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Holiday Recipes Our Community Cooks Can’t Wait to Make This Year

Our Community Cooks share their must-make holiday recipes. From classic favorites to new additions, these recipes need to be on your menu.

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Bohemian Kolaches

These Bohemian Kolaches are a perfect holiday treat. Shawn Barto plans to make them as a Christmas breakfast pastry!

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Easy Truffles

Sweet treats like these truffles, are a holiday staple. Holly Balzer and Cindy Worth are planning to make all sorts of candies for their holiday!
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Vermont Maple Cookies

If you want to add a new recipe to your holiday cookie roster, try these Vermont Maple Cookies. Becky Carver and her son have been on a “maple kick” and are planning to make these for Christmas!
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Red Wine Cranberry Sauce

“I found this Taste of Home recipe about 5 years ago and have used it ever since….. it is THE BEST cranberry sauce I’ve ever had!” -Susan Bickta
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There are so many different ways to make rugelach which makes it a great, easily customizable treat during the holidays. Kristyne Walter will be making three different types of rugelach: Cherry almond, blueberry white chocolate, and raspberry pecan dark chocolate.
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Best Ever Stuffed Mushrooms

If you are entertaining for the holidays, our community cooks recommend adding stuffed mushrooms to your menu. They are a great, one-bite appetizer and can be made a number of different ways. Making our Pork Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms is a holiday tradition in Theresa Ravencraft’s house!
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Potato Latkes

Our community cooks are also putting Latkes on their menus for their Hanukkah celebrations. Kristyne Walter celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah in her house and makes Latkes every year!
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Slow-Cooked Smokies

Smoked sausages are a great option for one-bite appetizers. It’s a very versatile food that can be slow-cooked, deep-fried or wrapped in a blanket. Sue Gronholz has put her Brandied Appetizer Sausages on her Christmas menu for more than 30 years!
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Marinated Olive & Cheese Ring

This recipe is simple, delicious and almost too pretty to eat. it’s so good. Jane Zirbser said this recipe was so goo and looked very impressive in her holiday spread!
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Creamy Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

What is a holiday spread without some homemade mashed potatoes? Shawn Barto is putting a keto-twist to this recipe by adding riced cauliflower as a low-carb option!
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Grandma’s Roasted Duck

If you and your family aren’t a fan of glazed ham or you’re already sick of turkery, duck can be a tasty alternative. Robert Johnson and his family like to roast a duck or goose for the holidays and he uses the fat from his bird to make his duck fat potato recipe.

Sue Stetzel
Sue has been working with Taste of Home since 2011. When she isn’t writing, she’s answering your burning cooking questions and working with our team of Community Cooks. She spends her free time cooking, crafting, and volunteering for various organizations in her home town.