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Holiday: 15 Very Merry Recipes

Holiday: 15 Very Merry Recipes




Here's 15 of our very merry recipes for the holidays.

#1 ROASTED RED PEPPER HUMMUS WITH SPICED PITA CHIPS


This delicious dip is our go-to quick and easy snack for the dreaded unexpected "drop-by". A few pulses in the food processor and you've got a creamy, garlicky, lemony blend of chickpeas, roasted red peppers, olive oil and spices. Paired with addictive baked pita chips – wedges seasoned with cumin and salt – it’s no wonder they come a-knockin’ at all hours.




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#2 EGGPLANT AND BUTTERNUT SQUASH BRUSCHETTA

Crusty French bread is rubbed with garlic, toasted and then topped with smooth, creamy ricotta and a chunky mixture of caramelized eggplant and butternut squash. Easily prepared in advance and assembled just before guests arrive, nothing says "gracious gourmet" more than a tray of these tasty bruschetta.




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#3 EASY TOMATO SOUP WITH PARMESAN DUMPLINGS

Looking for the perfect quick and easy tomato soup recipe? Here it is, a delicious tomato soup that can be made in under 30 minutes, but, don't let the speed fool you. This quick bowl of comfort not only offers up depth of flavor, but also is elegantly topped with Parmesan dumplings to make it a perfect entertaining first course.




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#4 APPLE, CRANBERRY AND WALNUT SALAD RECIPE

Want some serious salad success? Combine crunchy, tart and sweet elements in this Apple, Cranberry & Walnut Salad. Bite after bite of sugared cranberries, crunchy apples, toasted walnuts, tangy Feta and mixed greens, all tossed in a zesty lemon dressing, make this scrumptious salad a winner!




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#5 ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH MAPLE DRESSING


In 1812, Thomas Jefferson introduced Brussels sprouts to the United States. Over 200 years later, we're still roasting these fiber-and-vitamin-rich sweet emerald gems until golden-crusted. Tossed in a sweet and tangy maple mustard vinaigrette, these tender sprouts are going to have an entire nation jumping on the Brussels bandwagon.



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#6 ROSEMARY ROASTED POTATOES

Known for improving memory, relieving muscle pain, curing indigestion and making hair grow (note: source not the AMA), rosemary is a powerful, needle-like leaf. In the culinary world this highly aromatic branch makes everything herbalicious, including this simple but satisfying side dish. Tossed with baby potatoes, Dijon mustard, lemon juice and garlic, rosemary boosts the flavour of these crispy-crusted, tender taters. Served up on a regular basis, "Come On-A My House" (sorry, it's the other Rosemary again) and taste this perfect combination of woody rosemary and golden brown potatoes.



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#7 PRIME RIB ROAST WITH CREAMY HORSERADISH MUSTARD SAUCE

Ideal for a celebratory meal (or just because it's Sunday), this beautiful cut of meat, rubbed with garlic, rosemary and thyme, is roasted until perfectly pink inside and browned outside. Grab the carving knife and serve up succulent slices of this old-school Prime Rib, accompanied with a tangy, creamy horseradish-and-mustard sauce. It gives new meaning to "having a rare old time," huh?



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#8 EASY TURKEY WITH STUFFING AND CRANBERRY SAUCE

Our turkey, roasted in an oven bag, not only cooks in half the time of traditional recipes but also has twice the moistness and flavor. The gravy is smooth and rich, the stuffing is sweet and savory and the cranberry sauce is perfection – finally a feast we can be thankful for year-round.




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#9 WALNUT CRUSTED HALIBUT

How do you turn a mild fish like halibut into a masterpiece? This Walnut-Crusted Halibut does all the work for you, with the fish transformed, topped with a zesty Parmesan and walnut crust and served with a lemon, shallot and white wine sauce.




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#10 EASY SUGAR COOKIE

You can cut, shape, drizzle, dip, ice and sprinkle to your heart’s content or just be very “less is more” about it and let the buttery cookie shine au naturel.



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#11 WHITE CHOCOLATE CHERRY CHEESECAKE

Love chocolate melting in your mouth? Us too, especially with every bite of this creamy White Chocolate Cheesecake. A buttery graham cracker crust is topped with smooth white chocolate cheesecake and topped with sweet cherries and chocolate. Slice after slice, this cheesecake is heavenly.




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#12 WHITE CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT BARK BLONDIES

Looking for the perfect festive bite? You’ve found it with Bite Me More’s delicious White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Blondies, an edible gift for everyone on your list. These easy-to-make chunky white chocolate blondies are elevated to new heights when topped with a creamy white chocolate frosting and crunchy homemade peppermint bark.




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#13 FESTIVE CHRISTMAS SHOT

Looking for some extra cheer this holiday season? This Christmas shooter will help you decking the halls!




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#14 CANDY CANE MARTINI

Martinis and mistletoe! Let the merrymaking begin with this perfect, easy and delicious Candy Cane Martini, a holiday cocktail that combines vanilla vodka with white chocolate liqueur and peppermint.




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#15 SPICED MULLED RED WINE

The gloves are off (literally) as we sip on this warming, wondrous and perfect-for-the-holidays Spiced Mulled Wine.




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