It's time to finalize your food plans for the holiday gatherings. Remember, it is a family holiday, not a "food" holiday like Thanksgiving. You need to spend time with your family and friends. So the food needs to match the goals—it must be great but easy.
While everybody has different traditions, let's look at some of my favorite recipes for the big day. We try to keep Christmas simple food-wise. Thanksgiving is all about food, but we want time with each other at Christmas.
So, while most of the recipes on this site are "Christmas friendly," here are some that you will enjoy with your family.
Don't forget about food safety. For some quick reminders, check Holiday Food Safety.
A great breakfast is a beautiful way to start the holiday morning, but you don't want to be stuck at the stove away from the family. Let's do something special with very little work or that can be made ahead.
Main Dish Recipes
What fun is a holiday if you are stuck in the kitchen? Here are some worthy holiday recommendations that will be something special you want without too much work.
Side Dish Recipes
A holiday meal is not complete without some tasty side dishes. Here are some excellent choices that will round out the holiday feast.
Let's get a sweet ending to the family feast. You want a memorable dessert to top off the day. All of these recipes are guaranteed to satisfy.
Homemade candy is great to have around the house for the holidays and makes wonderful house gifts.
The easy fudge recipe includes instructions for a fudge wreath. How is that for the Christmas spirit? And the Crock Pot Fudge is designed to let the kids help.
The peanut clusters are made by most of our friends as gifts. It is so easy to make a large amount of great candy.
Have a great holiday.
Molly, Lilly, Wifo, and DrDan
Editor's Note: Originally Published December 20, 2017. It is one of my recurring posts that will be updated and republished about this time yearly
Aloha Dr. Dan, Wifo, Molly and Lilly,
Happy Holidays to All My husband and I Love your recipes. It’s just
the two of us so I Love crock pot recipes. Everything I have made
of your recipes is super great. Wishing you a Safe Holiday Season
Aloha Catherine and Ric
Merry Christmas, DrDan! I just wanted to say thank you for your efforts in the kitchen to give us great and simple recipes with your tips on making them work!
I have used your menu ideas and recipes for several years, my family thinks I am a foodnetwork star. Thank you for all your hard work
Happy Holidays to You