Christmas Recipes

First, we need to talk about some serious business.

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I am completely in love with Star Wars. WHAT?! I know. I KNOW. I don’t know who I am. I resisted it for years thinking I would hate it but my husband loves it, so I got him the complete collection for Christmas so we could watch them before the new one came out.

And… I like them. The first 3 (Episodes IV-VI) were surprisingly good and every time Chewbacca makes that noise I laugh. We didn’t get a chance to watch the later 3 (Episodes I-III) before the movie, but I’m sure we will soon enough.

THE MOVIE WAS SO GOOD. So stinkin’ good. Mesmerizing. I was grasping my arm for 90% of the movie, waiting for something crazy to happen. So much action!

Okay. The point is, treat yourself this Christmas and go see it. Wife approved. Also, I’m officially a nerd.

Now on to Christmas. No, I don’t have any new recipes this year. I’m sorry. I’ve been eating enough sweets as it is, I really don’t need to make something to have at the house. Between office holiday parties, temptations at the Fresh Market, and the Cheesecake Factory with my mom last week, I need more salads in my life, not more cookies.

But here are some recipes from past years, both healthy and non-healthy.

 

The Morning of:

Gingerbread granola

gingerbread granola 4

HOT CHOCOLATE PANCAKES

GINGERBREAD PANCAKES

Peppermint Chocolate Pancakes

GINGERBREAD WAFFLES WITH MAPLE BUTTER

gingerbread waffles 1

PUMPKIN GINGERBREAD PANCAKES

 

Snacks & Appetizers:

Cranberry & Pistachio Snack Balls

oat balls 5

Spiced Candied Nuts

 

Main Meal

CRANBERRY APPLE QUINOA

SPICED CIDER APPLES AND SWEET POTATOES OVER RICE

HONEYCRISP SPINACH SALAD WITH PECANS AND CRANBERRIES

honeycrisp salad 2

ALMOND BUTTER CRANBERRY PECAN STUFFED SWEET POTATOES

POMEGRANATE WALNUTS QUINOA

Hearty Butternut Squash Salad

CRANBERRY PEAR SALAD WITH CANDIED SPICED NUTS

 

Sweets & Desserts:

PEPPERMINT HERSHEY KISS BROWNIE BITES

peppermint kiss brownie bites 3

Gingerbread Men

PEPPERMINT CUPCAKES

CANDY CANE FUDGE

PEPPERMINT MOUSSE

Chocolate Gingerbread Bars

PEPPERMINT CRUNCH TRUFFLES

mint truffle 6

HOT CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES WITH PINK MINT FROSTING

PEPPERMINT MOCHA CRUNCH CUPCAKES

WHITE CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT FUDGE

PEPPERMINT RED VELVET CREAM CHEESE BROWNIES

Skinny Cranberry Bliss Bars

cranberry bliss bars 3

PEPPERMINT BARK

Peppermint Brownie Cookies

 

Nighttime Sippin’

Marshmallow Cocoa

marshmallow cocoa 4

Merry Christmas, everyone!

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