What's the one day of the year most breakfast casseroles are made? Christmas day! Christmas morning, actually. So many families are hosting family members in town from afar, a hot and cheesy breakfast casserole easily feeds a crowd.
You can assemble it the night before and just plop it in the oven in the morning. This way you, the cook, can enjoy the festivities of the morning with your guests instead futzing about in the kitchen.
Who knew the boy could bake? Here's classic Christmas cookie from Hank. Enjoy! ~Elise
This cookie is my other favorite Christmas cookie, along with walnut snowballs. I am sure my mum made all kinds of Christmas cookies over the years, but none were as memorable as these two. Spritz, she called them, and little did I know that this was far more than a pet name she had for the cookie.
Have extra eggnog? (Is that even possible? It takes every ounce of self control I possess to not drink the entire quart if there is one in the fridge.)
If you do have some eggnog, here is a wonderful pound cake to make with it, a cake that celebrates all things eggnoggy (new word, just made it up). Like eggnog, it is well spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice. It has flecks of sweetened dried cranberries and orange zest.
Are you a fruitcake lover? Though this traditional holiday cake is often maligned (guess some people don't like candied fruit?), prepared well it's wonderful.
This fruitcake is our family's favorite, packed with dates, walnuts, raisins, and glazed cherries. Think raisin bread, on steroids. The recipe comes from the wife of a family friend, Patricia, who for years sent us a loaf every Christmas.