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Christmas

Cranberry Orange Bread is a wonderful treat for the holidays, with a sweet orange glaze on top and pops of tart cranberries throughout. Great for Christmas breakfast or a neighbor gift.

Cranberry Orange Bread

Butter Pecan Cookies are soft, nutty, and oh so buttery. Packed with flavor from browned butter and toasted pecans. Great for Christmas cookie exchanges.

Butter Pecan Cookies

Cherry Crumb Pie can be made with fresh or frozen cherries, flavored with a hint of almond extract, and topped with a sweet crumble topping. Easy and delicious!

Cherry Crumb Pie

This classic homemade dinner rolls recipe is soft, fluffy, light, and buttery. The perfect bread for any meal or holiday feast.

Dinner Rolls

Dutch Apple Pie is made in a traditional pie crust, that's loaded with fresh cinnamon glazed apples, and topped with a sweet, buttery crumb streusel. It's like a combination of classic apple pie and apple crisp. A delicious holiday dessert.

Dutch Apple Pie

This is the best Apple Crisp recipe! It's full of fresh sliced apples, creates a fruity cinnamon-sugar sauce while it bakes (like apple pie filling), and is topped with a crunchy crumb topping. An easy, old fashioned fall dessert.

Apple Crisp

Brown Sugar Mustard Glazed Ham is super easy to make with only a few common ingredients for a thick, sticky glaze. No pre-cooking the glaze. Just mix, slather, and bake. It's the easiest holiday ham!

Brown Sugar Mustard Glazed Ham

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft, chewy, and chocolatey, with just the right amount of mint! Makes a great Christmas cookie and is perfectly green for St. Patrick's Day! 

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cracker Toffee (aka Christmas Crack) is so easy to make and highly addictive! Saltine crackers are coated in a quick toffee layer and topped with chocolate and nuts. 

Cracker Toffee

This Homemade Caramels recipe is so soft, chewy, and melt-in-your mouth buttery. A delicious candy that is the perfect holiday gift for Christmas neighbor plates.

Homemade Caramels

This non-alcoholic Cranberry Orange Mocktail is an easy and refreshing fruit punch drink for the holidays. It's fizzy, fruity, and only 3 ingredients!

Cranberry Orange Mocktail

Lightened-up Creamy Cauliflower and Mashed Potatoes is a healthier side dish, with half cauliflower and half potatoes. Velvety smooth and creamy with less carbs and no milk, sour cream, or butter. Delicious enough for Thanksgiving or Christmas, yet simple enough for any dinner.

Creamy Cauliflower and Mashed Potatoes

This easy raspberry cranberry sauce is sweet, tangy, and quick (only 4 ingredients & 15 minutes) to make! Uses fresh or frozen fruit, and is easy to make ahead of time. A classic for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

Raspberry Cranberry Sauce

These 100% Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls are so soft, light, fluffy and moist, with a hint of honey. Make them for holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, etc.) or any day!

Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

This Mixed Berry Pie uses a frozen blend of raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries which is perfect when fresh berries are out of season. No need to cook the filling ahead of time. Simply fill and bake. Enjoy this pie for the holidays or any day of the year!

Frozen Mixed Berry Pie

This Red Velvet Cheese Ball makes a delicious party snack or dessert. Serve it at Christmas, for Valentine's Day, or whenever. It's delicious with vanilla cookies or graham crackers.

Red Velvet Cheese Ball

Swirled Christmas Sugar Cookies make cookie decorating easy! Simply swirl food coloring in a special glaze and dip the cookie! The kids will love making these for Santa! 

Swirled Christmas Sugar Cookies

Gingerbread Cookie Bars have a soft and chewy, spiced molasses cookie base topped with the BEST cream cheese frosting. Add red and green sprinkles or nonpareils for a festive Christmas dessert!

Gingerbread Cookie Bars

Apple Streusel Cheesecake Pie combines two dessert favorites with a graham cracker crust, creamy cheesecake layer, homemade apple pie filling, and crunchy streusel topping.

Apple Streusel Cheesecake Pie

This Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball is a festive appetizer for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's Eve! So easy to make, and tastes great!

Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball

Pecan Pie Bars are made with an easy shortbread crust and delicious pecan pie filling. A crowd-pleasing Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert that will serve many guests.

Pecan Pie Bars

Crustless Apple Pie is a super easy, healthier holiday dessert that tastes great. Top it with sweetened whipped cream for a little indulgence.

Crustless Apple Pie (+ Video)

Homemade Sparkling Apple Cider tastes like Martinelli's, and serves a crowd. It's easy to make and cheap! A great non-alcoholic drink for the holidays.

Sparkling Apple Cider (+ Video)

Peanut Butter Balls are made into pretzel bites for a salty-sweet addicting treat! Perfect for parties or Christmas neighbor gifts!

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites