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Nov/Dec 2019 Table of Contents

It’s hard to believe we’re finally here: the crux of the baking season. Between Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s, it can sometimes feel like we spend half the holiday season peeking into an oven to see if some yummy treat is finally ready. This issue is designed to give you plenty of recipe ideas to get you through the holiday season in style. There’s no better place to start than Christmas morning. Who doesn’t love stumbling out of their bedroom, sleep still in their eyes, and smelling a freshly baked sweet treat wafting from the kitchen. The holiday season calls for a good number of parties and get-togethers, which means we need appetizers aplenty. We have some evergreen favorites that will work all year round as well as some special seasonal surprises. Plus, we’ve thrown in a bonus slow cooker hot chocolate drink that even Santa will be impressed with! Side dishes are a staple of any of the big holiday meals, so whether you’re bringing a dish to help out the host or cooking the whole thing yourself, these staples will get you through the day. Finally, we have a smattering of desserts to choose from because, let’s face it, desserts might secretly be the best part. We have an array of pies to choose from that will steal the hearts of everyone at Thanksgiving dinner. And your cookie exchange is all set with five ideas you’ll love showing off. With recipes like these, your holidays are bound to be jollier than ever.

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Ho-Ho-Ho-liday Cinnamon Rolls

If you’re looking for something to enjoy on Christmas morning that’s easy to prep ahead of time, this recipe is for you. Create the recipe up until the point where you have the dough in a log. Wrap it up tightly and freeze it, and then all you’ll need to do on Christmas morning is… Read Recipe


Penguin Bites

These adorable winter wonderland bites are sure to be the star of your Christmas party spread. Since these don’t require baking, it’s a fun activity to have any small kids help with. Cut up all the ingredients ahead of time and watch as they assemble the penguin friends themselves! Read Recipe


Classic Turkey Stuffing

Stuffing is another classic dish for any big holiday meal. The key to making this meal work is using a very dry bread, so it’ll retain its shape even after soaking up the various juices. Plus, since it’ll keep for a few days, you’re welcome to make this dish ahead of time if you’re worried… Read Recipe


Fall Day Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving dinner isn’t quite the same if it’s not followed by a slice of homemade pumpkin pie. We’ve fancied this one up from what you might typically see by adding pie crust leaf decorations around the edges. All you need from those are cookie cutters. So simple! Read Recipe


Homemade Gingerbread People

Gingerbread people are the ultimate decorative cookie. We recommend making a batch of these ahead of time and getting a bunch of sprinkles, icing, and candies together to create a fun experience for the kids! Read Recipe


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Editor: Jessica Thelander
Executive Chef: Addie Gundry
Photographers: Megan Von Schonhoff and Tom Krawczyk
Cover Design: Matt Paulson
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