5 Foodie Musts for Christmastime!

5 Foodie Musts for Christmastime!

Christmas is about so much more than food — right? It’s about our faith, our family, our friends. It’s about honoring past traditions and making room for new ones all at the same time. And it’s about food.

For me, food is a way to recall loved ones, events, locations, moments, travel and holidays past. And recipes connect me immediately to those recollections. One day, the special holiday recipes we currently make as a family will connect my herd to these very moments — and that is comforting to me. That may not be the original intention with the term “comfort food” but it’s sure comforting nonetheless.

Our families’ first Christmastime must :: Big Country Breakfast Bread Pudding 


This recipe is simple to make and so satisfyingly delicious. With almost 300,000 views – it’s my most popular recipe ((for good reason)).

For a yummy twist – serve this breakfast in a jar!

2. Onion Souffl√© ::


Another simple – crazy delicious, satisfying snack. This recipe has a short list of ingredients and will disappear in a flash when served hot with your favorite crackers, pita chips, or, if we’re being honest, by the spoonful straight out of the dish.

3. Oven Roasted Lemon Shrimp 


This is a no-fail, speedy recipe that will result in the most delicious shrimp you have ever eaten. I promise.

4. Smoked Pork Butt

This recipe is our Christmas Eve tradition. We have made it for close to 15 years. It feeds a herd of people and is the best, most tender, flavorful pork you’ll ever have the privilege of eating. The outside forms the most addictively amazing bark/crust. Keep an eye on whoever is shredding this bad boy – ’cause they are probably eating it all before it ever makes it to the serving platter!

5. Simple Vanilla Bean Cheesecake


This recipe for cheesecake is both classic and simply perfect. Easy to make and sure to impress, this is the dessert for your holiday events. Top with a yummy sweetened sour cream or cherries (I am doing half and half — half cherries and half sweetened sour cream — this Christmas!)

Whether this helps remind you of moments past or to establish traditions to be remembered for years to come, I hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas, full of memories and yummy food.