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Deck The Halls With WTM’s Favorite Holiday Recipes

December 24, 2018

Deck The Halls With WTM’s Favorite Holiday Recipes

Cooking is one of the ways I show my loved ones I care. Nothing like creating memories over a good plate of food to really solidify bonds. I often showcase my kitchen skills on Instagram but three flicks of the wrist of Lawry’s here and a dash of pepper there is not exactly a recipe you can follow. Thankfully the staff here at What’s The Move know more than how to spice up your social life. Check out our holiday go-to recipes below!

Wandie’s White Hot Chocolate
“A white chocolate for a white Christmas.” – Wanda Flores

Ingredients:
2/3 cup of sugar
2/3 cup of water
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup of white chocolate (preferably Ghirardelli)
1/2 gallon of milk

Add water, salt, vanilla and water in a large saucepan over medium heat
Stir frequently
Allow sugar to dissolve
Add white chocolate and stir until melted
Add milk and stir until it’s frothy
Pour
Optional: dash of cinnamon, marshmallows or whip cream

Corn Pudding
“It’s definitely about the cornbread! Corn pudding is such a comfort food.” – Deniqua Campbell

Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 package Jiffy cornbread/ muffin mix
1/2 cup milk of your choice
1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn drained
1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn

Directions:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees
In a small bowl, beat eggs well
In a large bowl, combine butter, eggs, cornbread mix, corn kernels, creamed corn, sour cream and sugar in a bowl
Gradually add in milk
Mix well
Pour into 3-qt baking dish or 9 inch square pan
Cook uncovered for 45 minutes or until browned

Apple and Sausage Cornbread Stuffing
“And who said boring stuffing has to go inside that dry ass turkey every year?” – Deniqua Campbell

Ingredients:
2 packages  Jiffy cornbread/muffin mix
1 pound Turkey Polska Kielbasa or (Chicken Andouille Sausage) sliced and chopped
2-3 Granny Smith apples peeled, cored and chopped
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, chopped
6-8 slices honey wheat bread, cut into cubes

Directions:
Prepare corn muffin mix according to package directions
Cool and crumble
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Place sausage in a large, deep skillet
Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown
Drain and set aside
In a large skillet over low-medium heat, saute the onion and garlic until soft (careful not to burn the garlic)
In a large bowl, mix the crumbled prepared corn muffin mix, sausage, onion and garlic mixture, apple, bread, salt and pepper
Transfer the mixture to a medium baking dish
Bake in the preheated oven 45 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Baked Mac & Cheese
“My favorite holiday recipe is my moms baked Mac and cheese! This is my favorite holiday dish because it’s easy to make and feeds the soul!” – Stephanie Bishara

Ingredients:
1 box of macaroni elbows
1 stick of cream cheese
3 different shredded cheeses
Half stick of butter
Heavy cream
1 egg
Breadcrumbs
Salt
Pepper
Paprika

Directions:
Boil pasta until al dente.
Mix pasta in a bowl and gradually add cream cheese, three shredded cheeses, butter, heavy cream, spices and the egg.
Once everything is mixed together, put the pasta into a glass baking pan.
Preheat the oven to 375.
Add breadcrumbs and more shredded cheese to the top of the baking pan.
Bake for 35 minutes for a golden brown top!

Brissy’s Hennog
“Nothing hits your spirit like hennog on Christmas.” – Christina Melo

1 carton of Eggnog
1 cup of Hennessy
2 shots of honey Jack Daniels
(One mix serves about 6 cups)

D’USSÉ-KitKat Eggnog
“My favorite holiday drink is a mixture made by yours truly and it’s super easy to make. Not only is it delicious but it will get you drunk.” – Taqee Bond

Ingredients:
Bottle of D’USSÉ
Eggnog
4 KitKats
Cinnamon
Vanilla Extract
Vanilla ice cream

Directions:
Measurements for the eggnog, ice cream, and D’USSÉ is to taste. If you want to use the entire bottle of D’USSÉ and a splash of eggnog, happy holidays to you! Just don’t skimp out on the sweets. You’ll need all 4 KitKat bars for the real “crunch.”

Mix it all in a blender. For more crunch, less blender time. For less crunch, more blender time however, if you want a milkshake/smoothie feel, drop a couple of ice cubes in there.

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