Breads, pie crusts, sauces, and cookies -- flour is an essential part of the holiday season! Make sure your flour is fresh and ready to go simply by smelling it. If it doesn't smell sour you're set to bake. Try this recipe for Slow-Cooker Rosemary Dinner Rolls.
Sweet and tart, these beloved beauties are a holiday favorite! Use cranberries in traditional sauces to pair with savory turkey, or in baked goods for a delightful twist. Give this Cider Cranberry Sauce a go this season -- perfect for turkey and maybe a leftover turkey sandwich.
Cinnamon, spice, and everything nice has a ring of truth to it. The holidays simply wouldn't be as joyful without the smells of cinnamon and other baking spices -- such as nutmeg and allspice -- wafting through the air! This Pumpkin Spiral Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting is a delicious blend of everything special the holidays have to offer.
Sweet and creamy, butter is an absolute necessity this season! From making a roasted turkey super-moist to baking the best chocolate cake ever, the need for butter is endless. Salted butter for the table and unsalted butter for cooking is the key. Stock-up so you're not left empty-handed when crunch time hits -- remember, you can always freeze what's leftover. Baked in a buttery herbed broth, these Butter Roasted Mushrooms would be a tempting appetizer or side dish!
Not only are eggs a fantastic source of healthy protein, they're an essential cooking and baking ingredient. Better double-up on cartons during this prime season. This recipe for easy Overnight French Toast uses eggs as its base to make an indulgent dish that can be prepared ahead of time for guests.
This is the time to impress with in-season vegetables like Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, pumpkin, kale, and broccoli. Not only are they super-fresh and at their peak flavor, but are usually easier on the wallet as well. These Brown Sugar Glazed Brussels Sprouts are always a hit.
A quality chicken stock is the secret to great flavor! Homemade stocks and broths are the best, but if you can't get your hands on that, look for a brand without any artificial preservatives or flavors. "Stock" up because the best stuffings are made with great stock! Try this Savory Sausage Stuffing on your holiday table.
The crowning jewel of any holiday table is the turkey! Figure on buying a 12-pound turkey for 8 people, a 15-pound turkey for 10 people, and a 20-pound turkey for 14 people. You can't go wrong with this Rosemary Garlic Roasted Turkey.
Make sure to load up on the base flavoring of many savory dishes! Garlic, onions and shallots are important flavors for sides and entreés alike. These Garlic Roasted Mashed Potatoes will certainly be a favorite.
Pumpkin pie, pumpkin butter, pumpkin bread -- we all obsess over pumpkins during the holidays! Pumpkin puree is an essential part of pumpkin recipes! Whether you make your own puree or buy it canned, don't forget to stock up! Try this pumpkin pie recipe with a twist.
From boosting the flavor of your turkey to garnishing a side dish, fresh herbs are a must! Rosemary, sage, and thyme are holiday classics. Store these herbs wrapped loosely in plastic wrap in the refrigerator and don't rinse them until just before use. This Roasted Garlic Herb Butter is amazing on fresh bread, vegetables, or even slathered on a turkey prior to roasting!
Fresh milk and cream add heartiness to many recipes, so make sure you have both on hand this holiday season. Heavy cream gives these Scalloped Potatoes with Fennel a decadent bite!
White, brown, powdered -- you'll need them all! Stock-up on a variety of sugars for all of your baking needs. These Frosted Holiday Sugar Cookies are a good way to start a family tradition, so make sure you don't have to borrow a cup from the neighbors when it's time to get baking!
This is the perfect time of year to load up on all types of nuts. Pecans and walnuts are the most popular additions to recipes but an assortment is ideal, just to have on hand for when company comes over. This Sweet Potato Soufflé is taken-up a notch with a layer of delicious pecans.
It would be a sad holiday for sure without chocolate! From hot chocolate to pies, cookies, and cakes, make sure you're pantry is fully loaded with semi-sweet, dark, milk, and white chocolate for many sweet treats. This Chocolate Chip Walnut Pie is a fantastic way to end a meal!
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