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Holiday Recipes Quarantine Edition

This holiday may look a bit different this year because of COVID, but don’t let that take you out of the holiday spirit. The holidays are all about giving and what better way to give than improving those cooking skills and making a delicious holiday treat. Whether it’s for your family, friends, or yourself, here are some easy recipes you can make to keep you in high spirits and full of delicious cheer. 

Beverages 

Grandma’s Christmas Punch: This easy punch is great for anyone you want to share with…or not. 

https://www.thekitchenismyplayground.com/2017/11/grandmas-christmas-punch.html

Mexican Hot Chocolate: What is cold weather without a hot chocolate to keep you warm? Try this delicious, sweet, and spicy version of a classic. 

Appetizers 

Bacon wrapped little smokies: Bacon, smokies, brown sugar…’nuff said. Eat alone or get fancy and serve with a Cranberry BBQ sauce.  

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip: You must have a dip of some kind when celebrating, so put your slow cooker to good use and dig in! Serve with your favorite crackers or some toasted bread. 

Entrée 

Dijon-Maple Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash: Instead of the traditional brown sugar ham, this easy, under-one-hour meal is great. The best part is it’s easy to clean up because it’s on a sheet pan. More time for presents! 

https://www.purewow.com/recipes/dijon-maple-chicken-brussels-sprouts-butternut-squash

Beef Stroganoff: Beef is a traditional entree for the holidays but can be pricey. This easy, delicious, and affordable take on beef is less time consuming but delivers on flavor.  

Side Dishes 

Corn Casserole: It’s not Iowa without the corn, so try this recipe out, it’s one of my all-time favorites. 

https://www.saltysidedish.com/sweet-corn-casserole/

4-Cheese Mac and Cheese: Kevin McCallister fans rejoice (Home Alone reference)! A classic must have dish any time of year. 

https://www.plainchicken.com/4-cheese-mac-cheese/

Dessert 

Christmas Crack: If you always wanted to make English toffee but didn’t have the time, patience, or equipment, this recipe is for you. It’s easy, delicious, and addicting – hence the name. 

 Bruttiboni (Italian Meringue Cookies): An Italian Christmas cookie that is sweet, nutty, and light with a crispy exterior and chewy interior; the perfect way to end your holiday feast. 

https://www.shelovesbiscotti.com/italian-hazelnut-almond-meringues/

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