Cream Cheese Braids, Spiced Pear Margaritas & More

Cream Cheese Braids, Spiced Pear Margaritas & More

Faith Durand
Dec 16, 2011

This week's new recipes were all about holiday warmth and cheer. They were divided between breakfast goodies, like these simple yet delicious cream cheese "braids", and a gorgeous holiday breakfast wreath. There was a savory make-ahead brunch of sweet potato hash and eggs, and a spiced porridge of oats and fruit.

And then there were the festive drinks: Almond Joy milkshakes, spiked and boozy for grownups, and a colorful pomegranate soda that anyone can enjoy. And if you're planning ahead for New Year's, try this glittering pear margarita, rimmed with spiced sugar. These are fresh yet festive recipes — things to make your kitchen smell good and your guests feel happy and welcomed. From our kitchens to yours — enjoy.

Cream Cheese Braids
Holiday Breakfast Wreath
Mid-Winter Spiced Porridge for a Crowd
Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage & Eggs
Pink Grapefruit and Pomegranate Soda
The Spiced Pear Margarita
(Grownup) Almond Joy Milkshakes
Baked Eggnog Custards

Previous Week's Recipes: Matzo Ball Soup, Hot Buttered Rum & Snowball Cookies

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