Tasty Treats for Holidays, Parties, or Binge Watching TV

How is it already nearly Christmas Eve? I’m putting the last few touches on our holiday, our home, and our gifts. So with the real work done, I get to focus on the last-minute items like baking! Since my son won’t let us eat the gingerbread house he made (who’d have thought he could accept just looking at a cookie/candy house for a week), I must turn to other tasty treats for my holiday elf fix. Here are a list of links to the recipes and tutorials I’m delving into over the next 24 hours. And after Christmas, come back to read about some of the last-minute gifts I handmade and the Blueberry surprise (no, not like meatloaf surprise) I’m planning for Christmas Day dessert!



Appetizers, Starters, and Nibbles

Baked Brie en Croute with Spicy Raspberry Sauce

Hot Artichoke & Pepper Cheese Dip



Fudge made in the Crockpot/Slowcooker (no kidding!) from Crockpot 365

Homemade Cherry Pie

Apple Pie á la Mode

Homemade Apple Crumble

Bread Pudding for One

Irish Cream Cheesecake

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Oreo Crust



Food Gifts

Homemade Blackberry-Apple Quick Jam

Union Square Spiced Nuts

Fudge made in the Crockpot/Slowcooker (no kidding!) from Crockpot 365

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix and Homemade Food Gifts

Christmas Craft Workshop: Handmade Gift Ideas


Holiday Foods

Sweet Potato & Pecan Bake

Pumpkin Recipes for Autumn

Pommes Gratin Dauphinois

Delicious Holiday Recipes

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte


And for any post-Christmas brunches you may be hosting, here are a couple recipes…

Old Bay Virgin Mary Mocktail

Croissant Dough Monkey Bread

Silver Dollar Pancakes

Dutch Pancake with Apple and Gouda Cheese

Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes


So, what last-minute things do you do to enjoy the holiday after the To Do list is done?

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