be a bit intimidating to make! This Ina Garten recipe uses frozen puff pastry to speed up the process!

Christmas Tree Cheese Ball

Take everyone’s favorite appetizer to the next level by decorating it to look like a Christmas tree. The green color and “pine” comes from finely chopped parsley pressed to the outside of a cheese “tree”, and pomegranate seeds serve as “ornaments”.

Easy Parmesan “Risotto”

While real risotto can take over an hour of stirring and monitoring to achieve the perfect al-dente, creamy texture, this recipe comes together in just 45 minutes of hands-off time. It bakes in a Dutch oven while you finish up other kitchen to-dos and tastes just as delicious as if you’d made it the long way. As a note, the recipe calls for peas to be added in after the risotto bakes, but if you don’t prefer peas, they aren’t essential to the taste of the recipe and can easily be omitted.

Toasted Gruyere and Cranberry Cups

This tasty appetizer looks and tastes like a lot of hard work, but it couldn’t be easier! Prebaked, frozen phyllo dough cups or hors d’oeuvre cups mean all you have to do is combine the other ingredients and spoon the mixture into the cups to bake.

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Clementine Cosmos

This festive drink will make the perfect aperitif, dinner drink, or dessert imbibement. Essentially, it’s sure to be a hit at any point in your festivities. The homemade clementine simple syrup called for makes this recipe a stand-out, and earns you bragging rights for making your own cocktail ingredients.

If you’re still in need of some easy, tasty holiday recipes, try browsing this collection. Happy Holidays!

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