Find ideas for everything you need for a last-minute holiday!

Recipes for a Last-Minute Holiday

Each year, I promise myself that I am going to get a head start on the holidays. This internal conversation happens around October – this is when I start to set goals to get that holiday picture snapped, Christmas cards ordered, presents wrapped, and holiday…

Find ideas for everything you need for a last-minute holiday!
Recipes for a Last-Minute Holiday

Find ideas for everything you need for a last-minute holiday!
Each year, I promise myself that I am going to get a head start on the holidays. This internal conversation happens around October – this is when I start to set goals to get that holiday picture snapped, Christmas cards ordered, presents wrapped, and holiday baking done. They’re not lofty goals by any means, but inevitably, the days fly by, and before I know it, I find myself scrambling to pull together a last-minute holiday.

Please tell me I’m not alone!

If you’re like me, you look to family favorites for holiday inspiration, but sometimes you need some ideas to push through those final days. Here are some recipes for a last-minute holiday — whether you are looking for homemade, edible gifts, celebration food, or simple recipes when you are all tangled in gift ribbon but still need something nourishing to eat.

Edible Gift Giving

Many of these recipes are favorites from friends and family – each one bringing memories to mind when I make them.
Baked Caramel Corn
Fresh Cranberry Tea Cakes
Pizzelle
Cranberry Nut Butterhorns
Spanish Coffee Cake
Dark Chocolate Peppermint Kahlúa Fudge
Apple Pecan Loaf Cake

Holiday Breakfast

Coconut Hazelnut Eggnog French Toast
Banana Bread French Toast
Baked Buttermilk French Toast with Oat Streusel
Gingerbread Belgian Waffles
Savory Sourdough Bread Pudding
Baked Eggs with Cheesy Pancetta Biscuits

Holiday Sweets

Eggnog Mousse
Lemon Spritz Cookies
Coffee Budino
Santa Treats + Free Holiday Printables
Coconut Cookies + Free Holiday Printables

The Holiday Table

Popcorn Christmas Tree Place Cards DIY
Cranberry Wreath Place Cards DIY
Holiday Tablescape: Understated Elegance

The Holiday Feast

Wasabi Crusted Prime Rib
Lobster Corn Chowder
Roasted Mushroom and Cauliflower Soup
Cranberry Balsamic Crusted Chateaubriand
Cranberry Walnut Kale Salad with Fresh Cranberry Vinaigrette
Roasted Butternut Squash Winter Salad with Kale, Farro and Cranberry Dressing
Quinoa Salad with Roasted Red Beets, Oranges and Pomegranate
Sweet Potato and Kale Coconut Curry Soup

Holiday Toasts

Mulled Wine
Lemongrass & Blood Orange Wine Spritzer
Sparkling Mango Sorbet Floats
Coconut Hazelnut Eggnog

Meals for the Holiday Rush

Mechado Filipino Beef Stew
Faux Pho
Chicken Chili
Steamed Clams and Mussels in Coconut Curry Broth
Chicken and Herb Spaetzle Soup

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Deck the Halls

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Holiday Entertaining

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Christmas Cookies and Treats

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  1. Liz

    You’d think I’d have it all figured out by now, but will still be baking more cookies tomorrow! And the shopping?? Still a few things on my shopping list! Love all your terrific ideas (I could eat my weight in anything made of popcorn!). Merry Christmas!!!

    Reply
    • Liren Baker

      Are any of us really, though? I think it’s so hard to get everything done – I really admire people who have all their holidays planned and done ahead of time!

      Reply
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