100 Holiday Recipes

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Here’s a list of 100 recipes you can bring to any holiday event and impress all guests. The list includes appetizers, bread, soups, mains, sides, desserts, and drinks.

100 Holiday Recipes

Holiday Recipes

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Affogato with Chocolate Ice Cream
A affogato recipe is one of those dishes that I get for special occasions. I normally have strong cravings for them in the winter months.
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Apple Cinnamon Biscuits
These Apple Cinnamon Biscuits are a delicious and easy-to-make treat that everyone will love! These biscuits are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as a late-night snack during the fall season.
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Easy Apple Crisp
This old-fashioned apple crisp recipe is layered with flavors similar to apple pie, with sliced apples layered in brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. It will warm your soul when you serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
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Apple Pie with Graham Cracker Crust
If you've never heard of Apple Pie with Graham Cracker Crust, you're in for a treat. This apple pie has the warm flavors of a classic apple pie with a topping similar to Dutch apple pie and the crust of a cheesecake. With that combination, what's not to love?
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Homemade Baked Beans (using canned beans)
This easy Homemade Baked Beans recipe produces a sweet, tangy, and meaty side dish. They're perfect for tailgating or backyard cookouts.
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Healthy Baked Sweet Potatoes
These baked sweet potatoes are sweet, light, tender, and crispy. The options after they come out of the oven hot and ready are unlimited. It's one of the simplest sweet potato recipes out there.
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Baked Sweet Potato
Breakfast Potato Hash
One of the fastest breakfast dishes I know how to make is Breakfast Potato Hash. Crispy potatoes, onion, and bell peppers are always filling.
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Brown Sugar Roasted Carrots
These Brown Sugar Roasted Carrots are one of the easiest recipes you’ll ever make! The brown sugar creates a gorgeous glaze over the carrots.
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Easy Buttermilk Biscuits
My Easy Buttermilk Biscuits recipe is reliable for consistent tender, light, fluffy, and golden brown biscuits.
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Southern Candied Yams
These Southern Candied Yams are cooked to perfection, yielding a sweet potato that’s fork tender and swimming in a rich, sweet, buttery maple sauce.
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Easy Caramel Sauce with Milk
This 5-ingredient Caramel Sauce recipe is extremely easy to prepare and something that you can make with the whole family.
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Caramelized French Onion Dip
This Caramelized French Onion is a really impressive appetizer that’s creamy, flavorful, and bursting with sweet onion flavor.
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Chicken And Dressing
This Chicken and Dressing recipe has all the flavors of traditional Southern cornbread dressing with a Cajun twist that makes a mouthwatering and hearty dish.
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Classic Buttermilk Pound Cake
This Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Pound Cake is incredibly moist, fluffy, and tender and melts in your mouth with every bite. This cake will be a hit all year long, no matter the occasion.
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Chipotle Chicken & Chocolate Waffles
Chipotle Chicken and Chocolate Waffles will puts the traditional version to shame plus it's topped with a homemade rum syrup.
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Chocolate Banana Pudding
My Chocolate Banana Pudding is the love child of chocolate pudding and banana pudding. This creamy, velvety pudding is perfect for us who love the flavors of chocolate and banana desserts. It's bursting with chocolate flavor with every bite.
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Chocolate Pancakes with Cherry Syrup
A delicious recipe for chocolate pancakes with cherry syrup. These fluffy pancakes are smothered in a sweet and tart cherry syrup.
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Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies
Learn how to make the best chocolate chip walnut cookies! Crispy on the outside, thick and fluffy in the middle. They are full of chocolate flavor and studded with toasted walnuts.
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Homemade Chocolate Cornstarch Pudding
This homemade Chocolate Cornstarch Pudding is creamy, smooth, rich, and full of chocolate perfection. You’re going to love this recipe.
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Chocolate Pumpkin Bread
Learn how to make a moist chocolate pumpkin bread from scratch. This recipe is loaded with warm flavors and deep chocolate notes.
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Chocolate Waffles
These Chocolate Waffles are fluffy, crispy, and loaded with chocolate love. They’re excellent for breakfast, brunch, and dessert.
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Classic Homemade Apple Pie
This apple pie recipe is magical. It’s effortless to make and has a fantastic pie crust that will have your guest asking for more. It’s perfect for National Apple Pie day on May 13th.
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Collard Egg Rolls with Cornbread Dressing
This recipe is holiday food in one bite. I always saved a good piece of cornbread dressing to be ate with the last bite of collards and gravy to finish a meal off. It’s something special about a last bite of food. This way you get the last bite all in one.
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Collard Egg rolls with cornbread dressing
Southern Instant Pot Collard Greens
This instant pot collard greens recipe with smoked turkey necks is healthier than the traditional southern collard greens. They are not as mushy, the flavor is smokier, and the pot liquor (likker) is also more intense.
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Corn and Mushroom Bisque
Now, I’ll be the first to tell you there’s no vegan substitute for crab meat but my friends at hungry planet has done a damn good job at getting close. Until their product is available in local retailers, we’ll just use mushrooms.
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Corn & Mushroom Bisque
Corn Maque Choux
If you’ve never heard of Corn Maque Choux, this classic Cajun side dish with corn, onions, bell pepper, and Cajun seasoning is about to bless your tastebuds!
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Corn Pudding
This corn pudding recipe is easy to make and tastes great. Make it for your next family gathering or potluck!
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Sweet Corn Waffles
These Sweet Corn Waffles are the perfect breakfast items that you can use for chicken and waffles, or get creative with the fillings to serve up some delicious savory waffles!
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Southern Cornbread Dressing
My Southern Cornbread Dressing is jamming with layers of flavor in every bite. The homemade cornbread, fresh chopped seasonings, herbs, and spices make this dressing one your family will enjoy even when it's not Thanksgiving dinner.
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Homemade Cranberry Sauce
This homemade cranberry sauce takes under 30 minutes to make. It will brighten your holiday spread with its sweet, tart, and tangy flavor.
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Crispy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts with Citrus Vinaigrette
These crispy air fryer brussels sprouts with citrus vinaigrette are easy to make and loaded with mouthwatering flavors in every bite.
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Curried Turkey Necks
This curried turkey neck recipe is a taste of one of my favorite pieces of meat with some Caribbean influence. These turkey necks are tender and packed with flavor. Serve with your vegetables are mashed potatoes. It’s sure to be a huge hit at your holiday table.
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Deep Fried Cheesecake Bites
These deep-fried cheesecake bites are the perfect party favor or weekend treat! The crispy outside and creamy inside make them irresistible.
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Dirty Rice
Dirty rice is one of those dishes that’s so simple that people mess it up all the time. The secret to a good dirty rice is organ meat. Gizzards, heart or liver will work just fine. I hope you’re not turned off because the combination of these flavors makes something magical.
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Dirty Rice
Eggnog Daiquiris
This eggnog daiquiri recipe is a treat for us New Orleanian during the holidays when it’s usually too cold for a daiquiri. The flavors are everything you would expect in an egg nog recipe but this one is spiked with spiced rum.
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Eggnog Daiquiri
Fried Apple Pies
Fried hand pies in New Orleans are famous. This fried apple hand pie recipe will be famous amongst your family and friends. Warm apples, warm spices, flaky crust and sweetened condensed milk is a recipe for success.
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Fried Sweet Potato Pie
This recipe is 100 years old. My great-grandfather would make it for my grandmother and siblings all the time. I heard so much about the pie but never experienced it because my grandmother stopped making it and was the only person with the recipe. I made it a mission to make this recipe with my grandmother and measured everything! I hope you enjoy.
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Fried Sweet Potato Pie
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
The perfect garlic mashed potatoes recipe for any occasion! Creamy, rich, and bursting with decadent flavors your guests will love these.
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Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread
This gluten free pumpkin bread recipe is the perfect way to enjoy the flavors of Fall. It’s light, fluffy, and not too sweet.
Gingerbread French Toast with Cherry Syrup
This is the best gingerbread french toast recipe ever! It’s loaded with amazing spices and easy to make for a crowd.
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Southern Green Beans
My Southern Green Beans recipe is packed with deliciousness from the bacon, seasonings, and love used to cook them. So if you're searching for an excellent southern green bean dish, then this is the one for you!
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Hibiscus Sweet Tea
My hibiscus sweet tea recipe is perfect for a refreshing treat to bring to any party. This powerful plant has many benefits and turning it into a southern sweet tea is one of them.
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Hibiscus Sweet Tea
Southern Hoecakes
This Southern Hoe Cake recipe is perfect for getting your golden brown, crispy, fluffy, and corn-flavored southern fix.
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Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipe
My Hot Chocolate recipe is the perfect cup of sweet, rich chocolate flavors that make the cold winters enjoyable.
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Old-Fashioned Hot Fudge Sauce
This Hot Fudge Sauce recipe is bursting with chocolate flavors that taste like you took hours to make but only took less than 10 minutes to make. This fudge sauce is going to be in your family for many years!
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New Orleans Hurricane Drink
My New Orleans Hurricane cocktail recipe is loaded with sweet and boozy tropical fruit flavors. It will transfer right to the French Quarter.
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New Orleans Hurricane Drink
Southern Pot Roast
If you've been looking for a Southern Pot Roast recipe that's well seasoned and produces a meaty, melt-in-your-mouth dish with a gravy that'll have you licking your plate. You've found it!
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Key Lime Cheesecake
This key lime cheesecake is an easy recipe that takes time but when you bite into it you will appreciate it. This cheesecake is creamy, smooth, and slightly tart.
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Key Lime Cheesecake
Lemon Pound Cake Loaf
This Lemon Pound Cake is bursting with sweet-tart lemon flavor and incredible lemon icing. Lemon lovers, this recipe is for you!
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Monkey Bread Recipe
Topped with decadent vanilla icing and served warm, this monkey bread recipe is an easy treat to make when you have unexpected company!
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Mulled Wine
When the weather changes in the fall, that means it’s time to use my easy mulled wine recipe—infused with warm spices and my special ingredient that’s blended with a nice bottle of Ruby Port.
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New Orleans Baked Mac and Cheese
This mac and cheese recipe is a little different from what you are used to eating. In New Orleans, we make our mac and cheese with spaghetti. Yes, you read that right, lol. We also call it baked spaghetti. Regardless, what you call it, it’s a great mac and cheese/ baked spaghetti recipe.
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New Orleans Mac n Cheese
New Orleans Chicken Sausage Gumbo
There’s several versions of gumbo and this is one just has chicken and sausage.
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New Orleans Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
New Orleans Creole Eggnog
This New Orleans eggnog recipe is my auntie’s recipe with a few tweaks. If you want to add some rum or whisky you can add as much as you like. She still to this day is the only person who makes a foam out of the egg whites.
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New Orleans Eggnog
New Orleans Seafood Gumbo
My New Orleans Seafood Gumbo is packed with incredible flavor, it comes together in only an hour. This gumbo is guaranteed to be a hit.
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Bowl of New Orleans Seafood Gumbo
Vegan File Okra Gumbo
A vegan gumbo is probably how the first gumbo was prepared. Then eventually, came the crabs and shellfish from the Gulf of Guinea. However, this one’s a New Orleans file okra gumbo. The flavors are so mind-blowing I may stick to this one for a long time…I’m lying, lol.
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Vegan File Gumbo
Peach Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce
This peach bread pudding with caramel sauce recipe is perfect for a twist or addition to your holiday dinner table. It’s great and easy to make for a Friendsgiving.
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Canned Peach Cobbler
This Homemade Peach Cobbler is made with canned peaches and will make you smile the whole time it’s baking, then make you dance as you eat it! Let’s make a warm, sweet, buttery peach cobbler recipe with a flaky homemade crust. 
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Peach Cobbler Ice Cream
This no-churn peach cobbler ice cream is layered with warm spices and flaky crust. It’s going to be your official holiday dessert!
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Peach Cobbler Pancakes
These Peach Pancakes are light and fluffy with crispy edges and smothered with fresh homemade peach cobbler sauce.
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Stack of Peach Cobbler Pancakes
Peach Waffles
My Peach Waffles combine homemade buttermilk waffles topped with a peach cobbler sauce. These waffles are excellent to make during the fall and winter seasons.
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Peach Cobbler Waffle
Peanut Butter Cookies with No Brown Sugar
These peanut butter cookies are crispy, full of peanut butter flavor, and irresistible. The added chocolate chips add a lovely surprise!
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Southern Pecan Pie
This Southern Pecan Pie recipe produces a chewy, creamy and crunchy pie it's guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth.
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Peppermint Fudge Brownies
This peppermint fudge brownie recipe is perfect for the holidays or anytime during the year when you need a pick me up.
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Pie Crust Recipe (without food processor)
This Pie Crust recipe shows how easy it is to make a single pie crust that’s tender and flaky by hand in 10 minutes.
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Pineapple Upside Down Sticky Buns
People love sticky buns recipes. People love upside-down cake recipes. I wondered what it would be like to combine them and created pineapple upside-down sticky buns. It’s the best of both worlds in one bite.
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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Learn how to make the best pumpkin cheesecake bars. These are a family favorite and perfect for any holiday gathering.
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Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
This moist Red Velvet Cake is glorious and tender, with an amazing homemade cream cheese frosting. It’s garnished with a drizzle of chocolate and chopped pecans.
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Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Red Velvet Pancakes
These Red Velvet Pancakes are thick, fluffy, and light and drizzled with sweetened condensed milk over the top. Perfect for brunch or dessert.
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Red Velvet Pound Cake with Spiked Eggnog
I was walking through the grocery store and was reminded that the holidays were here because the egg nog liquor was on display. This sparked the idea of doing a spiked egg nog cake that eventually became the recipe below.
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Red Velvet Pound Cake with Spiked Egg Nog
Rum Punch Cocktail
Rum Punch is the perfect cocktail to make by the gallon. This fruity drink is sweet and refreshing cocktail and is the ultimate party drink.
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Sea Salt Caramel Brownies
My Salted Caramel Brownies are rich, fudgy, chocolaty, sweet, salty, and divine! Get your vanilla ice cream ready because this dessert is mind-blowing!
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Sea Salt Brownies
Smothered Turkey Wings
The third recipe in my budget kuts series is smothered turkey wings. I’m accustomed to eating turkey legs, turkey breast, turkey necks and turkey wings year around so when Thanksgiving comes around eating turkey holds no luster. This recipe is for delicious turkey wings that will hit the spot when it’s served over rice with sweet peas. Maybe this year instead of cooking a whole turkey you’ll make some wings.
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Smothered Turkey Wings
Southern Baked Mac and Cheese
This Southern baked mac and cheese is cheesy, buttery, and seasoned to perfection, which are just a few reasons this soul food dish makes your taste buds dance. The cheese pull from this recipe is insane!
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Instant Pot Southern Black-Eyed Peas
My Instant Pot Black-Eyed Peas recipe is a great way to pack all the flavors in half the time for your new favorite black-eyed peas recipe.
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Southern Fried Fish
My Fried Fish recipe only takes 10 minutes and a few ingredients to make crispy, crunchy, flaky fish that’s loaded with flavor!
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Southern Hush Puppies Recipe
My Hush Puppies recipe creates a perfectly golden brown, light, and airy bite of savory Southern deliciousness.
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Southern Mojitos
This is a perfect blend of sweet tea and rum.
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Southern Mojitos
Classic Southern Potato Salad
This Classic Southern Potato Salad recipe produces a creamy, smooth, crunchy, and well-seasoned potato salad that’s been in my family for centuries.
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Southern Sweet Tea
My Southern Sweet Tea recipe is smooth, sweet, and refreshing. It will transfer you to a porch in the South.
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Spanish Mac and Cheese
On a recent trip to New York I had to make a Mac n cheese and one of the other chefs was preparing some empanadas. Sometimes in the kitchens cultures blend and meet each other. She took some of her empanada filling and placed on top of my southern mac n cheese and that triggered an idea to do a Spanish hamburger helper style dish.
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Spanish Mac n Cheese
Stewed Okra and Tomatoes
My Stewed Okra and Tomatoes will tantalize your taste buds! This easy recipe is perfect for a fast side dish that’s warm and hearty to the soul.
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Vegan Stuffed Bell Peppers
Traditional New Orleans stuffed bell pepper recipes include ham, shrimp, and ground beef for holidays and celebrations. This recipe is vegan but still is full of rich, deep, Cajun flavors.
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Stuffed Bell Peppers
Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows
This Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows is a bite of satisfying deliciousness. The casserole is creamy, velvety, and loaded with cinnamon and pecans.
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Sweet Potato Cheesecake Bars with Bourbon Praline Sauce
The BEST Sweet Potato Cheesecake Bars recipe has a delicious crust with a creamy layer of swirled sweet potato cheesecake. These cheesecake bars are delicious, creamy, buttery, and loaded with warm spices.
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Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls with Orange Cream Cheese Icing
Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls are far from the traditional cinnamon roll recipe. After making these light, fluffy, mouthwatering cinnamon rolls, you will begin to change your mind about tradition.
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Sweet Potato Cornbread with Cinnamon Honey Butter
This sweet potato cornbread recipe is perfect for any occasion but especially in the fall during Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, and Christmas. Oh, did I mention that I also top it off with a cinnamon honey butter recipe? Pure deliciousness.
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Sweet Potato Cornbread
Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash
My Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash is the perfect healthy option for breakfast. This dish is seasoned to perfection and ready in 30 minutes.
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Sweet Potato Breakfast Potatoes in a serving platter
Sweet Potato Pancakes
These sweet potato pancakes scream Southern brunch. These pancakes are fluffy, tender, and crunchy. The crunch comes from toasted pecans. The flavors are warm and inviting. These sweet potato pancakes are easy to make gluten-free or vegan. Plus, you can use the dry mix for an easy homemade pancake mix.
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Sweet Potato Pancakes
No-Churn Sweet Potato Pecan Ice Cream
This easy ice cream recipe makes a delicious Thanksgiving dessert. It tastes like sweet potato pie with pecans and spices.
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Sweet Potato Ice Cream
Southern Sweet Potato Pie
This sweet potato pie recipe has a buttery and flaky pie crust, and the pie filling is silky smooth and bursting with warm spice flavor!
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Sweet Potato Pound Cake
This Sweet Potato Pound Cake is layered with a Southern grandma’s wildest dreams. Fluffy and moist pound cake topped off with orange icing.
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Sweet Potato Pound Cake with icing
Sweet Southern Cornbread
My Southern Sweet Cornbread recipe produces fluffy, moist, and cake-like cornbread with a lovely crumb.
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Triple Chocolate Brownies
Triple chocolate brownies. This brownie recipe is the perfect blend of fudgy, chocolate, crunchy, chewy, and cakey brownies.
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Triple chocolate brownies
Vanilla Wafer Banana Pudding
My Banana Pudding recipe is layered with a rich, silkily smooth, creamy vanilla pudding packed with tons of banana flavor.
Easy Vegan French Onion Dip
If you’re looking for a dairy-free French Onion dip that’s creamy, loaded with flavor, and easy to prepare. You’ve found the perfect vegan French onion dip recipe that’s sure to be a crowd-pleasing appetizer.
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Vegan Pumpkin Bread
This Vegan Pumpkin Bread recipe is loaded with pumpkin flavor, warm spices and baked to perfection, creating a dense, moist, and tender treat.
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Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole
This Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole has the same delicious flavors as a traditional casserole with a crunchy pecan topping with marshmallows.
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Whiskey Banana Pudding
This recipe is a twist on the Southern Classic its creamy, silk, smooth and sure to please a crown.
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Whiskey Banana Pudding
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1 thought on “100 Holiday Recipes”

  1. I love all the southern recipes; looking forward to making a few. I too am a southerner (Lafayette, Louisiana) living in Portland Oregon & always cooking southern dishes for my friends. I appreciate your talent.

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