While 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.
Pretzel Kisses Ingredients: milk chocolate kisses, round pretzels, candy coated plain chocolate candy oven Show Dish Data™ ▼
Nutrition per serving: 132 calories, 5g fat, 20g carbs, 2g protein.
Marinated Prime Rib Ingredients: water, garlic salt, dried marjoram, dried rosemary, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, onion, dry red wine, beef prime-rib roast, fresh rosemary oven Show Dish Data™ ▼
Nutrition per serving: 692 calories, 57g fat, 2g carbs, 38g protein. Recipe is: Low in carbs.
Perfect Prime Rib Ingredients: standing rib roast, salt and freshly ground black pepper oven Smoked Prime Rib Ingredients: onion powder, salt, paprika, rosemary, prime rib roast, black pepper, cayenne pepper smoker Cranberry Macadamia Cookies photo:Ingredients: sugar, brown sugar, butter, salt, baking soda, eggs, all-purpose flour, macadamia nuts, dried cranberries
Classic Prime Rib Ingredients: cooking oil, standing roast of beef, salt and pepper oven, stovetop 7 Bone Standing Rib Ingredients: dried rosemary, garlic, salt, peppercorns, prime rib of beef roast, dried basil oven Show Dish Data™ ▼
Nutrition per serving: 526 calories, 43g fat, 4g carbs, 29g protein. Recipe is: Low in carbs.
Slow-Roasted Prime Rib Of Beef Ingredients: garlic, water, red wine, onion, celery, carrots, rib roast, salt, black pepper, oregano stovetop, smoker