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
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
Allow sugar to dissolve
Add white chocolate and stir until melted
Add milk and stir until it’s frothy
Optional: dash of cinnamon, marshmallows or whip cream
“It’s definitely about the cornbread! Corn pudding is such a comfort food.” – Deniqua Campbell
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
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
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
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
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
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
1 box of macaroni elbows
1 stick of cream cheese
3 different shredded cheeses
Half stick of butter
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!
“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)
“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
Bottle of D’USSÉ
Vanilla ice cream
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.