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Holiday Recipes

Whether you’re just throwing a cocktail party, hosting Christmas Even dinner or brunch on Christmas morning, we’ve got plenty of recipe ideas that will keep you warm this holiday season, plus cocktails too. (In many cases, recipes are located at the end of stories so scroll down to see them.) Feel like going out for Christmas this year? Consult our list of 50 restaurants redefining Southern food.

P.S. Our new recipe section will be up in the New Year! 


Dede’s Cheese Straws from Chef Virginia Willis

Mama’s Sausage Pecan Balls from Chef Virginia Willis

Red Pepper Jelly

Sauteed Greens Bruschetta with Fresh Mozzarella from Chef Virginia Willis



Alice’s Oyster Casserole

Arugula With Country Ham and Pecans

Chef Marc Taft’s Corn Pudding

Chef Todd Richards’ Greens

Corn Rice Pudding

Wild Mushroom Grillades



Big Spoon Roasters Peanut Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

Brioche French Toast Bread Pudding

Chef Marc Taft’s Pecan Pie

Chess Pie

Company’s Comin’ Pie

Ritz Carlton Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies

Sweet Potato and White Chocolate Cookies

The Pie Hole Pumpkin Pie



Blue Hawaiian Nog from Tales of the Cocktail

Carolina Christmas

Cranberry Apple Sparkler

Pecan Souffle Cocktail

Spice Market Hot Toddy

Woodfire Grill’s Wassail


The Strange Life of
Christmas at the Dri