#festive Recipes

A bowl of French Potato Soup.

French Potato Soup

This is an easy way to impress your guests. I have served it at cocktail ...

A bowl of Caramel Coated Walnuts.

Caramel Coated Walnuts

Great appetizer or have on hand for treat or snacks. Everyone asks for the recipe.

A plate of Oatmeal Raisin Maple Cookies.

Oatmeal Raisin Maple Cookies

The maple glaze is so delicious on this oatmeal raisin cookie. It is a step ...

The Not So Sweet Potato Casserole ready to serve.

The Not So Sweet Potato Casserole

My family may be one of ten who really doesn't like the marshmallowy, brown sugary ...

New Years Eve Champagne Punch

So good! Great for anytime, but a festive punch for the holidays and/or New Years ...

A tray of Bruschetta sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.


I came up with this recipe when I lived in Los Angeles, CA. It ...

Crock Pot Cornish Hen ready to be sliced.

Crock Pot Rosemary Cornish Game Hen

This recipe came about as an easy dinner for me to throw together when I ...

This was the last piece in the entire dish. I forgot to take a better photo before I served it but forgot. This was all that was left.

Savory Sausage Chestnut Dressing

Just in time for Thanksgiving. Every year I make a different dressing or stuffing but ...

Old Fashioned Snowball Cake

Old Fashioned Snowball Cake

This is a very old recipe. A lot of people probably have it. ...

Gumdrop Fudge

This is my Grandma Klepper's fudge recipe with variations. I LOVE Christmas, seriously I look ...

From Instagram: Chocolate Coconut Kissy Cookies http://instagram.com/p/kAY34NKu38/

Chocolate Coconut Kissy Cookies

Death by double chocolate if you try these cookies! Chocolate cocoa, and coconut sealed with ...

Super easy microwave peanut brittle!

2Di4 Microwave Peanut Brittle

Super special recipe which uses the microwave instead of your iron skillet! Try it once ...


Fairytale Cocktail

I had a little bit of this and little of that; this is what came ...

From Instagram: Old Fashion Cheesy Scalloped Company Potatoes...when can I expect you??? http://instagram.com/p/iZqVfxqu3Z/

Old Fashion Cheesy Scalloped Company Potatoes

When company is coming this is the dish! These old fashion cheesy scalloped potatoes are ...

Mini gingerbread house to sit on the rim of your mug of hot cocoa, tea or coffee!  The perfect holiday treat to dip into your beverage!

Mini Gingerbread Cookie Houses

This is a delicious gingerbread cookie recipe. For a fun holiday twist, roll out ...

Festive, fresh, and delicious salmon ball served in a clam shell for your holiday party!

Freshly Festive Salmon Ball

For years I have used canned salmon for various recipes until I figured out a ...

From Instagram: Pecan Sandies http://instagram.com/p/hlbOl3quzP/

Traditional Toasted Pecan Sandies

These easy, buttery, and delicious sandies are a tradition at the Hocut house during the ...

From Instagram: Old Fashion Fudge http://instagram.com/p/f1N5F1Ku6t/

Christmas Fudge

Perfect fudge every time, just don't forget to use the candy thermometer! If you overcook, ...

Cheese Ring with Cranberry Salsa

made by Carolee McNally of The Villages, FL on November 19, 2013

Cherry Pecan Bread

This pretty bread originally came from the Taste of Home's Holiday Recipe Card Collection cookbook ...

From Instagram: How they do that ? http://instagram.com/p/fYfjmDqV3A/

"She Knows" Pumpkin Pound Cake

Found this today, I just had to share. ENJOY! http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/975551/pumpkin-pound-cake