Thursday, December 22, 2011

Fabulous holiday recipes

With just a couple of days to go before Christmas, you may be thinking of doing some last-minute baking or snack making, or you're looking for an ideal cocktail, appetizer or side dish to serve.

Here's my list of fabulous holiday recipes to give you plenty of great ideas.

Tempting treats
Orange Poppy Seed Cookies
Honey-Spice Cake
Double Chocolate-Peppermint Crunch Cookies
White Russian Sorbet
Cardamom Crescents
Maple Syrup Gingerbread
Butterscotch Shortbread
Fig and Rum Squares
Toffee Millionaires
Nutella Fudge Brownies
White Chocolate and Peppermint Brownies
Chocolate Dulce de Leche Bars
15-Minute Chocolate-Walnut Fudge
Anna's Walnut-Rum Wafers
Orange Butter Cookies with Grand Marnier Glaze
Clove-Scented Chocolate & Apricot Loaf
Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Sensational sides
Pear-Quinoa Salad
Warm Spinach, Mushroom and Goat Cheese Salad
Noodle Kugel
Simple Two-Potato Gratin
Celery Root and Apple Salad with Hazelnut Vinaigrette
Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Smoked Gouda and Chives
Braised Fingerling Potatoes with Thyme & Butter
Greek-Spiced Baked Shrimp

Appetizers and snacks
Sweet and Salty Pecans
Nutty Pimiento Cheese Balls
Garlic and Cheese Crostini
Goat Cheese and Red Pepper Jelly on Crackers

Christmas Punch
Sparkling Ginger Cocktails
Ginger Rum Shandy
Sea Viper
Champagne Cosmo
Pomegranate Punch

The main event
Orange and Cumin Pork Loin
Pistachio-Crusted Rack of Lamb

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