12 Days of Christmas Recipes

on October 27, 2011
Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

Your true love might not give you 10 leaping lords or 5 golden rings, but any of these dishes will fill that void.

Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

Chicken with 20 Cloves of Garlic

12 Drummers Drumming Our finest sticks we bring, pa rum pum pum pum! These Christmas chicken drumsticks go gourmet with the help of 20 cloves of garlic and cherry tomatoes.

Recipe: Chicken with 20 Cloves of Garlic

Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

Sugar Cookies

11 Pipers Piping Piping icing onto sugar cookies this Christmas will have you feeling like a true pâtissièr! Follow our two for one recipe with directions for both a classic dough and buttercream frosting.

Recipe: Sugar Cookies

Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

Cashew Butter Crunch Popcorn

10 Lords-a-Leaping Kernels will be leaping higher than lords to be part of this bowl of caramel-y popcorn. Perfect for parties, this treat takes only five minutes to prepare.

Recipe: Cashew Butter Crunch Popcorn

Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

Prosecco Sunrise Punch

9 Ladies Dancing We love watching bubbles dance in this pretty two-toned drink! Serve at Christmas brunch in lieu of traditional mimosas.

Recipe: Prosecco Sunrise Punch

Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

Tres Leches Cake

8 Maids-a-Milking Those maids are going to be working overtime this season considering three types of milk and two cups of cream go into our super dense and marvelously moist cake.

Recipe: Tres Leches Cake

Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

Brie and Basil Stuffed Turkey Breast

7 Swans a Swimming They may not look like much before baking, but these ugly ducklings will become stunning swans after 40 minutes of roasting. Check out the recipe page for the reveal!

Recipe: Brie and Basil Stuffed Turkey Breast

Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

Baked Eggs with Olives

6 Geese-a-Laying Though geese are great, we prefer chickens-a-laying for Christmas brunch. Pretty baked eggs topped with breadcrumbs take almost no time to prepare, but you'd never know it by the elegant look of the dish.

Recipe: Baked Eggs with Olives

Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

Citrus Golden Ring Cake

5 Golden Rings Our ring cake gets its golden hue from rich buttermilk, zesty lemon rind and a citrusy icing. The result is a dense celebration cake perfect for Christmas dessert.

Recipe: Citrus Golden Ring Cake

Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

Pomegranate-Glazed Turkey

4 Calling Birds Calling all turkey lovers! This bird not only tastes great, but is a real beaut with its ruby glaze made from seasonal pomegranates and a drizzle of honey, which promotes and even browning during baking.

Recipe: Pomegranate-Glazed Turkey

Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

Nouveau Coq Au Vin

3 French Hens Joyeux Noël! It's time to get French and fancy in a classic Nouveau Coq Au Vin. The fruity white wine broth and medley of veggies will make basic chicken a showstopper.

Recipe: Nouveau Coq Au Vin

Karry Hosford

Chocolate Carmel Pecan Sandies

2 Turtle Doves If you are a fan of turtle candy, you will love our chocolate caramel pecan sandies. Boasting the same sweet flavors, these easy-to-bake cookies are sure to be Santa's favorites.

Recipe: Chocolate Carmel Pecan Sandies

Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

Pear Frangipane

And a Partridge in a Pear Tree! If your true love presents this stunning French tart to you, you know you've got a keeper! We love the classic recipe, featuring juicy pear slices nestled in an almond cream base.

Recipe: Pear Frangipane

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