20 Unique Spins on Classic Holiday Foods to Make This Season
Between festive seasonal soirées, family potlucks, and cozy evenings at home, adding new takes on classic holiday foods to your menu is more fun than ever. We're boiling things down to our top DIY recipes for the season that riff on your favorite traditional recipes. We've got something for every need.
When holiday sweets abound, don't forget to lay a good foundation for the day by eating breakfast (Yes, cinnamon rolls count as breakfast during the holidays!). Our recipe gets the job done and gives you all the seasonal feels with sweet potato and toasted nuts.
This big-batch drink recipe makes your entire home smell like Christmas, and you don't even need to worry about red wine spills. If you have leftovers, chill them overnight, and add a little sparkling water or bubbly for a delicious spritzer.
If you're not into sipping a whole glass of eggnog, offer your guests a quick shot. This project requires no special equipment, has no weird artificial ingredients, and is filled with minty, bourbon-y, flavors.
We made over this holiday classic so you don't have to miss a beat when you're eating paleo. We think it may even be tastier than original version.
Just when you thought it couldn't get better than mac and cheese, we give you this version. Gnocchi stands in as the pasta, and we're throwing in not one, not two, but three kinds of cheese. It even travels well.
If you find yourself in the middle of a Whole30 during holiday season, this recipe feels like an indulgence while helping you stay on target. It relies on healthy fats like olive oil and cashew milk, so your tastebuds won't miss a thing.
Make this once and you'll find yourself reaching for this recipe again and again. It calls for two kinds of chocolate, and if you want to make it even more unique, sub in a different flavor extract like almond, mint, or orange for the vanilla.
Learn how to Light It Up with our tips and DIYs that create new spins on old traditions. We keep the best but tweak the rest so you can have a memorable experience that's uniquely you.
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