I have yet another holiday-themed “Recipe Reciprocity” for you today. There are so many great recipes out there and not enough days left between now and Christmas to make them. So I went ahead and did some prioritizing, and these 5 from fellow food bloggers are at the top of my to-do list.
1. The Pioneer Woman‘s Christmas Finger Jello is one of my absolute favorite things to serve at Christmas gatherings. I am not exaggerating when I say I look forward to making this stuff months and months in advance. The recipe takes very little hands-on time, but does require a lot of in between time to get each layer to set. I promise you it’s worth it. My dad isn’t a sweets guy, and he’ll always try to steal piece of it when he thinks I’m not looking. Notice I said try.
Note: I stop after layer 7, which actually works out great because that leaves me with with different top and bottom colors. Flip some of them around as you display them and you’ll get a nice red and green thing going.
2. Gingerbread cupcakes make so much sense to me and yet I’ve never made any. These ones from Sally’s Baking Addiction look darling with their little gingerbread man decorations. Sally writes, “Buttery and rich, these easy cupcakes are Christmas in a wrapper.” Yes please.
3. Halfway homemade is a practice I very much believe in this time of year. It’s the only way to survive holiday potluck after holiday potluck. Christmas-style Chocolate-Covered Pretzels by ladies at The Merrythought sound like they might be a little too easy, but I’m fine with it if you are.
4. Yet more halfway-homemade goodness from Endlessly Inspired. These Mini Dulce de Leche Cheesecakes look like a great individually-sized party dessert. Dress it up with a Christmas-tree shaped drizzle for the holidays, and use your artistic license to decorate it as you please for any other time of the year.
5. And these Gingerbread Donut Cookies from Studio DIY bring together the best of three worlds. I love anything donut-inspired. Make it a gingerbread cookie with frosting and I’m there.
That’ll do for this edition of my weekly hat tip to other bloggers. Nice job, ladies!