Fun Holiday Recipes to Try This Season

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‘Tis the season to eat, drink, and be merry! After all, nothing brings your family closer than the holiday fare you love to share. From the smell of cookies cooling to the fizzle of a festive cocktail, your kitchen is where all the magic awaits! Take a look at a few of our favorite holiday recipes to enjoy in your Weaver home this year: 

Appetizers

Festive Guacamole Appetizers: Finally, you have permission to play with your food! These homemade tree-shaped tortilla chips look adorable with guacamole, star-shaped peppers, and pretzel tree trunks. 

Cranberry Cream Cheese Spread: Sweet, creamy, and perfectly dip-able, this easy appetizer only takes 10 minutes. You’ll combine cream cheese with dried cranberries, dried apricots, and orange zest, and voila.

Holiday Cheese Ball Wreath: A classic holiday wreath… but make it food! Deliciously savory and cheesy, make sure to snap a photo of this fun and festive appetizer before everyone dives in with crackers and bread.

Turkey Sliders: Who says you can’t enjoy turkey in all its glory after Thanksgiving? Perfect to munch on, this festive finger food is made with a tasty cream cheese mixture, cranberry, and as much turkey as you want.

Dinner

Baked Ham With Brown Sugar Glaze: There’s nothing more comforting than a classic ham on Christmas. Covered in an irresistible, homemade glaze, this main dish is sure to spread love around the dinner table.

Beef Wellington: Believe it or not, this eye-catching, mouth-watering meal takes less than 2 hours to prepare! Center-cut tenderloin, spicy Dijon mustard, flavorful prosciutto, crispy puff pastry… yes, it’s award worthy.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts: A hearty side that’s just as healthy as it is delicious? Say hello to these roasted beauties that are seasoned to perfection they’re the greatest sidekick to any main meal! 

Short Ribs with Creamy Polenta: Savory, tender, juicy… there aren’t enough adjectives to describe the deliciousness of this dish! Turn your favorite finger-licking ribs into a comfort food classic like no other. 

Dessert

Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip: A dessert that you can dip into? Sign us up! This sweet and creamy mixture is the perfect appetizer or dessert, made with all of the festive holiday flavors you know and love.

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes: The pumpkin love is more than welcome in the winter too! Classic cupcakes with a delectable cream cheese frosting are so much fun to enjoy while cozying up on the couch together.

Ugly Sweater Cookies: Who says you can’t match with your dessert?! Have everyone put on their best (and by that, we mean ugliest) sweater and gather around to decorate these fun gingerbread cookies! 

Chocolate Peppermint Brownies: Is there a better holiday pairing than chocolate and peppermint? Satisfy every taste bud with these rich and gooey brownies packed with classic candy cane pieces. 

Cocktails

Cranberry Mimosas: Raise your glass! These mimosas are almost as easy to make as they are to drink. Champagne mixed with tart cranberry juice and fresh cranberries makes for the perfect winter refreshment.

Baileys Coffee Slushies: What better way to start (or end) a night than with coffee? Spruce up your favorite beverage with Baileys, vodka, and milk, and add chocolate sauce, caramel, and whipped cream as garnishes.

Peppermint Julep (Mocktail): Made with peppermint simple syrup, cranberry ginger ale, crushed ice, and a candy cane garnish, this festive (and kid-friendly) drink is the perfect treat to sip on throughout the night. 


From all of us at Weaver Homes, we hope you enjoy a delicious holiday season!