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Collection of christmas recipesWhile most holidays have some special foods attached to them, Christmas seems to have the most variety. It's probably because Christmas is celebrated in so many ways leading up to the actually holiday - and it usually involves food.

Here in the U.S. we typically have parties long before the actual day. Office, school, or just celebrating "the holidays" with friends. These parties often involve festive drinks like wassail or hot buttered rum. Cookies are another huge part of Christmas. It seems like everyone has their favorite kinds that they make year after year: shortbread, candy cane cookies, cathedral windows, cherry winks, mincemeat and more.

Then there is the actual Christmas feast which can include a day-long feeding frenzy from a family brunch to dessert after dinner. Some traditional dinner foods include prime rib, turkey, goose, or ham. The side dishes often are similar to those served at Thanksgiving and include sweet potatoes, green beans, or stuffing.

No matter how you celebrate at the holidays, we hope that these recipes will make things just a little extra festive for you and your family.


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Recipe for Non-Alcoholic Eggnog

Non-Alcoholic Eggnog

Made with whipping cream, eggs, sugar, salt, milk, rum extract, nutmeg

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Brown Sugar-Glazed Carrots

Made with orange peel, margarine or butter, carrots, salt, brown sugar
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Magic Reindeer Food

Here's a cute and inexpensive recipe for some fun on Christmas Eve. Let the kids mix together oatmeal, sugar, and colored sugar crystals and sprinkle it on the ground outside to help the reindeer guide Santa's sleigh to your house.
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Christmas Spice Potpourri

Made with bay leaves, oranges, lemons, whole cloves, whole allspice, cinnamon sticks
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Red And Green Candy Cane Cookies

Made with red & green food coloring, milk, flour, butter, baking powder, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract
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Cherry Wink Cookies

Made with shortening, milk, vanilla extract, eggs, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pecans, dates
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Christmas Fragrance

Get into the holiday spirit with this simple recipe. Simmer cloves, cinnamon sticks, and nutmeg in water on the stove for a wonderful scent that will fill the house.
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Pretzel Kisses

Made with candy coated plain chocolate candy, round pretzels, milk chocolate kisses
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