And just like that, it’s Christmastime again.
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.
This is the first Christmas we’ve spent in Ohio since 2011. It’s wild to think it’s been that long. This Christmas looks very different for us. We’ve gotten used to our quiet holidays alone in LA. We traded in palm trees for pine trees this holiday season.
In addition to all of the shopping, gift wrapping and family fun, I’ve done a ton of cooking this past week. Here are a few of our favorite recipes that I’ve made…
Fruit cobbler baked oatmeal– this was a hit at our Christmas brunch!
Homemade cinnamon rolls– cinnamon rolls have been a Christmas morning staple my entire life. Last year, I decided to ditch the Pillsbury canned rolls for homemade and they’re now one of our favorite Christmas traditions.
Blueberry Buckle Cake– this blueberry crumble coffee cake is a great alternative to blueberry muffins. Great all year round!
Sweet potato casserole– our favorite side dish on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Hash brown casserole– another favorite side dish every holiday and dinner party.
Cast iron skillet chicken– the only way I want to cook chicken forevermore. Juiciest chicken you’ll ever taste!
Ambrosia– we’re not reinventing the wheel here, it’s your typical Ambrosia salad. Staple dish at summer cookouts, but Matt wanted it for Christmas brunch.
Melting potatoes– the best potatoes I’ve ever tasted. I’m not kidding.
French bread– four ingredients; one hour. That’s all you need for this delicious homemade bread.
Mom’s bean casserole- I’ve never been able to find this recipe online, but it’s one of our absolute faves. I’ll blog it soon so y’all can share in it’s deliciousness as well.
Whew! No wonder I’m tired. That’s a crap ton of cooking I’ve done this week. I didn’t include the other smaller dishes I’ve made like my crunchy brussel sprouts, turmeric broccoli, garlic mushrooms… I love to cook, if you couldn’t tell. This Christmas has been especially fun to have family around to cook for other than just Matt and I.
What have you made this week? Share your dishes and even your recipes in the comments below. I hope you’ve had a Christmas full of family, food and fun. Wishing you a very blessed and very loved holiday season.