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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

    Mouth Watering Meringue Cookie Recipes

    If you need a special cookie to make, then let me suggest meringues! They are so much fun to bake and share, and there are so many ways you can make them! Who knew there were so many tasty recipes out there?! 



    After looking up these recipes from some of my favorite bloggers, I knew I had to share these with you! Click thru the links to get the full recipe and start baking some tasty treats for yourself. While you are here you might want to check out some of my favorite cookie recipes.

    Everyone loves these Golden Graham cookies! They are so easy to make and taste even better than Crumbl!

    Cream Cheese Sugar Cookie Bar Cookies are perfect for a crowd.

    Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies come from a cake mix and have a great crumb!

    Now, onto these mouthwatering meringues!



    Meringue Hearts by Centsless Meals

    Christmas Tree Meringues by Sunny Little Kitchen

    Christmas Kiss Chocolate Dipped Meringues by xoxo Bella

    Chocolate Chip Matcha Meringues by The Unlikely Baker

    Pink and White Meringues by Sugar Pursuit

    Mocha Meringues by Honest and Truly

    Mermaid Meringue Bites by The Typical Mom

    Granny’s Meringues by Spend with Pennies

    Simple Meringues by This Mom Is On Fire

    Coffee Aquafaba Meringues by Keep Calm and Eat Ice Cream

    Hazelnut Meringues by Earth Food and Fire

    Hershey Kiss Meringues by Ottawa Mommy Club

     Keto Snowman Meringues by Real Food RN

    Meringue Pops by Fun Cookie Recipes

    Strawberry Meringues by Fearless Dining


    Which of these recipes would you make first? I think the snowman ones would be perfect to make and gift at the holidays! Aren't they the cutest?

    You can find more cookie recipes here.

    Happy Baking! 



    How To Prepare The Perfect Christmas Dinner

     The 25th of December is such a special day for many families around the world, and that’s likely why it’s so popular to prepare a delicious festive feast to tuck in to with your nearest and dearest! 


    Cooking up the perfect Christmas dinner can often seem like a mammoth task, and it can be tough to keep everyone around the table satisfied with their meal. However, this guide contains some of the best tips and tricks that you can make the most of to ensure you can whip up the most mouth watering meal that’s memorable for all of the right reasons!


    So, what are you waiting for? Read on to discover more and start preparing your festive feast today!


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    Start Prep A Few Days Beforehand 


    Attempting to complete all of your cooking responsibilities on Christmas Day is no doubt going to be one of the worst decisions that you can make, as you need to give yourself more than enough time just in case anything goes wrong. Starting your prep a few days beforehand is the best way to go, as you can do all manner of chopping and creating before the big day. For example, you can get to work chopping and parboiling your vegetables and potatoes a day or two before, and simply pop them in the freezer ready to roast a few hours before your guests arrive. You can also create things like Yorkshire pudding mix or cake mix a day before too - just put them in a sealed container and leave them somewhere fresh! You’ll be so glad that you started your prep a few days earlier, as there’s nothing worse than running round your kitchen like a headless chicken with far too many tasks to complete! 


    Cater For Every Diet 


    Making the mistake of preparing one set meat for every single one of your guests could leave you in hot water, as there are so many different diet types and food preferences that people have in today's modern world. Putting in a little extra effort so that you can attempt to cater to a few different common diet types will always be a productive option, as those who eat them will massively appreciate you including their needs in your cooking! For example, you can prepare a batch of gluten free stuffing, or even make an eggless triple chocolate layer cake for dessert. There are lots of different recipes online that you can make the most of if you’re not too sure about different diet and their guidelines, and these will often contain some advice about how to minimize any contamination too - this is absolutely essential if you have any dinner guests who have allergies or intolerances, as you don’t want to make them poorly by accident. 


    Figuring out how to prepare the perfect Christmas dinner has never been such a simple task when you can utilize some of the brilliant tips and ideas detailed in this informative guide! Good luck in your quest to prepare a magical festive feast.


    How to Plan the Perfect Christmas Party: Some Top Ideas to Make Your Event Memorable

     




    It's the most wonderful time of the year, and we are full of good cheer! There's nothing like a proper celebration of the season, and if you plan a Christmas party, you know very well that it needs to be as special as possible. And whilst you can always rely on Christmas traditions and the décor you used in celebrations past, there’s no reason to stop there. In fact, there are more ideas than ever – and they can certainly add a sparkle to your Christmas event. So here’s how to plan the perfect Christmas party: some top ideas to make your event memorable.



    Select your venue wisely.


    The first thing on the list would be to select your venue wisely. The venue, after all, can make or break your event – especially the most amazing event of the year! When selecting a venue, it's important to consider certain requirements, such as live music or a dance floor (and these are just the beginning). You also have to consider whether the space is what you need – so make sure you have your guest list (or at least an estimate of the number of people). It would also be wise to keep a few questions in mind, such as whether the venue has a sound system, when it is available, the booking terms and conditions, and whether it has parking. Does the venue have its bar and catering facilities?


    Determine a theme


    Why not determine a theme if you want to give your Christmas event that extra 'wow' factor? The theme will help you decide on other aspects, such as décor, food, entertainment and activities, and so on. Some themes are also more inspired than most, such as a winter wonderland, a Christmas jumper or pyjama party, a Christmas party with Christmas characters like Santa Claus, Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman, Santa's Elves, and more. Or you can celebrate in style with a Christmas carnival, and plenty of Christmas-themed stalls are available nowadays. Whatever theme works best for you, you could also seek help from fabulous party planners in Gloucestershire, like Oasis Events.



    Decide on the décor


    The decorations can add more ambience and personality to your event, but they can also be expensive, so take note of that. You can choose to create your décor (again, this would depend on the theme you are having), or you can rely on a professional to do it for you. If you decide to do your own thing regarding the décor, the best you can do is form a committee that will be in charge of it. This is one of the best aspects of having a theme – it can help you choose patterns, colours, and a motif much more easily. Plan ahead for the décor you need to hire from a vendor (like lighting).



    Plan the entertainment

    A Christmas party wouldn't be complete without the proper entertainment, so plan this wisely. You can go the traditional route with beloved Christmas games like charades, musical chairs, and musical statues. Or you can be more adventurous and have a game of Pictionary, wrap presents in a relay game, hold a Christmas-inspired treasure hunt, or have a game of Christmas bingo!


    Image attributed to Pixabay.com


    Tips for Keeping Your Family Healthy While on Vacation

     It's customary to celebrate the holidays with friends and family. But frequently, the constant eating and drinking might have a negative impact on our health. Why not make an effort to maintain your health over the Christmas season this year?


    Maintain Hand Sanitation


    Keeping everyone's hands clean is a simple approach to protect your family's health throughout the holidays. Use hand sanitizer frequently, especially before meals. Bring some with you. It's also a good idea to refrain from shaking hands with strangers.


    The next best thing is hand sanitizer if water and soap are not available. Choose a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol in it. One hand's palm should be used to apply the hand sanitizer, and both hands should be thoroughly covered with it until they feel dry.


    One of the easiest methods to avoid getting sick over the holidays is to wash your hands frequently. So make sure that soap and water are accessible to everyone in your family.


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    Create a snack kit


    Packing snacks is one of the simplest methods to keep up healthy eating habits when traveling. This will both save you money and help you avoid bad temptations.


    Pick restaurants wisely


    You must pick your restaurants wisely if you want to try to eat healthily while on vacation. Look for eateries that have a choice of healthful options and use fresh, local foods. Find out which restaurants are available, and whether they serve Mexican food or anything else that will suit the needs of your family.


    Limit alcohol consumption


    While on vacation, it's crucial to unwind, but you should also keep your alcohol consumption to a minimum. Alcoholism can cause dehydration and insomnia, both of which can be harmful to your health. Drink plenty of water in between alcoholic beverages if you plan to drink.


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    Use sun protection.


    Wearing sunscreen is among the most crucial things to remember when traveling. Even if you spend a brief amount of time outside, the sun can harm your skin. Therefore, make sure to regularly apply sunscreen and reapply as necessary. Skin cancer is a result of sun damage.


    Be Active


    Staying active is important, even though it can be enticing to spend the entire vacation reclining on the beach or relaxing at the hotel. You'll not only feel good, but you won't be as susceptible to illness. So take a stroll along the beach, cool off poolside, or go exploring. You'll be happy that you did!


    Keep hydrated.


    Making sure everyone drinks enough water while on vacation is among the most effective ways to keep the family healthy. Avoid sugary beverages like sodas as well as juices and drink lots of water instead. Drink much more water if you're traveling somewhere hot to avoid being dehydrated. To keep everyone hydrated and at their best, you may also bring electrolyte-rich foods like sports drinks and coconut water.


    Undesirable insects


    When you're outside, especially in wooded regions, it's a good idea to put on long-sleeved shirts, trousers, and socks. To prevent mosquitoes from getting close to your skin, tuck your trouser legs into your socks.


    Additionally, you ought to stay indoors at dawn and nightfall, when mosquito activity is at its worst. Wear protective gear and apply repellant if you plan to be outside during those times.


     

    If you love sugar cookies, then this is the place for you! I gathered 15 of my favorite sugar cookie recipes to share with you. Make sure you click thru to the full recipe.



    Almond Sugar Cookies by The Taylor House

    These are the perfect cookies to make with your kids, they make great cut outs that the kids can decorate and sprinkle!


    Perfect Sugar Cookies by Spend with Pennies

    This Sugar Cookie recipe is the perfect year-round holiday cookie! A simple mixture of butter, sugar and flour (with a few additions), these sugar cookies bake up beautifully every time. 


    Cut Out Cookies with Marbled Icing by Easy Cookie Recipes

     These Cutout ugar Cookies with Marbled Icing are basically edible art. Each delicious sugar cookie is dipped into homemade swirled icing to create a unique marbled effect.


    Peppermint Sugar Cookies by Gimme Some Sugar

    If you’re headed to a holiday party or just love baking during the holidays, try this homemade Christmas cookie recipe. If you’re looking for a quick solution for the holidays, this is the best Christmas sugar cookie recipes out there! Seriously, I’ve never seen one easier.


    Gluten Free Sugar Cookies by Cooking on Caffeine

    This recipe is like the holy grail of “safe” sugar cookie recipes. No eggs. No milk. No wheat. No nuts or peanuts. Easily made soy-free. Use a different flour blend if you have issues with legumes or potatoes. And no chilling the dough, because who has time for that? We just want cookies! 


    Soft Lemon Cookies by On My Kids Plate

    These sweet and easy soft lemon cookies are the perfect little cookie for a delicious treat. Full of fresh lemon zest, these are bright, yummy cookies you’ll want to make again and again!


    Chai Sugar Cookies by Lovely Indeed

    These chai spice sugar cookies are the perfect cookie to go with a cup of tea or coffee! The easy recipe makes soft, chewy cookies that will be a hit at any party or cookie swap.


    Buttery Almond Sugar Cookies by On Ty’s Plate

    Buttery Almond Sugar Cookies — buttery soft almond flavored sugar cookies rolled in almond flakes. It's the perfect cookie!


    Crispy Sugar Cookies by Creative Lifestyles

    Do you ever just want a little crunch in your cookie? I don’t mean the crunch you get from over cooking the cookie. I mean a little crunch inside the softest yummiest cookie you will ever try. This amazing krispy sugar cookie is so easy to make, but it is hands down one of my favorite cookies of all time.


    Swirl Sugar Cookies by Bride on a Budget

    This recipe is time consuming, but so worth it for the way these swirl sugar cookies turn out! These are perfect for special occasions!

    Vegan Dairy Free Sugar Cookies by Delightful Adventures

    Easy homemade cut-out vegan gluten-free sugar cookies you can make for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween…they’re perfect for ANY occasion! These cookies can be made soft or crispy, it’s up to you. Decorate simply with sanding sugar or buttercream frosting or get fancy with a simple vegan icing that hardens.


    Spiced Sugar Cookies by Bean Around the Bowl

    These Spiced Sugar Cookies are warm and cozy with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves.

    Perfect for the holidays and simple to make. These can be topped with additional sugar before baking to add a nice texture. They are not overly sweet to begin, so don’t worry about them being too sweet with added sugar.


    Vegan Lofthouse Copycat Cookies by Strength and Sunshine

    Sure, you could make classic cut-out sugar cookies for decorating, but no one can pass up one of the soft, cake-like, frosted gems that have been gracing grocery store shelves since 1994 from Lofthouse! Like a cake and a cookie all baked up into one delicious buttery, sweet, colorfully frosted treat! Can you still have this classic cookie even if you're gluten-free, vegan, or have food allergies? Sure you can! With this easy copycat homemade version of the classic soft-baked frosted cookie, you'll never have to miss out again!


    Classic Sugar Cookies by Healthy Kitchen 101

    This sugar cookies recipe makes fun treats for Christmas and any other occasion. Also, making and decorating cookies is a great activity to get everyone in the kitchen to spend time together.


    Super Soft Sugar Cookies by Emily Fabulous

    These Super Soft Sugar Cookies are easy to make and taste just like the Lofthouse sugar cookies in the grocery store. This recipe is perfect for making with kids and will work for Valentine’s Day or any occasion because you can choose whatever color and decoration you want to use!






    Find more favorite recipes here

    14 Christmas Casseroles for Breakfast

    Are you looking for a way to make Christmas breakfast amazing without spending much time in the kitchen? This list has 14+ breakfast casseroles that will make the holiday morning deliciously satisfying!




    From casseroles loaded with sausage to hearty casseroles that are straight from the Amish country. This collection has some really decadent ideas for you!  I can't wait to hear which is your favorite!

    As you might have figured out already, I am all about the Christmas holidays! I drive my family a little nutty with my enthusiasm for the holidays. I begin building steam in September and am elbows deep in crafting, cooking and wrapping by the weekend after Thanksgiving.

    I guess you could consider this your one stop shop for crafty ideas, easy foods and great gifts. Well, enough about my holiday obsession and let's get on to these recipes! Be sure to click thru the link to visit the recipes.




    Sausage Apricot Breakfast Casserole by Dukes and Duchesses

    Breakfast Burrito Casserole by Homemade Interest

    Easy Overnight Egg Bake by Foodal

    Overnight Cinnamon Roll Casserole by The Kitchen is my Playground

    Sausage Breakfast Casserole by Meaningful Mama

    Farmers Market Breakfast Casserole by Two Healthy Kitchens

    Cinnamon Roll Casserole by Cook Eat Go

    Mediterranean Brunch Bake by Simply Stacie

    Potato Breakfast Bake by That Guy Who Grills

    Easy Egg Casserole by Mama Loves Food

    Cowboy Christmas Casserole by Platter Talk

    Eggs Benedict Casserole by Centsless Meals

    Crockpot Breakfast Casserole by Spend with Pennies

    Amish Breakfast Casserole by Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats

    Find all of my holiday crafts here




    12+ Cheesecake Recipes for the Holiday Season


    The holidays are the perfect time to whip up and enjoy a decadent cheesecake! If you have been looking for a unique new recipe to try, this collection is the perfect starting place.

    Make sure you pin this collection to your holiday baking board. 

    Social shares are so much appreciated. They help my site grow and send traffic to my blogging friends that participated in sharing recipes for this post. So please, hit that share to twitter, facebook, pinterest or etc button!



    This collection has something for everyone! From a sweet sopapilla cheesecake to  cranberry cheesecake bar recipe that is perfect for Thanksgiving



    Sopapilla Cheesecake by Spend with Pennies
    Monkey Bread Cheesecake by Sweet Recipeas
    Red Velvet Cheesecake by Food, Folks and Fun
    Maple Bacon Cheesecake by Ashlee Marie
    Funfetti Cheesecake  by The Suburban Soap Box
    Fireball Brown Sugar Cheesecake  by Sweet Recipeas

    Related: Apple Pie Cheesecake Parfaits



    Gingersnap Cheesecake by Julie Measures
    Birthday Cake Cheesecake by Centsable Mom
    Pecan Pie Cheesecake Bars by Centsless Meals
    Christmas Tree Cheesecakes by Mom Foodie
    Peppermint Cheesecake Trifle by Tastes of Lizzy T
    Cranberry Cheesecake Bars by Domestic Superhero


    If you are craving more holiday goodness check out my Thanksgiving collection.
    There is so much fun to be found in my Christmas section, you won't want to miss a moment!


    Gift Ideas for Pets and Pet People

    Don't forget about the pets this holiday season! Don't get caught without a gift for your furry little best friend this year! Get a gift that is good for your pet and keep them at their best, all season long! I hope these gift suggestions help you to have a fuss free shopping experience. I included a few gift options for pet people too! You know we all have a crazy cat or dog lady in the family!

    Samples were provided for original photos.
    For more pet gift ideas check out this Ultimate Gift Guide for Pet Lovers



    Probiora Pet makes a must have product for anyone that loves a pet with smelly breath. I love my pets, but let me tell you, my beagle dog has some dank breath! Probiora Pet Oral Care Supplements really help make his breath smell nicer and are easy to give without a fuss. Order online for $18 or save with a subscription.


    Portland Pet makes pouches of food and treats that my dogs went wild for. Scout loved the Bacon Brew Biscuits while Enos was all about the Pumpkin biscuits.  This is a really good quality of food for dogs. Order online for happy pooches. Biscuit treats are about $10 a bag.


    We can't forget about the cats this year, so why not order a box of Skoon cat litter and give the kitties some really good litter, and the box it came in as a bonus, because we all know that is what they want anyhow. A really good box. Skoon is light but absorbent and really keeps odors at bay. Get it for about $25 a delivery.

     
    My best furry friend Scout is a rescue, and that is some kind of dog magic! I love to encourage other people to rescue, so this is the perfect shirt for holiday gifting. The rescue dog will love to see you display your paw, and you can spread the word about adopting! Get this shirt, or a really cute breed specific, non rescue shirt from Fur and Collar for about $20.



    What could be better for a dog loving person at the holidays than a Designated Dog shirt? These comfy shirts feature too cute driving dogs. Each purchase helps dog organizations too! So this makes for an all around feel good gift. Order online where you can get a hat and tshirt bundle for $25.


    Native Pet makes supplements that are great for dogs, like this Pumpkin Powder for healthy stool. I know it doesn't sound super holiday-ish, but when the dog feels good, you can feel good too! Order online for about $20 a can.


    Native Pet also makes treats, and let me tell you, both of my dogs will drop everything for a Yak Chew. These are long lasting, even for my serious chewers. Get these for about $15 for 3 treats. Your dogs will love them!


    Keep your dogs breath fresh and the teeth clean with this handy Natural Dog Treats dental care set for dogs. It has a brush, brush cleaner and some meat flavored toothpaste that my dogs liked! Order it for about $25 a set for healthy teeth and fresh breath.


    Top the dogs food with some healthy and tasty bone broth. Brutus bone broth is perfect for senior dogs as it gives hip and joint support. The treats are a big hit with my boys too. Both the broth and the treats start at $8. 
     

    Give a pet person peace of mind about pets on the furniture with the Alpha Pet Flex Couch Cover. This is soft, easy to clean and keeps furniture free of scratches and damage from nails. Get it from amazon for about $60.


    Homes with cats will love this DIY Cat Toy kit from Supakit. You can make some adorable catnip infused toys that kitties of all ages will want to play around with. This is a must get kit for the holidays. Order it for about $25.

    I hope these suggestions help you find a tail wagging gift for your pets this holiday season.
    While you are here, why not check out my Christmas crafts?