Holiday Recipe Round-Up

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I’m gonna be honest. I don’t often love to be in the kitchen. But when there are some snowflakes softly falling or twinkle lights winking through the windows, bring on the baking! There’s something about the right kind of food that gets me in that holiday spirit. Hence, this holiday recipe round-up.

holiday recipe round-up

We’d like to thank Homewise for bringing us this guide.

Below you’ll find sweet and savory holiday recipes from our team that conjure up all the cozy winter feels.

Let us know which ones are your favorites.

Arroz con Leche

Arroz con Leche (Mexican Rice Pudding)

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As winter approaches, I find myself gravitating towards warm, comforting foods. Soups and stews are winter staples, but I'm here to introduce you to a sweet alternative-- Arroz con Leche. Arroz con Leche is a...
holiday margarita

Cheers to this Holiday Margarita Recipe

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It's New Mexico. We enjoy tacos every day all day. So I think we should be able to enjoy a margarita year round too! Just because it's a little chilly out doesn't mean we...

Gluten-Free Recipes for the Holidays

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The holidays can be a tough time for those who are gluten-free because a lot of extra holiday treats show up that are not always available gluten-free. It seems like I keep gaining more...
slow cooker hot chocolate

Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

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If you don't try this slow cooker hot chocolate recipe at least once this season, you are really missing out. After tasting this decadence, you'll never want the powdered stuff again. Keep these ingredients on hand...

Here are a few recipes that are my personal favorites.

  • My family has turkey for Thanksgiving, but beef for Christmas. I make Pioneer Woman’s herb-roasted prime rib. This is a gem of a recipe and always turns out perfectly.
  • For a holiday side dish, I wholeheartedly recommend these to-die-for Whiskey Glazed Carrots. You’re welcome.
  • For cookies, I have a few family recipes I love. But I go to the Queen of the Kitchen herself, Martha Stewart, of course, for her perfect sugar cookie and gingerbread cookie recipes.

If you grew up with a New Mexican Abuela, move along. But if you’re like me and are from out of state, you’re gonna need some traditional fare from the Land of Enchantment. Check out these recipes below.

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Vanessa loves her people and loves Albuquerque and has lots to say about both. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, Nate, and they have three kids (Micah, Corban, & Evangeline). Originally from Florida, she’s lived in Albuquerque since 2009 when she and her family relocated to start a new church. Even though she misses wearing flip-flops year-round, New Mexico has truly enchanted her, and the desert feels like home. When she is not chauffeuring children about town, Vanessa works as the Director of Strategy and part-owner of Truly Social Digital Marketing Agency, enjoys volunteering at church, loves watching college football, and drinks a little too much coffee. She is passionate about connecting women with each other, loving her people, and finding the good in her place. Follow her on Instagram @vanessamaebush.

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