All You Need To Know About Christmas

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    My Favorite Christmas Recipes

    Swedish Tea Log
    Swedish Tea Log. Linda Larsen

    Christmas is coming! This magical time of year demands the best foods. But it seems you have even less time to cook and bake and feed your family healthy, complete meals. Turn to these articles all about Christmas recipes and tips that feature all the information you'll need to make the Christmas season wonderful and easy on you. Whether you need a menu for Christmas brunch, the best holiday make-ahead recipes, a classic Christmas dinner menu, or recipes for easy and festive quick foods,...MORE you'll find it all here.

    These are the special old and heirloom recipes I look forward to every Christmas. Some take a little more effort than usual - but it's Christmas! Making an effort is part of giving. Enjoy these cookies, rolls, appetizers, breads, and candies that are something special.

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    Holiday Dinner Menus

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    Crockpot Swedish Meatballs. Linda Larsen

    These are the special old and heirloom recipes I look forward to every Christmas. Some take a little more effort than usual - but it's Christmas! Making an effort is part of giving. Enjoy these cookies, rolls, appetizers, breads, and candies that are something special. 

    Holiday Dinner Menus

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    Christmas Breakfast Menus

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    Make Ahead Scrambled Eggs in Puff Pastry. Linda Larsen

    Christmas morning is always hectic. The kids wake up at 5 am (or sooner!) and in the frenzy of opening presents, it's easy to resort to putting out some bakery doughnuts or mass-produced muffins. Make things different this year with these easy menus for a healthy, hearty, and special Christmas breakfast or brunch.

     Christmas Breakfast Menus

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    Make Ahead Holiday Recipes

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    Chocolate Toffee Angel Food. Linda Larsen

    Hey, with these easy recipes, you can start getting ready for the holidays in June! Well, I don't know if I'd want to do that; October or November is good enough for me. At any rate, having a freezer and your pantry full of delicious food is the next best thing to having your own chef. 

    Make Ahead Holiday Recipes

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  • 05 of 16

    All About Christmas Cookies

    Christmas Cookies
    Christmas Cookies. Linda Larsen

    Learn everything you ever wanted to know about Christmas cookies (and Hanukkah cookies too). Find my favorite Christmas cookie recipes, get lots of tips about how to make the best cookies all year round, and sign up for my email baking class.

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  • 06 of 16

    Christmas Memories and Favorite Recipes

    24 Hour Salad
    24 Hour Salad. Linda Larsen

    These are my favorite recipes for the Christmas season, along with some special memories. If you don't have heirloom recipes, you are welcome to borrow mine!

    Christmas Memories and Favorite Recipes 

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  • 07 of 16

    Heirloom Family Recipes

    Rosettes
    Rosettes. Linda Larsen

    These recipes are something special! Two collections are directly from my grandmothers. And the third is some of the recipes I must make every holiday season. Add one or two or more to your repertoire this Christmas to make the season bright.

    Heirloom Family Recipes 

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  • 08 of 16

    Christmas Dinner Menus

    Christmas Dinner Table
    Christmas Dinner Table. Linda Larsen

    These menus for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner are very special. This is one of the most important meals of the year, so take your time planning, and don't forget to ask for help, or accept it if it's offered! Enjoy these special recipes.

    ​Christmas Dinner Menus

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  • 09 of 16

    Five Ingredient Holiday Recipes

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    Chocolate icebox Dessert. Linda Larsen

    These five ingredient treats are easy, indulgent, and just a little bit special. Of course, you can add more ingredients if you'd like to rev up the volume. But they're delicious just as they are.  Five ingredient appetizer, entree, side dish, and dessert recipes will help you get through this rushed and busy season.

    Five Ingredient Holiday Recipes

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    Candy Christmas Gifts

    Chocolate Covered Caramels
    Chocolate Covered Caramels. Linda Larsen

    One of the best gifts from the heart is homemade candy. These wonderful recipes are foolproof. Some do require a candy thermometer, but most are very simple to make. Box them in a gorgeous container with a big red bow and you really have something special.

    Candy Christmas Gifts

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    Holiday Crockpot Recipes

    Easy Meatballs
    Easy Meatballs. Linda Larsen

    From a lusicous hot appetizer, through a complete dinner, to a warm and gooey dessert, your crockpot is a fabulous kitchen comparion in the holiday season. It lets you free up your stove for other recipes, and literally keeps things warm while you finish up last minute recipes. Hey, I have four in my kitchen! 

    Holiday Crockpot Recipes

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    Best Christmas Ham Recipes

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    Chutney Glazed Ham. Linda Larsen

    Ham is traditional for Christmas. But it doesn't have to be plain and boring! Gorgeous and easy glazes can transform this meat into something special for the holidays.

    Best Christmas Ham Recipes

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    Alternative Christmas Menus

    Turkey Cordon Bleu. Linda Larsen

    If you don't want to prepare a whole ham or turkey for your Christmas dinner, turn to these menus that are simpler, but still special. Serve a steak for Christmas dinner, or grill a ham steak.

    Alternative Christmas Menus 

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    Gifts From Your Kitchen

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    Gift Basket. Linda Larsen

    If you don't want to prepare a whole ham or turkey for your Christmas dinner, turn to these menus that are simpler, but still special. Serve a steak for Christmas dinner, or grill a ham steak.

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    Holiday Help Lines

    Classic Christmas Dinner Menu
    Classic Christmas Dinner Menu. Linda Larsen

    For emergency help or just to ask a routine question or two, these holiday help lines can't be beat. You can talk to an expert - for free - about everything from stuffing safety to how to heat a ham to melting chocolate so it stays smooth and creamy.

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    Christmas Leftovers

    Ham and Scalloped Potatoes
    Ham and Scalloped Potatoes. Linda Larsen

    Christmas leftovers are almost as good as Thanksgiving leftovers! Browse through these quick and easy recipes to find ways to transform ham, roast beef, and turkey into fabulous new dishes

    Christmas Leftovers