Christmas Recipes, Christmas Brunch, Christmas Dinner Menu.



Recipe Ideas for your Christmas Brunch or Christmas Dinner

Who of us doesn't want to cook like our favorite celebrity chefs? I know that I do. I always want to try new recipes and incorporate new flavors into old dishes. However, the most important lesson that I have learned over the years is your guests won't remember every single dish you cook so it's best to let two or three dishes shine.

Check out our Green Bean Recipes to find the perfect Christmas side dish

If you've made a fabulous Madeira gravy from our recipe, stick with simple buttered mashed potatoes. If you're having candied sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts with prosciutto and parmesan serve your fresh green beans simply blanched. There is nothing wrong with incorporating new recipes and flavors into your old Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner menus, but don't go overboard. Everything you cook doesn't need something added to it.

Some families get together for a Christmas Brunch, some get together for Christmas Dinner.

Our family does both!

Christmas Brunch Menu:

We enjoy our Christmas Brunch. We like the idea of not having to rush in the morning. By brunch time everyone has had a chance to relax and open some gifts at their homes. We meet at my mother-in-laws home and everyone brings a dish. We've got some flavorful and easy to make and transport recipe ideas for you, including an Egg & Sausage Scramble Casserole and Grand Marnier French Toast. One of our recent favorites is a Classic Crumb Cake recipe given to us by our friend Alice Smith. Another recent addition to our Christmas brunch is a dish with Mediterranean roots, a Sweet Moroccan Couscous. It's easy to make with instant couscous, golden raisins, almonds and cinnamon and made even more flavorful with a drizzle of yogurt honey sauce. We start our brunch around 10A and it goes on until we're all filled-up.

Christmas Dinner Menu:

Our family meets at my sister-in-laws for Christmas dinner. Since we've just had turkey for our Thanksgiving dinner and the majority in our family like lamb we generally have lamb as our main meat course for Christmas dinner. We enjoy our Creme de Menthe Leg of Lamb. Some years we make an Apricot and Bourbon Pork Tenderloin. We also always cook a pineapple glazed ham for Christmas dinner.

What about those special Christmas cookies & desserts? We've got plenty of them too including a fabulous Red Velvet Cake Recipe.

Please visit our site frequently as we'll be adding more Christmas Brunch and Dinner Menu Ideas and Recipes and also our favorite Christmas Cookie & Dessert Recipes!

Christmas Recipes

Christmas Brunch Recipes

Baked French Toast Casserole (Paula Deen)
Egg & Sausage Scramble
Grand Marnier French Toast

Potato Pancakes, Rosti

Christmas Dessert Recipes

Cake Recipes, Cookie Recipes, Pie Recipes

Christmas Dinner Recipes

Apricot & Bourbon Pork Tenderloin
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Italiano Meat Pie
Leg of Lamb, Creme de menthe
Pineapple Glazed Ham

If you plan to cook a turkey for your Christmas dinner please check out our tips on cooking turkey and our great stuffing, side dish and gravy recipes

Thanksgiving Recipes

Bourbon Cranberry Sauce
Campbell's Green Bean Casserole
Chestnut Stuffing
Fresh Cranberry Orange Compote
Homemade Turkey Broth
Madeira Gravy
Pearl Onions au Gratin
Sage Sausage and Apple Stuffing
Tangy Cranberry Apple Chutney
Tips on Cooking a Turkey

We're all about the greenbeans. Check out our fabulous green bean recipes to see which one would be the perfect side dish for your Christmas dinner.

Tasty & Easy Green Bean Recipes

Armenian Green Beans with Ground Meat and Tomatoes (Fassoulia
Blanched Green Beans
Cream of Green Bean Soup (Company's Coming)
Fried Green Beans
Dilly Green Beans Recipe - Canning Recipe
Ginger Garlic Green Beans
Greek Green Beans
Greek Potatoes and Green Beans
Green Bean Soup (Company's Coming)
Green Beans a'la Waterman's
Green Beans Almondine

Green Beans Almondine (with a hint of lemon)
Green Beans Almondine (with an Asian flair)
Green Beans Almondine (with mushrooms)
Green Beans and Prosciutto Pasta Salad
Green Bean Casserole (Campbell's)
Green Bean Casserole (Cook's Illustrated)
Green Beans, Endive & Boston Lettuce Salad
Green Beans in Sour Cream & Tomato Sauce
Green Beans Provençal, Chef Simone Beck
Green Beans Provençal, Cooking Light
Green Bean Salad, Dill, Parsley & Savory
Green Bean Salad, Feta & Pecans
Green Bean Salad, Soy Glazed Almonds, Cilantro
Green Beans with Coconut
Green Beans with Ginger Butter
Green Beans with Onion Paste (Madhur Jaffrey)
Green Beans with Roman Mustard
Green Beans with Shallots
Italian Green Beans (St. Anna Beans)
Lemon Green Bean & Celery Salad
Oven Roasted Green Beans
Pears with Green Beans & Bacon
Persian Green Beans & Rice (Lubia Polo)
Sautéed Green Beans with Hazelnut Crumbs
Sesame & Portobello Green Beans

Sicilian Green Bean & Fennel Salad (Cooking Light)
Stir-Fried Green Beans with Pork & Chilies
Sweet & Sour Green Beans
Thai Green Beans (Cooking Light)
Three Bean Salad Recipe
White Bean, Green Bean & Red Bell Pepper Salad