It’s the ho-ho-holidays, and we’re planning to gather, celebrate, and EAT! So, open up your meal planner and join us as we deck the blog with our favorite recipes all month long!


Each of these recipes has a special place in our hearts but fear not! They’re also fun and easy (for the most part). Here’s what we have on our To-Make List in December:


December 6: Gift-able Goodies

December 12: Holiday Cookies

December 19: Holiday Spirits: Cocktails n’ Mocktails


Gift-able Goodies

Need a gift for a group? Make it memorable with a homemade recipe that you can wrap or package easily. Everyone loves to snack, and they’ll appreciate the personal touch.

Tanya’s Reindeer Chow

“Hands down our favorite holiday treat is Reindeer Chow. We've made this every year as a family since my kids were in preschool. This was a great way to get my kids in the kitchen, and I would have them count and measure the ingredients,” she says. 

4 C Cheerios

2 C Rice Chex

2C Corn Chex

4 C Honeycombs

2 C Holiday M&Ms

2 C Pretzel Sticks

1 pkg Almond Bark

Grab a large metal bowl and mix all the cereals, pretzels and M&Ms

Melt the almond bark (follow the directions on the package... but I always melt it in my microwave) and pour it on top

Get the kids to grab some spatulas and mix everything

Spread the mixture on wax paper and allow it to cool, then break it apart


Tiffany’s Holiday Spiced Banana Granola (GF)


Our web designer loves to make this gluten-free granola recipe, which contains no refined sugar. It’s a healthy choice and great for when you’re craving sweets.


3 Cups Rolled Oats

1 ½ Tsp. Cinnamon

½ Tsp Salt 

1 Cup Pecan Halves

2 Over ripe Bananas (use 1.5 if you have big bananas)

¼ Cup Maple Syrup (pure maple syrup)

¼ Cup Honey

¼ Cup Melted Coconut Oil

1 TSP Vanilla 

2 Egg Whites


Mash banana and mix with wet ingredients then add oats and pecans


Bake 325 for 30-40 min (rotate pan halfway through) 


Note: To keep it in clusters, don’t spread it too thin