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Easy Christmas Recipes

If you're short on time during this busy season, browse our collection of easy Christmas recipes. Find quick, no-fuss holiday recipes, including appetizers, candies, cookies and more, and enjoy more time with family and friends as a result.

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Party Pesto Pinwheels

I took a couple of my favorite recipes and combined them into these delicious hors d'oeuvres. The colorful and impressive snacks come together easily with refrigerated crescent roll dough, prepared pesto sauce and a jar of roasted red peppers. -Kathleen Farrell Rochester, New York
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Four Ingredient Tumbleweeds

Four Ingredient Tumbleweeds

Four Ingredient Tumbleweeds

With just four ingredients, these surprisingly easy clusters are guaranteed to delight both young and old alike all year round. Melted butterscotch chips and peanut butter coat nuts and potato sticks to make these satisfying sweet-salty treats.—Peggy J Gray, Savannah, Tennessee

Cranberry Crispies

Cranberry Crispies

Cranberry Crispies

At holiday rush time, you can't go wrong with these simple cookies shared by LaVern Kraft of Lytton, Iowa. They're a snap to stir up with a boxed quick bread mix, and they bake up crisp and delicious.

Ribbon Crispies

Ribbon Crispies

Ribbon Crispies

"These dressed-up rice crispies are a great-tasting twist on a longtime favorite," writes Nancy Baker of Boonville, Missouri. "They’re perfect for buffet tables and meals eaten on the run. Kids from 1 to 101 love them, and they’re always a huge hit no matter where or when I share them with others."
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Orange Appeal

Orange Appeal

Orange Appeal

Oranges add color and great taste to winter meals! Orange Appeal looks very bright and appealing served in a glass bowl, and it's a light and easy dessert to finish off a hearty holiday meal. As far as I'm concerned, the citrusy aroma of oranges is a must at Christmas time!

Apple-Cranberry Relish

Apple-Cranberry Relish

Apple-Cranberry Relish

This fresh ruby-colored relish is sweet and tangy, and the apples and celery give it a terrific crunch. At our house, it's a holiday menu mainstay since it's so pleasant with poultry and pork. —Edith McFarland, Willits, California

Melting Snowman

Melting Snowman

Melting Snowman

After an afternoon of sledding, kids will love to warm up with hot chocolate and these special snowman toppers. The snowmen will disappear as they sip and so will the chill on their fingers and toes! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Edible Evergreens

Edible Evergreens

Edible Evergreens

This tasty tree requires only two ingredients and is a snap to assemble. Just gather the edge of a fruit roll as you wrap it around a sugar one "tank" to make pretty evergreen "branches."

Cherry Almond Bark

Cherry Almond Bark

Cherry Almond Bark

Chock-full of colorful cherries and almonds, this fast-to-fix candy is a Christmas tradition at Rita Goshaw's home in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin. "It's one of my family's favorite munchies while decorating the tree and wrapping presents, she comments.

Applesauce-Berry Gelatin Mold

Applesauce-Berry Gelatin Mold

Applesauce-Berry Gelatin Mold

Want a head start on your holiday meal? Try this uncomplicated, yet pretty apple-berry mold from Gloria Coates of Madison, Connecticut. Fresh cranberries and mint leaves are a beautiful garnish.

Cranberry Mallow Dessert

Cranberry Mallow Dessert

Cranberry Mallow Dessert

A holiday tradition at Cristie Hunt’s house in Rossville, Georgia, this fluffy refresher is pretty as a picture and lighter than air. “It makes a great alternative to plain old cranberry sauce,” she adds, “and an easy potluck dish for seasonal get-togethers.”

Harvest Salads with Pear Vinaigrette

Harvest Salads with Pear Vinaigrette

Harvest Salads with Pear Vinaigrette

You’ll love this simple but elegant salad’s subtly tart dressing and fresh taste. It’s a fantastic combination! Don’t have Gouda? Try using Swiss cheese instead. Cheryl Perry - Hertford, North Carolina
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