While most of us across the U.S. recognize Christmas as the “biggest” holiday in December, there are several others people celebrate depending on culture, religion, and other factors. Think about the Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and even New Years Eve! Whether you celebrate one or more holidays separately or choose to have a general December “holiday party,” we’ve included mouth-watering recipes for every occasion.
Let’s start with Christmas, the most celebrated holiday during the month of December. Of course there’s usually turkey, dressing, some type of potato, cranberries, bread, perhaps a pumpkin pie – but what about Brussels sprouts? Check out this sumptuous Christmas dinner side dish!
The Jewish Festival of Lights, commonly known as Hanukkah, usually involves lots of fried foods such as doughnuts and potato pancakes, along with children playing a game of chance known as dreidel. Celebrating a miracle that occurred more than 2,000 years ago, those who celebrate Hanukkah will enjoy this sugar and spice doughnuts recipe.
New Year’s Eve is when lots of people indulge not only in great food and forget their diets for a night until the new year begins, but lively celebrations as well. Whether you’re watching the ball drop, dancing, or enjoying a quiet dinner with family, the new year can be symbolic of new beginnings. If you’re celebrating with friends and family, everyone will compliment you on these Sriracha and Wasabi Deviled Eggs!
Let’s not forget abut Kwanzaa, a celebration of African culture and heritage held in the U.S. that spans over a week-long time period and began in 1966. Some of the principles celebrated over Kwanzaa include Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility) and Umoja (Unity), among others. If you plan to celebrate universal African heritage, you’ll enjoy this Southern Collard Greens recipe.
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