Easy Holiday Recipes Overview

Including quick easy holiday recipes and easy holiday recipes for kids.


Holiday Recipes

Holidays are important for everyone to have. It's been said that 'all work and no play makes Jake a dull boy'. Whether it's a holiday on the calendar that the whole nation celebrates or individually planned holidays for you and your family, they are just needed. We all need to unwind and relax every now and then so as to avoid burn out. And what is a holiday without food?! Great food will be the icing on the cake for a great holiday.

Not only do we have easy holiday recipes but great holiday recipes, healthy holiday recipes, holiday dessert recipes, low carb holiday recipes, Jewish holiday recipes, healthy thanksgiving recipes and vegetarian holiday recipes also, the list is endless really, just click on what tickles your fancy. Here below is a quick and easy holiday recipe that you can try out. You are guaranteed to impressing everyone who shall bite into it, and leaving them still wanting some more. However, eating healthy during holidays is also a concern for many people and this is why healthy eating centre is here- to help. You will find a lot of healthy cooking recipes that will help you to do just that- eat healthy.

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  • When cleaning a duck- Trim the duck of all extra fat, inside and outside. Be sure to pull out all the extra fat around the neck and cavity. Press the two little oil glands near the base of the tail to empty them. Wash the duck under cold running water. Pat dry with paper towels. Prick the duck all over with a skewer to release the fat while it cooks.
  • Ingredients
  • 1.75kg/ 3.85 pounds duck
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Stuffing
  • 125 grams or 4 oz fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 10 sage leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Stock
  • 250 ml water
  • 250 ml red wine
  • 1 chopped carrot
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 chopped onion
  • Duck giblets
  • Preheat your oven to 220 degrees Celsius or 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • First make the stuffing by melting the butter and adding the chopped onion.
  • Cook until the onion is golden and translucent, then transfer the onion and butter to a bowl and add all the other stuffing ingredients. Mix well.
  • Clean the duck as explained above
  • Stuff the duck and close the neck with skewers.
  • Place the duck on a rack in a roasting pan and rub it with butter.
  • Put all the stock ingredients into the pan.
  • Place in preheated oven and roast for 15 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 190 degrees Celsius or 375 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for a further one and a half hours.
  • Remove the duck and put it in a warm place.
  • Scoop off the excess fat and strain the pan juices and return them to the roasting pan and over high heat reduce the sauce to about 250 ml, serve in a sauce-boat.
  • Serve the duck with some roast potatoes and roast vegetables.

Easy Holiday Recipes for kids

Cooking with your children is highly encouraged, more so during holidays because no one will be rushing to go anywhere, it's a relaxed, laid-back environment. There are plenty of easy holiday recipes for kids. When you cook together with your children, not only are you spending some quality time with them, but you are also instilling in them, an appreciation of how a meal comes together and the different components and techniques involved. Children love to be experimental and feel helpful and what better way than to have them with you in the kitchen, cooking together.

Here below is an easy holiday recipe for kids that you can try out together or you monitor and assist where they may be stuck. There are plenty other recipes for children that you can do with them. This recipe takes about 15 minutes in preparation, 30 minutes cooking and makes about 25 brownies.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup soft brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 200 grams dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • half a cup pecan nuts, chopped
  • oil for greasing the tin
  • Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius or 355 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Grease a cake tin with the oil and line it with grease-proof paper, oil the grease-proof paper also.
  • Put the chocolate and butter into a saucepan. Stir over low heat with a wooden spoon until they have melted. Remove from the heat and cool for 2 minutes.
  • Add sugar and pecans, stir until well mixed in. Add eggs and mix well. Sift the flour and add to the mixture and mix well.
  • Spread the mixture into the prepared cake tin. Bake for 30 minutes or until firm in the centre when you press with the back of a spoon.
  • Leave in tin until cool. Turn out onto a board, cut into squares and sprinkle with a bit of icing sugar.

Bon Appetite!

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