We’ve made it past Thanksgiving and I’m ready to keep on this delicious, festive recipe train. If you’re tired of stuffing & potatoes like I am — I’ve got you covered with seasonal, cozy soups, super nourishing dinners, and plenty of desserts to carry you through December.
What’s in season in December?
This month we’re cooking with tons of delicious, vitamin-packed winter squash, dark leafy greens, broccoli plenty of sweet potatoes. Stock up on:
Citrus is also coming into season so be sure to stock up on juicy oranges and lemons for baking, dressings and more. You’ll find a healthy dose of gingerbread and sugar cookies because hello, baking season!
Scroll through, pick out your favs, and enjoy these seasonal recipes all December long.
Breakfast & brunch
Upside-Down Bananas Foster French Toast Bake
Fluffy Gingerbread Pancakes
Orange Gingerbread Swirl Loaf
St. Nick’s Naughty & Nice Chocolate Peppermint Smoothie
The Best Cinnamon Rolls You’ll Ever Eat
Upside-Down Orange Caramel Pecan French Toast Bake
Chai-Spiced Sweet Potato Pancakes
Classic French Onion Soup
Lightened Up Cheddar Cauliflower Broccoli Soup
Winter Butternut Squash Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad
Creamy Tomato Orzo Soup with Mini Turkey Meatballs
Vegan White Bean & Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Appetizers & snacks
St. Nick’s Drop It Like It’s Hot Party Nuts
Garlic Olive Oil Dip
Bacon Wrapped Dark Chocolate & Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates
Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites
Roasted Garlic Tahini Carrot Dip
Apple Cider Hot Toddy
Pesto Mushroom Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups
Mom’s Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Roasted Butternut Squash Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Couscous
Lightened Up Chicken Pot Pie
One Pot Cheesy Mushroom Spinach Beef Pasta
Cozy Roasted Vegetable Butternut Squash Lasagna
Mint Chocolate Cookies with Mint Frosting
The Best Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies You’ll Ever Eat
Grain Free Cinnamon Roll Cookies
World’s Best Banana Cream Pie (with peanut butter cookie crust!)
White Chocolate Macadamia Snickerdoodles
One Bowl Gluten Free Gingerbread Snacking Cake
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cream Pies with Fluffy Peanut Butter Filling
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