Holiday Recipe Round-Up


I’m gonna be honest. I don’t often love to be in the kitchen. But when there are some snowflakes softly falling or twinkle lights winking through the windows, bring on the baking! There’s something about the right kind of food that gets me in that holiday spirit. Hence, this holiday recipe round-up.

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Below you’ll find sweet and savory holiday recipes from our team that conjure up all the cozy winter feels.

Let us know which ones are your favorites.

The Best Biscotti Ever :: Super Simple & Oh So Festive!

Biscotti for the Holidays! Looking for an easy, homemade treat this Christmas? Look no further! This is the best biscotti ever. Biscotti looks like it's difficult to master, but let me tell you--it's SO simple!...
Arroz con Leche

Arroz con Leche (Mexican Rice Pudding)

As winter approaches, I find myself gravitating towards warm, comforting foods. Soups and stews are winter staples, but I'm here to introduce you to a sweet alternative--Arroz con Leche. Arroz con Leche is a comforting...
Cheers to this Holiday Margarita Recipe

Cheers to this Holiday Margarita Recipe

It's New Mexico. We enjoy tacos every day all day. So I think we should be able to enjoy a margarita year round too! Just because it's a little chilly out doesn't mean we...

Gluten-Free Recipes for the Holidays

The holidays can be a tough time for those who are gluten-free because a lot of extra holiday treats show up that are not always available gluten-free. It seems like I keep gaining more...
slow cooker hot chocolate

Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

If you don't try this slow cooker hot chocolate recipe at least once this season, you are really missing out. After tasting this decadence, you'll never want the powdered stuff again. Keep these ingredients on hand...
Allergy-Friendly Vegan Biscochitos Recipe

Allergy-Friendly Biscochitos Recipe

The intense summer heat has me longing for cooler days and daydreaming about Christmas. So I decided to celebrate Christmas in July and whip up a batch of allergy-friendly biscochitos. Biscochitos are my favorite...
Authentic Pozole: From the Streets of Mexico City

Authentic Pozole: From the Streets of Mexico City

Pozole is such a staple in Mexican cuisine. I love that this is a dish that you can tailor and add your touch to make it your own. Thus, there are no rules! For...

Here are a few recipes that are my personal favorites.

  • My family has turkey for Thanksgiving, but beef for Christmas. I make Pioneer Woman’s herb-roasted prime rib. This is a gem of a recipe and always turns out perfectly.
  • For a holiday side dish, I wholeheartedly recommend these to-die-for Whiskey Glazed Carrots. You’re welcome.
  • For cookies, I have a few family recipes I love. But I go to the Queen of the Kitchen herself, Martha Stewart, of course, for her perfect sugar cookie and gingerbread cookie recipes.

If you grew up with a New Mexican Abuela, move along. But if you’re like me and are from out of state, you’re gonna need some traditional fare from the Land of Enchantment. Check out these recipes below.

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Vanessa Bush
Vanessa loves her people and loves Albuquerque and has lots to say about both. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, Nate, and they have three kids (Micah, Corban, & Evangeline). Originally from Florida, she’s lived in Albuquerque since 2009 when she and her family relocated to start a new church. Even though she misses wearing flip-flops year-round, New Mexico has truly enchanted her, and the desert feels like home. When she is not chauffeuring children about town, Vanessa works as the Director of Strategy and part-owner of Truly Social Digital Marketing Agency, enjoys volunteering at church, loves watching college football, and drinks a little too much coffee. She is passionate about connecting women with each other, loving her people, and finding the good in her place. Follow her on Instagram @vanessamaebush.