12 Days of Christmas Recipes

October 27, 2011

Get into the holiday spirit with 12 fabulous dishes that sing.

Chicken with 20 Cloves of GarlicSugar CookiesCashew Butter Crunch PopcornProsecco Sunrise PunchTres Leches CakeBrie and Basil Stuffed Turkey BreastBaked Eggs with OlivesCitrus Golden Ring CakePomegranate-Glazed TurkeyNouveau Coq Au VinChocolate Carmel Pecan SandiesPear Frangipane
Your true love might not give you 10 leaping lords or 5 golden rings, but any of these dishes will fill that void.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Your true love might not give you 10 leaping lords or 5 golden rings, but any of these dishes will fill that void.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 Garlic11 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 Cookies10 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 Popcorn9 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 Punch8 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 Cake7 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 Breast6 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 Olives5 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 Cake4 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 Turkey3 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 Vin2 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 SandiesAnd 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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