Tuesday, November 1, 2016

My Five Favorites - Recipes for the Holidays


We're sharing our favorite Holiday Recipes this month for My Five Favorites.
 Can you guys believe Thanksgiving is in a little over three weeks?!
Just writing that makes me both excited and panicky. 
I LOVE entertaining during the holidays, and am sharing some of my easy, do ahead
 and tried and true recipes to keep it fun and stress free.  
Kris @ Driven by Decor is hard at work on her pretty One Room Challenge and will
 be back with us next month, but I'm anxious to see what these lovely ladies are sharing:

Lisa @ Shine Your Light
Jennifer @ Dimples & Tangles

We're happy to have darling Mary Ann @ classic~casual~home as our guest host this
month. I've followed her for years, and in addition to being a talented designer she's such
 a gracious hostess, and a pro when it comes to entertaining. Check out her
 Parties & Recipes category on her blog. I'm swooning over this bathroom she just
 completed for a client, it's the perfect representation of her timeless, chic style!


Onto my favorite recipes, click the link below the photo for recipes:

#1
Cinnamon Crumble Apple Pie
I found this recipe in my November 2003 Bon Apetit magazine and haven't used another
apple pie recipe since. It's always a hit!
 (Don't be alarmed by the tall mound of apples, just pack and press the crumbles onto it. 
Be sure to put a baking sheet under your pie pan as it will ooze yummy-ness and make your oven a mess.) 
One year I made it for my neighbors as their Christmas gift,
and delivered it warm a few nights before Christmas in pretty pie plates.

Cinnamon Crumble Apple Pie

#2
Rustic Cheese & Fruit Tray

Not only is this cheese and fruit tray pretty enough to be the centerpiece, but there's
 truly something for everyone. It's perfect for a casual get together with a few friends, no
 one has to cook, just swing by the deli and you're set. It's fun to create a tray with everyone
 pitching in and this recipe has detailed suggestions for types of cheese, meat, fruit and nuts
 ~ making it really helpful for recommendations when friends ask what they can bring.  
And, details for arranging. :)


Rustic Cheese & Fruit Tray

#3
Do Ahead Molten Chocolate Cake
This is a favorite dessert to serve during the holidays when I'm entertaining.
It's SUPER easy, but looks and tastes like you went to a lot of trouble.
I love that you can make it the day before with five ingredients you have on hand
and then pop it in the oven for 20 minutes ~ and serve warm!

Do Ahead Molten Chocolate Cake

#4

Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Copycat
Having friends and family over during the holidays doesn't have to be a ton of work, a simple
 dinner where I'm not stuck in the kitchen is at the top of my list. A delicous hearty soup I
 can make ahead is always a go to. Confession - I served this
 so many times last year my boys were over it! Haha!

Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Copycat

#5
Easy Garlic Parmesan Knots

Oh you guys, these little nuggets are the BEST! I like to use pre-made pizza dough
I pick up at a local Italian restaurant instead of refrigerated biscuits the recipe calls
 for. I put the garlic butter in a large dish, dip the warm rolls in it when they come
 out of the oven, and serve immediately slathered in butter. 
Warning: Have a few batches ready to go in the oven!
(These would be great with the soup above.)     
Easy Garlic Parmesan Knots 

Stop by and check out my talented friends' favorites:

Jennifer @ Dimples & Tangles

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10 comments:

Denise Greenwood said...

Ha ha I love soup and I tend to wear my kids out on it during the fall and winter too! Always looking for news one - might need to give this one a try! I have made those garlic parmesan knots before and my family loved them - love the idea of using pizza dough instead!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Oh those garlic parmesan knots sound amazing!! Definitely making those soon with your soup!! Too funny, I posted about individual chocolate molten cakes too, see, this is why I love you so. You GET me :)

SHON Stylish Healthy Organic Natural said...

Great article. Thanks!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Wow! This makes me want to have company and get in the kitchen!! I also pinned your Shrimp Recipe from the post before. That apple crumble looks A-mazing. Right up my alley.

Thanks so much for having me over with this great bunch!

lori said...

Thanks for sharing! We are apple pie connoisseurs and agree that yours is the best ever!

Lussi said...

I love all recipes! Looks great and so appetizingly:-)

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

I love seeing go-to holiday recipes! Saving each one!!! that molten cake is calling my name!

Scribbler said...

Made your chocolate dessert the first time you published it, and it is definitely a huge hit! I am off to look at the others especially the apple pie. Thanks for sharing!

therelishedroost said...

Yummo and that bathroom two thumbs up!!

Kathy Olson said...

Thank you for all the great recipes!! I love the rustic fruit/cheese tray and the pie looks amazing!

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