Five Festive Holiday Recipes


In this season of giving, share some holiday spirit by whipping up a batch of delicious homemade goodies for friends, colleagues or anyone who deserves a treat. Get the kids involved, too, and bake it or cook it forward. Bonus: the wonderful aromas wafting from your kitchen will make your home smell amazing. Expect the neighbors!

Here are some great recipes to get you started:

Gingerbread Cookies

Kids will love baking and decorating classic gingerbread men cookies. These sweet, spicy treats are sturdy and stackable once cool. Package them up in a holiday box with a bow for gifting. 

Peppermint Bark

When delectable, creamy white chocolate meets crunchy candy cane slivers, it’s a match made in heaven. This recipe is super easy, and everyone can have fun smashing the candy canes. 

Harvest Pumpkin Soup

This delicious, harvest-inspired soup will instantly warm you up on a chilly winter evening. Package in pretty mason jars for giving.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

To spread some good cheer, tuck these homemade treats and a carafe of orange juice together for an inspired breakfast basket. 

Pumpkin-Ginger Waffles

The pumpkin and ginger combination of these waffles brings the holiday spirit right into your home. For gifting, combine the dry ingredients in a jar and place in a box lined with tissue paper. Add the other ingredients and include the recipe written on a holiday card.

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Give a favorite side a holiday twist. Add butternut squash to this classic mac and cheese to enhance the flavor and bring out the essential smells of autumn and winter. Prepared in a pretty casserole dish, this recipe makes a holiday gift that can be enjoyed now and later.

Ready to bake these festive holiday treats in your new Pardee home? Contact one of our New Home Specialists today to get started.

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Recipes may include items that contain allergens such milk, egg, peanuts and tree nut products.