My favorite holiday foods are always the ones that I have made memories around, those nostalgic moments, aromas and people that the dishes will always and forever be associated with. We all have those dishes, don’t we?
Here are some of my favorites that I’ve created in the past few years… making new memories along the way. Try these this holiday season!
Easy Christmas Cookies
You can put everything but the kitchen sink in there using the cookie base.
Gingerbread Castle Bundt Cake.
A bundt cake can take so many shapes… as long as there’s gingerbread in there.
This Holiday Punch is really good to help you get through even the toughest gatherings with the in-laws ?
It’s a great hostess gift, can be made in minutes, gets better with age, and doesn’t require any cooking.
Because I dislike doing dirty dishes immensely, and love a dish that can be cooked and served in the same vessel.
Because if there’s one thing you know about me it is that I like to cook with economy and not waste a single bit. You must make stock with all of your bones this season, promise me?
Black Eyed Peas and a Little Luck
It’s been a tradition in my family forever and I love my iteration.
This is beautiful to look at and even better to put in your mouth. Do it while pumpkins are available, you won’t be sorry. Or try a good squash if pumpkins aren’t in your midst.
Heirloom Apple Pie
Because all pie crust should be made with leaf lard. It would make the world a happier place.
French Apple Tart
It’s beautiful, it’s easy, and it is good for you… pure fruit, almost no sugar, and just a bit of crust.
I brine most of my white meat, because it does the animal justice. It doesn’t dry out that way and it is more flavorful. Try it this year!
How to Cook + Carve a Turkey So It Stays Moist
There are some techniques to carving that you should know… especially you ladies. Don’t leave the carving to the man. Grab a knife and do it yourself this year.
Yellow Cornbread with Grandma P.
Because there was something in my Grandma’s kitchen air that just made everything taste better.
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Georgia is a TV Chef, best-selling Author, Public Speaker, and Adventure Getaway Host. She is a contributing food writer for the Wall Street Journal. You can read more of her work at: www.georgiapellegrini.com.