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How To Prepare 10 Amazingly Easy Holiday Recipes

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You remember last year? Your family holiday feast was perfect. A Norman Rockwell moment with everyone gathered at the beautifully set dinner table. The turkey was moist and flavorful. The piping hot mashed potatoes were creamy and delicious. And the homemade pumpkin pie was simply to die for.

Or not.

The reality is that the turkey was overdone, the mashed potatoes were cold and tasteless, and the pumpkin pie was store bought. Look, we understand. Preparing the perfect holiday meal isn’t easy. It involves a lot of work, prep time, the right ingredients, and a terrific recipe that’s easy to execute.

While we can’t be there in person to help you deliver a superb holiday dining experience, what we can do is give you the tools to accomplish it. And it all starts with great holiday recipes that are easy to pull off.

You don’t have to be Martha Stewart or legendary chef, Julia Childs, to create a masterful holiday meal. All you need is a little help from your friends here at your preferred Toyota new car dealership in Columbus, Ohio, Germain Toyota Scion of Columbus, to get the rolling pin rolling, so to speak.

We “hacked the holidays” and put together some terrific seasonal recipes that we think will make this year’s holiday festivities at your home a smashing success. These 10 holiday recipes are simple and straightforward. Not only are they easy to make, but they’ll make everyone marvel at your culinary skills. Now, it’s all up to you. Bon Appetit!

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Photo: cookingchanneltv.com

  1. Cheese & Spinach Puff Pastry Pockets

Not only does TV cooking personality Giada De Laurentiis, star of “Every Day Italian” on the Cooking Channel, have a beautiful smile, she also has a beautiful way with food. Her super-simple puff pastry appetizer is a delicious foretaste of the holiday dining magic yet to come. Find the recipe at http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/cheese-and-spinach-puff-pastry-pockets.html

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  1. Totally Lazy Mini Sausage Rolls

Another quick holiday appetizer comes from Lorraine Pascale, whose Cooking Channel show, “Simply Baking” is a how-to for making easy-to-prepare meals. Her Lazy Mini Sausage Rolls can be whipped up quickly and are sure to be a hit with your holiday guests. Get the recipe at http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/lorraine-pascale/totally-lazy-mini-sausage-rolls.html

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  1. Sweet & Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes

This holiday side dish can be cooked in the oven along with your Thanksgiving turkey. Crisp and flavorful, these sweet potatoes are a unique change of pace from your usual mashed potatoes. Find the recipe at http://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/recipes/a32903/sweet-spicy-roasted-sweet-potatoes-recipe-124685/

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  1. Rosemary-Infused Gravy

It’s no secret that gravy can make or break your Thanksgiving Day meal. Not only can a delicious gravy “rescue” a somewhat dry and overdone turkey, but it also provides that essential spark of flavor. Here is an excellent recipe that will take your gravy up a notch this holiday season. Want this recipe? Get it at http://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/recipes/a32915/rosemary-infused-gravy-recipe-124687/

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  1. Oil-Basted Parmesan Turkey With Walnut Gravy

This different take on a traditional bird tastes as good as it sounds and only requires 9 ingredients. Find the recipe at http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/oil-basted-parmesan-turkey

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  1. White Bean And Pumpkin Bisque With Sage Pesto

This savory, make-ahead soup is bursting with fall flavor. Add a dollop of pesto right before serving for a flavorful first-course holiday flourish. Get the recipe at http://www.cookinglight.com/entertaining/holidays-occasions/easy-holiday-recipes/white-bean-pumpkin-bisque-sage-pesto_2

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  1. Sweet & Sour Brussels Sprout Salad

The tart and tangy flavor of Brussels Sprout can liven up your holiday salad. This recipe uses a food processor to avoid having to separate the leaves by hand. Find the recipe at http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/sweet-sour-brussels-sprout-salad

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  1. Glazed Ham With Coriander & Fennel

Ham is a Christmas favorite at many Columbus households. This savory recipe requires just 5 minutes of prep time and results in a moist and delicious ham that will be long-remembered.

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  1. White Chocolate No-Bake Cheesecake

You’ll really appreciate the “no-baking” part of this sensational and simple dessert. It tastes as good as it looks. (The patriotic color scheme is an added bonus.) Get the recipe at http://www.sprinklebakes.com/2010/06/white-chocolate-no-bake-cheesecake.html

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  1. Impossibly Easy Pumpkin Pie

The culinary wizards at Betty Crocker have been showing America how to cook for decades. What makes this mouth-watering pumpkin pie so easy to make is that it has no crust, yet it turns out perfectly. Get this recipe at http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/impossibly-easy-pumpkin-pie/c0eab3d9-06a3-4829-9125-7581f1d96315

Satisfy Your Appetite For Savings At Germain Toyota Scion Of Columbus

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Now that we’ve whetted your appetite with these sensational and simple holiday recipes let us show you how to savor the savings on our entire inventory of new 2016 Toyotas for sale in Columbus.

Hurry into our Delaware County, Ohio Toyota dealership for the best deals on new Toyotas during our year-end model clearance savings event. Take advantage of special Toyota factory incentives that will put you in a new Toyota for less, just in time for the holidays.

Want to save even more? Then check out our many “like new” Toyota Certified Pre-Owned vehicles for sale in Columbus. You can also get a great bargain on top-quality used cars for under $10,000 near Columbus, Ohio.

Stop by our Toyota Scion dealership in Columbus, serving the communities of Westerville, Ohio and Pickerington, Ohio at 5711 Scarborough Blvd., Columbus OH 43232. Or call us today at 888-711-8804.

Happy Holiday Dining!

 

Sources:

http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/quick-easy-holiday-recipes.html

http://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/g635/holiday-recipe-book-1108/

http://www.cookinglight.com/entertaining/holidays-occasions/easy-holiday-recipes

 

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