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Blue Ribbon Christmas Recipes

From elegant dinner ideas to adorable Christmas cookies and delicious Christmas desserts, celebrate the holidays with tasty Christmas recipes.

Layers of the Scalloped Potatoes.

Scalloped Potatoes

My mother could make the best scalloped potatoes. It's so easy as most of the ...

Fresh Green Bean Casserole ready to be served.

Fresh Green Bean Casserole

This is something that I put together myself from bits of other recipes. It is ...

A platter of Katarzynki (Polish Gingerbread Cookies).

Katarzynki - Polish Gingerbread Cookies

When I was a little girl, I loved these cookies. Oh, who am I kidding ...

A plate of Snowball cookies.


This cookie has been called by many names... Russian tea cakes, Mexican wedding cookies. My ...

Grandma's Butterscotch Pie ready to be sliced.

Grandma's Butterscotch Pie

Grandma liked to cook and she used to love looking through cookbooks for different recipes. ...

Sinful Chocolate Mousse with whipped cream and chocolate.

Sinful Chocolate Mousse

Even in restaurants, chocolate mousse seems to be nothing more than chocolate pudding. This recipe ...

A plate of Gingerbread Thumbprints.

Gingerbread Thumbprints

This is a mix of several great gingerbread cookie recipes. I added the white chocolate ...

French Toast Souffle ready to be served.

French Toast Souffle

This light and fluffy version of french toast is delicious and simple. I use ...

A platter of from scratch Candied Yams.

Candied Yams

Candied yams (sweet potatoes) are a must for the holidays. Gotta love that country cooking!

Cranberry Meatballs with toothpicks.

Cranberry Meatballs

Back in the '60s, our gas company put on what they called their Holiday Cooking ...

A serving of Christy's Infamous Green Bean Casserole on a plate.

Christy's Infamous Green Bean Casserole

It is very important to use the name brand ingredients. This is NOT your ordinary ...

Turkey Gravy poured over mashed potatoes and sliced turkey.

Turkey Gravy

A delicious gravy everyone will love. It can be served at a formal dinner party ...

Sweet Potato Casserole with a pecan coconut topping.

Sweet Potato Casserole

I make this for the Thanksgiving dinner but you can make it anytime. It tastes ...

Slices of Brined and Bagged Turkey on a platter.

Turkey, Brined and Bagged!

Juicy, full of flavor, and even though it's a 20 pounder, it's gone the day ...

Golden brown cheese on top of the Easy Au Gratin Potatoes.

Easy Au Gratin Potatoes

I make this as a side dish. You can also add about a cup of ...

Outrageous Corn Pudding ready to serve.

Outrageous Corn Pudding

No corn muffin mix needed for this. This wonderful side dish is always the first ...

A serving of Nonna's Cornbread Dressing on a plate.

Nonna's Cornbread Dressing

I must have this served with cranberry sauce and a slice of turkey! All my ...

Basic Mashed Potatoes with melted butter on top.

Basic Mashed Potatoes

Just the basics! Potatoes make such a versatile base with which to experiment. ...

Baked Brie With Cranberry Sauce ready to serve.

Baked Brie With Cranberry Sauce

The combination of tart cranberry sauce and creamy Brie cheese is irresistible! You can prepare ...

Owen's Sausage Stuffing ready to be served.

Owen's Sausage Stuffing

I make this every year at Thanksgiving & Christmas. It is my family's favorite!

Hawaiian Sweet Potato Casserole ready to be served.

Hawaiian Style Sweet Potato Casserole

I have been making this recipe for Thanksgiving for decades. Since my hubby is Hawaiian, ...

Scooping the Candied Yams From Scratch.

Candied Yams From Scratch (Sweet Potatoes)

Water is not needed to boil the yams, although you should add about 3 tablespoons ...