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Easy Holiday Recipes

I have more than just Easy Holiday Recipes, check out more holiday food ideas below. 

Scrumptious dessert recipes, juicy roast turkey recipes and turkey stuffing recipes, ham recipes, the best sides recipes you will find are awaiting you now.  Dig in.

Easy Holiday Recipes Made from Scratch. Scrumptious dessert recipes, juicy roast turkey recipes and turkey stuffing recipes, ham recipes, the best sides recipes you will find. Dig in. #misshomemade

It’s that time of year, and my Thanksgiving dinner recipes are family traditions that will soon become yours.

I have Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner ideas that are easy to prepare and delicious (You may be the one asked to have Thanksgiving from now on).

Any of these dishes can be used for any holiday meal; I make some of them year-round.

The first set of recipes is for the main meal and it will have them begging you for more.

Easy Holiday Recipes

Fresh Cranberry Sauce - No Sugar Added

I know you can find cranberry sauce recipes that have a lot of sugar in them. The sweetness in this recipe comes from juice, fruit and honey.

Best Cranberry Sauce without Added Sugar

2 bags of fresh cranberries
3/4 cup pineapple juice (or orange juice)
1/2 cup applesauce (without sugar if you wish)
1/2 cup water
zest and juice of 1 orange
3 to 4 TBS honey (or to taste)

Put cranberries, pineapple juice, applesauce and water in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. 

Keep on medium heat, stirring constantly until the cranberries burst; approximately 10 to 15 minutes. 

Reduce heat and simmer.  Add the juice and zest of the orange and stir well.  Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes and remove from the heat.

Cool completely and store in refrigerator at least 4 hours but preferably overnight before serving.  Make sure you taste this, because it is not as sweet as the jellied store version.  If you want it sweeter, just add more honey.  Recipe adapted from WellnessMama.com

How to Make Holiday Cinnamon Bourbon (Brandy, Whiskey, Vodka too) - this and more at MissHomemade.com

DIY Cinnamon Bourbon

(Whiskey, Brandy or Vodka works for this recipe too)

1.75L of your favorite (I like Makers Mark) bourbon
8 cinnamon sticks
3 oz simple syrup**

Add the cinnamon sticks and simple syrup to the liquor bottle and put the cap back on.  Shake the bottle daily for five days and then it is ready to serve.  It makes a great ingredient in my Christmas Alexander Recipe.

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**Simple Syrup Recipe

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water

Simply combine equal parts (1:1) and heat in a small pan until the sugar is completely dissolved. This makes 4 ounces of simple syrup and for this recipe you only need 3 ounces – so use 3/4 of this and discard the rest, or make a drink.

This simple syrup is awesome for sweetening lemonade, iced tea or even Kool-Aid.

Easy Christmas Recipes
Christmas Food Ideas

The Main Event

How to Roast a Perfect Turkey

How To Deep Fry Turkey

Turkey in a Bag

Turkey Brine Recipes

Injectable Turkey Marinade

The BEST Ham Glaze

Glazed Berry Goose

Succulent Prime Rib

Marinated Pork Roast

Best Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe - Old Fashioned Dressing recipe too #misshomemade

Savory Side Dishes

Homemade Stuffing

Mashed Potatoes

Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Leftover Mashed Potato Patties

Cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes Recipe - the best you will eat. #misshomemade

Mashed Potato Green Bean Casserole

Cheesy Cowboy Potatoes

Old Fashioned Scalloped Potatoes

AuGratin Potatoes

The BEST Sides: Asparagus, Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Corn Recipes (and more)

Save Room for Dessert…

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting - so moist, so delicious and so easy to make. #misshomemade

Fresh Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Homemade Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Homemade Pumpkin Cookie Recipe

BEST Bread Pudding Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (above)

MOIST Cake Recipes

Scrumptious DESSERTS

More Homemade Pie Recipes

Christmas Party Food Recipes

Easy Dip Recipes #MissHomemade


Zippy Cold Dip Recipes

Cheesy Hot Dip Recipes

Buffalo Chicken Wings

Fresh Salsa and Pico de Gallo Recipes

Fresh Mango Salsa Recipe

Authentic Guacamole Recipe

Cold Appetizers


Fondue Recipes

Mom's Bucket Brandy Slush Recipe - so good with a kick. #misshomemade

Treats and Drinks

Snicker Candy Bar Recipe

Peanut Butter Cup Recipe

Christmas Candy Recipes

Holiday Nuts and Rich Pralines from Scratch

Brandy Slush (photo above – bring it in a bucket!)

Homemade Baileys Irish Cream

Delicious Christmas Cocktails

Brandy Cocktails

More Homemade Liquor Recipes

Halloween Food Recipes

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Halloween Holiday Food Recipes

Valentines Day Food Recipes

Valentine’s Day Recipes

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