You wait all year for your holiday dinner, and this year we’ve got 12 delicious Christmas recipes that won’t disappoint. An amazing, memorable, mouthwatering meal is all about creative dishes packed with flavor and a beautiful table packed with love. Family and food…they go hand in hand. While we trust that you can handle the family portion, we’re here to help with what you eat. When it comes to holiday entertaining, fancy is not always better. Simple dishes with interesting ingredients that excite your palate and are kinda hard to mess up, that’s where it’s at this season. And what is a holiday meal without an amazing roast?
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When it’s time to cook, let yourself be a little creative and don’t be afraid to screw up. According to chef Sunny Anderson, “Don’t be too hard on yourself—mistakes make some of the best recipes! Keep it simple.” Here are 12 simple roast recipes with interesting glazes and flavors that will take your holiday meal to another level of tasty.
- Coffee-Crusted Beef Tenderloin
This is one of our favorite Christmas recipes. Why? Because we love coffee, and we love beef. So it’s no surprise that when you put these two ingredients together we still love them. The ground coffee mixed with garlic and brown sugar makes for an amazing rub that is sure to impress your guests.
- Pit Fired Ham Glazed with Pineapple & Mango Maple Syrup
Of all the dishes on our list, this might be the most basic and the hardest to get wrong. It includes only five ingredients, one of which is the ham itself. Mangos add an even sweeter hit to this already sweet and savory mound of decadence. And don’t worry if you don’t have a fire pit you can easily make this dish in an over.