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Seasonal Recipe Guide for December

Written by Becky

When December hits none of us are really thinking of seasonal foods and recipes but there really are some gems available right now that are not to be missed.  Don’t overlook those pomegranates that are on sale right now or the bags of chestnuts.  The gnarly celery roots can be put to great use in gratins or pot pies, and persimmons, if you’ve never tried before, are fabulous in ginger bread! Those are just a few ideas to get you started. Check the bottom of this post for this month’s iPhone screensaver image.

Besides big plans for seasonal produce, my son and I have big plans to enjoy the Christmas season this month.  I’m gearing up for a fun filled month with family.  We’ll be watching Christmas movies and old black and whites, visiting the Grand America for their very grand Christmas displays, making homemade marshmallows to top our hot cocoa, baking cookies (maybe these or these),  reading Christmas stories and advent verses, playing in the snow, and we’ll likely attend a production of the Madeleine Choir. These are just a few of our family’s traditions.

A glorious December awaits us all!

Sweet Potato Mushroom and Brussels Sprout Hash

Brussels Sprouts

Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprout Galette with Goat Cheese

Easy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Shredded Brussels Sprout Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

Sweet Potato Mushroom and Brussels Sprout Hash (pictured above)

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Hazelnuts

Super Food Bowls with Winter Veggies

Celery Root

Root Vegetable Gratin

Chicken and Root Vegetable Pot Pie

Celery Root and Potato Au Gratin by Cafe Johnsonia

Roasted Chestnuts


Roasted Chestnuts (pictured above)

Chestnut Soup


Maple Bruleed Grapefruit

Winter Citrus and Avocado Kale Salad

Panzanella Salad with Grapefruit, Fennel and Avocado


Turkey Chili with Kale

One Pan Farro with Tomatoes Sausage and Kale

Kale Caesar Salad with Blueberries and Lemon Ricotta

Kale Chips

Kale and Black Bean Falafel

Kale and Collard Green Gratin

Simple Kale Salad


Soft Scrambled Eggs with Goat Cheese and Leeks

lemon ricotta pancakes


Lemon Pudding Cake

Lemon Curd

Homemade Limoncello

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes (pictured above)

Lemon Ice Box Cake

Lemon Beignets with Strawberry Vanilla Sauce

Whiskey Sour with Fresh Lemon


Cranberry Orange Sherbet

Farro Salad with Blood Oranges, Kumquats, and Beets

Cranberry Orange Relish


Parsnip Hash Browns

Chicken and Root Vegetable Pot Pie

Caramelized Pear and Parsnip Soup by Cafe Johnsonia

Root Vegetable Mash by Mountain Mama Cooks

Maple Roasted Carrot and Parsnip Fries by Flavor the Moments


Persimmon Ginger Bread

Winter Super Food Bowls with Peanut Sauce


Pomegranate Cornbread Stuffing

Greek Yogurt Cheesecake with Pomegranate Sauce

Winter Superfood Bowls with Pomegranates (pictured above)

Sweet Potato Baked Oatmeals with Pomegranate

Cranberry Pomegranate Lime Cocktail


Savory Sweet Potato Casserole

Roasted Potato Salad

Homemade Potato Gnocchi with step by step photos

Easy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Sweet Potato, Mushroom and Brussels Sprout Hash

Sweet Potato Fries

Pumpkin Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Black Bean and Corn Salad

Sweet Potato Apple and Cranberry Sauté with Hazelnuts

Sweet Potato, Spinach and Quinoa Soup


Fava Bean and Fennel Risotto with Sautéed Radicchio

Spaghetti with Radicchio and Chèvre by Cafe Johnsonia


Chicken Lettuce Wraps topped with Radishes

Strawberry Pickled Radishes

Farro Pesto Salad with Edamame and Radishes

Radishes with Vegan Coconut Butter by Cafe Johnsonia


Mashed Rutabaga with Ginger Roasted Pears

Rutabaga Puree by Cafe Johnsonia


Turnip and Leek Soup

Mashed Potatoes with Turnips and Sautéed Leeks by Floating Kitchen

Cider-Mustard Glazed Root Vegetables by Cafe Johnsonia

Roasted Vegetable Chicken Soup Recipe

Winter Squash

Roasted Vegetable Chicken Soup (pictured above)

Roasted Chicken with Figs and Butternut Squash

Spicy Butternut Squash Soup with Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Pesto and Burrata Stuffed Acorn Squash

Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprout Galette with Goat Cheese

Twice Baked Spaghetti Squash

Acorn Squash Bread with Seeds and Nuts

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Risotto

Squash Casserole with Maple Nut Praline

Chickpea and Butternut Squash Stew

Butternut Squash Soup

Baked Pasta with Squash and Kale

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Comments (6)

  1. I LOVE this! Thank you for this round up – I am so glad I stumbled upon it! I am thinking of making some kind of dish for my kids teachers – something I could make and they can take home and bake up fresh. I know they get tons of sweets and I thought this would be really thoughtful and a good gift that wont hurt the waist 🙂 Which recipe above do you think would be easiest to do this with? I am not sure of specific tastes but no one has allergies or any special dietary needs.

    • Ashley, I love giving homemade marshmallows around the holidays. I have a recipe for that here too! Pumpkin bread or gingerbread is also a great gift. Pecan pralines are a favorite of mine too. All of those recipes can be found on here just search Vintage Mixer and the recipe title. Enjoy!

  2. think I;ll still be able to use this list next month, love all of the pomegranate recipes (including the cocktail) and that the potato recipes feature a lot of sweet potatoes, my favorite, so thank you for sharing all of these!

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