We’ve made it past Thanksgiving and I’m ready to keep on this delicious, festive recipe train. If you’re tired of stuffing & potatoes like I am — I’ve got you covered with seasonal, cozy soups, super nourishing dinners, and plenty of desserts to carry you through December.
What’s in season in December?
This month we’re cooking with tons of delicious, vitamin-packed winter squash, dark leafy greens, broccoli plenty of sweet potatoes. Stock up on:
- Brussels sprouts
- Sweet potato
- Winter squash
Citrus is also coming into season so be sure to stock up on juicy oranges and lemons for baking, dressings and more. You’ll find a healthy dose of gingerbread and sugar cookies because hello, baking season!
Scroll through, pick out your favs, and enjoy these seasonal recipes all December long.
Breakfast & brunch
Upside-Down Bananas Foster French Toast Bake
St. Nick’s Naughty & Nice Chocolate Peppermint Smoothie
The Best Cinnamon Rolls You’ll Ever Eat
Upside-Down Orange Caramel Pecan French Toast Bake
Chai-Spiced Sweet Potato Pancakes
Lightened Up Cheddar Cauliflower Broccoli Soup
Winter Butternut Squash Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad
Creamy Tomato Orzo Soup with Mini Turkey Meatballs
Vegan White Bean & Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Appetizers & snacks
St. Nick’s Drop It Like It’s Hot Party Nuts
Bacon Wrapped Dark Chocolate & Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates
Roasted Garlic Tahini Carrot Dip
Pesto Mushroom Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups
Roasted Butternut Squash Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Couscous
One Pot Cheesy Mushroom Spinach Beef Pasta
Cozy Roasted Vegetable Butternut Squash Lasagna
Mint Chocolate Cookies with Mint Frosting
The Best Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies You’ll Ever Eat
Grain Free Cinnamon Roll Cookies
World’s Best Banana Cream Pie (with peanut butter cookie crust!)
White Chocolate Macadamia Snickerdoodles
One Bowl Gluten Free Gingerbread Snacking Cake
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cream Pies with Fluffy Peanut Butter Filling
Looking for more? Get all of our cookie recipes here!
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What a wonderful line up of recipes. I saved so many of them and cannot wait to make them. Love your recipes – everything I make turns out perfect. Thanks for compiling this list for us.
Amazing! I hope you find new ones you love 🙂
Love all the recipes. Keep cooking. If you publish a book ill be the first on the to buy list.
Thanks so much! Hopefully in the future 🙂
Your Thanksgiving posts were great, very helpful!
The Thanksgiving recipes we used from your posts were delicious.
I’m so happy to hear that! Hope you had a lovely holiday 🙂
Brilliant ideas! So appealing with this weather.. thanks 🙂
Absolutely! Enjoy 🙂