sweet and spicy cranberry meatballs Prep the meatballs and sauce then combine them in a slow cooker in the corner and let electricity do its magic. These bad boys are a mega crowd pleaser at the holidays (specifically, the non-vegan crowd).
cranberry curd bars with walnut shortbread crust Who needs pie? Everyone loves a lemon bar – take it a step further by adding a holiday twist (cranberries and walnuts!). Make sure you have a 9x13 baking pan and a food processor for this delectable dessert. No food processor? Improvising is your friend.
boeuf bourguignon with baguette dumplings So maybe Boeuf Bourguignon is a little intimidating (especially if you’ve seen Julie & Julia) but it’s an amazing entrée for the holidays! This recipe uses dumplings to make it more approachable, as well as less… large. If you make this one, ask guests to bring light sides, as this will fill up your kitchen and the stomachs of all your guests. Bon appétit!
sweet potato casserole boats If you ask us, baked potatoes should always be sweet. This recipe allows for everyone to have their own personal holiday yam and keeps you from having to scrub sticky marshmallows from a giant casserole dish all night.
roasted butternut squash and bacon soup This soup combines all the flavors and decadence of the season with minimal effort. The creamy dish goes amazing with greens like sprouts or kale. Tip: see if you can get the squash pre-peeled to cut down on time and mess.