What’s your favorite thing to make each holiday season?
Do you have a special go-to that you make each year? Or better yet, a favorite that someone else makes that you look forward to eating all holiday season? Drop us your favorite recipes so we can share the love!
These are the recipes that help make memories, and keeping up with the tradition of making them each year continues to bring us joy as we share our best dishes (or best snacks!) with others.
Every year I make homemade Chex Mix to eat … and sometimes share. I continued this tradition because it’s something my Dad always made for us growing up. He still enjoys eating it, but as his health declines, he no longer makes it himself, but loves when I do! Even though it’s something so simple, I love being able to bring a smile to his face with the annual batch of Chex Mix!
* 3 cups corn Chex (about half a box so a box each perfectly makes two rounds!)
* 3 cups rice Chex
* 2 cups whole wheat Chex
* 2 cups mixed nuts
* 2 cups small twist pretzels
* 2 cups garlic-flavor rye chips
* 1 1/2 sticks butter, melted
* 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
* 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
* 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
* 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients and seasonings and pour over dry ingredients and mix. At 250 degrees, bake for 1 hour on a large cookie sheet, mixing every 15 minutes.
Pro tip: this stuff CAN be made in the microwave or Crockpot, but it’s not nearly as good!
Another annual favorite is slow cooker wassail. Even before you ever drink it, your whole house will be smelling great!
* 1 gallon apple cider
* 4 cups orange juice
* ½ cup lemon juice
* 5 cinnamon sticks
* 1 teaspoon whole cloves (these aren’t my favorite; adjust for taste)
* ¼ teaspoon ginger
* ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
* 1 tablespoon brown sugar
* 1 apple, sliced into rounds
* 1 orange, sliced into rounds
Add all ingredients into your slow cooker and mix. Cover and cook on high heat for four hours. Serve hot with a ladle and enjoy!
Tell us your favorite holiday dish? Will you share your recipe?