Must Try Festive Recipe Ideas

With Christmas just around the corner you may look for some recipe ideas… something you have either never tried before or something you always wanted to make at home.

There is so many options and only couple of days of holidays, therefore we always try to make at least one new recipe every year rather than repeat the same dishes.

best Christmas recipes

Below you can find some of our favorite Christmas foods we made over the past years…

For festive home décor and craft ideas, take a look here.


Poppy Seed Crêpes Suzette

Bread Rolls with Leftover Christmas Herbs

Norwegian Gravlax / Gravlaks


Leftover Turkey & Roasted Veggies in Puff Pastry

Creamy Leftover Turkey Pie with Carrots & Green Beans

Cranberry & Mozzarella Pastries

Christmas mains recipes


Polish Sour Cabbage & Mushroom Croquettes

Chicken de Volaille in Chestnut Mushroom Sauce / Zrazy z Kurczaka

Roasted Herb Butter Turkey with Onion, Lemon and Pine Nut Stuffing

Roasted Turkey in Sundried Tomato, Garlic and Orange Juice Marinade

Roasted Turkey Breast with Rosemary, Thyme & Sage

Papuan New Guinean Mumu


Sernik Czekoladowy z Kruszonką – Polish Chocolate Crumb Cheesecake

Chocolate & Orange Yule Log with Fondant Holly

Classic Walnut Coffee Cake with Buttercream Filling

Death by Chocolate – Seriously Chocolatey Orange & Vanilla Cake

Chatka Puchatka albo Domek Baby Jagi – Pooh House also called Witch House

Chocolate Peanut Butter Triple Layer Cake with Pistachios and Hint of Orange

Raffaello – Almond & Coconut Cream No Bake Cake

Banoffee Pie – Banana & Toffee No Bake Cake Recipe

Classic No Bake Tiramisu Recipe

best Christmas side dishes


Polish Style Steamed Brussels Sprouts with Sweet & Salty Breadcrumbs

Traditional Polish Vegetable Salad

Brussels Sprouts Polish Way – Boiled with Breadcrumbs

Bigos – Polish Hunter’s Stew (Vegetarian Version)

Kluski z Makiem – Polish Pasta with Poppy Seeds


Śledzik – Traditional Polish Salted Herring

Savoury Biscuits with Rosemary, Thyme & Sage

cranberry sauce recipes quick and easy


10 Minute Homemade Cranberry & Orange Sauce

Easy Homemade Spiced Cranberry Sauce

Mom’s Cranberry & Pear Sauce


Stained Glass Bread Baubles

Quick & Easy Cookie Houses

Heart Shaped Christmas Tree

Christmas soup recipes


Wild Mushroom Soup

Barszcz Czerwony – Polish Red Borscht Soup Made Easy


Grzaniec – Polish Mulled Beer with Honey & Spices

Spiced Orange Mulled Wine

Spiced Cuban Classic – The “No Problemo” Mojito

Gin & Tonic with Mint, Lime and Blueberries

Gin & Coconut Water Drink – Caribbean Classic

Classic Strawberry Daiquiri

Hibiscus Tea and Sorrel Drink

Christmas cakes recipes


Cinnamon Doughnuts – Baked not Fried

Cranberry & Almond Cupcakes with White Chocolate

Condensed Milk & Coffee Tarts with Almonds

Baked Donut Tower Cake

Pumpkin Pie Spice Baked Doughnuts

Extremely Smurfy Smurfberry Muffins

Napoleonka – Polish Custard Cream Pie

Raffaello – Almond & Coconut Cream No Bake Cake

Mocha Éclairs / Eklerki

Ptysie / Ptyś – Polish Steamed Dough Pastry Filled with Whipped Cream

Christmas cookies recipes


Spiced Cinnamon & Vanilla Cookies

Italian Coffee & Chocolate Chunk Biscuits

Pierniczki (Traditional Polish Cookies with Honey and Spices)

MarissElla’s Salted Butter Cookies in Chocolate & Coconut Glaze

3 in 1 Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Walnuts and Icing Sugar

quick Christmas desserts recipes


Roasted Chestnuts with Cinnamon Sugar Butter

Dark Chocolate Truffles

Grandma Nina’s Pischinger

Sticky Honey & Sugar Coated Roasted Almonds & Pecan Nuts


Stay tuned… New Year’s recipe ideas coming up next.


For more Christmassy ideas, take a look at Easy DIY Xmas Home Décor IdeasCute DIY Christmas Tree Ornament IdeasEdible Gift Ideas for Christmas & Other OccasionsWinter Holidays – Crafts for Kids, DIY Countdown Calendar Ideas or Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas For Any Occasion.

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