All The Recipes You'll Need To Get You Through The Holidays

When it comes to the holidays, shopping, throwing parties, and entertaining guests can be hard. The Daily Meal is here to make everything a bit easier with our list of every recipe you'll need for the holidays.

In our round up, we have carefully selected recipes appropriate for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas (both Eve and Day), and New Year's (likewise). You'll find recipes for breakfasts and brunches, cookies, tasty (and healthy) desserts, edible gifts, holiday drinks, late night noshes, leftovers, lunch, turkey alternatives, and side dishes, as well as five different ways to make turkey.

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Need a side dish? We have them. Need turkey alternatives? We have those, too — even lobster. Lobster for Thanksgiving? Why not? It's festive — and it's quite possibly one of the things the Pilgrims ate at the first Thanksgiving.

To help with all the food shopping you'll most probably be doing as the holidays arrive, here are some expert grocery-buying tips — useful now but good all year long — from savings expert Jeanette Pavini.

Store Circulars

It starts with the store circulars or weekly ads that come in your mail every week. Many of us immediately toss them into the recycling, which is a mistake. Plan menus around what's on sale. You may even start to notice patterns – items that go on sale at regular intervals. Most ads appear in your mailbox on Tuesday for deals that go into effect on Wednesday. Look for special, limited-time sales.


Look for coupons that match up with items on your list. Inventory is constantly changing so you will want to check back regularly for new deals. Remember, coupons aren't just for groceries.

Loyalty Cards

Some stores will require a loyalty card in order to receive sale prices. Many also offer incentive programs — like gas savings — when you spend a certain amount on groceries. You want to be familiar with the perks of your grocery store loyalty program so you can maximize these savings.[pullquote:right]


Use the old-fashioned envelope system. Designate a set amount of cash for groceries every week and stick to it. When the cash runs out, make do with the groceries that you have on hand. If there's extra money at the end of the week, put it into savings.

Rain Check

Always ask for a rain check if an item is on sale and out of stock. A rain check entitles you to the sale price when the item is back in stock. Most rain checks do come with time limits, so read the fine print. If you had intended to buy multiple of the item, make sure that is noted on the rain check.


Breakfast and Brunch

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes with Warmed Cider Sauce

Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chunks

Cranberry French Toast

Pumpkin Bacon Grits with a Poached Egg

Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito


Baked Brie Stuffed with Fig Jam

Brussel Sprouts with Crispy Lamb Belly

Cherry Tomatoes Stuffed with Avocado

Creamed Spinach-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms


Golden Cider Roasted Turkey

Grill-Roasted Herbed Turkey with Chardonnay Gravy

Roast Turkey with Spiced Rub

Stuffed Filled Turkey Breast

Turkey Breast with Gravy

Turkey Alternatives

Crispy Roast Chicken

Ham with Marmalade–Bourbon Glaze

Prime Rib Roast with Potato and Rutabaga Gratin and L'Etoile Steak Sauce

Stuffed Maine Lobster

Side Dishes

Brioche Stuffing

Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Onions

Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon


Leftover Turkey Empanadas

Leftover Turkey Sandwich Topped with Muenster Cheese and Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Stuffing Hash and Eggs

Thanksgiving Leftover Mac and Cheese


Aloha Chocolate Truffles

Apple Pandoro Pudding with Vanilla Gelato, Mulled Wine Sauce, and Apple Chips

Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

Sweet Potato Pie with Candied Bacon

Texas Pecan Pie

Healthy Desserts

Brainy Brownies

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

Gingered Fruit Parfait

Low-Fat Chocolate Pudding

Medley of Citrus Fruit with Fresh Mint

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies


The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever

Matcha Chocolate Chip Rice Cookie

Pecan Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cookies

Peppermint Crunch Sugar Cookies

Pumpkin Madeleines

Late Night

7-Layer Dip

Bacon and Cheddar Cheese Potato Skins Recipe

Brownies Recipe

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Truffle Grilled Cheese

Holiday Drinks

Chai-Spiced Hot Chocolate

Gingerbread Latte

Harvest Spice Tea Toddy

Pomegranate Mulled Wine Recipe

Slow-Cooker Mulled Apple Cider

Edible Gifts

Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bark

Cranberry Orange Jam

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Raspberry Jam Cookies

Swirled Peppermint Bark