25 Holiday Recipes

25 Holiday Recipes

As much as I was ready and planned for Thanksgiving dinner, I am behind on planning the Christmas meal.  We are getting together with family and friends on the days other than Christmas day, so it is just the hubs and I at home for a quiet Christmas.  We don’t mind and actually like the contrast to the crazy Thanksgiving.  Right now I think I’m going to make my Smoked Salmon Dip, Apple and Beet Salad, Portobello Mushroom Lasagna, Lemon Garlic Kale AND Toasted Coconut Cookies.  We’ll see what actually happens though!

Today I thought I’d put together a little wrap up of of the holiday worthy recipes on Running in a Skirt!  Many of them I posted this year (2014,) but a few of them are older.  My older pictures need some work obviously, but I’m proud of how far my food photography has come this year.  I have so much to learn still.  Regardless though I hope you enjoy all the recipes and can find one or two to incorporate into your Christmas dinner.

Holiday Recipe Roundup pin text

Holiday Recipe Roundup


Pumpkin Pancakes


Vegetarian Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole


Cinnamon Raisin Apple French Toast Bake (crock pot)


Skinny Peppermint White Hot Chocolate


Healthy Smoked Salmon Dip

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Baked Coconut Shrimp with Pina Colada Dipping Sauce



Asparagus Salad


Beet and Apple Fall Salad


Simple Pumpkin Soup with Greek Yogurt


Pear and Arugula Salad


Loaded Mashed Potatoes (Crock Pot)


Vegetarian Stuffing


Roasted Butternut Squash


Lemon Garlic Kale


Roasted Lemon Parmesan Broccoli

Main Course

Tomato, Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms


Foil Packet Fish


Lemon Pesto Salmon

Panko Parmesan Encrusted Halibut

Portobello Mushroom Lasagna (No pre-boil!)


Black Bean Brownies with Fudge Icing


Rustic Individual Apple Tarts


Toasted Coconut, Dark Chocolate and Cherry Cookies


Grandma Wunder’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cannoli

I’m linking up with Lean Lena’s Tasty Tuesday! And AnnMarie for Foodie Friday!  Also Tina Muir and Confessions of a Mother Runner for Meatless Monday.

Thank you so much ladies!

Your turn!

What are you having for Christmas dinner?

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:19-04:00 December 23rd, 2014|Food, Holidays / Decor, Recipe Roundup|17 Comments


  1. jill conyers December 30, 2014 at 8:50 am - Reply

    Lots of awesomeness in the kitchen! Everything looks delicious Julie.

  2. Tina muir December 30, 2014 at 6:31 am - Reply

    I am so excited we found one another through meatless monday, I have loved your recipes, and I am so excited to see more of your creations in 2015! Thanks for joining the linkup Julie 🙂

  3. Farrah December 26, 2014 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    These look awesome! <3 Thanks so much for sharing em'! I can't wait to try em' out! :D!

  4. Annmarie December 23, 2014 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    All of your dishes look absolutely fantastic and your photography is amazing. I am actually getting a Canon for Christmas so I can improve my photography as well- I may be emailing you asking for some pointers 😉

  5. Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate December 23, 2014 at 10:19 am - Reply

    Coconut shrimp is my all time favorite appetizer. Those look so good! Thanks for the roundup!

  6. ooh those are some yummy recipes! I still plan to try the breakfast casserole. Happy Holidays!

  7. Susie @ SuzLyfe December 23, 2014 at 7:02 am - Reply

    I’m making asian fish for Christmas Eve, and then we are going out Christmas. Hopefully for Sushi like we did last year!

    • JulieWunder December 23, 2014 at 8:15 am - Reply

      Sushi for Christmas sounds wonderful! I hope you have a great Christmas!

  8. Jessie December 23, 2014 at 5:33 am - Reply

    We always enjoyed lasagna for Christmas Day growing up. Unfortunately Joshua’s family didn’t – so he likes having our own tradition. Which his perfectly okay.. but I do miss the delicious lasagna. Hah!

  9. Jenny December 23, 2014 at 5:18 am - Reply

    That beet and apple salad is a weekly thing around here! Merry Christmas!

  10. Blane Sherer December 23, 2014 at 5:15 am - Reply

    I am sure you will enjoy a quiet less hectic actual Christmas Day with just you and the hubs. Sounds nice. I’m sure your meal will be great. I have enjoyed seeing the development of your food photography this year.

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