Christmas Recipes

November 13, 2019

Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potato Casserole

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Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potato Casserole makes the PERFECT Thanksgiving and holiday side dish! Creamy russet potatoes are cooked with garlic cloves, then mashed with butter, milk and parmesan cheese. Top with additional parmesan before baking to create a crispy exterior on this comforting casserole. No matter if you're serving the family for a holiday or on a weeknight, Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potato Casserole packs a flavorful punch for any meal!

June 3, 2019

Easy Lemon Icing

Colorfully dyed Lemon Icing in containers, ready for decorating cookies
Whether you’re baking for a warm weather gathering, for friends or neighbors or simply baking just because, this Easy Lemon Icing is a simple, go-to recipe to make balanced sweet and tart icing for any cookies! Mix powdered sugar together with milk, lemon and vanilla extracts and lemon juice to make this icing. Make it vegan, too, with one simple switch! Perfect for cookies or to drizzle on cakes. Makes enough to ice 60 cookies.

April 8, 2019

Baked Ham with Bourbon Orange Glaze

A Baked Ham with Bourbon Orange Glaze sits on a platter, ready for serving
Elevate your holiday Baked Ham by adding a homemade bourbon orange glaze! Perfect for Easter, Christmas Eve and Day and any occasion when you're feeding a lot of mouths, this ham is an amazing recipe that looks fancy but is simple to make. Bake the ham first, according to the packaging's instructions, then make the glaze. Brush the ham with glaze as it bakes to add extra flavor. Once baked, remove the glazed ham from the oven, slice and...

January 23, 2019

The Potluck: December 2018

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Continuing the monthly tradition, The Speckled Palate's The Potluck: December 2018 includes our traditional (and favorite) Christmas cookies, presents exchanged and received, some kitchen-centric items, a life-changing pair of pajama pants and more. Swing by the blog today to read the full list of things I adored during the month of December.

January 21, 2019

Pomegranate Hot Buttered Rum

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Curl up with a mug of Pomegranate Hot Buttered Rum this winter. Traditional Hot Buttered Rum is given a facelift with pomegranate, thanks to homemade pomegranate rum and pomegranate juice. This mixed drink starts with a combination of softened butter, dark brown sugar and spices, then add boiling water, infused rum, pomegranate juice and a little maple! Perfect for a crowd or individual, this Pomegranate Hot Buttered Rum is the ultimate cozy drink.

December 31, 2018

Sparkling Ginger Cranberry Mocktail

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Serve up a Sparkling Ginger Cranberry Mocktail this New Year's Eve! This sparkling mocktail, which features tart unsweetened cranberry juice and spicy ginger beer, is a flavorful mixed drink to serve to individuals or a crowd. Add orange juice or apple juice to mellow the flavors for children. You can also swap ginger beer for ginger ale, too. With options to make this drink as tasty as possible, it's perfect for both adults and children!