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Food and drink that has us seeing gold
We've scoured what's trending in the feedfeed global community of cooks and curated this Christmas menu, from morning brunch, to evening appetizers, cocktails, the big roast, and finally dessert. Want more? Visit the Christmas Feed on our site for 100s more recipes to help make your life a bit easier this holiday season.
1. Cardamom Cinnamon Buns
Photo and recipe by @now_forager
Let's start with Christmas brunch! Try these glazed saffron and cardamom cinnamon buns with a layer of rich dark chocolate down the center.
2. Holiday Cheese Board
Our secret to the perfect cheese board? Cheeses of different textures & tastes paired with seasonal and pickled vegetables and fruit, fresh bread, nuts, meats, olives, carefully arranged to set the festive mood immediately.
3. Sweet Potato Crostini
These sweet potato crostini will be a hit! Slice sweet potatoes into thin rounds, roast until crisp, and top with different spreads and toppings.
4. Rosemary Infused Cranberry Pomegranate Punch
Photo and recipe by @localhaven
Christmas isn’t complete without a festive drink, like this rosemary infused punch. This mocktail recipe is family friendly, but make sure to add vodka for a boozy option as well!
5. Spicy Maple Roasted Acorn Squash with Brown Butter Hazelnuts
Photo and recipe by @andreabemis
Onto the main meal: this maple & cayenne roasted winter squash with crunchy hazelnuts is unexpected, which is why it is awesome!
6. Crispy Potato Stacks with Asiago and Cheddar Cheese
Photo and recipe by @halfbakedharvest
Swap classic mashed potatoes for these cheesy potato stacks. The trick to getting perfectly crispy exteriors? Slice thin with a mandolin!
7. Creamy Brussels Sprouts with Wild Mushrooms and Crispy Shallots
Photo and recipe by @themodernproper
These brussels sprouts are far from boring.
8. Roast Beef
Photo and recipe by @bobandshan
This flavorful roast is cooked to perfection in a Beef Wellington-inspired crust of Dijon, mushrooms, thyme and shallots.
9. Homemade Popovers
Photo and recipe by @apleasantlittlekitchen
Fluffy, airy & crispy on the outside, you NEED to make these Popovers to accompany that roast.
10. Vanilla Layer Cake with Cranberry Filling and Cream Cheese Buttercream
Photo and recipe by @carlsbadcravings
The perfect Christmas Cake recipe is hard to come by, but this festive dessert is at the top of our list this year. Tart cranberries balance out the sweetness of the buttercream (and make for a gorgeous garnish).
11. Melted Snowman Sugar Cookies
Photo and recipe by @lisatutmanoglesby
Instead of classic gingerbread men, try these cute (and simple) melting snowman cookies this year.