Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Recipes!

If you read my post yesterday, you know that we've been doing a lot of entertaining around here this week. Tonight we are (almost) all feeling the effects, with 3 of us having sore throats and coughs. Martin is a trooper though and is taking care of all of us.

I tried out some new recipes this year and wanted to share them with you. They were all AMAZING! No kidding - if you need any recipes, try these- they work and they are delicious!! (The pictures are not mine - they are from the site I got the recipe from). The funny thing is, while writing this post I realized how much cooking I've done this year, and I don't even really like to cook. But when you have recipes you know are going to be good, it is more fun!

Turkey Brine (You soak your turkey in this overnight and it makes for the most moist, delicious turkey after you cook it the next day!)

Green Bean Casserole (this one is not made with the traditional cream of mushroom soup, but a homemade sour cream base- even Martin loved this and he's not a fan of this casserole normally)

Potato Casserole

Homemade Pumpkin Pie

Homemade Crust

(No Bake) Peanut Butter Cup Pie (This pie practically has made me famous around here lately. I got it from a Kraft magazine that I receive and it was to DIE for!)

Sugar Cookies (Hands down the BEST Sugar Cookie recipe I have ever used. Be sure to refrigerate the dough for at least an hour before cooking, or at least stick it in the freezer for 30 min.)

Buttercream Frosting

Cranberry Scones (You can give this mix out in a jar as a gift! Each batch makes 2 gifts)

Holiday Jam (this one is challenging but the jam turned out beautifully!)

Do you have a favorite holiday recipe? Share it with us by leaving a comment and connect back to your blog. Have a great Christmas week!!


  1. Ok, now I'm hungry and going to the store :D I have a great cheesy potato casserole recipe. I will have to see if it's different :D YUM!!! Thanks for all the recipes!

  2. Hey Jaimie! Just reading your blog for the first time in a long time. I have got to be better about keeping up with the blogs I love to read. Maybe it will be part of my new year. :) So fun!