My Favorite Holiday Recipes!

I thought it would be fun to compile a list (with links) to my favorite holiday side dishes and desserts.  Enjoy!!

Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic and Cranberries


Praline Sweet Potato Casserole


Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa Casserole


Sweet and Crunchy Quinoa


Caramelized Sweet Potato and Kale Wild Rice


Caramelized Brussels Sprouts


Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad



Brown Sugar Pound Cake with Caramel Drizzle


White Chocolate Pumpkin Snickerdoodles


White Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars


Chewy Ginger Cookies


Gooey Toffee Butter Cake


Chewy Molasses-Spice Cookies


Pillowy Pumpkin Spice and Honey Cookies


Oatmeal Scotchies


Rocky Road Fudge



Are you cooking or baking for the holidays?  What are you making? I’ll be taking the sweet potato casserole to my Gran’s house, and I baked a bunch of these cookies and the fudge.

Are you hosting friends or family at your home?  Or, if you’re traveling…where are you going?  We’re visiting family in TN and then heading to the beach!

Happy Christmas Eve!! #choosejoy

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  • Running ‘N’ Reading

    I’m so hungry right now…HA! Thank you so much for all of your fabulous recipes, Jen; as you know, the Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad was a huge hit at our Christmas Eve brunch earlier today and I’m actually going to have the little bit that was left over this evening. I hope you have a great time with family AND at the beach – woo hoo!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      Thank you and Merry Christmas!!

  • Betsy Bernstein

    We’re headed to the beach too! Not until New Year’s Eve though, hanging out with family in Birmingham before then. I know you’re a 30-A gal, if that’s where you’re headed and you’d like some running company (and our time there overlaps) let me know!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      We’re staying at the Watercolor Inn until Monday. Will you be here that soon?

      • Betsy Bernstein

        Oops, just saw this! And as you probably figured out, unfortunately no! Though we would’ve been right there, staying at Seaside! Hope your trip was great, was going to try to make it to track in the AM but have an 8AM meeting :( Cruel!!

        • jenchoosesjoy

          Bummer:( At least i’ll get to see you when we start CMM training!

  • Jenny

    I made the pumpkin honey cookies! So yummy! I coated them in red sugar for Xmas!!thanks for the recipe! 😉

    • jenchoosesjoy

      I’ll bet they were so pretty!!

      • jkitch314

        Sry I posted twice! They were a hit! And so easy 😉

  • jade1223

    I made the pumpkin honey cookies with red sprinkles for Xmas — solo yummy! Thanks for the recipe! – jenny