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I can’t believe Thanksgiving is over already and December is here. I have to say that this year’s Thanksgiving cooking and eating was the best in recent memory — more on that in some later posts. But now what do we have to look forward to? The holiday eating season, and I’m already stuffed!
I usually get in the mood for baking in December, but I’m not feeling it yet. I want to focus on having a very healthy holiday, as well as a delicious one, and not putting on all those pounds that we have to make resolutions on New Year’s to take off. So what I want to make are light, healthy, seasonal but still yummy holiday recipes. If I have the time — which I doubt, but one can always set unreasonable expectations — I would like to also make homemade gifts to share that reflect these same values (i.e., not just cookies).
Here are some good holiday-style recipes from my blog that visitors have been enjoying recently. Of course, sour cream dip is an easy party stand-by; I made a great version for Thanksgiving snacking with slowly caramelized onions. A simple green salad is always a welcome addition at a dinner party, and buttermilk drop biscuits can round out a brunch or buffet table. Roasted sweet potato soup is both hearty and seasonal, perfect after an afternoon of decorating or sledding.
And here are some recipes from around the web that have caught my fancy:
- French Toast Cupcakes from Schweet and Savory
- Herb-and-Lemon Roast Chicken with Smashed Broccoli and Garlic from Sidewalk Shoes
- Cheesecake Brownies from Cocoa and Cheese
- Brownie Cookies from Baker’s Banter
(A little indulgence never hurt anyone, right?)