Showing posts with label holiday food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label holiday food. Show all posts

Holiday Breakfast Recipes: Start Your Day off Right

 The holidays are a time for family, friends, and good food. And what better way to start your day off right than with a delicious holiday breakfast?

Here are a few of our favorite holiday breakfast recipes:

Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole by Dish In the Kitchen

Buffalo Chicken Crescent Rolls by Julie’s Eats and Treats 

Easy Breakfast Bake by Where is My Spoon

Chicken Pot Pie Buns by Dancing Through the Rain

Taco Crescent Ring by Frugal Fun Times

Sausage and Egg Crescents by Viral Recipes

Ham, Cheese and Broccoli Crescents by xoxo Bella 

Jalapeno Popper Crescent Cups by Spend with Pennies

Meatball Bites by Knife and Paddles

Ham and Cheese Crescent Ring by Feast for a Fraction

Crab and Cream Cheese Cups by Centsless Meals

Gyro Pockets by 365 Days of Baking

Chicken Crescents by Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons 

Sausage and Cheese Crescent Squares by Grits and Gouda

Cream Cheese Veggie Pizza by I Heart Vegetables

These are just a few of the many delicious holiday breakfast recipes out there. So next time you're looking for a way to start your day off right, reach for one of these recipes and enjoy!

Here are some additional tips for making the perfect holiday breakfast:

  • Use fresh ingredients whenever possible. Fresh ingredients will give your breakfast a bright and flavorful taste.
  • Don't be afraid to get creative. There are endless possibilities when it comes to holiday breakfasts, so have fun and experiment with different flavors and combinations.
  • Garnish your breakfast with festive toppings. A little bit of garnish can go a long way in making your breakfast look and taste more festive.

With these tips in mind, you're sure to make a delicious holiday breakfast that everyone will love. Here are some additional tips for making Christmas breakfast a breeze:

  • Plan ahead. The night before Christmas, take some time to gather your ingredients and prepare any necessary dishes. This will save you time in the morning and help you relax and enjoy your breakfast with your family and friends.
  • Delegate tasks. If you have children, get them involved in the preparation of Christmas breakfast. This is a great way to start their day off on the right foot and teach them about the importance of family and tradition.
  • Don't forget the coffee! Coffee is a must-have for any Christmas breakfast. Make sure to have plenty on hand for everyone to enjoy.

With a little planning and preparation, Christmas breakfast can be a delicious and festive way to start your holiday. So gather your family and friends, enjoy a delicious meal, and make some wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.

Check out these easy recipe ideas:

Unique Nachos

3 Ingredient Biscuits

Snickerdoodle Cake

    Homemade Holiday Candies

     The holidays are near and that means it is time to start thinking about gifts to buy and treats to make. This year why not save a little money and give a gift from the heart with these homemade holiday candy recipes? These are decadent, delicious and easy to recreate at home in your own kitchen. Make a few varieties and package them in a pretty container for a great gift.

    This collection has something wonderful for everyone! From cheesecake balls that are dreamy to simple dipped marshmallows that always delight and even a candy for the coffee lovers. 

    While you are here you can't forget to visit some of my favorite bark recipes.
    Everyone loves this celebration barkFruity Pebbles bark is a perfect no bake candy option for cereal lovers.

    Cheesecake Balls by Rich and Delish

    These cheesecake balls are so creamy and dreamy! You are sure to love this recipe for homemade candy.

    Dark Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows by Saporito Kitchen

    This recipe is simple and delicious! Let the kids help with this one.

    Homemade Snickers by The Short Order Cook

    This homemade snickers bar recipe is perfect to make and freeze for later. Make these ahead of time for a homemade gift from the heart.

    Honey Lollipops by The Monday Box

    Homemade honey lollipops are perfect for sucking or stirring tea with! These would be great sticking stuffers.

    Saltine Toffee by Spend with Pennies

    Toffee made with saltines is a perfect treat to make and share.

    Strawberry Hard Candy by In the Kitch

    These hard candies are perfect for holidays. They are so fruity and flavorful!

    Disneyland Copycat Churro Toffee  by In Fine Taste

    No need to plan a trip to Disney to get your churro toffee fix. This is a perfect at home dupe!

    Homemade Torrone Italian Nut Nougat by xoxo Bella

    This homemade Italian candy would be so nice to share with your friends and neighbors this year.

    Cookie Dough Truffles by Fantabulosity

    These truffles are just the thing to serve to anyone who loves cookie dough flavor!

    Rocky Road by Flavor the Moments

    Homemade rocky road has never been easier than it is with this tasty recipe!

    Peanut Butter Balls by Bitz n Giggles

    If you love peanut butter flavor then you will want to make these delicious little treats this year!

    Homemade Payday Bars by Sweet Peas Kitchen

    This recipe is a perfect copycat for homemade, fresh payday candy bars!

    Angel Candy by DIY and Fun

    You are sure to love the layers of this candy! It is so tasty!

    Turtles by The Cagle Diaries

    Simple and delicious are always a good idea! This recipe for homemade turtles is sure to be a favorite!

    Vegan Twix by Spabettie

    If you are a fan of twix bars, you will want to make these for a sweet, homemade holiday candy to share.

    Dalgona Coffee Candy by Corrie Cooks

    Coffee fans would love to get a tub of these instant pot candies for the holidays!

    Find more homemade candy recipes here

    Cotton Candy Ice Cream Cones

    Boozy Butter Creams

    Fruity Pebbles Bark

     This no bake treat couldn't be easier! It is fun to make and gift to friends. Kids especially love this bark recipe because it is so colorful. In fact, this fruity pebbles bark is so easy you should totally get the kids involved in making it!

    Bark is my bag this year. I have been making it a lot because my husband is a candy addict, and I refuse to make a special candy run for him every evening. Instead I make something like this once a week to satisfy his need for sweets. This recipe is so easy. And it is unique. It has sweet elements, soft parts, and a perfect crunch. 


    1 cup of fruity pebbles cereal

    ½  to 1  cup of fruity mini marshmallows 

    2 cups of white chocolate chips

    1 teaspoon of crisco (or coconut oil)


    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

    Pour fruity pebbles cereal on the baking sheet.

    Sprinkle mini fruity marshmallows over the cereal. If you love fruity marshmallows, add a cup. Otherwise
    , a ½ cup is enough.

    Pour the white chocolate chips into a large heat safe bowl.

    Add crisco or coconut oil to the white chocolate chips.

    Using a double boiler or the microwave, melt the chocolate chips, stirring often, until they are melted


    Pour the melted white chocolate chips over the cereal and marshmallows and allow to harden.

    Break into chunks and enjoy!

    If you need a quick and easy homemade treat to share with friends at a party. Or maybe a homemade gift that you can make in a minute, this is perfect for that! 

    Store it in an airtight container or in decorative bags.

    This works anytime of year, not just at the holidays. Anyone who loves fruity pebbles cereal will love this easy homemade candy.

    While you are here check out some of these favorite recipes using cereal.
    Cocoa Pebbles Smoothie
    Cocoa Pebbles Treats
    Fruity Pebbles Treats

    Cake Mix Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

    This is the easiest cookie recipe yet. It is perfect for those times you crave a chocolate peanut butter treat, but maybe don't have all of the ingredients for a totally homemade recipe. This recipe only needs 4 ingredients.

    I used a triple chocolate fudge cake mix, but you can use whatever chocolate flavor you prefer! 

    1 box of chocolate cake mix

    1 cup of peanut butter

    1 egg

    ¼ c water

    ¼ c granulated sugar for rolling

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray lightly cooking spray. 

    Combine the cake mix, peanut butter, water and egg in a mixing bowl.

    Use a hand or stand mixer to combine.

    Blend for 3 minutes.

    Form small balls of dough and roll them in the sugar.

    Place the cookie balls 3” apart on a prepared baking sheet.

    With a fork, press into the balls of dough to flatten them.

    Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges look lightly crackled.

    Allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing from the cookie sheet.

    Makes 2 dozen cookies.

    This is the recipe I pull out when I have not been shopping and find myself out of an ingredient I might need for cookies, or when I just simply don't want to fuss with too many ingredients.

    These have a great texture and a lot of great peanut butter flavor! You are sure to love them.

    Have you ever made cake mix cookies? So easy and tasty!

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    Fresh Blueberry Napoleons

    If you need a yummy dessert to take to your 4th of July festivities you won't want to miss this recipe for Fresh Blueberry Napoleons. Imagine something fruity, sweet and rich that will leave your loved ones talking about your amazing baking skills... 


    • 6 slices firm white sandwich bread, crusts removed
    • 1 teaspoon butter, softened
    • ¼ teaspoon sugar
    • 1 cup ricotta cheese (whole or part-skim milk or cottage cheese)
    • ¼ cup mascarpone or cream cheese
    • ¼ cup confectioners’ sugar
    • 2 tablespoons apricot preserves
    • 1 cup blueberries


    1. Preheat oven to 350°F
    2. With a rolling pin, roll bread slices very thin
    3. Cut each slice in half lengthwise
    4. Lightly butter bread on one side
    5. Arrange on baking sheet
    6. Sprinkle wtih sugar
    7. Bake until crisp and beginning to brown, about 10 minutes
    8. Cool to room temperature (If making ahead, wrap tightly store at room temperature)
    9. In medium bowl, with electric mixer, beat ricotta, mascarpone, confectioners’ sugar, and preserves until smooth
    10. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use
    11. Just before serving, place 8 toasts on work surface
    12. Spread cheese filling on toasts, dividing evenly
    13. Dot with berries
    14. Stack 4 of the prepared toasts on remaining prepared toasts
    15. Top each with a plain toast
    16. Press gently to secure
    17. Place each on a serving plate
    18. If desired, sift confectioners’ sugar over Napoleons
    19. Serve immediately

    Thanks to my friends at the Blueberry Council for sharing this recipe.