Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Luscious Holiday Treats!

Let it be known all over that I am a fan of Paula Deen.  I adore her good humor, cute laugh, and her sweet southern accent.  I know I'm not alone in this.  We probably all watch the Food Network.  My kids will actually sit and watch her show with me (one of which is a 13 year old boy) because she is just that entertaining to us.
I have been a "cook" for the majority of my life.  It is something that I enjoy even more than blog surfing.  There is something about slaving away over a stove and serving up a delicious meal to my family that gives me oodles of joy!  While I enjoy decorating...a house just wouldn't be a home without a traditional ham dinner on the table or cookies in the oven on Christmas.

So I decided to (just in case you didn't get a chance to) post some of Paula Deen's top Holiday Recipes or links to them rather.

First of which are her Holiday Whoopie Pies
She has the recipes listed for five different flavors which include Red Velvet and Peppermint Crunch.  You can find the recipes to these here.
Can you believe I've never tried a whoopie pie?  They seem to be all the rage these days.

Next is something for the kiddos
Peppermint Pinwheels
It's a very simple recipe and it's something different than the usual sugar cookie.
The recipe is here.

Speaking of different how about some delectable Deep-Fried Cranberry Sauce Fritters?
These are not only easy to make as well, but I'm thinking there might be an idea here if you stuffed them with leftover turkey and stuffing too.  Of course they'd be a little bigger.  Hmmm....interesting.
The recipe is here.

We can't forget a hearty side-dish for the ham like
Potato Casserole.
This recipe is here.

Last but certainly not least is a beverage.
Would a Peppermint Chocolate Coffee suit your fancy?
This yummy concoction could most certainly put you into a sugar coma. 
But I say if you can't indulge on Christmas, when can you?
This recipe is here.

I hope at least one of these recipes comes in handy for you.  I know I'll be using some of them.
Happy Tuesdays Sweethearts! 
10 days till Christmas Eve!


  1. All of these recipes look great...just in time. I am looking for some cookie recipes. Paula always makes it a little more simple.

    My kids like her, too. She has such a fun personality!


  2. ~*~*YUMMY!! ;)Hugs, Rachel~*~**~

    *French Farmhouse 425*

  3. Love Paula Deen! She is looking mighty young these days! How does she do it? Anywhooo, love her recipes. I'm going to make those red velvet whoopie pies. Yummy! :)Alyssa of Boston Bee

  4. I need that Peppermint Chocolate Coffee, NOW. It looks delicious. What a yummy post.

  5. Oh my! I haven't even begun to think of what I'm going to make for Christmas goodies yet. Thanks for some yummy hints!

  6. Hi Natalie, Just discovered your darling blog! All that food looks delish! I'm going to become a follower! Hugs , Traci

  7. I adore Paula Deen too! She reminds me of my Aunt Carole. Those recipes look delicious. Coincidentally, I had never heard of a whoopie pie until a few weeks ago. Merry Christmas, sweet friend. I'm briefly back to bloggin' after yesterday's family Christmas. Miss ya! Thank you for sharing the recipes.



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