Recipes and Crafts For Christmas, Chanukah, And Kwanzaa

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The winter holidays are rapidly approaching and we’re in search of amazing recipes for our special meals. We’ve collected some of our favorite recipe and craft ideas for Christmas, Chanukah, and Kwanzaa to help you get inspired right along with us.

Our favorite recipe and craft ideas for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.

Recipes And Crafts For The Winter Holidays

Looking for a recipe for Christmas morning breakfast?

I’ve found this egg biscuit casserole by Devon over at MidWestern Moms Blog that you’re going to want to check out. It looks super yummy.

Egg Biscuit Casserole

My personal favorite breakfast is this Make The Night Before French Toast Casserole that I have over at my own website, Good Girl Gone Redneck. I love it because it’s really easy, delicious, and practically makes itself.

Baked French Toast

Anyone who celebrates Chanukah knows it wouldn’t be the holiday without potato latkes. Beth over at goodness.gracious.living has some fantastic potato latkes on her site and the information on how to make them allergen free! You’re going to want to check them out.

Allergy-friendly Potato Latkes

Looking for a delicious recipe for your holiday dinner?

Jenny of The NY Melrose Family has The Perfect Roast Turkey for you.

The Perfect Roast Turkey Recipe
And if you’re looking for something a little non-traditional, Kelly over at Eat Picks has a Mexican pork roast recipe that will help you satisfy your dinner guests.

Mexican Pork Roast
For dessert there are so many options. Cookies are always a favorite – especially since it is the cookie swap season. And if you’ve never participated in one, Heather over at Daily DIY Life has ALL the cookie swap information you need to get one going! I’ve definitely found a few recipes you’ll want to add to your files for future reference.

These delicious looking Cherry Pie Thumbprint Cookies can be found over at Old House to New Home.

Cherry Thumbprint Cookies
Maple sugar cookies sound amazing, don’t they? They look so simple, and I love that the kids can use the dough with cookie cutters, because I have Chanukah AND Christmas cookie cutters in my house and think that this dough would be perfect for them!

Maple Sugar Cookies

These melted snowman cookies by Sara of My Imperfect Kitchen are ADORABLE. If you go to a cookie swap that has a contest? You’d win with these. Hands down.

Some of our friends have shared cookie-recipe-round-up posts that will come in handy if you’re looking to get really adventurous and creative this holiday season. The Dose Girls over at The Dose of Reality have a Top 5 Holiday Cookie Recipes list for you. To help you get creative with sugar cookies, The Rumour Mill has some fantastic ideas and great pictures for inspiration.

If you’re looking for a non-cookie treat that would be perfect for a holiday gift, this white chocolate cranberry pistachio bark looks amazing over at Savory Experiments. As would these fun chocolate pretzel rods over at Cherry Blossom Love. The kids could have a blast decorating these with sprinkles, chocolate candies and more.


No holiday post would be complete without some crafts (for you – or for the children in the house!).

Kelli of Three Boys and a Dog has some fantastic Kwanzaa coloring pages for the kids.

Marilyn has some adorable sprinkle ornament instructions over at 4 You With Love, and Kelly has really fun candy cane reindeer that the kids will have a blast pulling together.

We hope you have found some holiday inspiration here.

Next week we are going to have a linky for you to share your posts about your family’s holiday traditions. We can hardly wait to read about your special plans and memories, and see all the great food and crafts you have planned.

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