7 Simple Family Recipes For The Holidays

With the arrival of the holiday madness, it can be hard to whip up a meal that everyone loves! Some of you may have kids from college returning home, some of you may be hosting your in-laws, cousins, grandmas, aunts and uncles, or if you’re like me, you have two hungry twins always looking to eat something tasty! If you’re looking for some recipes to try out this holiday season, checkout some of my favorite recipes below.

The holidays call for cozy and lazy mornings, and these Special Pancakes are the perfect thing to whip up for the whole family. They’re made with basic ingredients that you already have in your pantry and fridge, and taste so heavenly. Not too sweet, not too heavy, just right. Top with berries for an extra treat for the kids! Grab the recipe here.

Be sure to get some veggies and greens on the table. This Holiday Salad with Creamy Shallot Vinaigrette, is one that my friend Cristina Ferrare taught me, and is great for crowds. If you’re hosting people for Christmas Eve or Christmas Dinner, whip up this delicious salad topped with walnuts, pomegranate seeds, feta cheese, and a simple yet divine homemade dressing! Yum!

Need a no-fuss meal that tastes like a 5-star restaurant? There’s a reason one-pot meals are all the rage right now! This One Pot Pasta with Burrata comes together in minutes, just dump the tomatoes, onions, basil, pasta and parmesan in a pot and let the flavors meld into each other! It’ll feed your whole family and you won’t have to slave over the dishes after it’s done – win win!

For those cold winter nights, look no further than my Easy Chili recipe! I love to serve mine with sour cream and cheese on top, and my weakness is putting it all on top of a bed of Fritos. It’s an easy budget-friendly meal that truly everyone loves!

Not a fan of ham? Don’t want to cook another turkey? I hear you. How about a recipe that takes half the time and tastes just as good? Grab the recipe for my Butter & Herb Chicken dish. Even the kids love this one! Serve with some of your favorite sides, my kids love eating it with roasted potatoes, or you could serve it with some rice, broccoli or asparagus!

Lastly, what are the holiday without homemade desserts? Checkout the recipe for my decadent brownie squares, made with unsweetened chocolate squares and walnuts! Or if you’re feeling really generous, make each person their own Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie, it’s kind of like a Pazookie, except it’s homemade so it makes it that much better!

Wishing you all a delicious holiday season! Make sure to tag @lisabreckenridge if you try one of my recipes!



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