christmas recipes

Welcome to the Nutcracker

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The Nutcracker has become a staple piece in the American culture and a beloved Christmas tradition. The ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is one of my all-time favorite productions. It is enjoyable for the whole family and let’s be real, who doesn’t love sweets? Different countries are represented through dance by delicious food selections like Spanish chocolate, Arabian coffee, Danish marzipan, Chinese tea and finally the Sugar Plum Fairy. Today I’ve decided to make recipes that represent each country in celebration of the holiday season!Spanish ChocolateFor this I’ve decided to make dipped chocolate. My family is a fan of decorating […]

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Holiday Sugar Cookies

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Can you believe it’s almost the end of the year? I think I’m in denial. This year has flown by! As much as I’m not ready for the holidays to already be here, I also love this time of year… especially when it comes to cookie baking time. I LOVE to bake cookies. Since we have been loving coconut oil in other baked goods and recipes we’ve been making this past year, I decided to make the traditional sugar cookies with coconut oil too! I wasn’t sure how these would turn out, but they were amazing. I can’t see myself […]

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Island Holiday Feast

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In my family, the holiday time is all about creative cuisine! We shy away from the traditional Christmas fare and opt for unique dishes with bold flavors. This year, we’re planning to infuse our Christmas dinner with an Island theme. Therefore, Cuba, Jamaica and Puerto Rico will all be represented. This is one of my favorite holiday meal ideas to date and can’t wait to taste these incredible flavors. If you are looking for something unique to serve at your festive feast, give one of these Island recipes a try! Cuban Style Turkey Serves 8 Ingredients – Turkey 1(8-12 pound) […]

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