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Christmas Recipes and Ideas


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Dec 14, 2023
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Looking for Christmas recipes and ideas? You are in the right place! There is lots of Christmas content on the blog and with the big day fast approaching, I wanted to make it easy to find. Just click on the links to go straight to whatever you are looking for.

I will be adding new content regularly, so keep an eye on the blog and watch this space. You can also pin this post to make it easy to stay up to date.

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Christmas Recipes and Ideas​

Christmas Recipes​

Some of these recipes aren’t just for Christmas, it is just the time of year that I make them most. There’s absolutely no reason you can’t make them all year round. Even the Christmas cake is lovely made just as a fruit cake, with or without marzipan and frosting. And there are very few occasions when my Chocolate and Blueberry Pudding Cake is not a welcome sight after a celebratory meal.

Christmas Recipes – Breakfast Ideas​

Breakfast is often neglected on Christmas Day in favour of the feast to come, but I think it’s lovely to start off the day with something tasty.

Carrot Macadamia and Cranberry Muffins

Cranberry Orange Baked Oatmeal

Christmas Recipes – Side Dishes​

Sometimes I enjoy the side dishes even more than the main dish!

Apricot Pecan Stuffing

Crispy Crunchy Roast Potatoes

Orange Gingerbread Cookies - Christmas Recipes and Ideas

Christmas Recipes – Christmas Cookies​

All of these cookies have appeared on my Christmas dessert trays over the years – but you will definitely find many of them in the cookie jar at other times of year as well.

Orange Gingerbread Crinkles

Cherry Christmas Cookies

Classic Sugar Cookies

Orange Pecan Cookies

Raspberry Snow Bars cut and served on a crystal plate

Christmas Recipes – Christmas Squares and Traybakes​

One of the things I loved most about our family Christmases in Canada were the dessert trays, full of cookies and “squares”. Here are some of my favourite Christmas recipes – including some that have been in my family for years.

Old Fashioned Lemon and Walnut Squares

Coconut Date and Cherry Christmas Squares – Naturally Gluten Free

Mom’s Mincemeat Oat Squares

Aunt Dorothy’s Butterscotch Squares

Raspberry Bakewell Tart Squares

Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares

Blueberry Squares

Raspberry Snow Bars

Old Fashioned Christmas Cake

Christmas Cakes​

Traditional Christmas Cakes are easier to make than you might think, but if you aren’t a fan of fruit cake, I have plenty of alternative Christmas recipes to offer!

Old Fashioned British Christmas Cake

Gluten Free Old Fashioned Christmas Cake

Last Minute Christmas Cakes

Mincemeat Cake with Brandy

Cranberry Orange and Ginger Loaf Cake

Chocolate and Cranberry Quick Bread with Cinnamon Glaze

Orange and Cranberry Cupcakes

Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake

Christmas Puddings​

These delicious desserts are a wonderful way to round out your Christmas feast. Be sure to leave some room!

Old Fashioned Christmas Pudding

Chocolate and Blueberry Pudding Cake

More Christmas Recipes and Ideas​

There’s lots of traditions around the Christmas treats my family enjoy. Click through to find out more!

Maple Fudge Recipe

Marzipan Dates

Avril’s Chocolate Chip and Pecan Meringues

Love Your Leftovers​

Leftovers are such an important part of the days following Christmas in our house. I often buy more than I need just to make sure there are leftovers to enjoy.

Delicious Christmas Leftovers Recipes

Christmas Recipes – Christmas Cookbooks​

I love trying new recipes in the run up to Christmas. My Favourite Christmas Cookbooks offer even more wonderful recipes for you to try.

Help and Advice for Happy Holidays​

Holiday Entertaining Without Stress

Holiday Shopping Tips and Gift Ideas

How To Have a Merry Christmas

I hope these Christmas recipes and ideas will inspire you, and perhaps become part of your family’s traditions as well.

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