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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.

Simple Lemon Parsley Potatoes

Simple Lemon Parsley Potatoes

Simple Lemon Parsley Potatoes

For a simply delicious side dish, I often prepare these potatoes. I like the fact that there are few ingredients and they take such little time to prepare.—Dorothy Pritchett, Wills Point, Texas

Cinnamon Spiced Pecans

Cinnamon Spiced Pecans

Cinnamon Spiced Pecans

Here is a treat enjoyed by people of all ages. Spiced pecans are nice to have on hand during the Christmas season - to serve as an appetizer or add to your cookie plate, or to give as gifts packaged in decorated jars or containers! I love making foods that will delight my family or guests.

Minty Peas and Onions

Minty Peas and Onions

Minty Peas and Onions

MOTHER could always rely on peas and onions when she was in a hurry and needed a quick side dish. Besides being easy to prepare, this dish was loved by everyone in our family. It was handed down to my mother by my grandmother. -Santa D'Addario, Jacksonville, Florida
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Family-Favorite Cran-Apple Relish

Family-Favorite Cran-Apple Relish

Family-Favorite Cran-Apple Relish

I made this relish for first time 53 years ago when I was 14. My mother wasn't able to prepare Thanksgiving dinner that year, so I was the cook for our family of 12! We all liked this dish so much that it became our family's traditional cranberry relish.

Sausage Cheese Biscuits

Sausage Cheese Biscuits

Sausage Cheese Biscuits

These breakfast-in-a-biscuit goodies will appeal to the young...and the young at heart. It's one of my favorite recipes because it doesn't require any special ingredients. —Marlene Neideigh, Myrtle Point, Oregon

Coconut Snowball Cake

Coconut Snowball Cake

Coconut Snowball Cake

This quick-to-make cake so closely resembles a large fluffy snowball that people may admire it instead of eating it. But it tastes so good, says Jan Bass, Council Bluffs, Iowa, that they won't wait long before taking a slice!—Jan Bass, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Hearty Mushroom Canapes

Hearty Mushroom Canapes

Hearty Mushroom Canapes

This appealing appetizer from Sue Huebner of Wausau, Wisconsin shapes up nicely for Valentine's Day—or any special holiday. "I cut the bread for my canapes into hearts, flowers and other seasonal symbols," she describes. "They're a big hit at parties. In fact, every time I serve them, I get requests for the recipe."—Sue Huebner, Wausau, Wisconsin

Hot Cocoa Mix

Hot Cocoa Mix

Hot Cocoa Mix

In just a few quick minutes, you can whip together an old-fashioned treat certain to be enjoyed by all at your Christmas festivities. But don't limit this speedy hot cocoa to that use alone—wrap some up to give as gifts as well. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Cherry-Raspberry Jam

Cherry-Raspberry Jam

Cherry-Raspberry Jam

When sour cherries and red raspberries are in season, I always freeze some with this recipe in mind. I've been making jams and jellies for years, and friends and family agree this is the best I make.

Beef Chili Cheese Dip

Beef Chili Cheese Dip

Beef Chili Cheese Dip

I love to keep these ingredients on hand for entertaining or quick-to-prepare hearty snacks.—Nancy Brown, Janesville, Wisconsin

Easy Lemon Lime Punch

Easy Lemon Lime Punch

Easy Lemon Lime Punch

Meet the Cook: "This festive-looking green punch has starred at many holiday parties and other events," comments Karen Engstrand of Alma, Wisconsin. "The recipe comes from a cookbook I won in a drawing when I was a child. The cover is lost now, and the pages are yellowing...but the recipes are as wonderful as ever."
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