Holiday Dinner Menu Done Right!

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Holidays are almost upon us and now is the perfect time for you to come up with the perfect dishes that you should include for your holiday dinner menu. If you are planning to have the traditional Christmas dinner with your family and friends, then you have to think of unique Christmas dinner ideas.

To help you out, we have enumerated some unique, tasty and crave-worthy dinner recipes to try:

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Honey Baked Ham

Festival ham is a mainstay in the Christmas table. This honey baked ham adds a twist in your usual ham recipe. For the whole list of ingredients, please visit Mommy’s Kitchen.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut the end of the ham down and place it in a big baking pan. Pour apple or pear juice into a bowl and add orange juice then mix well. Pour the resulting mix into the ham. Bake this for 15 minutes. Do not forget to baste with the juice from time to time. Mix honey and brown sugar well in a bowl then brush resulting mixture over the ham. Bake for another hour. With the use of a butane torch, create small strokes to caramelize the glaze. You can also use a good quality roaster for this.

Once you get a taste of this recipe, you will realize that it is a lot different from some of the other ham recipes that you have tried before. Up next, we have a great mac and cheese recipe that both kids and adults would look forward to!

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Baked Mac & Cheese

If you love all things cheesy, this is one recipe you will look forward to having for your Christmas dinner. For the whole list of ingredients, please visit Southern Plate.

Cook pasta until it becomes tender. Drain the water completely. In a separate bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients. Get a cooking bowl or dish and apply cooking spray. Get half of the cooked macaroni and place it in the bowl. Pour half of the flour mixture on top of your macaroni layer. Top it off with half of the margarine which are sliced into small pieces. Sprinkle 1.2 cup of cheese on top. Pour milk all over the macaroni. Cover the dish or bowl with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Remove the foil then bake for ten minutes more. It is recommended that you use measuring cups to measure the ingredients accurately.

Indeed, nothing can get cheesier than this mac and cheese recipe. For a healthier twist on the traditional Christmas dinner recipes, let us take a look at our next recipe.

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Hummus Mashed Potatoes

We know mashed potatoes are a mainstay in the Christmas table but this is a unique mashed potato recipe worth tasting this coming season. For the whole list of ingredients, please visit Gimme Some Oven.

Peel and cut the potatoes into large chunks. Add the chunks into a stockpot and fill with water until all potatoes are covered. Place over high heat and bring it to a boil. Reduce to medium heat and allow to simmer for 20-30 minutes. Remove pot from heat then completely drain the water. Place the pot with the potatoes back into the burner and mash the potatoes until smooth. Turn off the stove and add in hummus salt, butter, warmed milk and pepper. Stir everything until well combined. Add salt and pepper to taste.

This revised recipe adds more flavor to your usual mashed potatoes. Up next, we have a nutritious and delicious recipe that are perfect for the health conscious food lovers our there.

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts

If you wish to have something healthy for the holidays, this is one recipe to try. For the whole list of ingredients, please visit Steamy Kitchen.

Heat your oven to 400 degrees. Place the Brussel sprouts in a baking sheet and pour cooking oil on top. Toss to coat evenly. Roast the sprouts in the oven for about 20 minutes. Toss them from time to time. Remove sprouts from oven. Afterwards, turn the oven broiler to high and place the oven rack in the third layer from the top of the oven. Place the remaining ingredients in a small bowl and whisk it altogether then pour the resulting mixture over the sprouts. Once again, toss for even coating. Broil sprouts for 5 minutes and serve right away.

There you have it—the delicious dishes that will surely make your holidays complete!